The unique one-on-one heads up Thanksgiving matchup between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson is now officially confirmed.
Grab your popcorn, everybody. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have officially confirmed their one-on-one matchup to be played Thanksgiving weekend out in Las Vegas at Shadow Creek Golf Club, per ESPN Mike Greenberg.
Two of the all-time greats will be battling head-to-head for a measly reward of $10 million dollars. No big deal …
This matchup was discussed back in early July but kind of went silent for the next month. Both golfers are participating in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational and played a practice round together on Wednesday. Four hours together on a golf course … that’s a long time to talk about details and what this shindig will have to offer.
Before the first round of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, the match was confirmed.
Tiger and Phil have been dominating the game of golf for the last 20 years. With Tiger’s power and Phil’s finesse, they certainly know how to win tournaments and entertain the gallery week in and week out.
Even though they are on the back nine of their careers, they can still compete with these young guns that have taken over the PGA Tour and 2018 has been nothing but successful for the both of these superstars.
In Tiger’s comeback, no one thought he would have the season he is currently having. Tiger has posted four top 10 finishes in 2018, most recently a T6 at the Open Championship. Tiger is getting closer and closer to getting back in the winner’s circle and has proven to everyone out there he’s still got it.
Phil is having one of his best seasons in quite a while as well. After capturing the WGC Mexico Championship back in March and adding six top ten finishes on the year, “lefty” has put himself ninth in the Fed Ex Cup standings, making him in clear contention to make the Tour Championship and compete for the Fed Ex Cup.
The golfing world will be at the edge of their seats come Thanksgiving weekend watching these two compete. The veterans will surely look to put on a show yet also compete for that grand prize of $10 million. And who knows, if this match is successful, maybe we will see more of these heads-up matches in the near future.
I personally would like to see 2016 Ryder Cup match-up between a couple fellas named Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed.