Bamberger: I'm not a believer. Tiger Woods is the only world-class golfer who's had these swing changes—capital S, capital C—and needed all this time. Every other great player simply made adjustments. I've asked Tiger directly, and he says I'm wrong. I believe your swing is your swing and you tweak it, you don't overhaul it.
Garrity: There have been swing overhauls at this level. Nick Faldo and Nick Price did it.
Hack: The short-game changes are what bother me. Tiger said the changes are all through the bag, how he releases the putter and his pitch shots. You're talking about a guy who had genius around the greens. Really? You're messing with that?
Bamberger: I totally agree, Damon. This guy pitched the ball better than anybody who ever pitched the ball. He had a nice descending plane. Now he looks scoopy.
Garrity: People smarter than me said a decade ago that Tiger's swing was going to cause him physical problems when he got older—his back and his knees. Maybe these changes that don't make sense to us are a product of trying to find something that won't stress his body.
Van Sickle: Dan Jenkins said 10 years ago that the only things that could stop Tiger were an injury or a bad marriage. Tiger went two for two.
The Winner Is ...
Shipnuck: I'm taking Rory. He's on one of those streaks, and I love that he's not teeing it up between the Opens. That's Seve-like. He's going to roar into town, and he'll get a huge reception. He thrives on that kind of attention. I think he'll play great.
Garrity: I'm on the bandwagon. I like Rory, although he isn't going to be able to play the same game he played at Congressional.
Van Sickle: You don't like that nice, high draw in 30-mph winds?