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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Tiger Woods generously concedes putt to send ‘The Match’ to playoff

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods sure acted generously with $9 million on the line in “The Match” on Friday.

Woods conceded a putt to send his pay-per-view match with Phil Mickelson to a playoff. Woods had a made a putt from about 5-6 feet away on the 18th hole at Shadow Creek. Mickelson had a 3-4 foot putt left, but Tiger decided to pick up his opponent’s coin instead of forcing him to make the putt to remain all square.

Tiger likely did not want to win on a missed short putt by Mickelson, recognizing how anticlimactic such an ending to the hyped-up match play event would have been.

After the concession, the two headed to a 19th playoff hole where Woods again conceded a putt to keep things tied.

Tiger knew what he had to do to build the drama for the ending.



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