Report: Woods, Mickelson eye $10M head-to-head showdown

The intrigue around a couple of recent pairings has Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods negotiating a high-stakes exhibition round between the two, according to Golf.com.

On Thursday, Mickelson told the website that they were close to working out a deal to play in Las Vegas on July 3, but it fell through. He suggested the sides are still committed to making it happen.

"We're working on a different date. I thought it was done for the 3rd but obviously it wasn't," he said.

The winner-take-all match is said to be for $10 million and involve a television network and other corporate interests.

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24 March 2001: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson wait to hit at TPC at Sawgrass during the third round of play at The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Harry How/ALLSPORT
AUGUSTA, : Tiger Woods(L) walks off the 18th green with Phil Mickelson after winning the 2001 Master at the Augusta National Golf Club, 08 April 2001, in Augusta, Georgia. Woods held his nerve in one of the most thrilling final days in Masters history in Augusta 08 April to become the first player ever to hold all four Major titles at the same time. AFP PHOTO/Robert SULLIVAN (Photo credit should read ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, : Tiger Woods (L) of the US shakes hands with compatriot Phil MIckelson (R) after their round on the 18th hole 08 April, 2001 during the final round of the 2001 Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Woods won the Masters by one stroke in Augusta 08 April to become the first golfer in history to hold all four professional Major titles at one time. AFP PHOTO/Jeff HAYNES (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, UNITED STATES: US Ryder Cup teammates Tiger Woods (L) and Phil MIckelson (R) talk to each other after losing for the second time in two matches 17 September, 2004 at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Michigan. The European team leads the US 6 1/2 to 1 1/2. AFP PHOTO/TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, UNITED STATES: US Ryder Cup teammates Tiger Woods (R) and Phil Mickelson (C) stand with European team member Colin Montgomerie (L) of Scotland during their Four-Ball match 17 September, 2004 at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Michigan the site of the 35th Ryder Cup. The US team is trying to win the Ryder Cup back from the Europeans. AFP PHOTO/ROBERTO SHCMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 10: Tiger Woods is presented with the green jacket by Phil Mickelson after Woods won The Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2005 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
KRT US NEWS STORY SLUGGED: PRESIDENTSCUP KRT PHOTO BY STEVE DESLICH/KRT (September 24) GAINESVILLE, VA -- United States' Tiger Woods is hugged by teammate Phil Mickelson on the 18th green after Woods and Jim Furyk won their fourth round match against Vijay Singh and Stuart Appleby of the International team during the Presidents Cup in Gainesville, Virginia, on Saturday, September 24, 2005. (Photo by Steve Deslich/MCT/MCT via Getty Images)
KRT US NEWS STORY SLUGGED: PRESIDENTSCUP KRT PHOTO BY HARRY E. WALKER/KRT (September 25) GAINESVILLE, VA -- United States Team members Phil Mickelson, left and Tiger Woods celebrate on the 18th green after the US tTeam Presidents Cup victory over the International Team in the final round of the Presidents Cup in Gainesville, Virginia, on Sunday, September 24, 2005. (Photo by Harry E. Walker/MCT/MCT via Getty Images)
Medinah, UNITED STATES: Phil Mickelson (L) of the United States confers with compatriot Tiger Woods (R) on the sixth hole during the 1st round of the 2006 PGA Championship at Medinah Country Club on 17 August 2006 in Medinah, Illinois. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
KILDARE, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 21: United States Team Captain Tom Lehman (L), Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk (R) observe their country's national anthem during the Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Ryder Cup at The K Club on September 21, 2006 in Straffan, Co. Kildare, Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
12 June 2008: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson during the first round of the US Open Championship at Torrey Pines South Golf Course in San Diego, CA. (Photo by Charles Baus/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA - NOVEMBER 03: Tiger Woods, (L) and Phil Mickelson of the USA pose at a Chinese chess table during the the Official 2009 WGC-HSBC Photocall at the Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal on November 3, 2009 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
LEMONT, IL - SEPTEMBER 12: (L-R) Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods look on from the second hole during the final round of the BMW Championship at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club on September 12, 2010 in Lemont, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
US golfers Phil Mickelson (L) and Tiger Woods follow Tai Chi moves during a photo session in Shanghai on November 2, 2010. Woods will try to seize back the world number one spot when an enticing HSBC Champions tees off this week in China with a star-studded field battling it out in Asia's biggest tournament. AFP PHOTO/ Philippe Lopez (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
PEBBLE BEACH, CA - FEBRUARY 12: (L-R)Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods are seen on the second tee during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 12, 2012 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
NORTON, MA - AUGUST 30: Tiger Woods (R) and Phil Mickelson of the USA react on the 11th green during the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on August 30, 2013 in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
MEDINAH, IL - SEPTEMBER 25: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson of the USA share a joke during the second preview day of The 39th Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Golf Club on September 25, 2012 in Medinah, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 03: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson of the United States talk on the 11th hole during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 3, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 11: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson walk the fairway together during THE PLAYERS Championship on May 11, 2018 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl. (Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Woods and Mickelson drew lots of attention when they played a practice round together at Augusta National before the Masters. When they were paired at The Players a month later, Mickelson floated the idea.

"The excitement that's been going on around here, it gets me thinking: Why don't we just bypass all the ancillary stuff of a tournament and just go head-to-head and just have kind of a high-stakes, winner-take-all match?," he said then. "Now, I don't know if he wants a piece of me, but I just think it would be something that would be really fun for us to do, and I think there would be a lot of interest in it if we just went straight to the final round."

Woods sounded like he was up for it.

"I'm definitely not against that. We'll play for whatever makes him uncomfortable," he said.

Woods and Mickelson hadn't been in the same group at The Players Championship in 17 years or at any PGA Tour event in nearly four years.

In their highly anticipated round on May 10, Woods shot an even-par 72 while Mickelson melted down in a round of 7-over 79.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS - DECEMBER 01: Tiger Woods of the United States hits his tee shot on the 17th hole during round one of the Hero World Challenge at Albany, The Bahamas on December 1, 2016 in Nassau, Bahamas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GREENSBORO, NC - AUGUST 23: Tiger Woods plays his second shot on the 17th hole during the final round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 23, 2015 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
GAINESVILLE, VA - JULY 31: Tiger Woods reads a putt on the 10th green during the second round of the Quicken Loans National at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club on July 31, 2015 in Gainesville, Virginia. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
GAINESVILLE, VA - JULY 30: Tiger Woods tees off on the 17th hole during the first round of the Quicken Loans National at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club on July 30, 2015 in Gainesville, Virginia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
SHEBOYGAN, WI - AUGUST 12: Tiger Woods of the United States plays his shot from the 18th tee during a practice round prior to the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits on August 12, 2015 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
SHEBOYGAN, WI - AUGUST 12: Tiger Woods of the United States hits a tee shot during a practice round prior to the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits on August 12, 2015 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - JULY 17: Tiger Woods of the United States looks on from the 5th tee during the second round of the 144th Open Championship at The Old Course on July 17, 2015 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 01: Tiger Woods of the USA plays his third shot on the par 5, third hole from the desert during the third round of the 2014 Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the Majlis Course at the Emirates Golf Club on February 1, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 17: Tiger Woods of the USA watches his approach shot on the tenth hole during the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 17, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 17: Tiger Woods of the USA hits a shot on the practice ground before the start of the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 17, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
LA JOLLA, CA - JANUARY 27: Tiger Woods hits off the tee box during the Third Round at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines South Golf Course on January 27, 2013 in La Jolla, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
LA JOLLA, CA - JANUARY 28: Tiger Woods looks on from the 12th green en route to his -14 under victory during the Final Round at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course on January 28, 2013 in La Jolla, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
MARANA, AZ - FEBRUARY 21: Tiger Woods hits his second shot on the second hole during the first round of the World Golf Championships - Accenture Match Play at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain on February 21, 2013 in Marana, Arizona. Round one play was suspended on February 20 due to inclimate weather and is scheduled to be continued today. (Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images)
MARANA, AZ - FEBRUARY 21: Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 16th hole during the first round of the World Golf Championships - Accenture Match Play at the Golf Club at Dove Mountain on February 21, 2013 in Marana, Arizona. Round one play was suspended on February 20 due to inclimate weather and is scheduled to be continued today. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Tiger Woods of USA plays a shot during the pro am of the Honda Classic at PGA National on February 27, 2013 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 01: Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 15th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort and Spa on March 1, 2013 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Tiger Woods walks off the fifth hole during the third round of the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort and Spa on March 2, 2013 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
KIAWAH ISLAND, SC - AUGUST 10: Tiger Woods of the United States hits off the tenth tee during Round Two of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 10, 2012 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 21: Tiger Woods of the United States plays his tee shot at the par 4, 13th hole during the first round of the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard at Bay Hill Golf and Country Club on March 21, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
LYTHAM ST ANNES, ENGLAND - JULY 17: Tiger Woods of the United States hits a shot during the second practice round prior to the start of the 141st Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes on July 17, 2012 in Lytham St Annes, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 16: (EDITORS NOTE: An infrared camera was used to create this image.) Tiger Woods of the United States hits his tee shot on the eighth hole during the third round of the 112th U.S. Open at The Olympic Club on June 16, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 11: Tiger Woods of the United States hits his approach shot on the 18th hole during the second round of THE PLAYERS Championship held at THE PLAYERS Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 11, 2012 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - MARCH 02: Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 12th hole during the second round of the Honda Classic at PGA National on March 2, 2012 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 06: Tiger Woods walks off the 15th tee with swing coach Sean Foley during a practice round for the WGC-Cadillac Championship at the Trump Doral Golf Resort & Spa on March 6, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
CARMEL, IN - SEPTEMBER 07: Tiger Woods walks across a foot bridge towards the fourth hole tee box during the second round of the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club on September 7, 2012 in Carmel, Indiana. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 10: Tiger Woods of the USA prepares for a shot on the eighth hole as a plane flies over during day one of the 2011 Emirates Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club at The Lakes Golf Club on November 10, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
WINDERMERE, FL - MARCH 15: Tiger Woods of the USA drives from the 7th tee during the second day of the 2011 Tavistock Cup at Isleworth Golf and Country Club on March 15, 2011 in Windermere, Florida. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: Tiger Woods walks to the 14th tee during the third round of the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: The shadow of Tiger Woods is seen as he hits from a bunker on the 17th hole during the third round of the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 10: Tiger Woods of the USA hits his tee-shot on the eighth hole during the first round of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on the Majlis course at the Emirates Golf Club on February 10, 2011 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
PEBBLE BEACH, CA - JUNE 17: Tiger Woods hits his second shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the 110th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links on June 17, 2010 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 12: Tiger Woods of the USA walks up the18th fairway during day two of the Australian Masters at The Victoria Golf Club on November 12, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 10: Tiger Woods waits on the fourth tee during the second round of the 2009 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 10, 2009 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 11: Tiger Woods plays his tee shot on the fourth hole during the third round of the 2009 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2009 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: Tiger Woods tees off the 17th tee during the rain delayed 3rd Round of The Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2006 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 08: Tiger Woods walks down the 6th fairway during the rain delayed 3rd Round of The Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2006 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Getty Images)
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