Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson agree $10 million showdown

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson agree $10 million showdown

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson agree $10 million showdown

Rumblings of a Woods-Mickelson showdown surfaced a few weeks ago, with Mickelson telling Golf.com's Alan Shipnuck the event almost took place July 3 in Vegas.

According to ESPN's Mike Greenberg, who cited unidentified sources, the event will be Friday or Saturday, Nov. 23 or 24, at at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas.

Last month, Golf.com reported that the two sides were in negotiations for a "winner take all" match.

Mickelson and Woods both opened the tournament at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio with four-under rounds of 66 to hold a share of 14th, four strokes back from leader Ian Poulter.

"It's a ridiculous amount of money", he said.

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".

"We are still working on it", Woods said.

Their relationship, frosty in their primes, has thawed in recent years as age and life experiences have brought them closer.

Woods and Mickelson drew lots of attention when they played a practice round together at Augusta National before the Masters in April.

"Leftie" has 43 wins on the PGA tour, including five majors. 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".

Many thought Mickelson and Woods were just joking, until both players confirmed they were in talks with TV channels and sponsors - and the much talked about event nearly happened last month.

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

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