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Van Sickle: Are you saying his driver swing is worse?
Anonymous Pro: Easily worse. Believe me, I've changed my swing a few times, and when you're that lost, it's hard to play golf. Sean Foley and Hank Haney teach a method, a certain kind of swing. Butch Harmon fixes everybody's bad habits but allows for different swings. Tiger is getting stuck worse than before, he doesn't have the power he used to have and he doesn't know where it's going.
Van Sickle: Tiger doesn't look like a guy who's putting well enough to win a major, I might add.
Bamberger: In Tiger's defense, he has been putting on pretty slow greens for the most part this year. He has never liked slow greens, and it looked as if he couldn't release the putter head. Maybe on Augusta's superfast greens he'll feel more comfortable.
Garrity: The point is, when Tiger does get better, he will get better suddenly. We have no way of knowing when that will happen. But he'll suddenly start making putts or his swing will come around. If it happens at the Masters, I think it might be worth a story.
Van Sickle: It just so happens that the defending champion is a question mark too, having more or less gone missing in action since winning the green jacket a year ago. Forget Waldo. Where's Phil?
Hack: I saw Phil make par from under the pines on number 10 last year. Augusta National was Tiger's place from 1997 to 2005. Now it's Phil's. With what he has done there since '04, he can walk onto the premises, smell those dogwoods and jump right onto the leader board.
Garrity: His game is certainly in better shape than Tiger's. Mickelson has missed some putts and had occasional wayward tee shots, but he hasn't been totally stinking it up. Compared with Tiger, he's not that far off.
Shipnuck: He played wonderfully in San Diego for a while, and in Phoenix, so it makes you think he can get it back.