TIGER WOODS and Phil Mickelson are “working on” a £7.2million rematch to be played DURING the coronavirus pandemic.
Legendary Lefty Mickelson, 49, confirmed on Twitter that he was in talks with 15-time Major champion Woods over a one-on-one shootout.
A fan tweeted 2013 Open winner Mickelson and Woods, 44, the following: “Do you think there is a chance you two go play a round mic’d up with one camera guy and just put it out there on a stream for people to watch? We need live sports.”
And Mickelson replied: “Working on it.”
One user followed that up with: “Please don’t tease.”
Only for Mickelson to hit back: “I don’t tease. I’m kinda a sure thing.”
The suggestion is that the mega-money, winner-takes-all 18-hole shootout would be played amid the global health crisis.
Mickelson has previously said their rematch could include other athletes, and rumours have been rife for a while that NFL legends Tom Brady and Peyton Manning could team up with the two golfers.
Woods and Mickelson previously competed in a made-for-TV event in Las Vegas back in 2018.
Dubbed ‘The Match’, Mickelson beat Woods on the fourth hole of sudden death to pocket the $9m (£7m) winner’s prize.
The pair also had two side bets worth £645,000 on the table – although those were donated to charity.
The Match was meant to be a pay-per-view special but technical difficulties meant it was streamed for free online.
Such a scenario is possible again, with the entire sporting calendar decimated by coronavirus.
It is almost certain that a second playing of The Match would be behind closed doors.