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Report: Woods, Mickelson Discussing High-Stakes Match in Primetime

According to a report by golf.com, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are in negotiations to compete in a primetime match for $10 million.

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Rumors of a high-stakes match started to bubble following the PLAYERS Championship in May, when the two legends were paired together in the opening rounds at TPC Sawgrass.

Despite historic careers that paralleled one another, the two stars have famously never had a close relationship. So as the media seemingly analyzed and dissected every swing, and even the body language, of the two legends in those early rounds, Mickelson joked, “Why don’t we just bypass all the ancillary stuff of a tournament and just go head-to-head and have kind of a high-stakes, winner-take-all match. Now I don’t know if he wants a piece of me, but I think it would be something that would be really fun for us to do.”

When told about Mickelson’s comments, Woods replied, “I’m definitely not against that. We’ll play for whatever makes him uncomfortable.”

Jeff Smith

Jeff is a writer and content producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is working on a book, documenting the 2017 and 2018 seasons on the major golf tours.

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