BOSTON, Mass – Turner Sports’ exclusive coverage of The Match: Tiger vs. Phil, the pay-per-view event featuring Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, will incorporate a number of innovative concepts into the live golf telecast scheduled for Friday November 23 at 3 p.m. with a Pay-Per-View price of $19.99.
Live Drone coverage, unprecedented access to Woods & Mickelson, and innovative technologies will bring viewers inside the ropes of the high-stakes $9 million Match Play competition. Live coverage will include first-of-its-kind integrations centered on predictive data.
According to Turner Sport’s the broadcast will include real-time, hole-by-hole statistics that will be displayed on screen to forecast the probability of certain outcomes during the match.
The data is based on a model and algorithm that combines ShotLink Intelligence with characteristics of Shadow Creek Golf Course to calculate the likelihood of various scenarios to occur.
Separately, after a hole has concluded, the broadcast will integrate a proprietary data stream provided by the MGM Resorts Race & Sports Books – in association with the MGM/GVC Interactive Gaming Joint Venture – to deliver odds, moneyline and other information associated with the golfers’ performance.
Both Woods and Mickelson will selectively make side challenges against one another during the live competition.
In a radio interview on November 19 on the Hank Haney Golf Radio Show on Sirius XM Phil Mickelson boldly predicted a victory over Woods.
For instance, Woods or Mickelson could raise the stakes by challenging the other to get closest-to-the-pin; whether one of them can make a crucial putt from 10-feet away; the chances of getting “up-and-down” from a certain location on the course or similar competition during a hole as they play their match, with money being donated to the winning golfer’s charity of choice.
Shadow Creek Golf Course is a man-made marvel in the Mojave Desert that is as challenging as it is beautiful. The course, a par-72 that can tip out at 7,560 yards, features many risk-reward holes, a stout collection of par-3s and long par-4s with doglegs.
Live Pay-Per-View coverage will also integrate enhancements that will provide fans with unprecedented access to Woods, Mickelson and Shadow Creek including:
* Woods and Mickelson, along with their caddies, mic’d throughout the entire event, to capture the strategy and competitive banter that takes place during the winner-take-all $9 million match play competition.
* Live state-of-the-art drone coverage delivering camera angles that have never been seen before for a live golf event.
* Data elements from Toptracer that will display real-time trajectories and flight path for each shot.
* The use of Virtual Eye real-time golf animations.
* A variety of super slo-motion cameras to provide more defined coverage of specialty shots on the course.
The Match: Tiger vs. Phil is available on Pay-Per-View through Turner’s B/R Live AT&T’s DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse.
The Pay-Per-View event will be distributed to other cable, satellite and telco operators including Comcast, Charter, Cox, Verizon and Altice in the U.S.
This show will certainly be entertaining & probably be the start of more one-on-one Pay-Per-View golf matches.