“Tiger gives me stick about being short,” McIlroy said, according to a report from the Irish Times. “He always asks me, ‘Seriously, how tall are you?’ I’ll say, ‘5-foot-9.’ ‘Yeah, but without the hair? That’s 5-7, right?’ He’ll ask me, ‘What do you do when Caroline (Wozniacki, McIlroy’s girlfriend) wears heels?’
“But I give him grief about all sorts – getting old, getting bald. He doesn’t take himself too seriously, certainly not when I’m around. … I’ve been seeing loads of Tiger and I’ve got to know the person.”
Watney and Mickelson will be in the penultimate pairing of the first round at 1:45 p.m., preceded by Snedeker and Louis Oosthuizen at 1:35. The 30-man field will begin at 11:35 a.m., with John Senden and Scott Piercy in the first twosome.