A look behind the two top names in modern golf

movie & TV November 16, 2018 15:20

By The Nation

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HBO Sports’ “24/7” reality franchise, which has captured 18 Sports Emmy Awards for production excellence, brings the lead up to the much-touted play off between top golfers Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson to the small screen. “24/7 The Match: Tiger Vs Phil” premieres this Thursday, (November 22) at 9.50pm exclusively on HBO.

The show will also be available on HBO GO via AIS Play and AIS Playbox. 

The behind-the-scenes show chronicles Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, two of the sport’s most accomplished competitors (with 19 major championships combined), as they prepare to go head-to-head at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas on November 23.

“24/7 The Match: Tiger Vs. Phil” will go inside the ropes before the match, offering an all-encompassing look at the careers of these two superstars and their roads to this head-to-head competition, including in-depth interviews with them about the rich history behind their rivalry and friendship – and the intensity that drives both to try and best the other when they meet for this monumental clash.

Since turning pro in 1996, Woods has been a force of nature on the links, revolutionising the sport with a fierce competitive streak never seen before. Woods, 42, has amassed 14 major wins, second only to Jack Nicklaus’ 18, and is two PGA Tour wins away from becoming the most accomplished golfer in history.

His recent win at the Tour Championship electrified sports fans worldwide and underscored his return to championship mode.

Mickelson, 48, turned pro in 1992 and ranks ninth all-time with 43 PGA Tour wins; he’s won five majors, including three memorable victories at Augusta National. Golf fans have been treated to the Tiger and Phil grouping 37 times on the PGA Tour, with Woods holding a slight edge at 18-15-4.

Actor Liev Schreiber narrates.