Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are apparently set to face off against each other in an 18-hole match in Las Vegas over Thanksgiving weekend.
Per an ESPN report, the two golfers have gotten closer to finalizing all of the details of their made-for-TV match which has been in the cards since May, when Phil Mickelson suggested he and Woods square off in a one-on-one match. The date appears to be either Friday, Nov. 23 or Saturday, Nov. 24. The event would compete with the college football slate that weekend.
Las Vegas is the natural destination for such a high-stakes match, given both players' propensity for the town and that Woods' foundation uses Shadow Creek as host course for their annual Tiger Jam weekend of golf, poker and concerts in Sin City.
It's unclear what the purse for the match would be, though Golf.com has reported a $10 million total. It's also unclear if the players themselves would be putting up their own money or if a sponsor would be footing the bill. Woods said he would want to play for an amount that makes Phil "uncomfortable." However, if that amount is really someone else's money, how uncomfortable could a couple of guys with a combined net worth of almost $2 billion be?
It's to be assumed there's some kind of charitable component to the match.
Other information around potential fan ticketing and events around the match would presumably be announced when details are finalized.