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GARRITY: I remember the U.S. Open at Oakmont in '07 when Tiger stared down Aaron Baddeley on the 1st tee and Baddeley opened with a triple bogey. I don't think that will work on Rory. Based on how Tiger has been treating weekends at the majors lately, Tiger probably wouldn't play his best because he wants it so badly.
ANONYMOUS PRO: I'd look forward to their demeanor if they play in singles. I'll bet Rory will look as if he's having a much better time. Tiger may concentrate so hard that his head explodes.
SHIPNUCK: I'll still take Tiger. Rory's superiority is evident over 72 holes, but this will be like that old MTV show Celebrity Death Match, in which the animations tear each other's limbs off. This is such a different environment—wives, teammates, captains and 50,000 screaming fans. Tiger's year has been a bust, but if he won this match, it would help him get back to who he was.
GARRITY: Rory has proved himself on the big stages already with big margins of victory.
SHIPNUCK: I agree. My head says Rory, but my heart says Tiger.
VAN SICKLE: If you're either captain, do you want to match up Rory and Tiger?
SHIPNUCK: Davis Love would kill to get that in singles. It would bring out the best in Tiger, who has a long history of dusting guys when it gets personal.
BAMBERGER: The hardest point to win is playing Tiger in singles. Why wouldn't you want your best player, Rory, to play him? I think José María Olazábal would want it. The PGA of America would want it, which means Davis would want it.
ANONYMOUS PRO: Yeah, Davis drinks the Kool-Aid, he'd go along with them. I don't know if Ollie would. If I'm Europe, I want Rory's point to count, so I send him out early. It's probably up to Rory if he wants to play Tiger.
GARRITY: What do the rules say about collusion between the captains? Is it winked at? Could they put it together if they wanted?