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Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson play practice round together ahead of The Masters

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson played a practice round together on Tuesday as their preparation for The Masters continued.

Sport360 staff 2018/04/03

Tiger Woods continued his build-up to a first Masters appearance since 2015 with a practice round alongside long-time rival Phil Mickelson.

Woods and Mickelson were joined by 1992 champion Fred Couples and Belgium’s Thomas Pieters as they teed off from the 10th shortly after 08:30 local time on Tuesday.

Mickelson, 47, who won for the first time since 2013 last month, is aiming to surpass Jack Nicklaus as the oldest ever winner at Augusta National.

And Woods, who underwent spinal fusion surgery last April, is seeking a first major title – and 15th in total – since winning the US Open in 2008.

With both men due to hold their pre-tournament press conference on Tuesday afternoon, it was expected that they would only play the back nine.

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