The beautiful, enigmatic course is somewhat of an oasis 15 miles from downtown Las Vegas, only usually open to those who stay at an MGM property in Las Vegas.
No fans are permitted to be in attendance at the exclusive course, which will make for a peculiar atmosphere.
Alongside the broadcasters, there is expected to be a small contingent of family and close friends, however.
On Woods‘ side, one of those in attendance may be his girlfriend Erica Herman.
Herman worked in the restaurant business and it is presumed the pair met through Tiger’s restaurant in his hometown of Jupiter, where Herman was the boss.
The couple were first publicly spotted together in October 2017 at the Presidents Cup, hugging on the course.
They then announced their relationship one month later, and Herman has been present on the course to support her partner many a time since.
Herman, 33, was the first person Woods, 42, approached after his win at the Tour Championship this September.
It was Woods’ first Tour victory for five years and thousands of fans followed the iconic golfer across the East Lake Golf Course on his resurgent trail.
After securing his iconic victory, Woods embraced Herman among the swarms around him.
The couple said “I love you” to each other as Woods headed to the clubhouse.
Their relationship has remained very private in contrast to some of Woods’ past relationships.
It is unlikely that Woods will emulate his beeline for Herman should he win this evening, with the Nike athlete in jovial mood ahead of his match-up with Mickelson.
Both players will be mic’d up during their round, and when Woods was asked whether he will engage in mental warfare, the golf legend replied perfectly.
“I’ve been in Phil’s head for 20 years,” quipped Woods on NBA on TNT.