With Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson slated to face off head-to-head over Thanksgiving weekend, a lot of golf fans are getting a dream showdown. The purse has yet to be finalized, per Greenberg, but previously was reported to be $10 million.
Rumors of a winner-takes-all match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson almost came true last month, reportedly, but plans fell through.
Mickelson is now competing at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone in Akron, Ohio where he fired an opening round of 4-under par 66. Woods last triumph came in the 2008 US Open while Mickelson won The Open in 2013.More news: Person taunts bison in Yellowstone National Park
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.
Mickelson said at the Players Championship in May that a $10 million prize would be enough to put both players "out of our comfort zone". 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".
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. Mickelson is expected to play in his 12th consecutive Ryder Cup this year, while Woods has already been named a vice captain and hopes to receive an at-large selection from captain Jim Furyk. "We'll play for whatever makes him uncomfortable", he said.