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Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson Planning $10 Million Match-Play Event

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson Planning $10 Million Match-Play Event

In a lengthy report on GOLF.com, writer Alan Shipnuck says the made for television match was due to be staged early this week but TV and corporate support couldn't be finalised in time.

There's no date yet for the dream match, but Golf reports it's likely to take place at the Shadow Creek course in Las Vegas and will be televised in a prime-time special.

That didn't get off the ground, obviously, but Mickelson said this week that they're still working on it.

The final round of last weekend's Quicken Loans National (in which Woods but not Mickelson played) drew a 2.3 rating and 3.6 million viewers.

Mickelson, six years older than Woods at 48, confirmed their respective managers are working together to get what would be one of the greatest head-to-head matches in a very long time back on the calendar.

The first seeds of a possible one-on-one match between the two were planted at the Masters in April, when they joined forces to play a practice round.

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Mickelson said he and Woods hope to play a couple of exhibitions a year worldwide, potentially joining forces to face global rivals such as Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter.

"I look at the cover of the newspaper and the pairing is on there and 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-stake, victor take all match, '" Mickelson said. "We'll play for whatever makes him uncomfortable".

Woods' camp has yet to speak about the proposed match and did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment.

"We're at the tail end of our careers [and] we both know that. No matter how much money you have, this amount will take both of us out of our comfort zone".

Whenever it takes place, the matchup between Woods (79 PGA Tour victories) and Mickelson (43 PGA Tour victories) should be a good 'un.

Mickelson, at least, has publicly said that they have "turned the corner" in their relationship.