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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

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Van Sickle: Nice contemporary reference, Garrity. Johnny Carson has been off the air for 18 years.

Garrity: Carnac is aware of that. Carnac knows all.

Get Out the Vote

Van Sickle: Suppose you had to vote for Player of the Year right this minute. Who do you select?

Hack: Louis Oosthuizen. A seven-shot win at St. Andrews gets my vote. He took the lead and then increased it. Plus, he bought champagne for the media afterward. That's old school.

Van Sickle: Too old, apparently. Louis was asked about that in the Monday-morning press conference and said he'd never heard of Tony Lema, the original Champagne Tony. Too bad.

Garrity: I'll take Lee Westwood. Every time I look at a major leader board, Westwood's name is on it. Then another guy grabs the trophy and vanishes for the year. By the way, am I pronouncing Lee's name correctly? That South African guy told me it was 'OIST-wood.'

Shipnuck: Ernie Els, Steve Stricker and Jim Furyk have two wins each, but can anybody name what tournaments they won? I have to vote for Phil. He won the Masters, and he should've won the U.S. Open.

Bamberger: What's that phrase from Death of a Salesman? 'Attention must finally be paid.' Attention must finally be paid to the Wayne Levi of 2010. I think we all know who I'm talking about.

Garrity: Carnac knows. I don't.

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