"As soon as it is, then we'll let you guys know".
"It's a ridiculous amount of money". He couldn't do it on his own.
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. A sometimes-contentious relationship between Woods and Mickelson has thawed in recent years.
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The possibility of a contest between the former Ryder Cup team-mates has been mooted since the Players Championship in May, when they played the first two rounds at Sawgrass in the same group. Woods, 42, and Mickelson, 48, are the top two active earners on the PGA Tour (Woods with over $112 million, Mickelson with over $87 million), and those figures don't include endorsement deals.
"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", Mickelson said in May. "We both like to talk smack, and we both have fun with what we're doing".
Told about the idea later, Woods said: "I'm definitely not against that".
Woods has won more than $111 million in prize money on the PGA Tour alone in his career, while Mickelson has banked over $87 million on the United States circuit.