Published: Mon, July 09, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Woods, Mickelson reportedly trying to arrange 'superfight' of golf

Woods, Mickelson reportedly trying to arrange 'superfight' of golf

Mickelson, who is contesting the Greenbrier Classic this week, told Golf.com that the original plan was to play the match in Las Vegas on July 3, but that all the details could not be arranged in time.

A potential matchup nearly happened July 3rd at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, but both made a decision to set the match for a different date to better prepare for to play for the ridiculous amount.

Mickelson added of the stakes: "It's a ridiculous amount of money".

Rivalry between Woods, 42, and Mickelson, 48, dates back to their early days, "when Woods was an intriguing amateur prospect and Mickelson a hot shot young pro being billed as the next Nicklaus", Golf reported.

Mickelson was part of the last of the series of matches in 2005 when he and Retief Goosen beat Woods and John Daly at The Bridges in California.

The two best-golfing legends of our generation could hit the course to play a mano a mano winner-take-all match.

Mickelson said he and Woods hope to play a couple of exhibitions a year worldwide, potentially joining forces to face global rivals such as Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter.

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"A "$10 million winner-take-all, 18-hole death match" is how it's being billed by Golf.com, and it's got the sport's two highest-profile "frenemies" vying for the kitty.

It's unclear whether the players would stump up the money, or whether it would come from corporate sponsors, and whether it would go toward charities, but Mickelson added: "No matter how much money you have, this amount will take both of us out of our comfort zone".

"Nobody respects and appreciates what he's done for the game more because nobody's benefited from what he's done for the game of golf more than I have, " Mickelson said of Woods at the Masters.

"We both like to talk smack, and we both have fun with what we're doing".

"Whether it's 14 majors, 79 wins, however many players of the year awards, the whole deal, he owns all the trump cards". He owns all the trump cards.

Mickelson, at least, has publicly said that they have "turned the corner" in their relationship.

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