Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson agree $10 million showdown


Although Woods wouldn't confirm it, Mickelson did, so golf fans are excited about the prospect of watching two men that dominated the 2000s square off one-on-one for a $10 million purse.

Both Woods and Mickelson agreed to be miked up, creating a television experience that viewers do not get normally.

Sources told ESPN that the match will take place on November 23 or November 24 at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas.

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Tiger Woods (left) and Phil Mickelson will compete for $10 million this Thanksgiving. It is not clear if the two will put up their own money in the challenge.

The news comes just a month after Golf.com's Alan Shipnuck reported that plans for a match between the two golf legends had fallen through after a potential date had been set in July. "No matter how much money you have, this amount will take both of us out of our comfort zone". When they were paired at the Players Championship a month later, marking the first time they'd played in the same group at any PGA Tour event in almost four years, Mickelson proposed the idea.

Mickelson, meanwhile, brought a five-year drought on the PGA circuit to an end by winning the WGC-Mexico Championship. Mickleson saying, "Now, I don't know if he wants a piece of me, but I just think it would be something that would be really fun". At times, it has been strained, though it has softened in recent years as both players became heavily involved in the U.S. Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup efforts. "We'll play for whatever makes him uncomfortable", he said.