The $10 million Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson showdown has a date

Phil Mickelson

Big Cat vs. Lefty will take place in Las Vegas.

Rumours of a made-for-TV match have abounded since Woods and Mickelson shared a practice round at the Masters in April, something the old foes repeated before this week's WGC Bridgestone Invitational. Woods has done seemingly everything except win to this point in 2018.

Tiger Woods (left) and Phil Mickelson will compete for $10 million this Thanksgiving. Bell and Porter talked about some of the finer points of the event, and also talked about the potential for more one-on-one matchups in the future.

"It's a ridiculous amount of money", Mickelson, who has a net worth of $375 million, told Golf.com last month. "No matter how much money you have, this amount will take both of us out of our comfort zone", Mickelson has said when asked if the match would take place.

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

The possibility of a contest between the former Ryder Cup team-mates has been mooted since the Players Championship in May, when they played the first two rounds at Sawgrass in the same group.

"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.

Mickelson is attempting to play his way onto the US Ryder Cup team which will be named after next week's PGA Championship in what will be his 12th appearance. "We'll play for whatever makes him uncomfortable".

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