Tiger! Phil! Where ya guys been? Great to have you back!
On a Monday in which the United States needed every one of its players to bring their best game, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson did exactly that ... and for golf fans, it was awesome to behold.
Over the course of a sunny morning at Celtic Manor, at a tournament in which both had been reduced to mere afterthoughts, Woods and Mickelson played two of the finest rounds of their entire 2010 and were a key reason why the United States almost, almost held onto the Ryder Cup.
First, Woods. Coming off a flat-out whipping on Sunday, Woods stumbled early to Francesco Molinari, going down two right off the bat. But he squared it up by hole nine, and hammered Molinari with birdie after birdie -- seven in all -- and topped it with this memorable eagle: