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PGA TOUR CONFIDENTIAL
December 12, 2011
How big was Tiger's victory at the Chevron? Can Luke Donald hang on to No. 1? Who's most likely to become the top American? How do the major venues rate, and who will win the four championships?
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December 12, 2011

Pga Tour Confidential

How big was Tiger's victory at the Chevron? Can Luke Donald hang on to No. 1? Who's most likely to become the top American? How do the major venues rate, and who will win the four championships?

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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.

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