Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson targeting $10 million Thanksgiving duel

    Phil Mickelson (left) and Tiger Woods played a practice round together at Firestone Country Club.

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    • Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson plan $10M Thanksgiving duel
    • Pair joked about it at Players Championship in May
    • Old foes have become friendly in recent years

    (CNN)A $10 million made-for-TV duel between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson could take place this Thanksgiving weekend in Las Vegas.

    The golfing head-to-head, which once would have been a real grudge match, took a step closer to reality when Mickelson told reporters it is likely to occur on November 23 or 24.
    "As we firm up more and more details we'll let everybody know, but right now we know it's going to be Thanksgiving weekend for sure," he said on Thursday at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational event at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.
    Woods, 42, appeared to suggest the match was likely to happen, but said: "I haven't signed anything. Nothing is confirmed. When it is, I'll let you guys know."
    The former arch-rivals, who have won 19 majors between them, have become increasingly friendly in recent years and seem keen to instigate the 18-hole exhibition match for which they would wear on-course microphones.
    The match was first slated for early July, before falling through.