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Shipnuck: Here we are again. His life is in order, his physical golf game has been good. Merion is perfect for him. Is he really the old Tiger who thrives on pressure or just a flawed human who can be overcome by the moment? If he doesn't get it done, you have to question what's going on between his ears.
Garrity: Is Tiger back? I didn't say yes until he won his hissing contest with Sergio García. That was the old Tiger. He came out of that with Sergio humiliated and his game and character in question. It was a total shutdown of an opponent, the kind of thing the old Tiger did routinely on and off the course.
Anonymous Pro: Tiger's response that Sergio "is always complaining about something" was snotty, yet he came out of the incident looking like the good guy.
Garrity: It was hysterical.
Shipnuck: It was masterly rope-a-dope by Tiger. He baited Sergio and played him like a fiddle, maybe even a banjo.
State of The Game
ALL THE ATTENTION IS FALLING ON TIGER. WHO OR WHAT ELSE SHOULD WE BE TALKING ABOUT?
Garrity: Tim Clark. He's a key figure in this anchored-putting ban, and if the Tour goes along with the ruling, we may be headed for court. He could break out as a major figure in that lawsuit because unlike the other anchored putters, he's got a disability with his forearms.
Shipnuck: Didn't Clark win a few college tournaments using a standard-length putter?
Garrity: I think he did. He started experimenting when he turned pro. It was his presentation at the players' meeting at Torrey Pines that was really influential and had a lot to do with the PGA Tour saying it opposed the ban.