Woods Mickelson Match to Feature In-Play Gambling Stats
The pay-per-view match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will likely be an in-play betting dream in states where sports betting is legal, and Turner Sports knows it.
The network, which is producer of the broadcast, announced it will feature “first-of-its-kind integrations centered on predictive data.”
According to a press release, the broadcast will include real-time, hole-by-hole statistics that will be displayed on screen to forecast the probability of certain outcomes during the match. The data is based on a model and algorithm that combines ShotLink Intelligence with characteristics of the Shadow Creek golf course to calculate the likelihood of various scenarios to occur.
After a hole has concluded, the broadcast will integrate a proprietary data stream provided by the MGM Resorts Race & Sports Books—in association with the MGM/GVC Interactive Gaming Joint Venture—to deliver odds, money line and other information associated with the golfers’ performance.
Also, Woods and Mickelson will make side challenges against one another during the live competition, the network said. Money from these challenged will be donated to the winning golfer’s charity of choice.
Along with the betting information, Turner announced it will include new camera angles through the use of drones and Virtual Eye real-time golf animations
The Tiger vs. Phil match will take place at noon PT/3 p.m. ET on Friday, November 23 at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas.