Van Sickle: The par-3 contest has been turned into a TV show, and it's a hit. Love it or hate it?
Hack: Didn't Chris Berman announce it for ESPN last year?
Shipnuck: Yeah. Say no more.
Garrity: Sorry, but speaking for the grandfathers, it's a winner. It's the perfect venue for the older players to make an appearance and have some fun and not impact the tournament proper. It's fun to watch.
Hack: It's a chance to see Jack and Arnie play golf. It's a good appetizer.
Shipnuck: Now that the cameras are on, every player has to find some cute five-year-old to be his caddie, even if it's not his own kid. There's peer pressure to out-cute each other.
Anonymous Pro: I've played in the par-3 contest, andpersonally, I think it's fantastic. You see great shots, holes in one, and it humanizes the players when you see them out there with their kids. Imagine if there was a father-son touch football game the day before the Super Bowl. People would love it.
Shipnuck: It's exactly like the Lingerie Bowl at the Super Bowl.
Women, Hear Them Roar
Van Sickle: Any candidates for the first female member at Augusta?