Phil Mickelson hints at Tiger Woods rematch during coronavirus
Phil and Tiger could give us just the made-for-TV sporting event we all need right now.
Five-time major champion Phil Mickelson responded to a shot-in-the-dark tweet from a Twitter user named Chris Yurko on Sunday, hinting at a possible match with longtime nemesis Tiger Woods that could be broadcast to desperate sports fans.
“@TigerWoods @PhilMickelson do you think there is a chance you two go play a round mic’d up with one camera guy and just put it out there on a stream for people to watch??” Yurko, whose account has just 49 followers, tweeted. “We need live sports”
“Working on it,” Mickelson responded unexpectedly.
Mickelson and Woods, who is waiting out golf’s pandemic-imposed hiatus tied with Sam Snead for the most wins (82) in PGA history, have put on a similar event in the past. Mickelson won The Match and it’s $9 million prize money over Woods in 22 holes at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas in 2018, with the two winning side bets worth $800,000 that was eventually given to charity.
That event was initially intended to be broadcast as a pay-per-view, but technical difficulties forced Turner Sports, which owned the rights, to stream it free via Bleacher Report Live. — Brendan Bianowicz
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