Timing is everything. Unfortunately, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have chosen to have their much hoped for head to head battle at a tournament that’s a dozen times zones away from home. Tiger and Phil are separated by a mere two strokes as they go into the last round of the WGC-HSBC Championship in Shanghai, China. It could be the shootout that golf fans wish for every time the two of them tee it up in the same tournament. They will be joined by Nick Watney in the final group who is tied with Woods for second place when they tee off at 9:35pm Eastern Standard Time.
Phil put the hammer down on the back nine when he birdied three of the last five holes to grab his lead. Woods could only manage a mediocre back nine of par and it cost him his lead. Watney eagled his last hole to sneak into the tie with Woods.
It’s great for Asian golf that the best players in the world will stage a head to head showdown on its biggest stage. However, with the time difference of thirteen hours it presents a challenge for golf fans around the world. So golf fans, here’s the plan: get the chores done early and take a little nap in the evening so you’ll be ready to watch Woods and Mickelson fight it out on the Golf Channel at 10:00pm EST. It should finish up around 3:00am, I am setting my DVR, I know I’ll pass out somewhere on the back nine. Enjoy!