Woods, Mickelson set up $12m Las Vegas showdown
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Woods, Mickelson set up $12m Las Vegas showdown

Golf greats Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have confirmed their $US9 million ($12 million) winner-takes-all match will take place in Las Vegas in November in a made-for-television showdown.

With 19 major championship wins between them, the duo will battle it out in an 18-hole, head-to-head match at Shadow Creek golf course in Las Vegas on November 23.

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will play in a winner-takes-all match in November.

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will play in a winner-takes-all match in November.Credit:AP

Woods and Mickelson endured a 20-year feud on the US PGA Tour which has only settled now the duo are at the tail-end of their stellar careers.

With Woods ahead in major titles (14 to five) and career US Tour victories (79 to 43), Mickelson says the clash dubbed "The Match" is an opportunity to get one up on his rival.

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"For many years, he's gotten the better of me but that Friday night it's going to be the easiest 10 mil I've ever made,'' Mickelson joked at the Northern Trust in New Jersey on Wednesday.

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The hyped match will be broadcast on pay-per-view television in the US, via WarnerMedia's Turner division and telecommunications giant AT&T.

The 48-year-old Mickelson says he and Woods, as well as their caddies, will be wired for sound, while the duo will also arrange side bets during the match - involving closest to the pin, long drive, chipping and putting.

"It's an opportunity for us to bring golf to the masses in prime time during a period where we don't have much going on in the world of golf,'' Mickelson said.

"It allows us to be a little bit more real, if you will.

"We're going to be mic'd up.

"We think there will be some pretty good interest but we're also trying to present it in a way that you don't get to see with normal TV."

Woods has won more than $US113 million ($153 million) in prize money on the PGA Tour in comparison to Mickelson's near $US88 million ($120 million) during their respective careers.

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