Phil Mickelson committed Tuesday afternoon to playing in next week’s Quail Hollow Championship. After their terrific Sunday final-round pairing at the Masters, where Woods and Mickelson jolted Augusta National with a symphony of roars, who isn’t eager for a reprise? Friday is the deadline to commit to the Quail Hollow. Of course, even if Woods commits, there’s no guarantee we’ll see them paired together in another Sunday duel, but even the chance of a rematch intensifies interest in Quail Hollow’s start.
The likelihood Woods is going to commit appears strong with his caddie, Steve Williams. The Kiwi lists the Quail Hollow Championship among upcoming events on his Web site.
Mickelson might have gotten the best of Woods by a shot at the Masters (67-68) this year, but if you’re keeping score, Woods is 11-9-4 in their head-to-head meetings. They’re 3-3-1 in Sunday pairings.
Woods’ stroke average is 68.95 when they’re head-to-head, Mickelson’s 70.12.