The Match became a Twitter sensation, but probably not in the way anyone promoting the event was hoping.
The much-hyped match play duel between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson was sold as a muliti-platform pay-per-view event.
Sold for $19.95, many fans paid the price and tuned in, only to find out the event was streaming for free on the Bleacher Report website.
The fans who paid their money took to Twitter to voice their anger, while those who didn’t pay voiced their surprise.
Mickelson was 1-up through nine holes and was leading Woods $300,000 to $200,000 in side-bet money won after winning two closest-to-the-pin bets on the front nine.
Woods got $200,000 off Mickelson after the lefty failed to birdie the first hole.
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