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PGA Tour CONFIDENTIAL
MICHAEL BAMBERGER
August 02, 2010
IS LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN THE REAL DEAL? WHAT'S WRONG WITH TIGER NOW? WHAT KIND OF TEST WILL WHISTLING STRAITS OFFER, AND WHO WILL WIN THE SEASON'S FINAL MAJOR? WE CONVENED A PANEL OF SI GOLF EXPERTS—SENIOR WRITERS MICHAEL BAMBERGER, DAMON HACK, ALAN SHIPNUCK AND GARY VAN SICKLE, AS WELL AS SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR JOHN GARRITY—AND A PGA TOUR PLAYER (WHO PARTICIPATED ON CONDITION OF ANONYMITY) TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS AND MORE
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August 02, 2010

Pga Tour Confidential

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Shipnuck: When Fred Couples won the Masters [in 1992], did anybody think that would be his last major?

Van Sickle: Sounds like you're saying no.

Shipnuck: I'm saying it's hard to do. Tiger, Phil and Padraig Harrington followed up their major wins quickly, but history is against everyone else doing it.

Anonymous Pro: We can't say Oh my gosh, this guy has arrived yet. I think Graeme McDowell will have a better career than Oosthuizen, whose name I still can't pronounce.

Van Sickle: We're calling him King Louis.

Anonymous Pro: Well, King Louis may have a short reign.

Hack: I can't say Louis won't win another major. Remember, Shrek had a sequel.

Major of the Year

Van Sickle: Whose major win this year is ultimately going to be the most significant?

Bamberger: I think it's King Louis, because he won by seven on the Old Course when everybody was there. He beat Tiger, he beat Phil, and he was extraordinary.

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