Two of the world’s most legendary golfers, Tiger Woods
and Phil Mickelson
have confirmed they will go head-to-head in a winner takes all match this November in Las Vegas.
When the two golfers were paired up during the first two rounds of The Players Championship in May, Mickelson told reporters, “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-stake, winner-take-all match.”
Woods response was classic, stating, “I’m definitely not against that. We’ll play for whatever makes him uncomfortable.”
It looks like the “uncomfortable” number for Mickelson is $9 million, with multiple media sources reporting that the match will take place either the 23rd or 24th November (Thanksgiving weekend in the U.S.) at Shadow Creek Golf Course. It was also confirmed late last night that Turner Sports has secured the rights to the battle and will be broadcasting it as a pay-per-view event via their on-demand platforms.
Yesterday’s confirmation of the showdown wasn’t the only news making headlines, as Mickelson finally joined the world of Twitter just in time to help with the hype for “The Match.”