Tiger vs Phil for $10mil

3puttchamp3puttchamp Posts: 83 ✭✭
http://www.golf.com/knockdown/2018/07/05/tiger-woods-phil-mickelson-10-million-match-play-event



Anyone else excited about this? I think this is a great idea.
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  • cradd10cradd10 Members Posts: 1,282 ✭✭
    About 15 years too late. But I’ll still watch.
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  • golfandfishinggolfandfishing Members Posts: 3,398 ✭✭
    Eh. I mean, I would watch, but $10 mil of someone else’s money isn’t why. I’d watch those two play almost anytime, but the talk about the money making them uncomfortable is just for show. It’s not their money.



    Show them walking up with their own cash in hand and I’m watching without channel surfing.
  • FiveSixAceFiveSixAce Posts: 1,022 ✭✭
    I really hope this materializes.
  • mukstermukster Is this the year? North of the 49thMembers Posts: 3,477 ✭✭
    I'd rather watch Steven Bowditch and Smylie Kaufman duke it out over 18 holes to see who can break 80.
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  • mosesgolfmosesgolf Members Posts: 6,833 ✭✭
    edited Jul 6, 2018 #6
    Can we change the format a little bit so that they can talk smack NBA style, best out of 3, include a game of horse but please not the same old same old dull match play. If Tiger sprays driver or Phil does Phil stuff it's over after 12 holes for either party. image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />
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  • NaptimeNaptime Members Posts: 599 ✭✭
    Stroke or match play? Does TW give Phil one "run after my putt" per side?
  • marmooskapaulmarmooskapaul Posts: 1,341 ✭✭
    There are so many options to do [made for tv] matches...for the top 20 guys, I can't believe it's not happening yet. Imagine every Friday night there is a match of the week...and every winner of the round robin style matches will culminate in a super match on Friday and Saturday night. The matches do not have to be played live...they could be played whenever..just televise on Friday's. In bass fishing they are doing something similar with MLF..Major League Fishing...all filmed and then shown in weekly episodes...best tournament fishing on TV.
  • pmadden86pmadden86 Posts: 357 ✭✭
    mosesgolf wrote:


    Can we change the format a little bit so that they can talk smack NBA style, best out of 3, include a game of horse but please not the same old same old dull match play. If Tiger sprays driver or Phil does Phil stuff it's over after 12 holes for either party. image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' />




    What if both do both - popcorn at the ready!
  • eagle1997eagle1997 Members Posts: 18,048 ✭✭
    rules wrinkle: tiger has to wear a long sleeve button down and phil has to play nike golf equipment.
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  • Sean2Sean2 #TheWRX (Callaway Trip) Members Posts: 30,826 ✭✭
    mukster wrote:


    I'd rather watch Steven Bowditch and Smylie Kaufman duke it out over 18 holes to see who can break 80.




    That's cold man. :-)

    I think it would certainly bring in the TV audience. I would like to see it on a course that isn't bomb and gouge, but requires all of a player's shot making skills.
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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,199 ✭✭
    If Phil seems a little "off his game" during this event, it's probably nothing right?
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  • 3puttchamp3puttchamp Posts: 83 ✭✭
    What is Shadow Creek like? I believe the article mentions it being the likely venue.
  • wcbjrwcbjr Members Posts: 2,780 ✭✭
    Naptime wrote:


    Stroke or match play? Does TW give Phil one "run after my putt" per side?




    They each get to play by the rules and take whatever penalty is appropriate if they break them.
  • FiveSixAceFiveSixAce Posts: 1,022 ✭✭
    edited Jul 6, 2018 #15
    3puttchamp wrote:


    What is Shadow Creek like? I believe the article mentions it being the likely venue.




    One of the best. Great track and would be gorgeous on TV.



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  • dlaneriedlanerie Members Posts: 144
    Very excited. Imagine the ratings if your are a TV exec.
  • sekrahsekrah Posts: 845 ClubWRX
    edited Jul 6, 2018 #17
    One twist and they could probably play for $25 million with the TV Ratings they'll get:



    For caddies, Tiger uses Billy Walters and Phil has Rachel Uchitel.
  • duffer987duffer987 Don't feed the Choo. Canadian in CaliforniaMembers Posts: 8,969 ✭✭
    No caddies. Just those two; in carts, wearing shorts, bluetooth speakers, rangefinders, leave the flagstick in, 5' gimmes. Have Phil back in the casinos in a couple hours. Tiger heads over to Top Golf. Everyone's a winner!
  • sharkiesjsharkiesj Members Posts: 2,972 ✭✭
    I'd rather see Dahmen vs. Kang. Winner gets to be right.
  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 26,125 ✭✭
    cradd10 wrote:


    About 15 years too late. But I’ll still watch.




    Agree



    15 years ago would have been a barn burner. Be like Tyson vs Ruddock!



    But now?



    Is like two past their prime heavyweights.



    Ill watch but if Predator is on I might miss a few shots



  • RangeballzRangeballz Posts: 1,648 ✭✭
    edited Jul 6, 2018 #21
    Love it. I miss the old skins game, and this seems like an interesting replacement. I'm in for sure.



    PS - did someone say Vegas? I may have to go watch in person......
  • sekrahsekrah Posts: 845 ClubWRX
    sharkiesj wrote:


    I'd rather see Dahmen vs. Kang. Winner gets to be right.




    For 18 holes, Kang will just say he is 100% sure that his ball went into the hole and a squirrel plucked it out.
  • BoogieThumperBoogieThumper Sweet Jonez Posts: 1,376 ✭✭
    They mentioned this on PGA Tour Live and the word is TW and Phil will be mic'd up. They were joking that if that was the case it'll have to be shown on HBO.
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  • mukstermukster Is this the year? North of the 49thMembers Posts: 3,477 ✭✭
    Sean2 wrote:

    mukster wrote:


    I'd rather watch Steven Bowditch and Smylie Kaufman duke it out over 18 holes to see who can break 80.




    That's cold man. :-)



    I think it would certainly bring in the TV audience. I would like to see it on a course that isn't bomb and gouge, but requires all of a player's shot making skills.




    Haha Sean, it was a bit harsh I guess, but my own game is pretty "Smylie-esque" right now, so I don't care image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    The only way Phil would really get into it is if he wagered a lot of his own money, that's what gets him going. Turning it into a big flashy production takes away some of the attraction, for me at least.
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  • cwglumcwglum Members Posts: 1,554 ✭✭
    For $10mil ... sponsors should drag it out for a couple months with more than 1-round.



    No caddies, El' Tigre and Phil riding in the same cart.
  • 2bGood2bGood Members Posts: 4,969 ✭✭
    I would watch. Not sure what the rating would be?



    The US Open get 5M viewers on Sundays, I think this might draw more of promoted heavily.
  • mukstermukster Is this the year? North of the 49thMembers Posts: 3,477 ✭✭
    bscinstnct wrote:

    cradd10 wrote:


    About 15 years too late. But I'll still watch.




    Agree



    15 years ago would have been a barn burner. Be like Tyson vs Ruddock!



    But now?



    Is like two past their prime heavyweights.



    Ill watch but if Predator is on I might miss a few shots



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    I think I have seen Predator 27 times or something like that. Drives my wife crazy when I do the dialogue seconds before every actor delivers his/her lines. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • golfandfishinggolfandfishing Members Posts: 3,398 ✭✭
    MtlJeff wrote:


    If Phil seems a little "off his game" during this event, it's probably nothing right?




    Shoeless Phil?
  • ChillyDipperChillyDipper Members Posts: 1,025 ✭✭
    This is such a great idea. 15 years ago they would both have exciting games, but they would eventually would be playing for 1 million against the likes of Annika Sorenstam and Se Ri Pak or David Toms. Contrast to now, where there is a lot of love for both Tiger and Phil at the moment, and to see them actually contending head to head against youngsters like YJS or John Rahm would be amazing TV. I suppose what I'm saying is that most people tune in to golf these days to see if the old Tiger and Phil are still there, and whether they still have the juice to hang with the youngsters. To date, neither have really been there on Sunday in the big tournaments. Given that, why not manufacture it?

    My suggestion: Make it Pay Per View on HBO and let them swear and talk smack on live TV. Could be the dawn of a new era in golf, or the demise of the PGA tour.
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  • JonnyKrasnodarJonnyKrasnodar Members Posts: 1,804 ✭✭
    Will be a great spectacle. I'm taking Tiger for his only win of the year. Mickelson's short game has been dreadful (by his usual standards) in the last few rounds I've watched him and without that he's not going to beat Tiger's consistency.
  • Twism86Twism86 Posts: 379 ✭✭
    Has to be there own money to really make it interesting. Ill play Tiger for 10 mil if its not my own money...... Or make them use their own money and the loser donates to the winner's charity of choice, they dont need to pad their own accounts anymore. Proceeds from the event pay the charity of the loser so its a charitable win-win, but losing will still cost you personally.
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