Woods v Mickelson: The Match is merely a vulgar $9m marketing exercise | Ewan Murray
The notion that glory for Mickelson at Shallow Creek would offset trailing at Augusta National is faintly ludicrous
Removing the whiff of vulgarity will be no mean feat as “The Match” tees off on Friday in Las Vegas. Those already offended by Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson playing off in an exhibition match that cannot even be deemed glorified will not have been placated by the promotional images of them surrounded by bundles of banknotes that emerged in recent days. Harry Enfield’s Loadsamoney immediately sprung to mind. Enfield was at least garish as a comedy routine as opposed to partaking in a tawdry marketing exercise.