Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson Odds: Latest Lines for Black Friday Event

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistNovember 19, 2018

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, PA - SEPTEMBER 04: Tiger Woods speaks after being chosen along with Phil Mickelson (L) and Bryson DeChambeau as Captain's Picks by U.S. Ryder Cup Team Captain Jim Furyk for the 2018 team during a press conference at the Philadelphia Marriott West on September 4, 2018 in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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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).

AKRON, OH - AUGUST 01:  Phil Mickelson (L) and Tiger Woods smile during a practice round prior to the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club South Course on August 1, 2018 in Akron, Ohio.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty
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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:

Andrew Cotter @MrAndrewCotter

Woods and Mickelson are going to be played 6, lost 6 in this Ryder Cup. Still, that 9 million dollar match should be awesome.

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.

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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.