Mickelson says $10M match with Woods in the works

Ruben Hill
July 9, 2018

And now, they're planning a live-television, winner-take-all match-play face-off. The $10 million pot for this gimmick represents extremely high stakes.

Golf legends Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are reportedly negotiating a $10 million winner-take-all match, according to Golf magazine. "We'll play for whatever makes him uncomfortable", he said.

Plans to stage the made-for-television event on July 3 in Las Vegas fell through, according to the report, but representatives for 14-time major champion Woods and five-time major victor Mickelson remain committed to making it happen.

"We're working on a different date", Mickelson told Golf.com Thursday. "I thought it was done for the third but obviously it wasn't".

Both Woods (tied for 32nd) and Mickelson (t-36) were around for the final day of the Masters, however, and the final round drew a 7.9 rating and 13 million viewers, up 16 percent and 18 percent, respectively, from the year before. Considering these are two of the tour's most notorious trash talkers and they are playing for an astounding amount of money, expect some heated reactions. Coming to a TV near you. soon.

"We're at the tail end of our careers [and] we both know that". It's these little nuances that would take the head-to-head match to the next level.

Both Mickelson, 48, and Woods, 42, have found their games again after some struggles in the past few years.

Woods' reps, meanwhile, declined comment. He recently finished tied for fourth at the Quicken Loans National. "And then on top of that, when you guys all saw how I was chipping so poorly, my nerve and my back was not going very good, and I was flinching a lot, and he offered numerous times to help me out with technique and just talk about philosophy".

Mickelson and Woods have been battling each other on the PGA Tour for years, but only recently have they been open about their appreciation for each other as competitors and friends.

As we daydream about this match actually happening, it's time for a refresher course on what these two have accomplished. This could be the ultimate bragging right.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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