Best vs. best doesn't happen often, so enjoy it

Updated: June 6, 2008, 11:12 PM ET
By Mark Kreidler | Special to ESPN.com

Now, a brief pause while the sports world takes a collective step backward, just long enough to see both the forest and the trees.

And the answer is: Tiger vs. Phil in the first two rounds at the U.S. Open is heaven, not hell.

(Lather. Rinse. Repeat.)

Pitting 1 versus 2, that is, is never a bad thing. Never, ever, ever. Not for the fans, not for the TV executives, not for the French Open aficionados who find themselves in the outrageously fortunate position to see Roger ...

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