Cable and satellite providers, in addition to Bleacher Report, will be issuing credits or refunds to anyone who paid to watch the Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson Match on their platforms.
Bleacher Report opted to make the free for all viewers on the B/R Live site during the pay-per-view event, won by Mickelson, after the purchasing mechanism broke down early during play Friday.
Bleacher Report is refunding the purchase price. Cable carrier Comcast first announced it will be issuing credits to those subscribers who paid to watch the 22-hole showdown. The retail price was $19.99.
“Comcast will proactively issue a $19.99 credit to any Xfinity TV customer who purchased ‘The Match’ pay-per-view event. We hope Turner and Bleacher Report will do the same given that the event was made available by them for free on The Bleacher Report website,” Comcast said in a statement late Friday.
Charter Spectrum, Bleacher Report DISH, Sling TV and AT&T, which owns DirectTV, followed suit and will also be providing refunds.
“Since Turner streamed the event for free at the last minute due to technical issues, we are happy to do the right thing for our customers,” DISH spokesman John Hall said.