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Tiger vs Phil for $10mil

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#61 Sean2

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 12:20 PM

View Posttriplebogeyblues, on 06 July 2018 - 11:43 AM, said:

This is an advertisers dream.

Yes, a commercial between every shot.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 12:25 PM

I'd definitely watch it.

As others have already pointed out, this isn't a new concept. It's a shame that it hasn't happened more often in the past two decades, but its probably because golf has become so commercialized that it's hard to plan something like this without each players' sponsors quarreling over who gets advertising rights.
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Posted 06 July 2018 - 12:34 PM

Simple stakes:

Loser has to stand up before dessert at the Masters Champions Dinner and sing either Beck's "Loser" or the Beatles "I'm A Loser" (winner's choice).

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 12:35 PM

I have seen Tiger and Phil play in their prime. Don't know if I've got much interest in this.

I've never seen Jack and Arnold play in their prime. Maybe that's why the giggle golf with the 2 of them was worth my time.

I suppose the interest in it could be generational.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 12:41 PM

Loss of hole requires a bong rip on the next tee.  Sponsored by White Castle and Krispy Kreme.


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 12:53 PM

plot twist: both must use persimmons

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 01:11 PM

For those saying it has to be ther own money??? Does any pro in any sport really put up their own money??? Not at the top level.   Iíd watch if they played for no money... losing on national TV to the other guy.... thatís good enough

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 01:33 PM

Basically it is like Shell's Wonderful World of Golf  with a ton more money.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 01:37 PM

View Posttsecor, on 06 July 2018 - 11:08 AM, said:

Golf has sunk to a new low with this gimmick.
ya didn't set your bar very high.
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Posted 06 July 2018 - 01:41 PM

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View Postmukster, on 06 July 2018 - 08:04 AM, said:

I'd rather watch Steven Bowditch and Smylie Kaufman duke it out over 18 holes to see who can break 80.

That's cold man. :-)

I think it would certainly bring in the TV audience. I would like to see it on a course that isn't bomb and gouge, but requires all of a player's shot making skills.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 01:46 PM

Celebrity golf, probably not.  10M?  I can't fathom who puts up that kind of money for those two or mics them for filtered chatter.  Sneed, Travino, Hope or Nicklaus, etc., they are not.  I may or may not watch it... its a crap shoot.
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Posted 06 July 2018 - 02:11 PM

View Posttsecor, on 06 July 2018 - 11:08 AM, said:

Golf has sunk to a new low with this gimmick.


How you figure 2 of the games greats mic'ed up playing for money.  Who cares whose money it is their superegos wont want to lose to the other.   I like the punishment deal if TW loses has to wear a long sleeve Phil shirt.  If Phil loses a tight Nike red shirt or something like that.  I love the idea of the "Phil is the best" hat haha

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 02:12 PM

I would like to see the old CBS Golf Classic revived.  Partnership matches with winners only advancing, no double elimination.  Tiger-Phil would be a snoozer unless the course is set up to produce a lot of birdies.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 02:13 PM

View Postaliikane, on 06 July 2018 - 01:33 PM, said:

Basically it is like Shell's Wonderful World of Golf  with a ton more money.

View Postaliikane, on 06 July 2018 - 01:33 PM, said:

Basically it is like Shell's Wonderful World of Golf  with a ton more money.


And could do really well who doesnt love watching those old matches.  Dec 2016 they had bunch of them on watched the Nicklaus vs Watson numerous times at PB what a great match.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 02:18 PM

I think the biggest element of this story is how strategic Phil was in his timing.

He would lose against Tiger in his prime, and would be called out for a cheap-shot against Tiger in 2010 or even 2014-2017.

Now that Tiger has 'got some of his game back' and is making some headlines again, Phil can get away with this. He wants two things, more money and more prestige, and he sees this as the quickest path to attaining both.

These are the 2 biggest household names in Golf so I understand the big purse, but I'd certainly prefer it if it was a smaller amount and half for charity. Then more of the focus would be put on the game. Now it makes it more about the $$ which probably isn't great for the sport.

All that said, it will probably be fun to watch.

"Boy that is fun to watch right there. This thing's gonna roll a hundred and fifty yards"

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 02:19 PM

View Postgolfandfishing, on 06 July 2018 - 07:59 AM, said:

Eh. I mean, I would watch, but $10 mil of someone elseís money isnít why. Iíd watch those two play almost anytime, but the talk about the money making them uncomfortable is just for show. Itís not their money.

Show them walking up with their own cash in hand and Iím watching without channel surfing.

This^. I will still watch but two guys past their prime... Il check to see if I can take a prop bet for under fairways hit..

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 02:41 PM

Love watching the old SWWOG on YouTube. If this does well it may bring back a similar idea
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Posted 06 July 2018 - 02:50 PM

Tiger and Rory did a similar thing - sans the cash - with Rory a few years ago in China at Mission Hill. Very cool game, they were mic'd the whole time and uncensored since it didn't air outside of a few select countries. It is on YouTube somewhere.

This should be interesting if it actually comes to fruition this time around. Not the first time this has been floated.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 02:55 PM

Lets see a 16 man match play all put up a mil of their own plus the tv money winner takes all 26 mil. Start with top 16 and continue down with anybody who says no

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 02:59 PM

View Postmanku, on 06 July 2018 - 10:42 AM, said:

This reeks of desperation by a couple of fading superstars



It worked for Mayweather and Pacquiao.

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just say NO.... to practice swings

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 03:01 PM

Love Phil and watch him whenever I can but this is just not that interesting to me.

Have them put up 50 mil of their own cash- something that REALLY hurts. Then I'll watch.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 03:01 PM

18 holes

match play

$10,000,000 each of their own money

Pine Valley
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just say NO.... to practice swings

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 03:02 PM

theres gonna be a lot of side bets going on!
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Posted 06 July 2018 - 03:31 PM

View Postmktrout, on 06 July 2018 - 03:02 PM, said:

theres gonna be a lot of side bets going on!

the whole thing was phil's idea, so i'm guessing he's got someone he owes money to.


a not-so-subtle sign earlier this year that that phil needed money:

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i really need a ferguson rant (with ample use of bold and italic and bold italic) to tie it all together.  just wait: i bet he connects this to phil's dandy 2-stroke penalty at shinny and his firing of bones.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 03:34 PM

View PostgatorMD, on 06 July 2018 - 01:41 PM, said:

View PostSean2, on 06 July 2018 - 08:28 AM, said:

View Postmukster, on 06 July 2018 - 08:04 AM, said:

I'd rather watch Steven Bowditch and Smylie Kaufman duke it out over 18 holes to see who can break 80.

That's cold man. :-)

I think it would certainly bring in the TV audience. I would like to see it on a course that isn't bomb and gouge, but requires all of a player's shot making skills.

Shinney?

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 03:45 PM

Swap clubs

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 03:49 PM

View PostDarth Putter, on 06 July 2018 - 03:01 PM, said:

18 holes

match play

$10,000,000 each of their own money

Pine Valley

+1


It's not funny when you play for your own money.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 04:23 PM

Tiger all the way!

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 04:24 PM

View Postdbleag, on 06 July 2018 - 03:49 PM, said:

View PostDarth Putter, on 06 July 2018 - 03:01 PM, said:

18 holes

match play

$10,000,000 each of their own money

Pine Valley

+1


It's not funny when you play for your own money.

Could they add some Commando/Taken-esque element to it with one of their kids - if there is going to be a not funny angle to it?
There's loads of towers on the Strip that can be used for dramatic effect... does Vegas have any shark tanks or mountain lion pens?

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 04:28 PM

it's stupid ... i honestly do not anticipate watching any of it, but we'll see ...


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