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PGA Tour CONFIDENTIAL
Michael Bamberger
May 03, 2010
Has Phil overtaken Tiger? What's right and wrong with TPC Sawgrass? Why was a retired NFL player given a spot in a Nationwide event? Who are the dark horses at the Players? And who is going to win the Tour's fifth major?
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May 03, 2010

Pga Tour Confidential

Has Phil overtaken Tiger? What's right and wrong with TPC Sawgrass? Why was a retired NFL player given a spot in a Nationwide event? Who are the dark horses at the Players? And who is going to win the Tour's fifth major?

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Garrity: Plus, Tiger's tempo is shot. He had the greatest tempo in the world seven years ago, and now he's probably got the worst tempo of any top player.

Van Sickle: Where does Tiger go if he does decide that his swing needs changing?

Shipnuck: Nowhere. He should simply fall out of bed and go play golf. He's a natural.

Bamberger: Does Jim Furyk have a swing guru? Did Jack Nicklaus have a swing coach after Jack Grout died? We're so programmed today that you have to have a swing coach. That isn't necessarily the case.

Van Sickle: I think he'd look good in that infomercial, smiling at the camera and saying, "I'm Tiger Woods ... and I'm stacked!"

Hack: We used to say the only thing that could stop Tiger would be an injury. Part of the swing change with Haney was to take pressure off his knee, his body, his back. It'll be interesting to see how his body holds up. I don't think this is the end of the Tiger era, but maybe injuries are becoming a factor.

Sawed Off

Van Sickle: You have a bulldozer and an unlimited budget. What hole would you change at the Stadium course, and why?

Bamberger: Just one hole?

Hack: I wouldn't throw Pete Dye under the bus, but I'm not a big fan of number 1. A lot of courses don't have great first holes.

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