Love it or hate it, The Match has managed to capture the collective attention spans of both golf and non-golf media (both negatively and positively) while remaining relevant on social media amongst a busy sports schedule. That in itself is an accomplishment, but given the duo of Tiger and Phil; arguably the two most famous golfers of all time, it should come as no surprise that if any golfers were to garner attention on Thanksgiving weekend without crashing into a fire hydrant, these two would be involved.

But for those ragging on the event or yelling from the rooftops about how much of a farce this whole thing is, well, I’ve got some advice: just don’t watch. I know it’s easy to complain about anything and everything these days, but for those of us who would pay to watch Tiger Woods literally do anything (eat, sleep, brush his teeth, you name it) just enjoy your Friday afternoons with the family while we ignore ours and fawn over a mic’d up Woods. After all, were talking about golf in November here. Thank you.

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With Phil and Tiger kicking off the betting during their presser yesterday, I figured there was no time like the present to check into the prop bets being offered for Friday afternoon. Much like before the Super Bowl, I was hoping for some creative props; the weirder, the better. Here are my favourites, along with the ones I’d actually consider risking my own hard-earned money on.

BEST BETS

(Odds via MyBookie and BetDSI)

WILL THERE BE AN EAGLE?
YES (+700)

NO (-1500)
 
You think these two will play match play for $9 Million and not go after every Par-5 and short par-4? Wrong. They will. I’m dropping some dough on this bet here.

 

WILL TIGER RECORD A 3 PUTT?
YES (+200)

NO (-300)

 

WILL PHIL RECORD A 3 PUTT?
YES (+300)

NO (-500)
 
Sort of in the same realm as the last bet. With Tiger and Phil both being so aggressive and putting pressure on each and every shot, there are bound to be some long putts that dont quite get into gimme range. If it takes just one of those from either Phil or Tiger all day for me to make money? Sign me up.
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TIGER VS PHIL – TO WIN THE 1ST HOLE

TIGER (+235)

 PHIL  (+280)
 TIE  (-130)

 

Phil has already upped the ante on the first hole with his $200k Birdie side-bet. I’m going to put money on both Phil and Tiger here. If either one wins the hole, you’re in the money.

WILL TIGER WEAR A RED SHIRT?

YES (-600)
NO (+350)

I get that there is a lot of juice, but you can pretty much bet your life savings that Tiger will wear his patented red shirt, black pants combo. He wore it in the promos, he wore it in the HBO 24/7, and he wears it whenever he’s in the final round of an event. This is a lock. Sure you’ll have to spend some to make some here, but I’ve never been more sure of something than this; Tiger Woods will wear red during this match. A better prop bet would have been how many times he changes his shirt during the round.

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HOW MANY TOTAL SIDE BETS WILL BE MADE?

OVER 12.5 (-110)
UNDER 12.5 (-110)

Another lock. The whole point of this thing is the side bets. They’re going to be having a putting or tee-shot side bet on almost every single hole, maybe even multiple a hole. Take the Over and feel good about it.

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YOU CAN BET ON THAT?!

(Odds via MyBookie and BetDSI)

HOW MANY TIMES WILL TIGER TWIRL HIS CLUB?

OVER 7.5 (-150)

UNDER 7.5 (+110)
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HOW MANY TIMES WILL TIGER SAY “FUCK” IN THE MATCH?

OVER 4.5 (-120)

UNDER 4.5 (-120)

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AMOUNT OF LARGEST SIDE BET

OVER $50,000 (-115)
UNDER $50,000 (-115)

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WILL DONALD TRUMP BE IN ATTENDANCE

YES (+600)
NO (-1000)

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CORRECT SCORE: TIGER TO WIN

1 up: 7.5-1
2&1: 6-1
2 up: 12-1
3&2: 8-1
3&1: 20-1
Extra holes: 12-1

CORRECT SCORE: PHIL TO WIN

1 up: 10-1
2&1: 8-1
2 up: 16-1
3&2: 12-1
3&1: 30-1
Extra holes: 16-1

You can literally bet on every single possible outcome on either side of the match. I’ve only listed a few here, but you get the idea.

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For those wondering, the actual match odds currently sit at:

TIGER TO WIN (-225)

PHIL TO WIN (+175)

HOW TO WATCH & DETAILS

Tee-Time: 3PM EST / 12PM Local Time
Course: Shadow Creek Gold Course (#26 in US by Golf Digest)
How to Purchase: Through B/R Live, DirecTV, and AT&T U-Verse. The pay-per-view will also be sent to several other cable outlets
Price: US $19.99, CDN $24.99
Announcers: Will feature Charles Barkley, Samuel L. Jackson and Pat Perez.
Play-by-play guy Ernie Johnson, analysts Darren Clarke and Peter Jacobsen, and reporters Shane Bacon and Natalie Gulbis, will be on the call
Format: Match Play

 

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