Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson Odds: Latest Lines for Black Friday EventNovember 19, 2018
Tiger Woods' status as the favourite to win his head-to-head, $9 million match against Phil Mickelson at the Shadow Creek Golf Club in Las Vegas on Black Friday has stood firm.
Per OddsShark's Stephen Campbell, Woods at -190 (bet $100 to win $53) has the clear advantage to win Capital One's The Match over Mickelson at +165 (bet $100 to win $165).
Both have had their struggles of late, but Woods easily had the better 2018 campaign, including a win at the Tour Championship in September. The 42-year-old's form appeared scorching at the time, giving the American team an unexpected weapon entering the Ryder Cup.
However, both he and Mickelson fell flat in Paris, leading sports broadcaster Andrew Cotter to question the upcoming event in Vegas:
The two longtime rivals have been among the biggest names in golf for years, winning an incredible 19 majors between them. If there were ever two players who could sell a pay-per-view in the sport, it would be them.
The shorter format of the single round should favour Mickelson, who at 48 years old still flashes tremendous shot-making at times but can struggle for consistency.
Woods impressed with excellent approach play and good putting at the Tour Championship, and if he can get anywhere close to that form, Friday's clash shouldn't be much of a contest.
Shadow Creek Golf Club is a straightforward course with limited quirky features, and that may also take away some of the creativity Mickelson is famed for.