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The Golf Club 2019 gets its own version of ‘The Match’

There’s no Mickelson or Woods, but $9 million spectacle ‘The Match’ comes to The Golf Club 2019.

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The Golf Club 2019 TPC Sawgrass

There’s no Mickelson or Woods, but $9 million spectacle ‘The Match’ comes to The Golf Club 2019.

It was an interesting weekend in the golf world. Veterans Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson – with 19 majors between them – took to a Las Vegas course for ‘The Match’, a single matchplay with a $9 million purse.

Fitting, really, that it took place in Las Vegas, as this was the closest golf has ever come to a puglistic prize fight.

While the $9 million prize was on the line, Woods and Mickelson also placed bets on the outcome of holes in play. “If I get closer to the pin than you, you have to pay $300k to the charity of my choice,” and that sort of thing.

It was an intriguing spectacle, even if the golf itself was at times less than stellar, with Mickelson winning on the 22nd hole, after finishing all-square after 18 holes.

The Golf Club 2019 – complete with its shiny new PGA Tour licence – has been quick to get in on the action of ‘The Match’ with a brand-new game mode inspired by the big money tournament.

There are, of course, no $9 million prizes on offer in The Golf Club 2019. There is the opportunity to gamble with in-game currency, though. We’re not sure if you can go up to 9 million – let us know in the comments if you’re that rich.

You’ll also get to compete on any course of your choosing, whether that’s the official PGA Tour courses included in The Golf Club 2019 (like TPC Sawgrass, pictured above) or any of the community-made courses.

The aspect of ‘The Match’ that has been captured the best, perhaps, is the bravado of it all. Neither Tiger Woods nor Phil Mickelson really needs $9 million dollars, but for big Phil to say he bested the Tiger? That’s some bragging rights in the later stages of his career.


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