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

Laura Rutledge thinks it will be good for golf that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are competing against each other in a one-on-one match

Laura Rutledge thinks it will be good for golf that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are competing against each other in a one-on-one match

Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 18th during the final round of The Open Championship golf tournament at Carnoustie Golf Links. 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.

The proposed $10 million (€8.6m) winner-takes-all-match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson is set to take place in November, according to a report by ESPN.

Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods shaking hands at the Players Championship in May will play in a winner-take-all tournament scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend

Woods, of course, is also playing in the upcoming WCG Invitational at Bridgestone over the weekend, as he looks to top his second-place finish at Valspar earlier this year. It is not clear if the two will put up their own money in the challenge.

"It's a ridiculous amount of money", Phil told Golf.com about the money they were discussing last month.

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"You will hear a lot of the comments that you don't hear on regular TV", Mickelson said. "No matter how much money you have, this amount will take both of us out of our comfort zone".

The possibility of a contest between the former Ryder Cup team-mates has been mooted since the Players Championship in May, when they played the first two rounds at Sawgrass in the same group. "We both like to talk smack, and we both have fun with what we're doing". While Mickelson now sits at 10th in the team standings, according to ESPN. 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.

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