It sounds like Jordan Spieth may be the only PGA Tour pro willing to pony up for the upcoming Tiger-Phil pay-per-view match set for the Friday after Thanksgiving.
“I’m sure that myself and our friends will be watching it,” Spieth said in his Shriners Hospitals for Children press conference. “There is certainly an interest from us, yeah, especially knowing the both of them. Having them mic’d up and knowing them personally, it’ll be kind of extra special.”
Turner Sports announced a suggested retail price of $19.99 for the event last week, one in which Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods could be making $50,000 - $100,000 side bets on top of the $9 million already at stake.
That $20 is too rich for Justin Thomas, who shot down the idea of watching the event earlier this month.
“Love TW and Phil to death, but there’s a 0 percent chance I order that,” Thomas tweeted when asked whether he would be watching. “I’ll be watching football!”
Thomas is not alone. When the showdown was first announced as pay-per-view only, other PGA pros weren't chomping at the bit to watch.
"The Match: Tiger vs. Phil" will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET on Nov. 23 at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas.