Will Phil Mickelson’s 2019 be better than Tiger Woods’s?


Check in every Sunday night for the unfiltered opinions of our writers and editors as they discuss the hottest topics in the sport, and join the conversation by tweeting us @golf_com. This week we discuss Phil Mickelson’s strong play (and near-victory) in the desert, Tiger Woods’s first start of 2019, a sponsor’s exemption for a viral golf star and more.

1. Phil Mickelson admitted he might be a touch rusty for his first start since October, but he didn’t show it at the Desert Classic. Mickelson opened with a 12-under 60, led almost the entire tournament but ultimately fell a stroke short of rookie Adam Long. But just as this 40-something heats up, another, Tiger Woods, makes his first start of the season at this week’s Farmers Insurance Open. Will Mickelson’s 2019, as a 48- and 49-year old, be better than Woods’s?

Michael Bamberger, senior writer: Both could win, of course. Tiger will likely…



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