Tiger Woods v. Phil Mickelson $9M winner-take-all match set for Thanksgiving weekend

Tiger Woods, left, and Phil Mickelson share a laugh on the 11th tee box while playing a practice round for the Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., Tuesday, April 3, 2018. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

A $9 million match-play event between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will be held Thanksgiving weekend, with live pay-per-view coverage.

The 42-year-old Woods is a 14-time major champion who is in the midst of a remarkable comeback after overcoming multiple back surgeries.

This season, Tiger has six top-10 finishes and four top-five results to his credit. That includes a second-place finish in the PGA Championship last weekend, where he was only two shots behind winner Brooks Koepka.

The 48-year-old Mickelson is a five-time major winner, who is just a U.S. Open win short of the career Grand Slam. Mickelson has also finished second at a major 11 times during his career.

Lefty has six top-10 results and five top-fives this season, and he won the WGC-Mexico Championship in March.

When asked about the long-anticipated one-on-one event against Woods in June, Mickelson discussed the $9 million pot, saying, “It’s a ridiculous amount of money. No matter how much money you have, this amount will take both of us out of our comfort zone,” per Golf.com‘s Alan Shipnuck.

Fittingly, the high-stakes contest will feature two of the winningest and wealthiest golfers in the history of the sport.

On Forbes’ list of the highest-paid athletes in the world for 2018, Woods ranked 16th with $43.3 million in earnings, and Mickelson was 22nd at $41.3 million. That placed them first and second, respectively, among all golfers.