Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson Doing $10 Million Matchplay Will Be Awesome

Tiger Woods is Having a Profound Effect on TV Ratings

Tiger Woods is Having a Profound Effect on TV Ratings

An opportunity to dive into the round with two legends is something not regularly afforded a normal PGA Tour viewer.

As for whether or not winning $10 million is ultimately a big deal for either golfer, Mickelson seems to feel like a lot of money is still a lot of money, no matter how much you have in the bank.

In a press conference ahead of the Players, renowned gambling fan Mickelson called out Woods for a big-money match. "I thought it was done for the 3, but obviously it wasn't". Mickelson also says that he'd like these kinds of match-ups against Woods to turn into an ongoing thing, a bit like a late-career traveling Vegas tour where the two aging stars play some golf, jab each other, and share stories along the way.

According to a report from Golf.com, Mickelson floated the idea of playing a "high-stakes, winner-take-all match" to Woods when they were paired together at the Players Championship.

Now there's reportedly a good chance that we could be treated to a match play event where those two players could sort out their rivalry face-to-face.

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Woods' camp has yet to speak about the proposed match and did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment. "We both like to talk smack, and we both have fun with what we're doing", Mickelson said. "He's 47 and I'm 42, and we have had a great 20-year battle, hopefully we'll have a few more".

Woods ranks 16th on the 2018 Forbes magazine list of the world's top moneymaker athletes with $43.3 million, topping all golfers, with Mickelson six spots lower overall and second among golfers at $41.3 million. Both players will be competing at The Open Championship in two weeks' time.

According to Shipnuck, the chilly relationship between the two legends began to defrost after Team USA's loss at the Ryder Cup in 2014, when Mickelson blasted US captain Tom Watson and the PGA of America.

The first seeds of a possible one-on-one match between the two were planted at the Masters in April, when they joined forces to play a practice round. This could be the ultimate bragging right.

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