Phil Mickelson Misses Tiger and He's Not Afraid to To Let You Know It

Phil Mickelson makes his way to the clubhouse after finishing a practice round Tuesday at Augusta National.

Phil Mickelson makes his way to the clubhouse after finishing a practice round Tuesday at Augusta National. Phil Mickelson makes his way to the clubhouse after finishing a practice round Tuesday at Augusta National. (Getty Images)


Is a bromance brewing between Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods? Maybe not, but count Phil among those who prefer Tiger Woods be in the field this week at the Masters because of the vibe he brings to the tournament.
Mickelson gave the four-time Masters champion props when he was trying to recall the people who have won consecutive championships. He named Nick Faldo and Jack Nicklaus before wondering if there was another. That led him to addressing Woods' absence. (Woods won consecutive Masters in 2001 and 2002.):
"It's a weird feeling not having him here, isn't it? He's been such a mainstay in professional golf and the majors. It's awkward to not have him here. I hope he gets back soon. I mean, I hope he's back for the other majors, and as much as I want to win and I know how great he is and tough to beat, it also makes it special when he's in the field and you're able to win."
 
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