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Tiger, Phil to play practice round together Tuesday

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – There’s one practice-round group that figures to draw a lot of attention Tuesday at Augusta National: Tiger Woods is playing with longtime rival Phil Mickelson.

Fred Couples and Thomas Pieters will round out the foursome.

“I think Thomas and I will just watch,” Couples said.

He didn’t specify what time they would play, nor did he say how the teams would be split.

In any event, it’s a rarity for Woods and Mickelson to play a practice round together.

It also provides some context to their interaction Monday afternoon, when Woods saw Mickelson in the parking lot.


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As Woods’ cart drove past, Mickelson said, “We have some things to talk about.”

Woods’ cart slowed down. “Yes, we do,” he replied with a smile.