Shipnuck: Anthony Kim.
Van Sickle: So you're working on a story about him?
Shipnuck: See page 32.
Garrity: I'm picking Padraig Harrington. He's like Phil. He fiddles, then suddenly everything clicks and he's a world-beater again.
Hack: I feel as if Phil has nothing to lose for the entire year now that he has a green jacket. I love the way he gets up and down from everywhere.
Bamberger: Jim Furyk. He lives there, knows the course backward and forward. He finished fifth last year. It's a position course, and everything about his season—except for the Masters—looks as if he's ready for a career year.
Anonymous Pro: I'll take Furyk too—my pick from last year. How has he not won at Sawgrass? It's perfect for him. He's won twice this year, and he's playing like Jim Furyk again.
Van Sickle: I like Lee Westwood, the new best player without a major, although winning the Players after his Masters letdown would give him no consolation whatsoever.
Garrity: Have we ever had a roundtable in which Tiger Woods wasn't picked? We usually say, It doesn't matter if he has a broken leg or if he hasn't played in seven months, he's still the favorite. This time, nobody mentioned him.
Shipnuck: I guess we're off the Tiger bandwagon.