Woods and Mickelson are playing a $9 million winner-take-all match at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas.
I paid $20 to watch Tiger Phil and now it’s just free on Bleacher Report. Well done
— Kyle Scott (@CrossingBroad) November 23, 2018
Turner confirmed the glitch on PPV, but didn't comment on the Bleacher Report Issue. “We experienced some technical issues on B/R Live that temporarily impacted user access to The Match. We’ve taken a number of steps to resolve the matter, with our main priority being the delivery of content to those that have purchased the PPV event.”
The PPV match play between golfers Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson has angered fans who paid $19.95 to see it. As it turns out, it was streaming for free on the Bleacher Report website.
Mickelson won two closest-to-the-pin bets on the front nine. Mickelson was 1-up through nine holes and was leading Woods $300,000 to $200,000 in side-bet money.
However, match promoters claimed the PPV site's purchase function was overwhelmed and broke, so those who had purchased access had trouble getting in. The event was sold by Turner as a multi-platform pay-per-view event. That allegedly led to the decision to make it a free event.
Mickelson eventually birdied the 22nd hole to beat Woods.
Woods got $200,000 off Mickelson after the lefty failed to birdie the first hole.” />
BREAKING: Source says Turner execs decided to give Phil-Tiger match away for free on B/R Live streaming platform (instead of $20 charge) when purchase function broke down to point where those who bought had trouble getting in.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) November 23, 2018
However, the Woods/Mickelson event was available for free at its start, and there is no information on what point the decision was made to move it to free.