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.