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Anonymous Pro: That's right. I hate to say it, but I'm not high on American golf. If we had to put our top 12 up against their top 12 right now, I'm not sure we'd even get to Sunday.
In Search of Tiger
Van Sickle: Tiger Woods pulled out of the tournament he hosts, the AT&T National. Will he or won't he play in the British Open?
Shipnuck: What Rory did will definitely speed Tiger's recovery. You know Tiger doesn't like being replaced, and in the media he has been replaced by Rory. Woods has been devalued. If it's a game-time decision for him, shutting up people about Rory might be a reason to play.
Garrity: If those paparazzi photos of him wearing that boot are legitimate, Tiger may need more time.
Bamberger: Tiger is such a creature of habit. He gears up for the four majors. To jump in in the middle of the season and go to England, I don't see it. And I can think of no course in the world that's more brutal for wayward shots than Royal St. George's.
Anonymous Pro: It's hard to see him missing another major, but he looked so bad at the Players I can't imagine him surviving Royal St. George's. With all the uneven lies and awkward stances, it's a great place to get hurt.
Hack: Tiger is not ready to win—no practice, the injury, a new swing. He's probably close to shutting it down for the summer. The Rory win has to play on his pride, but if he's not ready to win, why go?
Van Sickle: About Tiger's swing change, how long does a guy really need for that? Especially if he's the greatest golfer of his generation?
Garrity: I talked to Matt Kuchar and his swing coach, Chris O'Connell, and they both thought that if you change coaches and don't see immediate improvement or significant gains within 30 days, you ought to switch to another coach.