At some point soon, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are going to play for $10 million in a one-on-one, made-for-television event. Another star golfer – Patrick Reed – has an idea that would make the event absolutely must-watch.
Reed thinks that Woods and Mickelson should be putting their own money up for the match – and not just take prize money awarded from the television network (or whatever other entity is putting it up.)
He also said he’d like to see it be a night event with a “three-round knockout.” He’s got some interesting ideas, to be sure: Via GolfChannel.com:
“I think it would be pretty cool if it was at night, like a three-round knockout,” Reed told reporters. “Have old school (equipment), persimmon woods and balata balls, and then put them in their normal stuff and play a round at night. Have fun with it.”
“I would pay a little bit more to watch it if it was for their own money, for sure,” he said. “It’s going to be entertaining. I think it would be more entertaining if it was for their own money because I think the guys would grind even harder.
Woods and Mickelson are past their primes, but there’d no doubt still be a ton of interest in the matchup. The two were at one point rivals – and Woods wound up with the better resume.
Will Woods and Mickelson put their own money up for the event? We doubt it. There will be plenty to go around here, and there’s no reason for either to agree to anything like that. But fans – and Patrick Reed – can dream.