A lot had been manufactured from Friday’s matchplay contest between Woods and Mickelson, with a $9 million prize on supply to the winner and additional cash going to the gamers’ respective charities courtesy of a spread of aspect bets through the spherical.
Nevertheless, neither man was in a position to shine over the opening 9 holes, which ended with Mickelson 1 up, prompting some good-natured criticism from fellow professionals on social media.
Rickie Fowler urged mattress firm Tempur-Pedic might sponsor the competition, including: “Little bit of a pillow combat going proper now haha”.
European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn was extra concise, however nonetheless made his emotions clear as he tweeted a sleeping emoji.
— Thomas Bjorn (@thomasbjorngolf) November 23, 2018
Because the motion involving Woods and Mickelson failed to supply a lot in the way in which of leisure, former NBA star Charles Barkley — working as a tv pundit on the occasion — was handed a problem of his personal by Astros pitcher Justin Verlander.
After Barkley had derided the efficiency of each gamers, Verlander tweeted: “Barkley saying it isn’t good golf. I wanna see Tiger and Phil throw down a problem guess at him. 100ok for double bogey or higher on #1. C’mon Charles, I do know you bought your sticks with you.”
Barkley saying it’s not good golf. I wanna see Tiger and Phil throw down a problem guess at him. 100ok for double bogey or higher on #1. C’mon Charles, I do know you bought your sticks with you. #TheMatch
— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) November 23, 2018