SI convened a panel of experts—senior writers Michael Bamberger, Alan Shipnuck and Gary Van Sickle as well as contributor John Garrity and
senior writer Cameron Morfit—and a PGA Tour pro (who participated on the condition of anonymity) to take up these and other questions
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It's been quiet on the Tiger Woods front for a while. What do you expect in 2013?
My biggest concern is whether Tiger can putt the way he used to. If he can't, he won't win majors but he'll win two or three other events. He doesn't have to have his best game to win those.
Tiger's admission when he played with Rory last year that he's having a hard time with Sean Foley's swing is unbelievably telling. That's going to show up in a major, but maybe not at a Bay Hill, where he knows how to get around the course.
No doubt Rory's emergence has energized Tiger. Rory's new Nike alliance will be helpful too.