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Bleacher Report Appears To Be Allowing Viewers To Watch Tiger vs. Phil For Free

Tiger Woods taking his hat off.

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 06: Tiger Woods of the United States looks on from the 18th hole during the second round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 6, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

On Friday afternoon, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson took the course at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas for a $9 million showdown. The two teed off just around 3:00 p.m. ET in what was supposed to be a pay-per-view event broadcast by Bleacher Report and Turner Sports.

While those watching at home on their TV's were forced to pay a fee to watch - if they watch via Pay-Per-view - those watching on Bleacher Report Live escaped without playing to watch.

In what seemed like an error or some other network mistake, viewers watching on Bleacher Report Live were able to watch the event without paying the $19.99 the event was supposed to cost. As it turns out, it was a choice by the network to allow viewers to watch for free.

ESPN's Darren Rovell revealed the decision by Turner.

It's an interesting decision. Those who already paid for the event can't be happy as the event is laid out in front of the masses for free.

Tiger and Phil are tied after 11 holes.