Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson hinted that a possible one-on-one rematch against Tiger Woods is in the works, one that could be contested despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Mickelson, a left-hander who turns 50 in June, defeated Woods, a 15-time major winner and reigning Masters champion, in “The Match” – a 2018 pay-per-view, winner-take-all duel for $9 million at Las Vegas.

Asked in a Twitter chat on Sunday night about the chances for a rematch with Woods, Mickelson tweeted, “Working on it.

Pressed on the subject, Mickelson responded, “I don’t tease. I’m kinda a sure thing.

The PGA Tour has postponed all events until late May as a result of the coronavirus pandemic that has shut down major sports worldwide.

But a man-to-man matchup of the US stars with no live spectators would require only an official for rulings and television camera operators to produce likely hit programming, possibly even in a charity event to raise money to combat coronavirus.

A golf course would offer plenty of space to meet physical distancing guidelines, with Mickelson tweeting on 18 March he had successfully played using safety measures.

I played golf using these guidelines and it was nice to get outside, be active and still be safe for myself and others,” Mickelson tweeted.

Mickelson sank a four-foot putt on the fourth playoff hole to beat Woods in the November 2018 showdown at Shadow Creek.



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