February 18, 2019

The full tale of the tape for Tiger Woods versus Phil Mickelson

09 July 2018, 11:46 | Anna Jefferson

Tiger Woods is Having a Profound Effect on TV Ratings

Tiger Woods is Having a Profound Effect on TV Ratings

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, the two richest and most decorated golfers of their generation, are negotiating a high-stakes exhibition match between the two, according to a report published on Friday.

The event reportedly nearly took place earlier this month, however the negotiations between all parties couldn't quite be agreed and therefore the highly anticipated face-off didn't go ahead.

"We're working on a different date", Mickelson said Thursday. "I thought it was done for the third but obviously it wasn't", he said. The details weren't able to be worked out in time, however, Mickelson told the website that the two sides are still working on making the match happen.

The idea for the match reportedly was spawned during the practice round that the pair played prior to the Masters at Augusta this past April.

"You will hear a lot of the comments that you don't hear on regular TV", Mickelson said.

The interaction between Woods and Mickelson, captured on microphones, would be part of the attraction.

Mickelson says with so much money on the line, even millionaires will be out of their comfort zone.

"We'll play for whatever makes him comfortable", Woods, whose net worth is estimated to be in excess $740 million, also said.

The two famed names had an early rivalry, but by 2015 Mickelson offered a helping hand to Woods and since then the two have become more friendly. One thing is for sure though, once this marquee match between two long-time heated rivals is set, it will be must-watch entertainment. Woods, however, who has battled injuries in recent years, last won in 2013. The final round of the Players Championship in May (with Woods but no Mickelson) earned a 3.6 rating and 5.8 million viewers. It would have been great television to see Phil go against Bones and hit insane shots or see Tiger and Steve Williams celebrate after making a huge putt. Setting this event up will give both golfers a chunk of the TV revenue, merchandising and sponsorship money.

Other News

Trending Now

Jobless rate for Latino Americans fell to record low in June
Revised figures for April and May bring the monthly average for this year to 214,000 jobs-up from 182,000 the year before. Jobs in educational services jumped 18,900, compared with an average of just over 5,500 in the past year .

Daniel Cormier claims UFC heavyweight championship with KO of Stipe Miocic
White said that Lesnar is "free and clear" to do this fight and Lesnar is not going to do anything to piss Vince McMahon off. Just like that, he finished the winningest UFC heavyweight champion of all time .

Google Duplex could soon take over call centres
Google in recent weeks invited tech journalists out to restaurants on both coasts to put Duplex through the paces in that setting. Earlier this year, Google Cloud Speech-to-Text received a major overhaul focused on optimizing phone call transcription uses.

Man Who Called Cops on Black Family at Pool Faces Blowback
Association officials regret the situation "at our community pool that left neighbors feeling racially profiled", the email said. Police Chief Catrina Thompson has warned that her officers "will not be used as pawns to further someone's dislike for anyone".

Dana White Says Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Cormier Is Definitely Happening
In order to fight again, he'll have to re-enter the USADA testing pool, and serve the final six-ish months of his suspension. Daniel Cormier unleashed a guttural roar as he took to the stage during the UFC 226 ceremonial weigh-ins.

Tropical Storm Chris to bring showers
Tropical Storm Chris, which continues to linger off the North Carolina coast, is expected to become a hurricane on Monday. As a result, it is forecast to continue generating life-threatening waves and rip currents for the Mid-Atlantic beaches.

Japan cult leader's hanging closes chapter on shocking crime
Aum Shinrikyo followers chant before a portrait of guru Shoko Asahara on July 19, 1999, at Aum's Adachi office in Tokyo . Asahara, who founded Aum in 1987, said that the United States would attack Japan and turn it into a nuclear wasteland.

Romelu Lukaku once again demonstrates his leadership qualities against Brazil
He can, therefore, expect to come up against not only Hazard but also Thibaut Courtois who will nearly certainly man the posts for Belgium.

UK Brexit negotiator David Davis quits
Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis delivers a speech in London on June 6. As the minister responsible for the Brexit negotiations, Davis is a major voice in the debate in the UK.

North Korea Calls U.S. Attitude to Latest Talks ‘Regrettable’
He did not reply when a reporter asked him at the start of that breakfast meeting to respond to North Korea's statement. Yet Pompeo himself had earlier said he envisioned that occurring in about two 1/2 years, by the end of Trump's term.