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.

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LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 23: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson look on during The Match: Tiger vs Phil at Shadow Creek Golf Course on November 23, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images for The Match)
Tiger Woods hits off the second tee during a golf match against Phil Mickelson at Shadow Creek golf course, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Phil Mickelson hits onto the fourth green during a golf match against Tiger Woods at Shadow Creek golf course, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Tiger Woods hits off the first tee during a golf match against Phil Mickelson at Shadow Creek golf course, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Phil Mickelson, left, and Tiger Woods stand at the first tee before a golf match at Shadow Creek golf course, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
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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

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