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Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson match set for Thanksgiving

Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson match set for Thanksgiving

The event will be either Friday, Nov. 23 or Saturday, Nov. 24 of Thanksgiving weekend.

Woods, 42, appeared to suggest the match was likely to happen, but said: "I haven't signed anything".

Told about the idea later, Woods said: "I'm definitely not against that".

Golf.com reported last month that the two sides were in negotiations for a "winner-take-all" match in which Mickelson said, "It's a ridiculous amount of money".

Mickelson told his pre-tournament press conference that the excitement around the pairing "got him thinking" about bypassing the "ancillary stuff of a tournament and just go head-to-head and just have kind of a high-stake, winner-take-all match".

Additionally, both Woods and Mickelson have agreed to be miked up for the event.

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It's been well documented that these two icons of the game haven't always had a good relationship, but both have conceded they became closer at Ryder Cups over the years as they both moved in to different stages of their careers.

They stunned the world of golf by joining each other for a practice round at the Masters in April, and were paired for the first two rounds of the Players in May. "We both like to talk smack, and we both have fun with what we're doing".

The rumored one-on-one matchup between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson is reportedly set.

"It's not there yet, but certainly we are working on it and trying to make it happen".

Mickelson is attempting to play his way onto the US Ryder Cup team which will be named after next week's PGA Championship in what will be his 12th appearance.