A Cheerful Update That Will Delight Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson Fans

Two legendary golfers, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are set to play together at an official PGA Tour event! Notably, they have already filed the application for the upcoming US Open.

According to the Twitter post by TWLEGION, the two legendary golfers have already applied to be a part of the US Open.

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Generally, the golfers would need to wait until the authority accepts their application to know whether they would play or not. However, since Woods had won the 2019 Masters and Mickelson won the 2021 PGA Championship, they are already qualified to take part in the tournament. The 2022 US Open will be the first time Mickelson will play in a tournament since his controversial comments by lui against the Tour.

According to the US Open official website, many golfers, including the defending champion Jon Rahm, are exempted from the qualifying round. The players who have won the championships added on the website, like US Senior Open, US Amateur, Masters, and PGA Championship, are eligible for it.

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Apart from Woods, Scottie Scheffler and Dustin Johnson are some of the Masters Champions who are exempted from qualifying rounds. Meanwhile, Collin Morikawa, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomasand Jordan Spieth have also already qualified for the championship.

Phil Mickelson’s history at the US Open

Since he turned pro in 1992, Mickelson has won six majors. Yet, he still hasn’t won a US Open. However, he has come close to winning a lot of times.

Jun 14, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; Phil Mickelson chips onto the 11th green during a practice round of the US Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

The golfer missed the chance of winning the event for the first time in 1999 against Payne Stewart. Stewart had won the game with a 1-shot lead. Later, Mickelson lost again with the same winning margin against Geoff Ogilvy in 2006.

Furthermore, the golfer has also lost the major with a two-shot behind in 2004, 2009, and 2013. Not to mention, Mickelson had also lost to Woods in 2003 against his 3-shot lead.

Tiger Woods and his US Open titles

Unlike Lefty, Tiger’s three of the 15 majors are the US Open titles. While he had defeated Mickelson in 2002 with a 3-shot lead, that wasn’t his first time winning the event.

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Woods had won his first US Open in the year 2000. Furthermore, he won another 8 titles, including two other majors and a World Golf Championship, in the same year.

Tiger’s last US Open was in 2008 with a playoff against Rocco Mediate. Notably, it was the first start for the golfer since he had surgery.

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Woods and Mickelson are considered two of the best golfers of all time. And them playing on the same field would indeed be a sight for sore eyes.

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