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Report: Mickelson, Woods Pairing Expected at Safeway Open

Tiger Woods Officially Commits to Safeway Open
Tiger Woods announced Friday his official participation in the Safeway Open, his first competitive event since August 2015.

Phil Mickelson may get his wish to play with Tiger Woods at the Safeway Open next week.

According to a report from the San Francisco Chronicle, Mickelson and Woods are slated to be paired together during the first two rounds Thursday and Friday at Silverado Country Club.

Mickelson originally toyed with the idea once Woods announced he was planning to play the event. “That would really be fun,” Mickelson said. "I would love it." As excited as this news would make fans, let's keep in mind tee times are not typically released until Tuesday of the event, and the PGA Tour did not confirm the pairing when reached by GOLF.com.

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Tiger Woods (left) and Phil Mickelson (right) have not been paired together since the 2014 PGA Championship.

The Tour did confirm, however, that Woods has officially committed to playing the event. It will be his first competitive round of golf since the Wyndham Championship in August 2015. According to the Chronicle's report, the pair would likely tee off in the afternoon wave during the first round and in the morning wave of the second round.

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