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Phil Mickelson Loses $200K On First Hole Against Tiger Woods

Side Bet Costs Mickelson $200K

November 23, 2018 - 3:55 pm
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By WFAN.com

If you haven't heard, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are duking it out Friday with $9 million on the line at Shadow Creek. After one hole though, Mickelson is down a few hundred thousand. 

The pair of golfers had a side bet that Mickelson would birdie the first hole. He hit a par and not a birdie and that would cost the lefty $200,000. Mickelson missed a putt about nine feet away that would have won him the bet. 

Mickelson originally wanted to bet $100,00 but Woods wanted to double it.

That paid off very nicely for Tiger.