Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are reportedly negotiating a winner-take-all match for $10 million, according to a report from Golf.com.
“I’m definitely not against that,” Woods said back in May (h/t ESPN). “We’ll play for whatever makes him uncomfortable.”
The original date for the match was to be for July 3rd and was to take place in Las Vegas, which is also known to host some of the very best in poker streamers and players.
“We’re working on a different date,” Mickelson said. “I thought it was done for the third, but obviously it wasn’t.”
“It’s a ridiculous amount of money,” Mickelson said. “No matter how much money you have, this amount will take both of us out of our comfort zone.”
Woods and Mickelson have had a storied rivalry throughout their respective careers.
“Phil and I have a great banter,” Woods said at the Players Championship in May. “We give each other the needle, we always have. But I think our relationship has certainly gotten a lot closer with me being a vice captain the last couple teams and sitting there and having very lengthy conversations with him about things, not just the pairings but just things in general.
“When I was trying to deal with the nerve [pain] in my back and trying to come back and play and I wasn’t very good, he always texted me some very encouraging words. And then on top of that, when you guys all saw how I was chipping so poorly, my nerve and my back was not going very good, and I was flinching a lot, and he offered numerous times to help me out with technique and just talk about philosophy.”
Mickelson said that he is hopeful that this will lead to more exhibitions between the two players.