We already learned that the showdown will take place over Thanksgiving in Las Vegas at Shadow Creek Golf Club, but according to Golf Digest, it won’t be a one-time event.
The report states that the two legends are planning to create a “series of high-stakes head-to-head matches featuring many of the world’s top-ranked players, perhaps occuring twice per year-once around July 4 and once at Thanksgiving.” It also states that two-man events are also being mulled over.
“I don’t know, we’ll see,” Woods said Friday at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, while competing in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. “The plans are for this one and possibly more, but you just never know. When we first did the Showdown at Sherwood, it was basically only a one‑time deal, but it ended up going more than that. So, we’ll see what happens with it this year.”
Added Mickelson: “We’re both realizing that we can get a lot more done together than on our own. It’s been fun to work with him [Woods] on Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup as well as our match – and potentially other things.”
We also know now that a TV contract has been finalized with TNT, who is broadcasting the PGA Championship along with CBS this weekend, winning the rights to broadcast the event.
A series of high-stakes events? So we may get to see Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy or Rory and Patrick Reed face off mano a mano? Count me in!
If this is in fact the case, this could potentially lead to some very interesting duels in the future.