The two golfing legends will tee it up together in practice at Augusta today


Woods And Mickelson To Play Masters Practice Round

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will tee it up alongside one and other today in a practice round at Augusta in a group guaranteed to pull in the majority of the Masters Tuesday crowds.

The long-time rivals have never been known to play a practice round together in any tournament barring a Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup.

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They’ll be joined by 1992 Masters champion Fred Couples and three-time European Tour winner Thomas Pieters.

Woods and Mickelson last played together at Augusta in the 2009 final round. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

The fourball will reportedly play just nine holes.

Woods and Mickelson have won seven Masters titles between them and 19 majors in total.

Woods is second-favourite for the tournament after a solid opening to 2018 whilst Mickelson is also short odds to win after victory at the recent WGC-Mexico Championship.

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Fred Couples played with Tiger and world number two Justin Thomas on Monday at Augusta and told the media he would be teeing it up with Woods, Mickelson and Pieters on practice day two.

“Tomorrow we have another nice little group,” he said.

“Me and Thomas may just sit back and watch.”

The pair shake hands after Woods won the 2001 Masters. (JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

We know that Mickelson loves a practice round money game – this will surely be an interesting watch for the patrons!

Woods and Mickelson last played together competitively at the 2014 USPGA Championship.

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The pair have twice played together at Augusta National – in the final round of the 2009 Masters and also in the final group on the last day of the 2001 Masters where Woods won and Mickelson finished 3rd.

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