They are calling it The Match. This is blasphemy for anyone that knows about Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan vs Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi. If you haven’t read the book, go get it now. The Tiger vs Phil after Thanksgiving matchup is going to be one for the ages. Although they both played terrible at the Ryder Cup, this is a different animal altogether. They are playing for $9 million, they will be the only two golfers on the course and there will be side bets. Phil mentioned betting $50k that Tiger couldn’t hit a downhill putt on a specific hole. Not $50, $50,000. Can you imagine a putt being worth $50,000?
We do know that there will not be a crowd at this event. It will also be a Pay Per View event for $20. What we don’t know is who will be at the event, besides the caddies, or if Tiger or Phil will be riding around in Golf Carts. I think all golf fans would agree that Tiger and Phil with their own cart would be wonderful. The could ride over each other’s balls or could roll up while the other is about to hit a shot. Anyone that has played golf knows the importance of a well timed Golf Cart roll up.
WarnerMedia announces pricing and distribution partnerships for Capital One’s The Match: Tiger vs. Phil; blockbuster pay per view event to tee off Friday, Nov. 23, 3pm/ET with a suggested retail price of $19.99.
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As we get closer to Thanksgiving, we will learn much more about this major golf event. While I don’t think it should be called “The Match” I do think it will see record numbers for a Pay Per View golf event. I mean, what does it have to compete with? Has there ever been another major Pay Per View golf event?
Do you plan to pay the $20 to watch it? I am going to do my best to live blog it here at Wojdylo Golf so you will get some of my expert commentary.