Woods and Mickelson set for $10m head-to-head clash


The Thanksgiving weekend event will be on either Friday, Nov. 23 or Saturday, Nov. 24, according to the report.

Nobody goes to Las Vegas searching for authenticity, and there will be precious little of it should Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson's $10 million duel in the desert go ahead this November.

The match was first slated for early July, before falling through.

The Ryder Cup is September 28-30, and any match that takes place between Woods and Mickelson would not occur prior to then. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have previously said they want to play for an "uncomfortable" amount money and it sounds like it will happen in November. He couldn't do it on his own. Woods tees off at 10:20 a.m. Thursday on tee No. 10, while Mickelson tees off at 2 p.m. on tee No. 1. 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.They have also played many practice rounds together this year, including one on Wednesday at Firestone.

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"I just think it would be something that would be really fun for us to do, and I think there would be a lot of interest in it if we just went straight to the final round", he said.

"The excitement that's been going on around here, it gets me thinking: Why don't we just bypass all the ancillary stuff of a tournament and just go head-to-head and just have kind of a high-stakes, winner-take-all match?", he said then.

Woods responded: "I'm definitely not against that".

While the winner's purse still has not been finalized, previous reports on the much-anticipated match put the prize at $10 million.