United States Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk has dismissed suggestions he could resurrect Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson as a pairing.
The duo, then World No 1 and 2, were famously put out together by Hal Sutton in 2004 at Oakland Hills and failed to win a point on the opening day - leading very quickly to the experiment being scrapped and never repeated.
On Tuesday Mickelson suggested both players would now welcome the chance to give it a go again, but Furyk appears to have no intention of giving them the opportunity.
Tiger Woods (l) and Phil Mickelson are unlikely to resume their partnership at the Ryder Cup
'Dusting down Hal Sutton's 10-gallon hat. Wow!' said the USA captain when asked about the prospect.
'I guess nothing's out of the realm. They did play some golf yesterday. I think they both mentioned it would be a lot better pairing than it was in the past.
'I'm not really from Texas, so we don't wear a lot of 10-gallon hats in Pennsylvania.
'You know, I won't ever say it wouldn't happen, but it's probably not too likely.'
The pair failed to win a point when paired together by Hal Sutton at the Ryder