Tiger vs. Phil Odds
A one-on-one match play event decades in the making will finally take place this Friday when Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson square of in The Match. Who is favored to win this anticipated battle?
According to the latest oddsmakers, Tiger Woods is favored to win this match-play event, as he is listed with odds of -190 to prevail while Phil Mickelson has a money line of +165 to win. Tiger vs. Phil, The Match will be held on Friday, Nov. 23 at 3PM ET from Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, Nevada and will air live on PPV.
Tiger Woods comes into this week’s match sitting 13th in the world rankings. Woods had a breakout 2018 after spending a number of years dealing with injuries. This year, Woods picked up his first victory since 2013 and strongly contended for his first major since 2008. Woods climbed from 656th in the world rankings to 13th in the calendar year.
Mickelson comes into this event 27th in the world rankings. Like Woods, he earned his first victory in five years this season. Mickelson has been steadily ranked around 10-40 for years, but hasn’t really gotten himself on a hot streak in some time. Mickelson didn’t finish the year that strong, as he fell from 19th to 27th over the last half of 2018.
When it comes to match play, Tiger appears to have the edge over history. Woods is a three-time Match Play Championship winner while Mickelson has never claimed that title. When it comes to Ryder Cup play, Mickelson is 18-22-7 over 47 matches while Woods is 13-21-3. In Ryder Cup singles matches, Woods is 4-2-2 over eight matches while Mickelson is 8-6-1.