Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson head-to-head golf event set for Thanksgiving weekend

Tanya Simon
August 5, 2018

A one-on-one golf showdown between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will reportedly take place around the Thanksgiving holiday at a Las Vegas course.

No purse has been announced, but previous reports say there will be $10 million at stake. In the piece, Mickelson said, 'It's a ridiculous amount of money.

Sports Illustrated reported that the match would likely be broadcast on pay-per-view television and, according to Mickelson, both players would be willing to wear microphones during the event. "No matter how much money you have, this amount will take both of us out of our comfort zone" Mickelson said.

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.

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By the time that part of the speech ended, almost everyone in attendance was on their feet as you can see below. Missing the Hall of Fame's other seven inductees and all the pageantry of Canton was no loss for Davis.

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. They have also played many practice rounds together this year, including one on Wednesday at Firestone. "And the fact that this isn't an official tournament, that it's just a head-to-head match, you'll hear some of the little nuances, some of the little things that you don't normally pick up".

Both Woods, 42, and Mickelson, 48, are on the U.S. Ryder Cup selection committee and in the running to play in the event September 28-30 in France.

Mickelson now sits in 10th place of the Ryder Cup standings while Woods is 20th.

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