Significant progress has been made in negotiations for a heads-up golf match between superstars Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, according to Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg.
The two, through their representatives, are planning a $10 million, winner-take-all, 18-hole match to be held at MGM’s Shadow Creek venue in North Las Vegas Thanksgiving weekend, according to latest reports.
Steinberg told ESPN, “we are closer than we have been” to working out the details.
Woods and Mickelson played a nine-hole practice round at Firestone Country Club on Wednesday ahead of this week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
Bookmakers worldwide are anxious to take action on such a contest, indicating it would be ideally suited for “in-match” betting. When word leaked that the match could have taken place in early July, bookmakers rated Woods a slight favorite. However, because Woods’ play has improved with his top-ten finish (tied for 6th) at The Open in Scotland a few weeks ago and because Mickelson has lost some of his momentum from a hot streak earlier this year, the price on Woods would be dropping, if current trends continue, bookmakers say.