OK, we’ll excuse anybody who admits to being slightly annoyed by the lead-up to the Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson match to take place on the Friday after Thanksgiving – the same time as the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne.

The mountain of publicity that has continued to pile up over the past month or so might be exhausting to some, but to anybody who is pumped up about this $9-million clash between two of the greatest golfers who have ever lived, the excitement level continues to build and build.

The next element to this is an announced preview of the event, 24/7 The Match: Tiger vs Phil, which will debut on November 13 on HBO. A trailer for the event was released on Monday, and though we’ll concede that it’s slightly over the top, it’s also kind of hilarious. If this 30-second trailer is any indication, the back-and-forth banter between Tiger and Phil will be strong.

We learned last week that the pay-per-view event will cost Americans $19.99 to watch, with only VIPs to be in the crowd watching the made-for-TV event at Shadow Creek. And we also know that Tiger and Phil will be mic’d up the entire time, with the potential for random side bets to happen – closest to the pins, longest drives, etc.

Just last week Mickelson let slip that wagers with Tiger could hit $50,000 per hole!