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“0% chance” Justin Thomas watches PPV match between Woods and Mickelson

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Next month’s pay-per-view event between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson has split opinions, and until now, fellow PGA Tour professionals have not had their say publicly on the match. While participating in a Q&A with fans on social media, Justin Thomas was asked whether or not he’ll be ordering the match between the two golfing legends.

His answer was pretty definitive.

With the fourth ranked player in the world stating his complete lack of interest in the matchup, is the pay-per-view event in danger of turning into a farce? Will his honesty allow more Tour professionals to come out and comment on the matchup? Where does the matchup rank in your priorities?

Let us know your thoughts, GolfWRX Members.

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  1. oscar Medina

    Oct 16, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    I would much rather watch 5 pros play a high stakes wolf game or have an open one day tournament with a 100k buy in. Anyone that is willing to pay can play pro and amateur.

  2. Dave r

    Oct 14, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Perfect two mutts playing for millions while some starve in your country perfect. You both are such a perfect profile of what greed is . I used to like Phil but he’s no different than the rest of blow hard yanks he’s mister me me I I . Never did like the other guy he is playing so enough said. Hope this whole thing is a flop .

  3. Travis

    Oct 12, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    0% chance I care what JT watches on TV

  4. frank cichon

    Oct 12, 2018 at 11:43 am

    All this talk of “growing the game”…….PPV really helps to “grow the game”….for sure it will grow two bank accounts!

  5. joro

    Oct 11, 2018 at 10:45 am

    The question is how much will Tiger win by. What a waste of Money watching them make a lot of money no matter who wins, but Tiger SHOULD prevail. What a farce.

  6. Jack Nash

    Oct 10, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    With all the ahem, success Woods and Mickelson had at the Ryder Cup I suspect that’ll be a clothes washing night for many. It’ll have the same rep as Geraldos “Al Capone’s Vault”.

  7. stephenf

    Oct 10, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    …and sitting around yelling “f–k” at the TV regardless of whether children are around, more likely than not.

  8. Benjamin

    Oct 10, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    I’m paying regardless of price. The trash talk will be worth the price tag.

  9. eGolfGadgets

    Oct 9, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    I might watch if it’s on in a sports bar or clubhouse I’m at. Would I pay out of my pocket to watch this? No, and I like watching golf.

    • stephenf

      Oct 10, 2018 at 1:08 pm

      I mean, everybody will be able to hear the result, get a hole-by-hole account, etc., anyway. So yeah, I don’t see the point in laying out the money.

      If the numbers are underwhelming, that’ll actually be good nows, because it will (or could) mean that there are still people out there who still see the game as bigger than the people, rather than celebrity players as bigger than the game.

  10. ~j~

    Oct 9, 2018 at 11:29 am

    can’t see this as anything other than a major flop. Phil is … well.. phil. He’ll phil it up somehow as usual. 0 interest in watching him try to out-do Tiger and put the ball all over the canyon arroyos instead. 0 interest in them making ‘wagers’ with someone else’s money on the line.

    Replace Phil with DJ, Brooks, David Faherty, Paige S., Paulina, or a Perkins waitress and I’d be interested slightly more than the 0% I am now.

    • stephenf

      Oct 10, 2018 at 1:11 pm

      He does miss too many important fairways, for sure. But it’s not like he’s hacking it around, and not like he wasn’t a winning player. Most of the tournaments he ever won since ’96 have had Woods in the field.

  11. Tim

    Oct 9, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Lol at everyone clicking & commenting on a bait article about a match “nobody cares about”… I’ll gladly pay and watch. You all know you will be looking up who won the night of.

    • ~j~

      Oct 9, 2018 at 11:33 am

      OR looking to see how disasterous it was. Phil is like the opposite of SeaBisquit. He’ll pull near the top, look another horse in the eye, then rocket one off the map into an arroyo or forest.

    • stephenf

      Oct 10, 2018 at 1:17 pm

      But that’s the point — after the match, you can just look up who won. And it’s not like it’s an official tournament. It has minor importance to begin with, and what matters, insofar as anything matters, is the result. How many, not all the prefabricated trash-talk. Phil will be hilarious if he stays off-script. Woods will be wooden and Type-A as usual.

  12. Matt

    Oct 8, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    I almost surely won’t be watching, but weird of him to take a shot at the event like that. Saying he’ll be watching football – its on a Friday night btw. Maybe we all should watch something else – JT would have to find a real job.

    • Brad

      Oct 8, 2018 at 10:37 pm

      The PGA hypes up the Fed Ex Cup and the playoffs, constantly talking about the champion getting 10 million for a season long battle. These guys are getting 9 million for one round of golf. It makes the Fed Ex Cup look like a joke. Hopefully, it will be a complete bomb cause if it’s successful, we can all expect other golfers to come up with their own pay per view events for bigger prize money.

      Both of these guys should be putting up % million each, going mono y mono, and then you would have a real pressure round of golf. Instead, just another exhibition so that Phil can finally pay off the Feds for his insider trading.

      • stephenf

        Oct 10, 2018 at 1:14 pm

        “Mano a mano,” as in hand-to-hand. Not sure how that gets mangled so badly. Stephen A. Smith is one of the worst about it.

  13. leezer99

    Oct 8, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Low effort article. Should have just been a forum topic.

  14. jason

    Oct 8, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    0% chance of anybody caring who justin thomas is.

    • AD

      Oct 9, 2018 at 12:31 am

      Comments sections are where you find the worst of the worst. You win this round, sir.

  15. Ev

    Oct 8, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    I would watch if it was free but I wouldn’t shell out any money.
    To be honest I’d rather see Tiger vs someone else.
    This match needed to happen 10 years ago. I don’t think Phil has much left in the tank.

  16. Tom

    Oct 8, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    What do you mean, two guys who went a combined 0-6 in the Ryder Cup is must see TV!!!

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John Daly’s 15-year-old son is again the talk of the PNC Father/Son Challenge. JD and LJD first teed it up in the event together in 2016, and Long John the Younger, with Loudmouth Golf attire that matches his father’s, has been a minor sensation ever since.

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Check out their conversation below.

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