Phil Mickelson defeated fellow American Tiger Woods in a one off matchplay event on the 22nd hole, taking home $9 million in the process, the BBC report.

The event, which was labelled as ‘The Match’, was broadcasted on pay-per-view in America and split opinion between both fellow professionals and fans.

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Both players were short of their best form from the beginning, however, when the event looked to be over, Woods produced a sublime chip-in which won him the 17th hole and took the showdown into a playoff.

After three playoff holes couldn’t separate them, Mickelson eventually came out on top after sinking a four-foot-putt on the 22nd hole in Las Vegas.

Mickelson also came out victorious in a number of side bets with Woods during the round, despite finding himself $200,000 down after a missed putt at the first.

Despite some fellow professionals and fans finding the event pointless, claiming it only makes two of the richest players in the history of the game even richer, it certainly had people talking.