Masters champion Patrick Reed believes Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson should play for their own money in their proposed USD10million (€8.5million) shootout.
Mickelson told Golf.com last week that the original plan was to play the match in Las Vegas on July 3, but that all the details could not be arranged in time.
“I would pay a little bit more to watch it if it was for their own money, for sure,” Reed said during his pre-tournament press conference ahead of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open.
“It’s going to be entertaining. I think it would be more entertaining if it was for their own money because I think the guys would grind even harder.
“I think it would be pretty cool if it was at night, like a three-round knockout kind of thing. Have old school [equipment], persimmon woods and balata balls and then put them in their normal stuff and play a round at night. Have fun with it.
“I’ll be curious to see it because I feel like one match, 18 holes, not your own money, it’s just kind of an exhibition.”
The possibility of a contest between the former Ryder Cup team-mates has been mooted since the Players Championship in May, when they played the first two rounds at Sawgrass in the same group.
Mickelson told his pre-tournament press conference that the excitement around the pairing “got him thinking” about bypassing the “ancillary stuff of a tournament and just go head-to-head and just have kind of a high-stake, winner-take-all match”.
Told about the idea later, Woods said: “I’m def