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Woods back in PGA spotlight, Mickelson still in the shadows

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Woods back in PGA spotlight, Mickelson still in the shadows

Former world No.1 Tiger Woods takes the next step in his extraordinary comeback at Southern Hills this week

Steve Keating

Tiger Woods will be back in the global golf spotlight when the PGA Championship gets underway this week but defending champion Phil Mickelson, his great rival and the player he has been tethered to throughout much of his career, will not.

Woods and Mickelson are to golf what Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal are to tennis, athletes in the twilight of their careers but still the most compelling figures in their sport and guaranteed ratings grabbers.

The PGA Championship, which begins on Thursday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, had all the makings of one of those special sporting occasions when old rivals collide...

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