Phil Mickelson missed a very costly putt Friday.
“Lefty” lost $200,000 to Tiger Woods on Friday when he made par on the first hole of the golfer’s one-on-one match at Shadow Creek Golf Course. Mickelson had bet Woods he would birdie the first hole of their highly touted, 18-hole match-play showdown, from which the winner will claim a $9 million jackpot. Here’s the moment they set their side wager earlier this week at the pre-match press conference.
Mickelson had to back his words with his deeds once they hit the links Friday at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas when he lined up to putt from nine feet away. But he missed, prompting this triumphantly smug reaction from Woods.
Woods and Mickelson halved the first hole, and their match continues.
Woods will hand over Mickelson’s money to his foundation, according to ESPN’s Bob Harig.