Forget Football! Get Pumped for Tiger-Phil Sunday Pairing.
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Yeah, I’m just kidding. I don’t blame you if you watch football and not a second of golf tomorrow.

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are paired together in the final round of the BMW Championship. The world’s number one and two players tee off at 11:56am EST. They both managed to play mediocre golf (for them, anyway) and are even-par for the tournament, eight shots behind leader Ryan Moore.

Get ready for nonstop coverage on NBC of Tiger and Phil matching bogeys fantastic golf shots. Regardless of how they play, it goes without saying that we’ll be seeing every stroke they take, even if they’re both way over par and taking terrible swings. That said, I might even tune in to watch. If I were at the tournament, no doubt I’d follow this group, but it’s a little different to watch on TV than in person.

This is the 25th time Tiger and Phil have been paired together with the last being the final round of the 2009 Masters. With Tiger needing an estimated top-five finish to advance to the Tour Championship, this is probably the last we’ll see of him until the Ryder Cup in Wales Oct 1-3. But what’s more significant is that 2010 will be the first time in his career that he’s had a winless season.

[Photos by Kyle Auclair/]