Hack: No, he'd never let us in that far. It would be, "At the range. Hitting balls."
Van Sickle: How about the two players who made last year's PGA so interesting, Sergio García and Padraig Harrington?
Hack: At Turnberry, Watson was talking about Harrington shortening his swing. Watson said that his teacher told him years ago to never shorten your swing, that you'll need it when you're older.
Shipnuck: Paddy had his greatest year and wanted to improve on it. Nothing in golf is as entertaining or enlightening as a Paddy interview. He's brutally candid about his struggle, almost uncomfortably so. After Turnberry, that was the most optimistic I've heard him all year. I wouldn't be surprised if he contended at the PGA.
Anonymous Pro: I really think Sergio is on the road back. He could be the best ball striker in the game. Right now he hits it better than Tiger. His whole game revolves around his putting, and he's finally onto something with that mid-length putter. Hazeltine is 7,600-something yards with three par-5s of more than 600 yards. It's not going to be a plinker who wins this PGA; it'll be a bomber.
Van Sickle: It's counterintuitive, but if everyone has to lay up on the par-5s, that favors the short hitters, who are good wedge players.
Shipnuck: Lee Westwood might give Sergio competition for best long, straight driver, but his short game is letting him down. Everyone focused on his three-putt on the last hole at Turnberry. Those bogeys he made on 15 and 16, one was a muffed chip, another was a bad sand shot.
Hack: How about Kenny Perry?
Van Sickle: Yeah, I'd second Kenny. Besides Phil, who else is even out there?