Tiger, Phil talked 'multiple times a day' before RC


CHASKA, Minn. – Phil Mickelson has mentioned repeatedly how involved Ryder Cup vice captain and fellow committee member Tiger Woods has been throughout the buildup to this week's matches at Hazeltine.

Their conversations have only increased in the past few weeks. 

“We’ve been talking on the phone multiple times a day,” Mickelson said Wednesday. “It’s been really exciting for us because we’ve been on so many teams for so many years, and to have this much input and involvement in the process, the way Davis has implemented everyone’s input, the way he’s brought everybody together and their ideas, has been truly an inclusive process and it’s been fun for Tiger and I to be a part of something like that.”

Mickelson, playing on his 11th Ryder Cup team, owns a 16-19-6 record in this event. Woods, meanwhile, has a 13-17-3 mark. They’ve played together only once at the Ryder Cup, in 2004, an ill-fated partnership that Mickelson discussed here