It took 22 holes for Phil Mickelson to knock out Tiger Woods for bragging rights and extra large pile of cash. The Match at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas was pretty even throughout the day.
Phil Mickelson took the early lead in the match, but he actually lost the first wager of the day. He did not make birdie on the first hole and was down a quick $200,000. Tiger Woods tied up the match on the 7th hole, but Phil took the lead right back on the 8th. He held the lead until Tiger squared up the match on 13. Just like earlier in the day, Phil took the lead right back on the next hole.
Tiger looked like he was dead in the water on the 17th hole. However, vintage Tiger came out with a hole out chip shot to square up the match. The match stayed square until Phil finally ended it all with a birdie on the 22nd hole.
It was a pretty even match all day. Good thing they had lights setup on the 18th and short par 3 sudden death hole. It was starting to get really dark on the golf course. Phil took home the title this time. Lets just hope this is the beginning of many other head-to-head matches.