Garrity: It slides right in between the majors in April and June, and it's not overshadowed by the Masters anymore. I think it works.
Bamberger: It does give golf a more definable season, and one big event a month from April through September.
Anonymous Pro: The course is better, but the greens aren't. I hate to sound like a broken record, but no significant event is played on bermuda greens. I'm wholeheartedly unimpressed with the bermuda greens there. On a scale of 1 to 10, they're about a 4, and that's not any better than when they were bermuda overseeded with rye.
Van Sickle: The Players used to be the first big event of the year. Now it's too far adrift between the Masters and the U.S. Open.
Anonymous Pro: It carried way more weight in March, two weeks before the Masters and at the end of a four-week swing through Florida. It's still the best field in golf, but the purse is what carries it now and the fact that it is the Players. It's not about the course. If you're preparing for the U.S. Open, Quail Hollow is a better tune-up.
Shipnuck: I know what you're saying. It was all one big push to get to Augusta, but I like how the May date gives this part of the schedule some focus.
Van Sickle: NFL great Jerry Rice shot 83--76 in a Nationwide tour event that he hosted in California. Now he wants exemptions to play in a couple more Nationwide tournaments. Thoughts?
Shipnuck: It diminishes the tournament to have him in it. So they sell 300 tickets instead of 250? It's offensive on a developmental circuit where the guys really need the spots.
Bamberger: It's insulting to professional golf.