The much-anticipated made-for-television, $10 million winner-take-all one-on-one match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson has a date and location nailed down, Mickelson confirmed on Thursday at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.
The weekend following Thanksgiving, either Nov. 23 or 24, will be the date and the venue will be Shadow Creek Golf Course in North Las Vegas.
Done deal ?
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“We’ll have more shortly. As we firm up more and more details, we’ll let everybody know,” Mickelson said following a first-round 4-under par 66. “Right now we just know that it’s going to be Thanksgiving weekend for sure.”
As has been the case since the story was broken by Golf.com last month, Mickelson has handled much of the press duties while Tiger seems happy enough to let him do so.
“I have nothing further to add to it,” Woods said. “We haven’t signed anything, nothing’s confirmed.”
The match, which portends to be the beginning of the next stage of Woods’ and Mickelson’s shared business ventures that would see them play multiple exhibitions, would include mic’d up competitors and likely large prize purses.
“You will hear a lot of the comments that you don’t hear on regular TV,” Mickelson said. “We both like to talk smack, and we both have fun with what we’re doing. And the fact that this isn’t an official tournament, that it’s just a head-to-head match, you’ll hear some of the little nuances, some of the little things that you don’t normally pick up.”
Mark your calendars. It seems like this thing is actually going to happen.