Column: A beautiful hatred on display makes Tiger vs. Phil the greatest show in sports

The hate is beautiful to see, the reason that Tiger-Phil has become the best show in sports. Genuine, uncontainable disdain - and both Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson do their best to bridle it, and still they cannot - has grown so rare in today's buddy-buddy, we're-all-entertainers sports world. Forget the golf. You could put Tiger and Phil at the same dinner party and be endlessly entertained.

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Phil Mickelson - first round U.S. Open

Phil Mickelson knows he's near Tiger Woods and in contention at the U.S. Open.

Credits: Courtesy of the USGA

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