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Bamberger: One allowance we don't make is that Tiger won so many of those majors by making other players uncomfortable. I don't think players are going to crumble in front of Tiger on Sunday afternoon the way they once did. So I don't agree with Gary that if he can win one, he can win five. Five implies that other players will be too scared to stand up to him, and I don't think they will be.
Shipnuck: Don't forget that Tiger is a great tactician. All those pot bunkers at Lytham are effectively one-shot penalties. They may play into Tiger's hand. He's not afraid to hit four-irons off the tees and shape a lot of shots. Other players don't have the discipline to make those adjustments. The British Open may be Tiger's best chance to win a major.
Van Sickle: Let's talk about the two most recent major champions—Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson. Who's going to have a bigger career?
Bamberger: Webb is going to be a consistent winner for a long time. He has much more of a grind-it-out personality, but Bubba is hugely more entertaining.
Shipnuck: I could see Bubba pulling a John Daly and winning on the Old Course. It's hard to imagine him winning on a claustrophobic course like Lytham.
Van Sickle: I could see Bubba doing a Duval and never winning again.
Bamberger: I don't see that. Bubba is a very quirky personality. Bubba has a great gift for golf and wants to show it off. There's no reason his tee-to-green game is going to disappear like David's did.
Garrity: I like Bubba. Webb, I agree, will be a more consistent winner. I can even see him as a Hall of Famer. But Bubba has flair. He's one of the few pros, like Mickelson or Palmer or Trevino, who make golf look fun.
Anonymous Pro: Bubba seems like he's closer to stepping away from the game than he is to winning another major. He showed up at the U.S. Open basically because he had to, and then all he did was complain about the course and the media. I understand he wants to spend time with his new adopted son, and that's great, but I don't see him working as hard as Webb will work.