Phil Mickelson is lobbying to play with Tiger Woods at the Safeway Open
Take note, Safeway Open organizers. You have a chance to reunite two of the game's icons. And one of those players is lobbying for such a pairing.
Speaking on Wednesday with ESPN after his BMW Championship practice round, Phil Mickelson -- the headliner of the season-opening Safeway event until a certain somebody expressed hopes to play -- said he was excited for Tiger to return to golf.
"I think it's great; I don't know the state of his health. I haven't seen him,'' Mickelson told Bob Harig. "I'm looking forward to spending time with him at the Ryder Cup. I think that'll be great motivation for him. Plus, he'll have a week off."
"I'm hoping we can get paired together," Mickelson remarked. "That would be really fun. I would love it. It's great to have him back, and hopefully he's physically able to practice the way he needs."
Woods' return is already appointment television. A pairing with Mickelson would complete the stroll down memory lane.