Report: Mickelson says $10M match with Woods in the works

FILE - In this June 16, 2018 file photo Phil Mickelson plays a shot on the 11th tee during the third round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship in Southampton, N.Y. Mickelson will tee off Thursday, July 5, 2018 at A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. The tournament is formerly known as The Greenbrier Classic. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, file)

NEW YORK (AP) is reporting that Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods are contemplating a $10 million winner-take-all exhibition match.

The report says Mickelson was hopeful the match would have taken place on July 3 in Las Vegas, except that negotiations with a television network and corporate support could not be worked out in time.

Mickelson says they are working on a different date.

Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, declined to comment on the report.

Woods was involved in made-for-TV exhibitions some 15 years ago. They evolved from singles matches with David Duval and Sergio Garcia to team matches, one of them a mixed team exhibition. Mickelson was part of just one of those matches.

Mickelson playfully hinted at such a match when he and Woods were in the same group at The Players Championship.