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The Match: Phil Mickelson Beats Tiger Woods and Takes $9M Prize

The Match: Phil Mickelson Beats Tiger Woods and Takes $9M Prize. Image courtesy Shutterstock.
The Match: Phil Mickelson Beats Tiger Woods and Takes $9M Prize. Image courtesy Shutterstock.

This past weekend, golf fans from around the world were glued to the TV to watch The Match.

Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, two of golf’s most recognisable faces, battled it out in a winner-takes-all match during Thanksgiving weekend.

Tiger vs Phil: The Match ended with Mickelson walking away with the $9 million prize, after a stunning win at Shadow Creek Golf Club in Las Vegas.

Entertaining action

The famous duo went to a 22nd hole before Mickelson sank a four-foot putt to clinch his victory.

The much-awaited battle was the latest chapter in the duo’s friendly rivalry.

After the match, 48-year-old Mickelson—who has won five major championships—said Woods was “the greatest of all time”.

A big audience

Tiger vs Phil was streamed on pay-per-view across the U.S.A. On social media, the hashtag “#TheMatch’ was trending worldwide on Twitter as celebrities, journalists and fans alike followed the action.

However, it deeply divided its audience. Some claimed it only served to make two of the richest players in the game even richer, while others recognized it for what it was, a way to make golf entertaining to different audiences.

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