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Turner Sports announced its viewership numbers from last Friday’s match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson at Shadow Creek, and though the early returns are impressive, the most startling number is the amount Turner might’ve lost on a processing snafu. In an interview with the Sports Business Journal, Turner president David Levy said there were
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EDITOR’S NOTE After Francesco Molinari’s amazing 2018 season, including a victory in the Open Championship at Carnoustie, an eight-stroke win on the PGA Tour and a 5-0 record in Europe’s Ryder Cup beatdown outside Paris, he was interviewed in Italian by Massimo De Luca, Editor-in-Chief of Il Mondo del Golf Today, Golf Digest’s affiliate in
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Phil Mickelson is now $9 million richer after defeating Tiger Woods in their made-for-TV showdown. While the following achievement doesn’t pack the same monetary payday, it’s exponentially more noteworthy. Although “The Match” didn’t award Official World Golf Ranking points, Mickelson remained at No. 27 in the global standing. According to the rankings system, Mickelson has
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Tiger Woods was the 1,199th-ranked golfer in the world when he returned to the sport at the 2017 Hero World Challenge. In the past year, his standing has, ahem, decidedly improved, with major runs at Carnoustie and Bellerive, coupled with a win at the Tour Championship, moving the soon-to-be 43-year-old to No. 13 in the
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The Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson showdown at Shadow Creek managed to both entertain and disappoint, delivering drama while simultaneously taking the air out of the proceedings. No matter where a viewer falls on these spectrums, it’s indisputable that a) There will be another Woods-Mickelson match-up and b) There’s massive room for improvement. Keeping these sentiments in
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LAS VEGAS – There was tremendous hope, and thus, ever copious amounts of hype, for “Capital One’s The Match: Tiger vs. Phil,” that played out Friday at Shadow Creek before a pay-per-view audience. Phil Mickelson won the $9 million prize over his longtime rival Tiger Woods, but the real question going forward is whether or
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Kevin Chappell announced on Saturday morning that he will undergo microdiscectomy surgery, which will sideline him for the foreseeable future. “2018 has been a tough year for me physically,” Chappell wrote on Instagram. “After considering all options with my team we have decided having a microdiscectomy is the best option for my future. I’ll be
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The Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson showdown a Shadow Creek was a spectacle, in every sense of the word, on Friday. At least to those that saw it. A contingent of viewers were unable to watch the pay-per-view event, receiving error messages on their screens following their purchase. As technical issues mounted, officials at Turner, which was
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As you curl up for a Thanksgiving feast with your loved ones, enjoy a few extra turkeys on us. Last year, we mixed things up by mixing in other sports to our yearly holiday tradition, but there were plenty of golf gaffes in 2018 to warrant second — or even third — helpings. So in
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The match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson held its press conference on Tuesday in Las Vegas. For those expecting a boxing-UFC fight-night fission in the air, Tuesday was decidedly not that, with the two legends trading cheesy jabs and generally doing their best impersonation of an open-mic comic. However, the presser did deliver this
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