The Odds And Props For Tiger Woods Vs. Phil Mickelson $10 Million Match Are Interesting
Remember back when we shared the prop bets and odds for Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson at The Players Championship back in May?
And remember how Phil decided to talk a little friendly smack about him being paired with his long-time nemesis Tiger, saying, “Why don’t we just bypass all the ancillary stuff of a tournament and just go head-to-head and just have kind of a high-stake, winner-take-all match. Now, I don’t know if he wants a piece of me, but I just think it’d be something that would be really fun for us to do, and I think there would be a lot of interest in it if we just went straight to the final round.” (Phil DOES love to wager – and lose – on golf.)
Tiger’s response was, “We’ll play for whatever makes him uncomfortable.”
Well, now it’s much more than smack talk as Woods and Mickelson are actually planning a televised $10 million, winner-take-all match.
Which, in turn means, of course, that odds-makers like out buds over at SportsBettingDime.com have taken the bait and officially established Tiger as a 2/3 favorite over Lefty based upon his successful match-play track record, if and when this special event takes place.
Speaking of if and when, the event itself now sits at 1/2 odds of actually happening. Meanwhile, the odds-makers favor Tiger wearing his traditional Sunday red shirt (3/1) and have installed ABC/ESPN (4/3) as favorites to broadcast the event and Nevada (5/3) as the host location.
The odds-makers also expect the promoters to pull a page from boxing’s playbook and offer an undercard. Odds for potential players on the undercard include: Rory McIlroy: 4/1, Patrick Reed: 4/1; Dustin Johnson: 7/1; Sergio Garcia: 15/1; Michelle Wi: 24/1, John Daly: 24/1, Tony Romo: 39/1; Lexi Thompson: 39/1; John Smoltz: 49/1; Justin Timberlake: 74/1; and Charles Barkley: 99/1.
Check out the full list of odds and props on Tiger vs. Phil below…