So, you want to spend your post-Thanksgiving Friday sitting around watching two millionaire golfers playing against each other with $9 million — not a PGA title — on the line? Well, you’re in luck — but it’s going to cost you.
The long-awaited Tiger Woods versus Phil Mickelson match is set to tee off on Friday at noon PT/3 p.m. ET. The matchup — officially dubbed “Capital One’s The Match: Tiger vs. Phil” — isn’t available for free on regular TV or cable, though, and will cost viewers $19.99 on pay-per-view.
There’s a few ways to watch it: you can buy the match on DirecTV and AT&T U-Verse. DirecTV is also offering a 4K option for $29.99. Other providers, including Comcast, Charter, Cox, Verizon and Altice will carry the PPV event.
For online streaming, viewers can hit Bleacher Report’s B/R Live and pay the $19.99 to check it out.
Outside the U.S., Rogers, Shaw and Bell will carry the matchup in Canada on In Demand and Vubiquity. Turner — who put up the $9 million alongside several sponsors — will also offer PPV in other international markets.
Woods and Mickelson have made more than $200 million combined in PGA touring earnings during their careers, and that’s not even counting the money they’ve raked in from sponsors throughout the years. The two golf icons will be mic’d up and plan to throw a few side bets down, including wagering on the longest drive of the day.
Both Woods and Mickelson will be mic’d up for the entire event, and B/R Live is also promising that there will be side wagers happening throughout, such as long-drive challenges and closest-to-the pin contests, with the money going to the charity of the winner’s choice. Woods and Mickelson have already put down $200,000 on who will win the first hole.
The $9 million winner-takes-all event is taking place at the Shadow Creek golf course in Las Vegas. Not everyone is eagerly waiting to drop $20 on the game, however, with British golfer Eddie Pepperell blasting the event as “pathetic.”