Fiesta Bowl 2012: Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler Bring Rivalry to Gridiron

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IJanuary 3, 2012

Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler have battled each other on the golf course.

On Monday, they locked horns on the football field....well, their respective alma maters did, at least.

Woods and Fowler were chosen as honorary captains for Stanford and Oklahoma State respectively in Monday's Fiesta Bowl, setting up a high-powered affair between two top-five teams.

Fowler finished in the top five himself last year, at least in the British Open. The 23-year-old secured his first professional win against Rory McIlroy in the Korea Open in October.

Woods has been battling back after a tough couple of years, but captured his first win in 107 weeks at the Chevron World Challenge to end 2011.

My guess is both of them were hoping to catch some lightning in a bottle on Monday that they could unleash on the golf course in 2012.

The Cardinal and Cowboys were tied at halftime, 21-21, as Woods and Fowler looked on, probably glaring at each other all the while.

Just think of Woods as Andrew Luck and Fowler as Brandon Weeden and pretend they are competing at the Masters.

Or you can think of Woods as the man Luck is supposed to succeed on the Indianapolis Colts, the broken down and old Peyton Manning.

Either way.

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