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Phil Mickelson ‘challenges’ Tiger Woods to golfing duel

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“So I love that we’re paired together,” Mickelson, a five time major winner, told reporters earnestly. “I think it’s really fun.”

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Pausing for effect, before flashing a canada goose smile, the former world No.1 who has confirmed he will play at the British Open in Carnoustie in July said: “I’m definitely not against that. We’ll canada goose clearance sale play for whatever makes buy canada goose jacket cheap him canada goose outlet uncomfortable.”

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Woods and Mickelson rarely played together on Thursdays and Fridays in their heyday, with tournament organizers keeping them apart to spread their top talent across the TV schedules.

They were never friends as they battled for supremacy, but they have become closer in recent years through Woods’ role as a vice captain in canada goose uk black friday the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup, and, in turn, Mickelson’s support for his old foe during his many back issues.

Their surprise practice round together at Augusta ahead of the Masters set tongues wagging about golf’s new bromance.

“We’ve always had a mutual respect canada goose clearance over the years, and I’ve always appreciated what he’s done for the game of golf,” added Mickelson. “Fifteen years ago my record against him sucked, and now it’s OK. I’m doing better as time has gone on.”

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Mickelson said Woods’ performances in the early 2000s he won four straight majors from 2000 2001, including the US Open by a record 15 strokes was the “benchmark” and the “greatest” golf ever played.

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He added: “The guys today look back, and they say, come on, how much better canada goose uk shop could he have been and so forth, and it just goes to show you that they weren’t there to witness it.”

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Canada Goose sale For his part, 14 time major winner Woods said Mickelson was the name he always looked for on a leaderboard. Canada Goose sale

buy canada goose jacket “We have always looked at each uk canada goose other and said, where is he on the board,” he said. “That’s what Arnold (Palmer) and Jack (Nicklaus) used to do all the time. They’d always try and find, okay, what’s what’s canada goose factory sale Jack at. Canada Goose Jackets And the same thing with Jack, where’s Arnie at. It’s been either way for our entire careers. buy canada goose jacket

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The Players Championship, held over the exacting Stadium course with its iconic island green 17th, attracts the deepest field of the season and ranks for many as akin to a major. It is often dubbed golf’s “fifth major.”.

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