American viewers pay $ 19.99 for the Woods-Mickelson duel

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Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have 19 major championship titles between them

Television viewers in the United States pay a suggested & # 39; price of $ 19.99 to view the pay-per-view exhibition between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson in Las Vegas. November 23.

The two Americans meet at Shadow Creek Golf Course in an 18-hole event, winner-takes-all $ 9m (£ 7m), which was first announced in August.

& # 39; The Match: Tiger vs. Phil & # 39; will be shown the day after US Thanksgiving.

A pay-per-view price for viewers outside the US has not been announced.

The course is expected to be closed to the general public for the event, which will also include charity-side bets on the winner's wallet.

According to producers of the program, Turner Sports, where there may be a challenge for Woods or Mickelson the other to a long-range, close-to-the-pin or similar competition during a hole like th they play their match, where money is donated to the charity of the winning golfer of choice. "

At this moment, the US Open is awarding the largest winning paycheck of the four major championships at around $ 2.16 million (£ 1.68 million), although the winner of the FedEx Cup – rewarded for an accumulation of points on the American PGA Tour – a bonus of $ 10m (£ 7.8m) can be expected.

Woods has won 14 big championships, lagging behind only Jack Nicklaus on the all-time list, while Mickelson five majors has gathered, and the possibility of a duel between the Ryder Cup teammates has been put forward repeatedly over the years.

Woods ended a five-year victory threat by winning the closing Tournament Championship of the PGA Tour in September.

However, Woods and Mickelson have endured Ryder Cup disappointment as captains of the captain later in September, during which the duo combined six losses in as many games as s the US were well defeated.

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