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Anonymous Pro: I'd like to say Ernie Els, but you know, Davis Love really surprises me. He hits his long irons superhigh, drives it straight and long, and has been a consistently superior ball striker over his career. He was a marginal putter, sure, but I can't believe in all those years he didn't have a couple of good putting weeks at Augusta.
Garrity: I'd throw Tom Kite in there. He had the type of game that worked well on the old Augusta National before it was lengthened. Experience meant so much then only a handful of players could win it. His record there is almost the same as Norman's—very strong.
Shipnuck: You have to put Els in there. He's had a lot of sniffs.
Garrity: Let's not forget Tom Weiskopf. Four second-place finishes, a remarkable disaster at the 12th hole one year, one of the top players of his era. He was well-suited for Augusta. The emotion of the place got the best of him.
Hack: I'd still go with Norman. He was right there so often.
Bamberger: Memo to Greg: The course does not love you back.
Garrity: Remember, Norman was the best player in the world for a long while. He has to win this competition. The other guys were simply filler for him.
Hack: I put on that videotape every year, the '96 Masters. The 9th hole is where it comes on, and I always say, This is it, this is the year Greg is finally going to win it. It gets my juices flowing for a return to Magnolia Lane.
Shipnuck: You're a sadist, Hack. That's the most revealing thing to ever come out of PGA Tour Confidential. Damon Hack is a big meanie.
Hack: I love hearing Ben Crenshaw drawl, "You can't come up short on nine. Whatever you do, you can never come up short." And then there's Norman, coming up short.