The Match: Tiger vs. Phil was a head-to-head match play golf challenge played on November 23, 2018, between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, at the Shadow Creek Golf Course in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
The purse for the unofficial PGA Tour event was $9 million, with the winner taking the entire amount. Mickelson won the match after 22 holes, including four playoff holes.
Who won Tiger Woods vs Phil Mickelson?
Tiger Woods won the first Player Impact Program rankings on the PGA Tour, defeating Phil Mickelson to win an $8 million bonus as part of a scheme to compensate golfers for their popularity.
The results were revealed by the PGA Tour in a communication to members, it claimed. Despite the fact that Mickelson’s December tweet claiming to have won the first PIP was false given the final rankings, Mickelson will still be paid a $6 million prize for coming in second.
“Whoops,” Woods tweeted Wednesday, along with a screenshot of Mickelson’s earlier announcement.
Woods triumphed in spite of participating in just one tournament in 2021, the PNC Championship with his son Charlie. Woods spent the majority of 2021 recovering from injuries sustained in a February single-car collision.
The PIP was determined using measures that tracked five factors: awareness, earned media (news articles that mentioned a player by name), social media, and TV sponsor exposure. The top 10 finishers shared a $40 million pot among them.
Woods finished first in internet searches, awareness, and earned media.
The full top 10 (with prize money):
1. Woods ($8 million)
2. Mickelson ($6 million)
3. Rory McIlroy ($3.5 million)
4. Jordan Spieth ($3.5 million)
5. Bryson DeChambeau ($3.5 million)
6. Justin Thomas ($3.5 million)
7. Dustin Johnson ($3 million)
8. Brooks Koepka ($3 million)
9. Jon Rahm ($3 million)
10. Bubba Watson ($3 million)