Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will speak publicly today, for the first time since the Masters, in separate news conferences. Golf Channel will televise both, starting at 11:30.

           Both players are in the field at the Quail Hollow Championship, the first tournament for Woods before a non-Augusta crowd, that is, tickets are open to the general public and not by subscription or lottery. It should be interesting.

            He has written recently on his website that since the Masters, he has been out on the water with his family, and had a double-eagle in a practice round with buddy and fellow pro John Cook.

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            Mickelson reportedly has spent his time, since winning his third green jacket, with his family.

             This week should be very interesting.