'Winner-take-all' match between Tiger and Phil reportedly set for November

  • 'Winner-take-all' match between Tiger and Phil reportedly set for November

'Winner-take-all' match between Tiger and Phil reportedly set for November

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

Mickelson and Woods are playing this week in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Championship South Course in Akron, Ohio. Although Woods wouldn't confirm it, Mickelson did, so golf fans are excited about the prospect of watching two men that dominated the 2000s square off one-on-one for a $10 million purse.

Instead, the new date is set for November 23 or 24, as Greenberg reported Thursday morning.

"It's a ridiculous amount of money".

Woods, 42, and Mickelson, 48, are the top two active earners on the PGA Tour (Woods with over $112 million, Mickelson with over $87 million), and those figures don't include endorsement deals.

Both are also involved in the committee for this year's Ryder Cup, with Woods already named to be coach Jim Furyk's vice-captain.

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

Mickelson now sits in 10th place of the Ryder Cup standings while Woods is 20th. The two played a practice round together Wednesday at Firestone, per ESPN.

"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?" he said. "We both like to talk smack, and we both have fun with what we're doing. We'll play for whatever makes him uncomfortable", he said.

Next week they will be in action in the PGA Championship at Bellerive in Missouri with Woods vice-captain under Jim Furyk for the Ryder Cup in Paris on 28-30 September, and Mickelson now 10th in the USA team standings.