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Tiger vs. Phil in "The Match." **MERGED**


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#61 Shanks2424

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 09:03 AM

Wow that sucks. I was looking forward to watching that. I will not pay 20 dollars to watch it cable tv is expensive as it is by its self then to be paying 20 bucks to watch golf on tv in my own home.


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Posted 26 October 2018 - 09:25 AM

$20 to see the greatest golfer of all time for an entire round with no interruptions is absolutely worth it. Phil is no longer the golfer he once was, but he can still hit great recovery shots, hopefully we'll get to see some crazy plays like his backward bunker shot. But really the $20 is to see TW. You'll get to hear every word he says, see every swing preparation, it could really improve observers' game if they watch closely and learn from the experience.

It looks like it will be streamed on "Bleacher Report" as well, so I'll definitely be buying and watching.

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 09:39 AM

Once again, Hank Haney is hammering his promotion of this match. Knowing him as the biggest and most shameless pitch man on Sirius/XM, he must have some money tied up in this.

This, to me, is not a pay-for, edge-of-your-seat live event. It's something you might catch on repeat if there's no football on or you're babysitting some brats.
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Posted 26 October 2018 - 09:40 AM

Probably charge us double that in the UK

i would have bought it as well if Tiger was playing Sergio, Lefty.. not so much
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Posted 26 October 2018 - 09:50 AM

Anyone going to take bets that some shots get doctored up for TV? Either a foot wedge or rehitting to make things more interesting? I mean no crowd to say otherwise and with all the money on the line, you know they are going to manufacture some drama into it sadly.

View Posttatertot, on 12 May 2017 - 04:49 PM, said:

Bad day ... Like an arm fell off on the range and he decided to tough it out?

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 10:03 AM

I get some people not wanting to see it. However, if you are a lifelong Tiger fan and do not like Phil or if it's the other way around, then maybe you have a keen interest in seeing this.

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 11:00 AM

Did anyone else catch Phil during the NBA game on TNT last night?

I was flipping through the channels and saw the Nuggets playing the Lakers at Staples. I guess Phil was attending the game, so they brought him over to the announcers' table to do some commentary and talk about the upcoming match. He was great! He could easily be an announcer if he ever wanted to go that route after he's done playing, in my opinion.

As for the match, he talked about goading Tiger into a $50,000 side bet whenever he has a downhill putt so that he'll press to make it more and potentially run it by a lot further if he misses. He also talked about trash-talking on Tour; how it's not as direct as the NBA, but more subtle with comments like, "I've seen everyone miss that one low...", etc.

I have to say, I didn't start out a big Phil fan, but he's really grown on me over the years. I don't know why, but I just find a lot of his comments hilarious. I'll probably buy the match just for his banter, lol.

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 12:29 PM

Phil and TW like

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 01:05 PM

View Postcreeksidegolf, on 26 October 2018 - 10:03 AM, said:

I get some people not wanting to see it. However, if you are a lifelong Tiger fan and do not like Phil or if it's the other way around, then maybe you have a keen interest in seeing this.

If this was real, yes. However, it isn't real. It's a TV show, scripted and forced.
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Posted 26 October 2018 - 01:08 PM

View Postbscinstnct, on 26 October 2018 - 12:29 PM, said:

Phil and TW like

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LOL!

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 01:19 PM

View Posttbowles411, on 26 October 2018 - 01:08 PM, said:

View Postbscinstnct, on 26 October 2018 - 12:29 PM, said:

Phil and TW like

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LOL!

Dolla Dolla Bill ya'll!

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 08:30 AM

View Postcreeksidegolf, on 26 October 2018 - 10:03 AM, said:

I get some people not wanting to see it. However, if you are a lifelong Tiger fan and do not like Phil or if it's the other way around, then maybe you have a keen interest in seeing this.
Survey of 700 WRXers says over 66% have no intent of paying to watch.  http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1684238-will-you-pay-to-watch-tiger-v-phil/
Imagine what the non-WRXers lack of interest in this event must be?  I heard a local sports guy on the radio this week (he's a huge Tiger fan) and when asked if he'd be watching he said NO.

In my opinion PPV is huge missed opportunity to promote golf-- they could have attracted more viewers, the casual channel flippers or the golf fan that only has time to watch for an hour if this was on regular network TV instead.

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 09:22 AM

View PostMtlJeff, on 25 October 2018 - 04:04 PM, said:

Who is the market for this I wonder. I love golf, like both guys, and use 20's to light the 100's that I use to light my cigars....and I still am not interested in the slightest

Same.

Of course, I'm not as stylin' as you Montreal guys, so I'll be starting the lighting with 10's.....

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 09:23 AM

I think in the end curiosity will win and the PPV will make money. I'm sure there won't be much rough at Shadow Creek to aid the quality of play. :beach:

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 10:03 AM

Can't get the event, so I'll just read how good/bad it was here on WRX.

Much more entertaining.

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 05:37 AM

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Posted 26 October 2018 - 09:25 AM

$20 to see the greatest golfer of all time for an entire round"



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Posted 28 October 2018 - 05:42 AM

$20 TO SEE THE BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD (13 YRS OF HAVING BEEN RATED #1 IN WORLD VS. A GUY WHO DISPITE 5 MAJORS HAS NEVER BEEN RATED #1 IN WORLD).  WHY PAY WHEN YOU CAN WATCH THEM PLAY SEVERAL TIMES IN THE  TOURNAMENTS SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR, INCLUDING MAJORS? MUCH A DO ABOUT NOTHING!

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Posted 28 October 2018 - 07:30 PM

Bring back the Skins game with no PPV

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 01:04 PM

this be like

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 01:38 PM

View PostTim Schoch, on 26 October 2018 - 01:05 PM, said:

View Postcreeksidegolf, on 26 October 2018 - 10:03 AM, said:

I get some people not wanting to see it. However, if you are a lifelong Tiger fan and do not like Phil or if it's the other way around, then maybe you have a keen interest in seeing this.

If this was real, yes. However, it isn't real. It's a TV show, scripted and forced.

Not real? Scripted and forced?

Was there news that this was going to be scripted or what are you basing these ideas on?


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Posted 29 October 2018 - 01:47 PM

Most of you guys lose $20 in Pro V1s each round you play, but moan about $20 for this match.  So funny!  Don't worry, sometimes I lose $20 of Pro V1s during a round also.
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Posted 29 October 2018 - 01:52 PM

View Postckay, on 29 October 2018 - 01:47 PM, said:

Most of you guys lose $20 in Pro V1s each round you play, but moan about $20 for this match.  So funny!  Don't worry, sometimes I lose $20 of Pro V1s during a round also.
Big difference... At while we're losing $20s of pro v1s we're also having fun.

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 01:54 PM

View PostBlackDiamondPar5, on 29 October 2018 - 01:52 PM, said:

View Postckay, on 29 October 2018 - 01:47 PM, said:

Most of you guys lose $20 in Pro V1s each round you play, but moan about $20 for this match.  So funny!  Don't worry, sometimes I lose $20 of Pro V1s during a round also.
Big difference... At while we're losing $20s of pro v1s we're also having fun.

Can't lose $20 worth of pro v's if you play Snell ;)
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Posted 29 October 2018 - 02:44 PM

Sorry if this is a stupid question but does this mean you can’t buy it unless you have DirectTV or AT&T?
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Posted 29 October 2018 - 02:48 PM

Whenever they try to take golf more mainstream, I always feel they should ham it up more (have crazy announcers, make crazy rules.)

It's fun to watch these guys play, but there should be gags throughout.  One hole they have to switch clubs, one hole putt blind, loser has to cut the other guys grass, golf cart race on one hole but they have to eat like 2 hotdogs on that hole, long drive hole where the guy who hits the longest drive gets a free one-armed swing at the other guys ball.

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 03:06 PM

The money is irrelevant for most anyone on this forum...golf isn't a cheap pastime, and $20 doesn't go very far.

However, most of us already pay for television every month, and get thousands of hours of often dull golf programming...of which I watch way too much!

I think the issue is that we're paying two ultra wealthy athletes (whose lives won't be affected win or lose) more than we've already given (if indirectly) over the past 20 years.  They don't need the money...it would be like Warren Buffett asking us to buy him lotto tickets!  

I'll watch the free highlight show on youtube on saturday.

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 03:07 PM




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Posted 29 October 2018 - 04:01 PM

The odds on this being a good watch is very low.... meaning they both got to play great.

If both play bad = horrible

If one plays bad = horrible

both play good w/ scores not close = horrible

both play good w/ close scores = good watch


edit: start really talkin crap and pissin each other off = good watch lol

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 04:13 PM

View Postmanku, on 29 October 2018 - 03:06 PM, said:

The money is irrelevant for most anyone on this forum...golf isn't a cheap pastime, and $20 doesn't go very far.

However, most of us already pay for television every month, and get thousands of hours of often dull golf programming...of which I watch way too much!

I think the issue is that we're paying two ultra wealthy athletes (whose lives won't be affected win or lose) more than we've already given (if indirectly) over the past 20 years.  They don't need the money...it would be like Warren Buffett asking us to buy him lotto tickets!  

I'll watch the free highlight show on youtube on saturday.
You lost me at saying the money is irrelevant only to go on about money.
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Posted 29 October 2018 - 04:16 PM

View Posttw_focus, on 26 October 2018 - 09:25 AM, said:

$20 to see the greatest golfer of all time for an entire round with no interruptions is absolutely worth it.

Wait, Jack is playing? :cheesy:

Edited by Rangeballz, 29 October 2018 - 04:17 PM.


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