( CNN) It’s the daydream pairing golf fans yearn for, but Phil Mickelson has upped the bet and announced out Tiger Woods for a separate high-stakes shootout.

The veteran duo will play together, alongside another pavilion participate Rickie Fowler, in the first two rounds of the Players Championship at Sawgrass, Florida, the coming week, and 47 -year-old Mickelson was in playful depression as he threw out the challenge facing his old rival.

The pair, who have 19 majors between them, dueled at the top of the game for much of their professions and are both experiencing a brand-new blush — Woods, 42, after making a promising return from back synthesi surgery, and Mickelson with a first victory in five years in Mexico earlier this season.

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