Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson Doing $10 Million Matchplay Will Be Awesome

Doug Mendoza
July 9, 2018

In a lengthy report on GOLF.com, writer Alan Shipnuck says the made for television match was due to be staged early this week but TV and corporate support couldn't be finalised in time.

Mickelson added of the stakes: "It's a ridiculous amount of money". I think there would be a lot of interest in it if we just went straight to the final round.

And also, it's for $10 million.

Woods and Mickelson, however, remain committed to making this thing happen, Golf.com reports.

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According to Shipnuck, the chilly relationship between the two legends began to defrost after Team USA's loss at the Ryder Cup in 2014, when Mickelson blasted US captain Tom Watson and the PGA of America. He ranks second all-time with 79 PGA Tour victories and 14 major championships. "No matter how much money you have, this amount will take both of us out of our comfort zone". "We'll play for whatever makes him uncomfortable".

Back at the Players, after he proposed the match, Mickelson wondered whether Woods "wants a piece of me".

"We're at the tail end of our careers [and] we both know that".

"As we've developed a good relationship, we've started to collaborate on some other things that have allowed us to achieve things that we couldn't do on our own", Mickelson added.

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