Rory McIlroy reckons Phil Mickelson has the indian sign over Tiger Woods following Sunday's WGC-HSBC Champions Tournament result in Shanghai.

The young gun had a ball playing with Mickelson for the first two rounds and walked away impressed.

There was plenty of chat between the two and McIlroy reckons 2010 could be Mickelson's year.

I played the first two days with Phil Mickelson which was just fantastic – he played really well and he’s such a nice guy – I actually talked to him quite a lot during those rounds and he’s a class act. It was great to see him win after the year that he has endured with wife Amy and his Mum both battling breast cancer. I think he’s got into Tiger’s head a wee bit because every time they seem to play together now Phil beats him so it should be a very interesting 2010 season.

The last three times Woods and Mickelson have played together in the final round, Lefty has come out on top every time.