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Shipnuck: West Coast majors are great. Part of what made Torrey Pines [in 2008] so epic was that when Tiger made that putt on 18, it was prime time in the East and the whole world was watching. It's a huge boost for the sport when golf gets into prime time.
Garrity: These courses are beautiful on TV, and that's no small thing. I may not be knocked out strategically by Olympic, but it's exciting to walk down the fairways between those majestic trees. It's a dramatic landscape.
Van Sickle: I agree about Olympic. I've always loved its look and trees, but the truth is, it was exposed at the 1998 Open when players had difficulty keeping perfectly placed tee shots in the bouncy, canted fairways.
Anonymous Pro: It'll be a great U.S. Open, but it'll be another Lee Janzen--type winner—a short, straight hitter. In other words, I don't see Rory repeating. It's more like a Jim Furyk or a Luke Donald week.
Garrity: Apparently, we all agree that Lytham is the dullest course on the British Open rota.
Anonymous Pro: Yeah, it's pretty mundane. Tiger could win there because he probably won't have to hit a lot of drivers. He could maybe do what he did at Royal Liverpool and iron the place to death.
Shipnuck: I don't like a flat course, and Lytham is pretty flat. Birkdale and Turnberry are spectacular, but Lytham is one big pancake. It's all about missing the pot bunkers. That's boring.
Bamberger: Lytham may be flat, but at least the hotels there are lousy.
AND THE WINNERS ARE ...
Van Sickle: Nothing you say here will be held against you, so go ahead and pick, in order, the winners of the Masters, U.S. Open, British and PGA.