'Winner-take-all' match between Tiger and Phil reportedly set for November

Arnold Nichols
August 5, 2018

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are set to go head-to-head in a massive $10,000,000 showdown.

ESPN's Mike Greenberg said on Thursday morning that sources had told him the match would take place over Thanksgiving weekend at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas on either Friday, November 23 or Saturday, November 24. The purse is still being determined, but it has been reported previously as a $10 million payout.

Woods and Mickelson could iron out the rest of the details this weekend, as both are competing at the 2018 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, which begins Thursday at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Woods last triumph came in the 2008 US Open while Mickelson won The Open in 2013. Neither player needs the money, but both are fierce competitors and with Woods back in form he deserves the favourite tag, " said sportsbet.com.au's Will Byrne. Woods, 42, and Mickelson, 48, are the top two active earners on the PGA Tour (Woods with over $112 million, Mickelson with over $87 million), and those figures don't include endorsement deals. "We both like to talk smack, and we both have fun with what we're doing".

It's been well documented that these two icons of the game haven't always had a good relationship, but both have conceded they became closer at Ryder Cups over the years as they both moved in to different stages of their careers.

"It's not there yet, but certainly we are working on it and trying to make it happen".

Many thought Mickelson and Woods were just joking, until both players confirmed they were in talks with TV channels and sponsors - and the much talked about event nearly happened last month.

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