Mickelson breaks silence on rumours of $10m match with Tiger

Tiger Woods And Phil Mickelson

It’s happening. It’s really happening.

Phil Mickelson has confirmed that he and Tiger Woods are in discussions to square-off in a winners-takes-all $10m match.

Last week, golf.com reported that the two long-time rivals – who have a combined 19 major championship victories and 122 PGA Tour titles – were set to face off against one another in a money-spinning exhibition match on July 3 in Las Vegas.

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That failed to materialise when the various television, marketing and financial details could not be worked out in time. However, the golf.com report quoted Mickelson as saying: “We're working on a different date.”

Phil And Tiger

He added: “As we've developed a good relationship, we've started to collaborate on some other things that have allowed us to achieve things that we couldn't do on our own. Like this match. I couldn't do it on my own. He couldn't do it on his own. But together, we're [trying] to create something pretty special.”

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Met by reporters yesterday after his third round at The Greenbrier, Mickelson confirmed that the match is in the works.

“The [golf.com] report was accurate but I don’t know what else to say,” said the 48-year-old. “I’m sure as soon as we know more, we’ll fill you in. But right now, I don’t have much more to add to it.”

Tiger and Phil's $10m match... your thoughts

What do you make of the reports that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are set to face off in a multi-million dollar, winner-takes-all match? Where would you like to see it played? Will you tune in? Leave your thoughts in our Comments section below.

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