What kind of a golf blog would this be if I did not mention the Phil vs Tiger match tomorrow? It is a pay for view event that does not garner my interest. I am not sure if how the fans are responding either. To be fair, it is too early to tell what kind of response the match will generate, but I am sure we will hear about it over the next week or so. Until then, we can speculate on its overall marketing success, but I am a bit more interested in the head to head battle.
As I said earlier, this is a pay for view match starting at 3 p.m. ET on November, 2018. (Tomorrow) It will be a match play format played at
Shadow Creek Gold Course in Las Vegas. In 2017, this private course was recently ranked as the No. 26 overall in the United States by Golf Digest.
The basic premise will be match play, which awards a point to a golfer when they win a hole. According to a release from Turner Media, Woods and Mickelson will be able to challenge each other competitions at various points during the match, including longest drive and closest-to-the-pin contests. (Sportingnews.com)
At this time, Phil Mickelson is the underdog. The strength of Tiger’s play in the FedEx Cup edged him ahead of Phil. However, it has been a month since then and it is difficult to judge which player is really to odds on favorite. Personally, it matters not to me. I think this match has the makings of being great fun, but who actually wins is secondary to the entertainment value most viewers are hoping for. I think if this match happened 10 years ago, the excitement factor would be much higher.
I think that Phil is a total wild card in this event. He likes to side bet and I am not sure if Tiger will be down for any his shenanigans. With the ability to make side bets, there is a potential for great entertainment value; only if Tiger and Phil are playing well. If not, it could be very disappointing to watch.
So, there you have it. Phil and Tiger go head to head tomorrow. I will not be watching and will find out the results via the news. I wish them both good luck and I hope the real winners will be the viewers.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!