Phil Mickelson, now a prolific member of the Twittersphere, has ignited talk that he could once again square off against old foe Tiger Woods in a rematch of their first $9-million encounter.
Fans starved of live sport were given a faint glimmer of golf in the time of the coronavirus on social media.
A fan tweeted Mickelson and Woods, asking: ‘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.’
The left-hander responded with: ‘Working on it’. When asked to expand, he added: ‘I don’t tease. I’m kinda a sure thing.’
The pair squared off at Shadow Creek in November 2018 but the original match failed to capture the imagination with both struggling for their best game. Mickelson eventually put the fans, who themselves struggled to follow with pay-per-view issues marring the broadcast, out of their misery with a win at the fourth playoff hole.
The tour is currently suspended until at least 21 May with Colonial CC set to host the Charles Schwab Challenge. So far, the Masters Tournament and the PGA Championship have been postponed.