All Golf Bettors Need To Know About Lefty Vs. Tiger Match

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:23 PM UTC

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 12:23 PM UTC

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson meet in a head-to-head, winner-take-all $9 million match at Shadow Hills Golf Course in Las Vegas the day after Thanksgiving in an 18-hole showdown that has seen early money drive Woods to a 2/1 favorite and higher at some sportsbooks.

<p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><strong>What: </strong>The $9 Million Match<br /><strong>When: </strong>November 23, 2018<br /><strong>Where:</strong> Shadow Creek Golf Course, North Las Vegas<br /><strong>TV</strong>: $19.99 PPV (B/R Live, DirecTV, AT&amp;T U-Verse)</p><h2 dir="ltr">Tiger, Lefty Battle At Scenic Shadow Creek</h2><p dir="ltr">Golf fans are in for a special post-Thanksgiving treat when PGA icons Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson meet in a special winner-take-all match for $9 million at the exclusive Shadow Creek Golf Course here in North Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, Nov. 24. Built in 1989 and owned by MGM Resorts International, the 7,560-yards long Shadow Creek features rolling hills, outcroppings of rock, flowing streams, waterfalls, over 200 types of trees and many species of exotic birds and serves as the ideal course for this showdown between the 42-year-old Woods and the 48-year-old Mickelson.</p><p dir="ltr">Online sportsbook Bovada opened up Woods as a -175 favorite to win <a href="" target="_blank">the first-ever televised PPV Golf event</a> (WarnerMedia holds the broadcast rights), but now (Nov. 13), Woods (+850 to win 2019 The Masters, Bovada) is a much heavier -250 favorite with Mickelson (40/1 to win 2019 The Masters) at +175 for the high-profile exhibition.</p><p dir="ltr">HBO Sports “24/7” will is doing <a href="" target="_blank">a run-up series</a>, “24/7: The Match,” to the big event between Woods and Mickelson—winners of 19 major championships—which made its debut on Nov. 13, will air repeats daily until the second episode and can also be seen on HBO on Demand.</p><p dir="ltr">While Bovada as of this writing only offers odds on the match winner (more and more props at books should be rolling out soon), here are the latest money line and two different spread odds being offered up at <a href=";book=BetOnline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Check This Top Rated Sportsbook">BetOnline</a> for The Match which didn’t offer any tickets to the public, will be played in front of a small group of VIPs and sponsors and will include a series of skills challenges throughout the competition.</p><h2 dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">Odds to Win The Match</h2><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">Tiger Woods -200<br />Phil Mickelson +175</p><h2 dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">Stroke Spread Odds to Win The Match</h2><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">Tiger Woods -1½ -115<br />Phil Mickelson +1½ -115</p><h2 dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">Stroke Spread Odds to Win The Match</h2><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">Tiger Woods +1½ -300<br />Phil Mickelson -1½ +240</p><p dir="ltr"> </p><h2 dir="ltr">Early Wave Of Woods Money</h2><p dir="ltr">Looking at the 2018 PGA Tour, one would have to give the handicapping edge to Mickelson who registered his first PGA victory in five years, capturing the WGC-Mexico Championship at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Naucalpan, Mexico in March and ranking #21 in the World Golf Rankings (Woods was 50th) and 9th in this season’s FedEx Cup standings (Woods was 47th).</p><p dir="ltr">But with Shadow Creek so lengthy and Woods (31st in Driving Distance) now actually feeling good about his game of late, the <a href="" target="_blank" title="SBR Odds Board">opening odds</a> and early action on the Stanford University product and first to ever win three consecuive US Amaeteur titles (at 20) make perfect sense, with most oddsmakers and sportsbook directors knowing that they (have been and will continue to) likely will be getting more action on Woods for this unique head-to-head match.</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"pt\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;I just played with Tiger today and it is the best I’ve ever seen him swing the club. It is so on plane and solid. I’ll be asking for a shot a side for our Thanksgiving match. I doubt I’ll get it though.&lt;/p&gt;— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;25 de setembro de 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p dir="ltr">Mickelson’s (#71 Driving Distance, #166 Driving Accuracy) putting game (#2) might be seen as a marked edge for some bettors and it may end up helping save him some strokes over Woods (#56 Putting) who is familiar with Shadow Creek and actually is tied (with Freddie Couples) for setting the original design course record, shooting a 60 at the majestic course although Woods (Will Tiger Woods Win a Major in 2019 Yes +200, No -260, BetOnline) has been fighting chronic back pain and who hasn’t captured a major tournament since 2008 (US Open). Even though it’s only an exhibition match and for $9 million,Tiger needs this one for his head.</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:center">[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"pt\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;&lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#CapitalOnesTheMatch&lt;/a&gt; is coming to &lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#BRLive&lt;/a&gt; Nov. 23&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;BUY NOW ➡️ &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;8 de novembro de 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><h2 dir="ltr" style="text-align:center"><strong>Free Golf Pick:</strong> Tiger Woods -1½ (BetOnline)</h2>
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