Report: Pay-per-view price set for Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson showdown
A pay-per-view price for the telecast of the Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson showdown has been set, according to a report from ESPN’s Darren Rovell.
Turner Sports, which owns the rights to the novel one-on-one matchup between the two golf icons, set the suggested retail price at $19.99. Rovell notes in his report that Turner’s B/R Live platform, DirecTV, AT&T U-verse, among others, will serve as providers of the telecast.
The Woods-Mickelson match will be played on Friday, Nov. 23 on Thanksgiving weekend at Las Vegas’ Shadow Creek Golf Course. 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, according to a Golf Channel report, what has been dubbed “The Match” will raise money for charity. Steve Loy and Mark Steinberg, the agents for Mickelson and Woods, respectively, have confirmed both golfers will donate a portion of the 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.
All that said, $19.99 is not that outrageous of a price for such a one-off event, especially when compared to the typically exorbitant cost of UFC, WWE and boxing pay-per-view offerings.