Mickelson: PGA Tour needs Woods back

Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods pose with their prizes.

Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods pose with their prizes.

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SAN DIEGO – Phil Mickelson says no one in golf can fill the void of Tiger Woods and that the sport needs its No. 1 player to return.

Mickelson outplayed Woods in the last two tournaments they played at the end of last year, and is playing some of the best golf of his career.

He makes his 2010 debut this week in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, which will be missing Woods for the second straight year as he copes with the fallout from extramarital affairs.

Mickelson says he has had limited communication with Woods’ family in the past two months.

He says that while no one can replace Woods, golf still has a lot to offer and he hopes to get into contention quickly to “provide some excitement of my own.”

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