Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson may be aiming for low numbers when the two square off next month on Friday, November 23rd—Thanksgiving weekend—at Las Vegas’ Shadow Creek Golf Course… but doesn’t mean the peeps over at Turner Sports are.
This after the pay-per-view price for the telecast of the Woods-Mickelson showdown was set at $19.99 and is set to air on Turner’s B/R Live platform, DirecTV and AT&T U-verse and a few other providers.
And you’ll need to cough up that dough as on-site tickets reportedly will not be made available, so the only way for golf fans to take in the unique showdown will be on pay-per-view.
On the line is a $9-million, winner-take-all pot. However, what has been dubbed “The Match” will raise money for charity. Agents for Mickelson and Woods have confirmed both golfers will donate a portion of their winnings and proceeds to charity.
Woods’ charitable donation will go to his own Tiger Woods Foundation as well as some select Las Vegas charities. Mickelson, meanwhile, has chosen the Children of the 58 Fund and the Las Vegas Shriners, the former being a charity headed by Mickelson that grants college and trade school scholarships to children of victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting in 2017.
And let’s be honest, you’re making a donation to those two funds as well, given you would have probably blown that 20 on a late night pizza anyway.
Source: Sportress of Blogitude