Tiger-Phil rematch would add National Football League stars Brady, Manning

Tiger-Phil rematch would add National Football League stars Brady, Manning

Earlier in the week, Phil Mickelson teased the idea that another match versus Tiger Woods is in the works while the sports world remains on hiatus.

Sources informed CNBC, Golf.com and Fox Sports of the negotiations. Woods has previously played with Manning, including during the pro-am round at the 2019 Memorial Tournament.

Golf.com and CNBC reported the 18-hole match, which has yet to be approved by PGA Tour officials, will be played and feature two-man teams with each major golf star joined by an National Football League quarterback legend.

The two golfers are expected to be joined by a pair of fellow superstars: Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, according to Bamberger. Mickelson's agent, Steve Loy, told ESPN he couldn't provide many details because "there are many moving parts". "Discussions along these lines have been ongoing for quite some time, but nothing has been approved by the PGA Tour". It's unlikely that it would be on pay-per-view, with money set to be raised for coronavirus relief efforts.

The event would be held at an undisclosed location with no fans in attendance.

A total of 11 PGA Tour events have been canceled or postponed during the outbreak, including the 2020 Masters Tournament.

Mickelson was asked recently on Twitter about the chances of a round of golf against Woods being live streamed in the near future, and the American replied: "Working on it". All competitors would also adhere to social distancing guidelines by staying two metres apart.

"I don't tease", Mickelson responded. "I'm kinda a sure thing".

In November 2018, Mickelson and Woods faced off in a one-on-one match for $9 million, winner-takes-all.

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