WATCH: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson make $200,000 bet ahead of ‘The Match’

WATCH: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson make $200,000 bet ahead of ‘The Match’

WATCH: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson make $200,000 bet ahead of ‘The Match’

The history of the relationship between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson has been well documented, with the pair often pushing each other throughout their spells at the top of golf.

On Friday, their rivalry will be renewed once again when the pair take part in a 1 v 1 game in Vegas for $5m. They are already amongst the wealthiest men in sports, with side bets along the way bound to take place and Mickelson began the betting stakes during their press conference on Monday.

Mickelson bet Woods $100,000 that he will birdie the first hole, with Woods not only taking the bet on – but doubling it. The purse of the event itself is $10m, with the winner set to pocket a nice reward for their labour.

With Woods showing some of his best form in years of late and Mickelson still a regular on the tour and amongst the most popular of players, it is a must-see event for all golf fans.

Watch below as Woods and Mickelson share some early mind games in front of the gathered press on Monday.