Rose-coloured Phil

Weekend Herald - - Your Sporting Weekend -

Golfers Tiger Woods and Phil Mick­el­son have had a long and tu­mul­tuous ri­valry that has in­volved a lot of teas­ing from both sides. Tiger usu­ally came up trumps by ei­ther mak­ing a joke about Mick­el­son’s weight or re­mind­ing him of their ma­jor golf tally (Woods 14 Mick­el­son 5). But now they both soft­en­ing as

40-some­things in the twi­light of their ca­reers and Mick­el­son this week spoke glow­ingly of Woods’ stel­lar

2000 form when he won the US Open by a record 15 shots, the Bri­tish Open by eight shots and the PGA Cham­pi­onship in dra­matic play­off with Bob May. “It was the most re­mark­able golf in the his­tory of the game, and I think un­re­peat­able,” Mick­el­son said. “I think it was that good. I look at 2000 as be­ing kind of the bench­mark [and] the US Open as be­ing the great­est golf I’ve ever wit­nessed and I be­lieve has ever been played. And it sucked to have to play against him.”

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