Dusek: Augusta National was a convenient lightning rod that diverted attention away from the R&A, but now that's gone. The R&A will have a ladies locker room soon.
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REIMAGINING THE SKINS
Walker: This year will be our fourth straight Thanksgiving without the Skins Game. Imagine you've been put in charge of bringing back the Skins Game with an unlimited appearance fee budget. Whom would you invite? You can use senior tees, women's tees, teams, celebrities and anything else, just entertain us.
Herre: You have to start with Fred Couples, the king of the Silly Season; the players and the caddies would have to be miked; and of course the players would put up their own money. I'd fill out the foursome with Trevino (from the senior tees), Mickelson (from the tips) and Babe Zaharias (from the grave).
Van Sickle: I've got Donald Trump, Johnny Miller, Jan Stephenson and Bill Murray playing for $1 million a hole. No gimmes, Trump. Putt 'em all out.
Herre: That's good. Would love to see Trump and Murray together with the needle out.
Bamberger: I like that, Gary, but I'd replace Murray with Larry David, Trump with Warren Buffett, Jan Stephenson with Mickey Wright, and I'd bring in Tom Gloves for the fourth. Play it at Elie in Scotland.
Wei: How about The Donald and The President? That might draw some interest.
Van Sickle: If we can go to the cemetery for stars, I'll get Old Tom Morris just to see his reaction to a wood made of metal. Maybe I should bench Jan Stephenson in favor of a young Bob Hope? He was an ad-lib master back then, plus he was a legit amateur player who once teed it up in the British Amateur. He and Der Bingle could both play a little.
Dusek: I'd get Tiger, Phil, Jack and Arnie to play Pebble Beach while wearing microphones. They'd put up $5,000 per hole of their own money in a Nassau, with all the winnings going to charity. Let 'em press, double down, make side bets, pay for longest off the tee on the par 5s and closest to the pin on the par 3s. All the stuff we love to do on Saturday mornings. I'd get Erin Andrews and David Feherty to walk with the group, and Peter Alliss and Ken Venturi would be in the tower with Jim Nantz. (Say what you will, he's got the voice.) America would love to see it.
Wei: Anyone? That's a loaded question. Fred Couples, Lee Trevino, General Petraeus, Tiger Woods and Judy Rankin.
Hanger: I'd do two-man teams, alternate-shot. To start, teams would be: Poulter/McIlroy, Mickelson/Woods, Nicklaus/Watson, Sorenstam/Ochoa. At the turn, they'd have to switch partners, with new teams decided by fan voting.
Godich: Alternate-shot format. Partners are Tiger and Phil, Azinger and Seve (back from the dead), Kerr and Pettersen, and Clinton and Trump.
Wei: Love the alternate-shot format. That truly brings the "team" component into play.
Van Sickle: On a serious note, I don't think there's any way to revive the Skins Game. After the $10 million FedEx Cup, how big would the purse have to be to get the public interested?
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