Rory McIlroy won’t watch Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson match

Count Rory McIlroy out for the highly anticipated Tiger vs. Phil holiday one-on-one golf match. Though McIlroy contemplated watching “The Match” between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, and was even offered the money to buy it on pay-per-view, he ultimately decided it was a hard “no” considering it’s nearly 2019. McIlroy: Tiger-Phil misses the mark McIlroy said Tuesday during a DP World Tour Championships press conference that he considered watching the matchup, and told Mickelson as much during lunch at a FedEx Cup event. He said Mickelson tried to give…

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WATCH: Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson hype video should get you fired up for ‘The Match’

We are, maybe somewhat incredibly, just two weeks from The Match — a $9 million winner-take-all exhibition in Las Vegas between Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods the day after Thanksgiving. Earlier this week a hype video was released to promote the event, and it is (by far) the best thing I’ve seen in the lead up to the Nov. 23 match date. The quote from a young Tiger about playing against Phil Mickelson when he gets onto the PGA Tour is unbelievable. How did somebody find that?! This is also,…

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How Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson’s rivalry turned into a bromance

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson — two of the biggest names in golf over the past 25 years — have at times been bitter rivals and throughout their long history as both opponents and teammates, the duo hasn’t always had such a chummy relationship. Remarkably, the perceived animosity towards one another has bloomed into incredible respect for one another now that they’re nearing the end of their 20-plus years of competition. This includes an upcoming one-on-one, winner-take-all match that will air on pay-per-view. Take a look at some of the…

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Tiger Woods declines $3M payday to golf in Saudi Arabia: Report

Tiger Woods has turned down the largest overseas golf tournament payday of his career, The Telegraph reports. Woods was offered £2.5 million, which converts to more than $3 million, to play in the European Tour’s inaugural event in Saudi Arabia next year. He said no to the Saudi International, according to the report. Saudi Arabia embroiled in turmoil after murder of journalist The event is sponsored by the Saudi government, which is under international scrutiny since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the country’s consulate in Istanbul.  Turkish officials concluded that Saudi agents…

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Report: Tiger Woods turns down lucrative offer to participate in Saudi Arabia tournament

Tiger Woods has reportedly turned down over $3 million to play in next year’s Saudi International, the last in a string of three Middle East events on the European Tour. The event follows the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and Dubai Desert Classic, and is part of a solid opening part of the calendar year for the European Tour. James Corrigan of The Telegraph noted that Woods was offered 2.5 million pounds — equivalent to a little over $3 million in U.S. dollars as of Nov. 8 — to play the…

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Tiger Woods headlines the field of his 2018 Hero World Challenge tournament in the Bahamas

A year after his first dip back into the professional golf waters at the 2017 Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods will once again be in the field this year in the Bahamas. Woods will host the loaded 18-golfer field from Nov. 29 – Dec. 2, and 16 of those golfers were announced this week. They’re all ranked in the top 25 in the world. Justin Rose Dustin Johnson Justin Thomas Bryson DeChambeau Jon Rahm Rickie Fowler Tommy Fleetwood Jason Day  Xander Schauffele Tiger Woods Tony Finau Bubba Watson Patrick Reed…

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Tiger expects strong field for Hero Challenge

Los Angeles (AFP) – Tiger Woods will launch his 2018-19 competitive season later this month at the Hero World Challenge which he will be headlining along with world number one Justin Rose. The Hero World Challenge field features players from six countries and includes four of the top five and 16 of the top 23 players in the world, Woods announced Thursday. Two exemptions will be issued at a later date to round out the 18-player field. The invitational event runs from November 29 to December 2 and will be…

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The field for Tiger Woods’ Hero World Challenge features 16 of the top 23 players in the world — for now

Tiger Woods won’t need an exemption to compete in the Hero World Challenge this year. After two consecutive years of being (by far) the lowest-ranked player in the small, but star-studded field, Woods, currently No. 13, has played his way into this year’s event. Although, his lofty ranking wouldn’t even place the tournament host in the top half of the draw right now. RELATED: Tiger Woods remains the Masters favorite; Bryson DeChambeau climbing Sixteen participants were announced on Thursday and it’s a particularly elite gathering of golfers. Led by World…

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Tiger Woods to host 16 top players in Hero World Challenge

Tiger Woods will welcome a field that includes 16 of the top 23 players in the world — including himself — to the Hero World Challenge, to begin later this month in the Bahamas. Woods, the tournament host of the event he launched with his late father, Earl, in 1999 to benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation, will be joined by No. 1-ranked Justin Rose, No. 3 Dustin Johnson, No. 4 Justin Thomas, and No. 5 Bryson DeChambeau among the 16 players announced Thursday. Defending champion Rickie Fowler, Masters winner Patrick…

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Tiger Woods turns down largest-known appearance fee for Euro Tour’s Saudi Arabia event

Despite what is believed to be a record-setting appearance fee, Tiger Woods has turned down an invite to the European Tour’s inaugural tournament in Saudi Arabia. According to a report from the Telegraph, Woods was offered in the neighborhood of $3 million to play in the Saudi International. It is not known if Woods spurned the pay check due to travel or schedule issues—he is expected to play at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines the week before—or the controversy that surrounds the event after Washington Post columnist Jamal…

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