Phil Mickelson defeats Tiger Woods to take 7million pounds prize

Updated: Nov 25, 2018, 10:49 IST | PA Sport | Los Angeles

"A day like today is not going to take anything away from his [Woods's] greatness, he's the greatest of all time, but to have some smack talk for the next few years means a lot to me because I don't have much on him," Mickelson said

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson

It took the addition of floodlights and a makeshift 93-yard hole, but Phil Mickelson finally beat Tiger Woods in near-darkness to win their £7million (Rs 63.4 crore) showdown in Las Vegas.

Mickelson birdied the fourth extra hole at Shadow Creek to win a low-quality contest which failed to live up to the hype and was eventually decided by little more than a pitch-and-putt competition.

The five-time major winner also recovered from losing a 200,000 dollar (R1.4 crore) sidebet on the opening hole by winning three nearest-the-pin contests for a total of 600,000 dollars (R4.3 crore), with that money reportedly coming from the players themselves and being donated to charity.

"A day like today is not going to take anything away from his [Woods's] greatness, he's the greatest of all time, but to have some smack talk for the next few years means a lot to me because I don't have much on him," Mickelson said.

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