Essentially the most anticipated one-on-one showdown between two of golf’s greatest stars has a date (or a weekend no less than).
Tiger Woods will face Phil Mickelson in November at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas, ESPN’s Mike Greenberg reported Thursday. The winner-take-all match will happen on both Nov. 23 (Friday) or 24 (Saturday) of Thanksgiving weekend, and the purse is $10 million.
“It’s a ridiculous quantity of money,” Mickelson, who has a internet price of $375 million, told Golf.com last month. “Regardless of how a lot money you’ve got, this quantity will take each of us out of our consolation zone.”
The published occasion will supply a particular characteristic, as the 2 can showcase their trash-talk sport, agreeing to put on microphones through the match.
“You’ll hear plenty of the feedback that you simply don’t hear on common TV,” Mickelson stated. “We each like to speak smack, and we each have enjoyable with what we’re doing. And the truth that this isn’t an official event, that it’s only a head-to-head match, you’ll hear among the little nuances, among the little issues that you simply don’t usually decide up.”
The highest two lively earners on the PGA tour are competing on this week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational that started Thursday at Firestone. A sometimes-contentious relationship between Woods and Mickelson has thawed lately.
Mickelson at the moment sits in 10th place of the Ryder Cup standings whereas Woods is 20th. Each gamers are anticipated to be captain’s picks in the event that they fail to rank within the high eight computerized qualifying spots. Woods is a vice captain for 2018 captain Jim Furyk and is preventing for one of many 4 at-large picks.
For Woods, this will probably be a Thanksgiving to recollect, after having his Thanksgiving to overlook 9 years in the past, when he ran away from then-wife Elin Nordegren and crashed into a fireplace hydrant and tree.