The $10 million match between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will take place on Thanksgiving weekend this year, per ESPN.
The highly-anticipated match between the golf legends will likely take place on either Friday (Nov. 23) or Saturday (Nov. 24) at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas.
So, sports fans will be treated to three NFL matchups on Thursday for Thanksgiving and can enjoy leftovers while watching Tiger and Lefty duke it out for a reported $10 million purse.
Golf became accustomed to Woods versus Mickelson duels on the PGA Tour and in major championships during the late 1990s and into the early 2000s. But injuries and age have slowed the two golf icons down, and with that their rivalry has softened a bit. Instead of sworn rivals, the two seem to be more like old friends who have grown to respect one another through intense competition.
The idea for a Woods vs. Mickelson one-on-one match started after the two shared a practice round at Augusta National earlier this season. That something you would have never seen while the two were in their primes, and it had younger golfers like Rory McIlroy—who looked up to Woods as a child—in shock.
Despite their ages, Woods (42) and Mickelson (46) are enjoying some pretty good years on the PGA Tour in 2018.
Woods has four Top-10 finishes and only two missed-cuts in 12 events. He also fired an opening-round 61 on Thursday in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational (an event he has won eight times in his career).
Mickelson collected his 43rd PGA Tour win at the WGC Mexico earlier this spring. He has six Top-10 finishes in 18 events started this season.
Both Woods and Mickelson have nearly identical scoring averages this season. Woods sits at 70.3 strokes per round while Mickelson is slightly better with 70.1 strokes per round.
Last month, the odds-makers in Las Vegas determined that Woods had the upper-hand in this match, favoring him at 2/3 odds. Mickelson checked in with 3/2 odds to win.
This should be the most-anticipated golf event in the last 10 years. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson duking it out one-on-one in a match-play event will have every golf fan glued to their television set come Thanksgiving week.