Tiger vs Phil: The Numbers Involved

Tiger vs Phil: The Numbers Involved

The supposed epic golf battle of the century turned out a little more tame than it was hyped up to be. Sure, Mickelson won the duel but it came up way short of expectations. Here are some numbers that were major parts of The Match. The majority of the battle in Vegas was ironically so sub-par that commentator Charles Barkley, former NBA star with a notoriously atrocious swing said, “This is some crappy golf.”

19.99 – Cost for viewers to directly stream the match on B/R Live, a subsidiary of Turner Network. Various fans were unable to load the stream and as technical issues mounted, Turner officials made the decision to allows viewers to watch for free. The paid subscribers were refunded by the various cables.

9,000,000 – The total wager on the line for both future hall-of-famers.

200,000 – The amount of dollars lost by Mickelson after a side wager with Tiger during the press conference. Mickelson claimed that he will birdie the first and Woods doubled the bet. Watch from 26 minutes onwards.

22 – The number of holes it took Mickelson to take down Woods. After a scrappy 18 holes which ended in a stalemate, Lefty then buried a birdie on the make-shift green on the fourth play-off hole to secure a nice pay check.

93 – Yards, to be exact for the final make-shift hole. As they were playing into dusk, tournament officials had to let them complete the hole from a make-shift tee on the practice putting green

8 – The number of side bets between the two, four which ended in no contest. Mickelson won three and Woods one.

600,000 – Amount of dollars Mickelson raised for his own charity foundation, the Children of the 58 fund and the Las Vegas Shriners. All wages were won by Mickelson after hitting shots closer to the pin at the fifth, eighth and 13th holes.

700 – Number of invited guests to watch the event billed as golf’s first pay-per-view broadcast.

1,000,000 – The highest wager between Woods and Mickelson. Mickelson makes a $100,000 challenge if either of them eagles the par-4 ninth. After two good tee shots, Mickelson makes it $1 million. Both ended with a par, ending in a draw.

69 – The scores for both players after 18 holes. Woods made six birdies and three bogeys. Mickelson made three birdies.

488 – Yards for the par-four 14th. The one and only longest drive challenge between the both for $100,000. Neither of them hits the fairway, pretty much a summary of the whole match right here.

19:56 – The time the match ended and finally gave this match the closure it desperately needed.


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