Phil Mickelson Loses $200K Putt In ‘The Match’; Watch Tiger Woods’ Reaction

Phil Mickelson Loses $200k Bet to Tiger Woods

Phil Mickelson beat Tiger Woods on Friday at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas in more ways than one.

Mickelson made it clear to Woods that he didn't have to accept, but the 14-time major champion said: "So you think you can make birdie on the first hole?"

Woods and Mickelson's 18-hole matchplay event in Las Vegas has provided golf fans with a heavy dose of entertainment at a time when the golf calendar is usually void.

Mickelson clinched the victory with a short putt after Woods' tee shot landed on the green but he left his six-foot birdie putt short.

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Mickelson had missed a 6-footer the previous time they played the hole, then told Woods, "I don't want to win this way, " and told him to pick up his 5-footer to tie.

Only 700 invited guests were allowed to watch what was billed as golf's first pay-per-view broadcast.

The pay-per-view was made available free online after some services had technical difficulties.

Mickelson was 1 up through the front nine before Woods seized the lead with birdies on the par-4 11th and 12th holes. There was some banter between Woods and Mickelson early on but not much as the stakes increased.

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Tiger Woods of the United States plays a shot on the 13th hole during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass on May 13, 2018 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Mickelson then referred to a champion's belt that Friday's victor received, telling Woods, "I will wear this belt buckle every time I see you".

Tiger Woods produced a trademark moment of magic against Phil Mickelson to leave the golfing world in a frenzy.

Those side bets were to be paid to the respective players' charitable foundations with the players' own funds. "C'mon Charles, I know you got your sticks with you".

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The denouement of the entire match came on the 17th hole in regulation.

However following an ideal tee shot on the 379-yard par four and an approach to eight feet, Mickelson missed his birdie attempt after Woods had also failed to convert from slightly further.

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