Published: Sun, August 05, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson match set for Thanksgiving

Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson match set for Thanksgiving

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".

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.

ESPN have reported today that the event will take place at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas on Friday 23 November or Saturday 24 November. In the piece, Mickelson said, 'It's a ridiculous amount of money.

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Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will reportedly face-off in a dream match.

Porter also talked about the possibility of Woods clearing that last hurdle of winning an event at Bridgestone this weekend.

The two star golfers have had a contentious relationship during their careers, though they have been brought together recently due to a variety of factors including on-course struggles and appearances representing the United States at the Ryder Cup.

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They stunned the world of golf by joining each other for a practice round at the Masters in April, and were paired for the first two rounds of the Players in May.

Mickelson, 48, won the WGC-Mexico Championship in March, marking his first PGA Tour win in five years.

"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", Mickelson said in May.

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"It's not there yet, but certainly we are working on it and trying to make it happen".

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