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May 07, 2012
What's the deal with Tiger? Should the Tour kill sudden death at the island green? What did we learn at the Masters? And who will win the 39th Players Championship?
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May 07, 2012

Pga Tour Confidential

What's the deal with Tiger? Should the Tour kill sudden death at the island green? What did we learn at the Masters? And who will win the 39th Players Championship?

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Anonymous Pro: Look, you're not running out of daylight, and a three-hole playoff takes only 45 minutes. If it's still tied after three holes, go to 17.

Van Sickle: You know what they should do with 17? Take Wednesday's unofficial caddie tournament and turn it into a full-blown, closest-to-the-pin contest with prize money. Instead of a boring practice-round day, you'd have an instant TV show, like the par-3 contest at the Masters.

Anonymous Pro: That's a good idea. How hard could it be to find a sponsor for that?

HUBBA, BUBBA

Van Sickle: What do you guys think of Bubba Watson? Is he the story of the year so far?

Hack: It has to be Bubba. He won the Masters with a shot for the ages while his wife was home with their newly adopted baby boy. That's more Cinderella than Cinderella. And I don't think even Cinderella can hit a 40-yard hook off pine needles.

Garrity: Well, the TV announcers have been going wild over Bubba for more than two years. They love the way he plays the game, the way he spins the ball and all those unusual swings and shots.

Shipnuck: Bubba has been on the radar for a while, but it was a surprise that he won the Masters. It was amazing that he was able to hold it together on those greens. He has definitely been the defining moment so far this year.

Van Sickle: I've been impressed by Bubba's post-Masters media blitz. Bubba has guested on all these TV shows and killed it every time.

Anonymous Pro: He's eccentric. The world is attracted to people who are different. As much as Bubba says he doesn't want to stand out, that's all he does. If you don't want to stand out, do you paint your driver pink? Do you put the hashtag #awesome at the end of every tweet?

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