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Tiger vs Phil The Match II Props: Woods Favored to Make Most Birdies and More

Michael Harrison

by Michael Harrison in Golf

Apr 23, 2020 · 9:23 AM PDT

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Tiger Woods will be a playing captain at the Presidents Cup. Photo from Keith Allison (flickr) [CC License]
  • A sequel to the Tiger Woods vs Phil Mickelson “match” is confirmed for May
  • Tom Brady and Peyton Manning are joining them as celebrity partners
  • We’ve rounded up all the prop bets to wager on for the big eventΒ 

After Phil Mickelson defeated Tiger Woods in the first ‘Match’ back in November of 2018, it didn’t seem like we’d get a sequel. That is until the sports world was shut down amid a global pandemic.

This time, it’s with a twist, with sure-fire Hall-of-Fame quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tom Brady joining them.

Woods and Manning are heavy favorites to emerge victorious in the match, but if you don’t want to wager on who will win, there are plenty of prop bets you can plunk some cash down on as well and we’ve rounded them up.

Tiger Woods/Peyton Manning vs Phil Mickelson/Tom Brady Match Prop Bets

Prop Yes Odds No Odds
Will a playoff be needed to decide a winner? +250 -300
Will 18th hole be played? -130 -110
Will there be a hole in one? +950 -3500
Will Tiger Woods wear a red shirt? -300 +200
Which player will make the most birdies? Tiger Woods (-130) Phil Mickelson (-110)

All odds taken April 23rd

Talking About a Playoff?

Last match was remarkable in that nobody ever got more than 1-up throughout the entire 18 holes, and they also halved the first three playoff holes as well.

While that would produce great drama and event organizers would love it, the +250 odds that the match go extra holes just aren’t juicy enough to invest in. Wait and see if that line goes up.

What is worth a wager is whether the match will get to the 18th hole. Despite Tiger and Peyton on paper having the edge over Brady and Lefty. Phil will create magic as he always does, and will scratch and claw to make things interesting. Plus, why not make it a grandiose show with the pressure on down the stretch?

Pick: 18th Hole Will be Played (-130)

Bet on Fun That a Hole in One Occurs

Should they play at the speculated Medalist Golf Club, there are the customary four par-thee holes so that’s 16 chances for someone to record an ace.

The final par-three is the 16th, which won’t be played if one of the duos crushes the other side and ends the match before then. Mickelson has five in his PGA Tour career, and Tiger has three, though the Big Cat doesn’t have one since 1998. Is it likely? No, of course not, but bet on fun ensuing.

Pick: Hole in One is Recorded (+950)

Tiger Definitely Will Wear Red

Though you unfortunately won’t be winning much money for betting on it, you can be rest assured that Tiger Woods will sport his customary red ensemble for the match, like he did the first time around.

It’s Tiger’s trademark, so why break from tradition now? It would classify as a huge stunner should he forego his customary attire.


Pick: Tiger Woods Wears Red Shirt (-300)

Bet Mickelson For Most Birdies

This is one bet that you can make a little extra cash on betting the underdog. Throughout his spectacular career, Mickelson has always had a going for broke style where he makes amazing birdies and eagles but also sprinkles in some dreaded double bogeys or worse.

Last match, they both registered what likely would have been six birdies each (hard to tell exactly in match play with concessions being made). Mickelson will pull out all the stops in this one.

Pick: Phil Mickelson Makes Most Birdies (-110)

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