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MICHAEL BAMBERGER
April 04, 2011
Can Tiger find his mojo? How about Phil? Can a Euro break through? If you could—gasp!—change one thing about Augusta National, what would it be? And who is going to win the 75th Masters?
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April 04, 2011

Pga Tour Confidential

Can Tiger find his mojo? How about Phil? Can a Euro break through? If you could—gasp!—change one thing about Augusta National, what would it be? And who is going to win the 75th Masters?

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Shipnuck: I love the Vijay comparison. That's excellent. What Vijay has done in his 40s probably gives Lee some hope.

Anonymous Pro: I don't know. Westwood got to Number 1 only because he was sort of the last man standing. His only win last year was in Memphis, wasn't it? And Robert Garrigus had to have a brain aneurysm on the last hole for Lee to win that one. But I think Kaymer, McDowell and Casey can contend in Augusta, maybe even Donald if it's playing firm and fast.

Van Sickle: The Europeans as a whole are a fun bunch to watch. In some ways they're more exciting than their U.S. counterparts.

Bamberger: By "some ways," Gary, do you mean in all ways?

Shipnuck: The Europeans get it, whether it's Twitter or talking to reporters or dealing with fans. Westwood and McIlroy and Ian Poulter go off on Twitter all the time. They let their personalities come out. It's easy to warm up to them. You know who would be great on Twitter? Phil Mickelson. He has an opinion on everything. But he'll never do it.

Van Sickle: These Europeans are the opposite of the previous uptight generation of Faldo, Langer, Ollie and Monty.

Shipnuck: Agreed. It's definitely a great time to watch golf.

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Van Sickle: Who's the most surprising player who never won a Masters? Besides Greg Norman, of course.

Bamberger: I'd say Lee Trevino is shocking. Trevino had a long career, he had all the shots, a flair for putting, and he really wanted it. He won everything else, but he simply hated that place. It would've been a great feather in his cap. That one hurts the most for him.

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