Phil Mickelson wins match against Tiger Woods with birdie on 22nd hole
Phil Mickelson birdied the fourth playoff hole to beat Tiger Woods in their $9 million made-for-TV match Friday.
Mickelson made a four-foot birdie putt on a specially set up 93-yard, par three. The match at Shadow Creek Golf Club finished in the dark with lights set up around the hole.
Mickelson was one up after 16 holes, but Woods tied it with birdie from the fringe of the green on the par-three 17th hole. Both birdied the par-five 18th and then parred the first playoff hole before it went to the par-three extra hole that they kept playing until there was a winner.
Only 700 invited guests were allowed to watch the event billed as golf’s first pay-per-view broadcast. It was marred by technical difficulties with viewers unable to view it on their televisions after paying $19.95. Turner and Bleacher Report representatives sent out links on social media allowing people to view it for free on their computers and mobile devices.
Go beyond the scoreboard
Get the latest on L.A.'s teams in the daily Sports Report newsletter.
You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.