The Match: Phil Mickelson baits Tiger Woods into $200K side bet

Kevin Casey, Golfweek
Published 6:18 p.m. ET Nov. 20, 2018 | Updated 6:20 p.m. ET Nov. 20, 2018

There’s $9 million at stake in The Match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

Well, actually there will be more.

As has been teased by Mickelson himself, side bets will take place during Friday’s action at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. (The proceeds from that side action will go to charity.)

In fact, those side bets have already started.

The pair participated in a news conference Tuesday ahead of the event. One of the questions was about whether the players have already considered strategy on side bets ahead of time.

Mickelson went all in on his answer, propositioning a huge side bet:

“So I’ve thought a lot about this and there are spots out on the course that are some great spots for a little challenge and the challenges are coming directly out of our pockets, OK?” Mickelson said. “And I feel like the first hole is a great hole for me. And I believe — in fact I’m willing to risk $100,000 that says I…

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