It has taken three years, a stretch of time when their career arcs crisscrossed, when their successes and failures were dissected like frogs in a high school biology class, when they seemed to share little except the same swing coach.
Such is the way things have gone for Hunter Mahan and Tiger Woods since the final round of the 2009 AT&T National.
The last time the tournament was held here at Congressional Country Club, Woods appeared invincible, recovered from a serious knee injury and in the midst of another dominating season. Woods raised the trophy on the 18th green after finishing one shot ahead of an up-and-coming Mahan.
Mahan, who turned 30 last month, will be...