Tiger pockets $200K when Phil misses birdie
Tiger Woods won the first side bet of "The Match," pocketing $200,000 when Phil Mickelson failed to birdie the first hole at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas on Friday.
Turner, which is streaming the live broadcast, is ponying up the $9 million prize in the winner-take-all event, but Woods and Mickelson are contributing their own money toward charity in numerous side bets.
The first one was made Tuesday by Mickelson, who wagered $100,000 that he would birdie the first hole. Woods doubled the bet, and Mickelson appeared to be in great shape when he put his approach shot on the par 4 opening hole to within nine feet.
Woods, putting from 10 feet, missed his birdie putt right and was conceded his par. Mickelson and his caddie, brother Tim, both read Mickelson's attempt as a left-to-right putt. Mickelson had perfect speed on the putt, but it stayed left of the cup.
Both players parred the hole to stay all-square through one hole, with Woods picking up the $200,000 side bet that will go toward his charity of choice.
--Field Level Media