“The Match” will feature a head-to-head showdown between golf rivals Tiger Woods, 42, and Phil Mickelson, 48, at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas on Nov. 23 (the Friday after Thanksgiving), beginning at 3 p.m. ET. The $9 million, winner-take-all event is believed to be the first televised pay-per-view match in golf history. Official broadcast rights are held by WarnerMedia but there will be a variety of coverage leading up to and in the aftermath of “The Match” — including Turner’s B/R Live sports streaming service, Bleacher Report’s House of Highlights, HBO Sports’ 24/7 reality series and Turner’s TNT network. Fans will not be allowed to attend the event, however, as no tickets will be sold to the public.
Tiger and Lefty will be mic’d up in this made-for-TV (but-not-for-free) spectacle, but don’t expect this PPV grudge match to be the second-coming of the Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather media circus of 2017. On second thought, a boxing-style weigh-in press conference would be funny.