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Phil Mickelson Beats Tiger Woods in $9 Million Match-Play Event

Phil Mickelson just won his $9 million match against Tiger Woods.

The two golfers took part in a highly anticipated head-to-head game on Friday afternoon (November 23) at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Phil narrowly edged out Tiger in the first time match which was close to 22 holes. Neither golfer ever led by more than one hole.

In addition to the $9 million prize, Phil also won $600,000 in charity side bets and $200,000 will go to Tiger‘s handpicked charity.

Congratulations Phil!

Earlier today, the televised match was met with some controversy as it was supposed to air on pay-per-view but experienced technical difficulties, which led to it becoming a free event. Many viewers had already paid $19.95 to watch.

Golfer Phil Mickelson Being Investigated for Insider Trading

Pro golfer Phil Mickelson is reportedly under investigation by the FBI and the Securities and Exchange Commission for possible insider trading.

Investigators are trying to figure out if Mickelson and Las Vegas gambler William Walters may have traded illegally on private information that was provided by billionaire investor Carl Icahn, according to Reuters.

The investigation is centering on suspicious trades in Clorox Co. options just days before Icahn announced that he was accumulating a 9.1% stake in the company.

Phil, 43, is one of the top golf players in the world, basically second in fame and recognition to Tiger Woods. He has won forty-two events on the PGA tour, including the Masters three times.