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PGA TOUR CONFIDENTIAL
Gary Van Sickle
March 05, 2012
How has the PGA Tour changed? What needs fixing on the senior tour? Should the belly putter be banned? Are you rooting for Tiger to catch Jack? And do you miss playing in the Masters?
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March 05, 2012

Pga Tour Confidential

How has the PGA Tour changed? What needs fixing on the senior tour? Should the belly putter be banned? Are you rooting for Tiger to catch Jack? And do you miss playing in the Masters?

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Haas: That's right, we were prorating it out that he'd get to 23 or 24. Now, it's been three years since he won one. Jack had some windows like that too, but he also won at 46.

Koch: I would love to see Tiger have the chance, and because we do the U.S. Open at NBC, it'd be great to see him go for number 19 there. It would create a phenomenal amount of interest.

Lehman: I'd love to see Tiger get his game back to that level. It's impossible to know if he can. What's glaringly different now is his body language, which is a reflection of what's between your ears. On Sunday at Pebble Beach he looked defeated and frustrated. I'd like to see the old Tiger's confident body language return.

Funk: No matter how you feel about Tiger, it's good for golf to watch him climb back up and search for the answer. Tiger is special. Everybody is curious about him.

Haas: The good thing about golf is that there's no defense. We can't double-team Tiger. If he plays well enough to do it, more power to him. I remember when Gary Player was asked if Tiger was the best player he'd ever seen. Gary answered, "He's the best 30-year-old player I've ever seen. Until he gets to 19 majors, Jack is still the best." That's a good point. You can't simply give Tiger five more majors. That's a Hall of Fame career for someone else. He still has to do it.

Van Sickle: But do you want to see him do it?

Strange: I think some people who don't want Tiger to break the record will come out of the woodwork if he gets closer. The waters have been muddied a great deal on Tiger.

Pate: I don't know if I'm for or against him, but I'm certainly interested. It would be neat to see somebody I played with break the mark, I guess.

Strange: Do I think he's going to make it? No. Do I root for him to make it? I want him to get close, so I can see the excitement. It would be unbelievable. And if Tiger starts winning, his intimidation factor will come back. Guys say, "Oh, these young kids aren't intimidated by Tiger anymore." That's bull----. If Tiger starts winning they will be intimidated again, I promise you.

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