Published: Sat, November 24, 2018
Sport | By Ashley Hunter

Skywriter talks trash during Tiger Woods vs Phil Mickelson match

Skywriter talks trash during Tiger Woods vs Phil Mickelson match

"I don't want to win that way, " a gesture that Woods had invoked earlier when he had Mickelson pick up a 3-and-a-half footer on the first extra hole.

He insisted he was relieved to have got one over his old rival: 'My heart can't take much more, it has been an incredible opportunity to have a day like this with Tiger.

Woods also had to scramble for par after a wayward drive on the next before producing the first moment of quality of the day, a superb wedge from 107 yards setting up a conceded birdie which was matched by Mickelson.

The truth is, Woods appeared rusty and far less motivated to play at his best in a match that Mickelson made no secret about wanting to win.

"We experienced a technical issue on Bleacher Report Live that impacted user access to 'The Match, '" Turner spokesman Nate Smeltz said.

The lucrative head-to-head showdown between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson was struggling to live up to the hype as both players failed to find their best form over the front nine at Shadow Creek.

On the next hole, a long par-5, Woods, 42, missed a birdie putt that would have tied the match.

They both parred the 18th and then played it again, with Woods holding a clear advantage after Mickelson found a greenside bunker and had to blast to 30 feet.

Mickelson sinks the winning putt
Mickelson sinks the winning putt

"But to be able to have just a little bit of smack talk for the coming years means a lot to me because I don't really have much on him". Facing a buried lie, he managed to blast his ball over the creek and onto the green near his first putt on the 18th hole.

The five-time major champion who desperately and jokingly wanted to prevail to hold some measure of gloating over his longtime nemesis won four holes in regulation - three when Woods made a bogey.

Mickelson also said it was like old times for him against Woods after that trademark shot. It was one of numerous poorly-hit putts by Woods throughout the day.

The match lasted five hours and finished in darkness as organizers had to use flood lights to illuminate the green on the final hole. Mickelson hit the green, but left yet another chance to win short and left.

Conversation from tee to green ventured between their shots, the weather forecast and even the emotional strain of their children leaving for university.

Both players were miked up for the entire round, giving fans a rare insight into discussions between themselves and their caddies, but it was the unmistakable tones of Samuel L. Jackson introducing them that was the first sign of what was to come.

BREAKING: Source says Turner execs made a decision to give Phil-Tiger match away for free on B/R Live streaming platform (instead of $20 charge) when purchase function broke down to point where those who bought had trouble getting in.

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