Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are in negotiations to play a winner-take-all match for $10 million, according to a report Friday by Golf.com.
There have been murmurs of some sort of exhibition between the two golfers going back to the Players Championship in May, when they were grouped for the first two rounds and Mickelson suggested they skip “the ancillary stuff of a tournament and just go head-to-head and just have kind of a high-stakes, winner-take-all match.”
EXCLUSIVE: Tiger and Phil are planning a match-play showdown for a staggering amount of money. (Story by @AlanShipnuck)https://t.co/odiTaBMhYV pic.twitter.com/ZttyQSSzXa
— GOLF.com (@GOLF_com) July 6, 2018
When presented later with the idea, Woods didn’t shoot it down.
“I’m definitely not against that,” he said then. “We’ll play for whatever makes him uncomfortable.”
Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, declined to comment Friday on the report. Mickelson’s agent, Steve Loy, could not be reached. I’d watch this all day. Hope it pans out.
Dropped this morning: Tiger. Phil. $10 million, winner-take-all. Read all about it: https://t.co/dVBe04817y https://t.co/EhrBzde1Ks
— Alan Shipnuck (@AlanShipnuck) July 6, 2018