Respect connects Lefty, Tiger

Updated: April 8, 2014, 7:55 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPN.com

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson once staged a duel in the sun that felt a wee bit like the epic one between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus at Turnberry. No, the 2005 Ford Championship at Doral was not exactly the 1977 Open Championship, and no, the loser in '05 (Mickelson) did not deliver the memorable concession speech made by the loser in '77 (Nicklaus).

But to the surprise of many, on their way to shooting a combined 47 under par in Tiger's 1-stroke victory, Woods ...

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