Woods and Mickelson set for $10m head-to-head clash

Woods and Mickelson set for $10m head-to-head clash

The proposed big-money duel between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson is set to take place in Las Vegas during Thanksgiving weekend.

Rumors of a winner-takes-all match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson almost came true last month, reportedly, but plans fell through.

The two sides have been in talks for a "winner take all" match for awhile, reported last month.

Mickelson said at the Players Championship in May that a $10 million prize would be enough to put both players "out of our comfort zone".

Woods, of course, is also playing in the upcoming WCG Invitational at Bridgestone over the weekend, as he looks to top his second-place finish at Valspar earlier this year.

"It's a ridiculous amount of money", Mickelson told Shipnuck at the time.

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The duo have been rivals for much of their careers, with Mickelson a long-time number two to Woods' domination as world No.1. A sometimes-contentious relationship between Woods and Mickelson has thawed in recent years.

"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.

"I'm definitely not against that. We'll play for whatever makes him uncomfortable".

"You will hear a lot of the comments that you don't hear on regular TV", Mickelson said.

Mickelson is attempting to play his way onto the US Ryder Cup team which will be named after next week's PGA Championship in what will be his 12th appearance.