Bamberger: How about Condoleezza Rice? The white-man thing has been done for so long in golf, isn't it time to try something else?
Garrity: Do you want waterboarding introduced to the PGA Tour?
Shipnuck: I do. Any golfer who blows off a media interview should be waterboarded.
THE MAIN EVENTS
Van Sickle: Here are the venues for next year's majors after the Masters—Olympic Club (U.S. Open), Royal Lytham & St. Annes (British) and the Ocean course at Kiawah Island (PGA). Which one sounds the most exciting?
Anonymous Pro: The Ocean course, because it has more potential for disaster. It's the PGA, it's August and it'll be 300° on the beach.
Garrity: Pete Dye built the Ocean course for match play, which is why it'll be a train wreck for medal play. That's not a negative. That means the PGA will be exciting.
Shipnuck: The Ocean course is a love-it-or-hate-it venue, like Whistling Straits. It'll look beautiful on TV but could be a bloodbath for scores. I love San Francisco, but Olympic has kind of a been-there-done-that feel. Nothing dazzles me about that place.
Bamberger: In San Francisco alone I'd put San Francisco Golf Club, Harding Park and the other 18 at Olympic Club ahead of the course on which they'll be playing the Open.
Hack: San Francisco is a world-class city. That's part of the allure and the excitement.