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Event pairing Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson set for Thanksgiving weekend

Event pairing Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson set for Thanksgiving weekend

Previous reports touted a $10 million winner's payout, although the purse is reportedly still being determined.

Woods replied, "I'm definitely not against that".

Sports Illustrated reported that the match would likely be broadcast on pay-per-view television and, according to Mickelson, both players would be willing to wear microphones during the event.

"Like this match. I couldn't do it on my own. But together, we're [trying] to create something pretty special".

Mickelson now sits in 10th place of the Ryder Cup standings while Woods is 20th. Their relationship was frosty in their early years on the PGA Tour but has thawed as they have gotten older, partially because of their involvement in the United States teams for the Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup.

Between them, the two Americans have won 19 major championships - Woods with 14 to Mickelson's five.

"It's a ridiculous amount of money", Mickelson told Golf.com last month about the potential match.

Mickelson said he was drawn to the idea of bypassing "all the ancillary stuff of a tournament and just go head-to-head and just have kind of a high-stake, winner-take-all match", the Post noted. Mickleson saying, "Now, I don't know if he wants a piece of me, but I just think it would be something that would be really fun". "We'll play for whatever makes him uncomfortable".

"I would hope for a sponsor", he said with a smile.

At Carnoustie, Masters champion Patrick Reed said it would be even more interesting if the prize money on offer was being put up by the contestants themselves.