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Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson
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Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson (shown here at the 2012 Pebble Beach Pro-Am) are popular choices for teams in a dream 'Re-Match.'

Every Sunday night, the editorial staff of the SI Golf Group conducts an e-mail roundtable. Check in every week for the unfiltered opinions of our writers and editors and join the conversation in the comments section below.

Alan Shipnuck, senior writer, Sports Illustrated: Forget the Open, the big golf event of the past week was The Re-Match at Cypress Point. This got me thinking. If you could pick any four players and the venue for this kind of exhibition, what would be your dream matchup?

Stephanie Wei, contributor, SI Golf+: Living players?

Shipnuck: Let's start with the undead. By the way, I'll take Tiger and Phil vs. Rory and Poulter, at Pine Valley.

Jim Herre, managing editor, SI Golf Group: I like Pine Valley as the venue -- another classic that's "too short" for the moderns.

Jeff Ritter, senior producer, If you're looking to keep the "Experience vs. Youth" theme, I think it'd be tough to top Tiger and Phil vs. Rory and Rickie. Hopefully the camera crews would be allowed into that one.

Wei: I'll go with Tiger and Phil vs. Rory and Rickie at National Golf Links of America, playing with old school equipment.

Herre: I love Cypress Point, so that's easy. Couples-Love is also a no-brainer (too bad Fred's back went out). The other pairing is interesting. Bubba, yes. Fowler, not so sure. How about Kyle Stanley? Harris English? The Duf?

Mark Godich, senior editor, Sports Illustrated: Tiger and Rory vs. Phil and Bubba at St. Andrews.

Gary Van Sickle, senior writer, Sports Illustrated: How about Rickie and Keegan vs. Rory and Colsaerts at the Links at Pacific Grove?

Ryan Reiterman, senior producer, Phil, Freddie, Arnie and Jack at Augusta. I'd pay mucho dinero to see that.

Michael Bamberger, senior writer, Sports Illustrated: Living players, in their primes: Jack and Arnold vs. Tiger and Bubba Watson. Living players, right now: Tiger and Rory vs. Keegan and Phil. Any player, living or dead: Bobby Jones and Tiger vs. Jack and Arnold. All matches at Pacific Grove muni, but if it's too crowded, then Cypress.

Van Sickle: I don't see a lot of good vibes in that first match. Jack and Arnie together? Split 'em up. And Watson and Tiger? No way. Make it Jack and Tiger vs. Arnie and Watson.

Mike Walker, senior editor, Golf Magazine: Mickelson and Keegan Bradley vs. Tiger and Rory, at Augusta National.

Shipnuck: If we're going all-time, I say the 1930 Jones and 1953 Hogan vs. the 1972 Nicklaus and 2000 Woods.

Herre: Nah. Woods doesn't play well with others. Let's try to make it competitive.

Godich: Tell Tiger it's a major.

Charlie Hanger, executive editor, I'd take Tom Watson and Nicklaus vs. Seve and Olazabal at St. Andrews.

Shipnuck: How about Seve and Olazabal vs. Azinger and Payne Stewart. Anytime, anywhere, even in the parking lot.

Van Sickle: Let's not forget Old Tom and Young Tom Morris, a vibrant tag-team, vs. Watson and Trevino. I don't know, this all-time thing makes it tough to pick. Especially without a fountain of youth, exhumations and a time machine.

Wei: If we can raise the dead, I'll say Jones and Tiger (as an amateur) vs. Nicklaus and Palmer.

Tell us what you think in the comments section below: Pick four players and a course for your dream "Match."

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