Tiger Woods Is Well Aware He’s a Big Favorite Over Phil Mickelson in $9M Match
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- Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will play a Thanksgiving weekend match for $9 million in Las Vegas.
- Tiger's odds to win are currently -180; Phil is a +150 underdog.
- Woods openly cited his exact betting line while trash-talking Lefty.
With the big Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson showdown coming up Thanksgiving weekend, you knew there was going to be some smack talk between the two legends.
Mickelson, who has been known to make a few wagers himself, started firing from the start, saying that this will be the easiest $9 million he’s ever made.
Tiger, of course, wasn’t going to go down quietly in this war of words.
When Woods was asked about Lefty’s comments, he delivered a quiet death blow with these simple words: “I think I’m a -180 right now.”
— Total Golf Move™ (@totalgolfmove) August 23, 2018
The only thing better than Tiger knowing he’s a huge favorite is him citing the exact moneyline in his response. (The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has Tiger at -180 and Lefty as a +150 underdog.)
Phil, for his part, had this to say in response:
Phil yesterday when told #Tiger boasted that he was the betting favorite for their Vegas match: “I think the way I believe I’m going to play the next three or four weeks, that’s going to change, so I’d get (that bet) down quick.”
— Bob Harig (@BobHarig) August 24, 2018
Let the games begin!