HBO Sports’ groundbreaking “24/7” reality franchise, which has captured 18 Sports Emmy® Awards for production excellence, will spotlight professional golf for the first time when 24/7 THE MATCH: TIGER VS. PHIL debuts TUESDAY, NOV. 13 (10:00-10:45 p.m. ET/PT), it was announced today by Peter Nelson, executive vice president, HBO Sports. 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 for a live pay-per-view event at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas on Friday, Nov. 23 at 3:00 p.m. (ET)/noon (PT).
The HBO show will also be available on HBO On Demand, HBO NOW, HBO GO and partners’ streaming platforms.
The PPV event “Capital One’s The Match: Tiger vs. Phil” is produced by Turner Sports and distributed through Turner’s B/R Live, DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse, among other TV providers.
For years, the two biggest attractions in pro golf have flirted with the idea of a high-stakes, winner-takes-all match. 24/7 THE MATCH: TIGER VS. PHIL will go inside the ropes before “Capital One’s The Match: Tiger vs. Phil,” offering an all-encompassing look at the careers of these two superstars and their roads to this head-to-head competition.
24/7 THE MATCH: TIGER VS. PHIL will feature exclusive access to both golfers as they prepare for the showdown, 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, Tiger Woods has been a force of nature on the links, revolutionizing the sport with a fierce competitive streak never seen before. A trailblazer who crushed barriers and stereotypes, Woods, 42, has amassed 14 major wins, second only to Jack Nicklaus’ 18, and is two PGA Tour wins away from becoming the winningest golfer in history. His recent win at the Tour Championship electrified sports fans worldwide and underscored Tiger’s return to championship mode.
Phil 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.
Among the most-honored sports series on TV, 24/7 was called “a masterfully entertaining reality show” by ESPN The Magazine, while Newsday.com observed, “HBO’s ‘24/7’ series is the best sports program on television. Bar none.”
The executive producers of 24/7 THE MATCH: TIGER VS. PHIL are Peter Nelson and Rick Bernstein; senior producer, Bentley Weiner; writer, Aaron Cohen. Liev Schreiber narrates.