What Pros Really Think

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Sixth Annual PGA Tour Player Survey Sports Illustrated recently polled 71 PGA Tour players — roughly the number who make the cut in an average week — to gauge their feelings on issues involving the state of the game and other matters. Some of the players declined to answer certain questions (thus the percentages are for respondents only), while others offered, under the cloak of anonymity, some choice one-liners, the most notable of which are included. Would the TPC Sawgrass be a good venue for a major championship? Yes 70% No 30% LOOSE LIPS "Yes, now that they've made it the hardest course on earth."
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How much cash are you carrying right now? $1,000 to $5,000 15% $500 to $999 16% $100 to $499 39% $0 to $99 30%
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Who will be the first to win a major: Paul Casey, Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia, Trevor Immelman or Adam Scott? Scott 49% Donald 37% Immelman 7% Casey 6% Garcia 1%
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Are there tournaments you play because your wife or girlfriend wants to visit that venue? Yes 36% No 64%
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Who is your least favorite playing partner? Rory Sabbatini 25% Ben Crane 8% Garrett Willis 8% Phil Mickelson 8% Also receiving votes: Fulton Allem, Woody Austin, Jason Bohn, Fred Couples, Steve Elkington, Robert Gamez, Retief Goosen, Mark Hensby, J.B. Holmes, Lee Janzen, Jerry Kelly, Jeff Maggert, Kevin Na, Tom Pernice, Jim Rutledge, Vijay Singh • See the latest news and photos about Rory Sabbatini Who is your favorite playing partner? Tiger Woods 6% Kenny Perry 5% Joey Sindelar 5% Also receiving votes: Woody Austin, Paul Azinger, Cameron Beckman, Rich Beem, Chad Campbell, Daniel Chopra, Stewart Cink, Fred Couples, John Daly, Joe Durant, David Duval, Brad Faxon, Fred Funk, Lucas Glover, Paul Goydos, J.P. Hayes, Tim Herron, Charles Howell, Ryuji Imada, Fredrik Jacobsen, Brandt Jobe, Justin Leonard, Davis Love III, Hunter Mahan, Steve Marino, Geoff Ogilvy, Jose Maria Olazabal, Ryan Palmer, Rod Pampling, Jesper Parnevik, Nick Price, Ted Purdy, Adam Scott, Heath Slocum, Jeff Sluman, Chris Smith, Craig Stadler, Paul Stankowski, Kevin Sutherland, David Toms, Bubba Watson • See the latest news and photos about Tiger Woods
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Who is the most overrated pro? Michelle Wie 25% Luke Donald 5% Sergio Garcia 5% Also receiving votes: Paul Casey, John Daly, Chris DiMarco, Natalie Gulbis, Phil Mickelson, Jesper Parnevik, Camilo Villegas, Tiger Woods Should the PGA Tour get tough on performance-enhancing drugs? Yes 73% No 27% LOOSE LIPS "If we're not testing, there's no policy."
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Who is the second-best player in golf? Jim Furyk 24% Vijay Singh 16% Phil Mickelson 6% Also receiving votes: Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Charles Howell, Adam Scott, Tiger's B game • See the latest news and photos about Jim Furyk
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Do you usually fly commercial or take a private flight? Commercial 87% Private 13% LOOSE LIPS "Is Delta private?"
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Should the U.S. send more troops to Iraq or withdraw? Send more 50% Withdraw 50%
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Would you rather watch an LPGA or a Champions tour event? LPGA 27% Champions 73% LOOSE LIPS "That's like deciding which fingernail to pull off."Weekly, how many hours do you watch Golf Channel? 10 to 20 9% 5 to 9 24% 1 to 4 53% 0 14% Weekly, how many hours do you watch ESPN? 10 to 20 31% 5 to 9 29% 1 to 4 37% 0 3% • Golf Channel winning over its critics
11 of 17 Elise Amendola/AP
Which TV analyst do you prefer, Nick Faldo or Johnny Miller? Faldo 82% Miller 18% • Nick Faldo: Nasty to Nice
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Would anyone in your family vote for Hillary for president? Yes 22% No 78% LOOSE LIPS "We all have that strange cousin, don't we?"
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Will you send Baby Woods a present? Yes 52% No 48% LOOSE LIPS "I'd be too scared not to."
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Tiger is leading the British Open after the first round. If his wife, Elin, goes into labor the next morning, does he withdraw and fly home? Yes 93% No 7% Would you WD under the same circumstances? Yes 91% No 9% • See the latest news and photos about Tiger Woods
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Would you allow a daughter of yours to date Sergio Garcia? Yes 28% No 72% LOOSE LIPS "I know him too well." • See the latest news and photos about Sergio Garcia
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In light of the new FedEx Cup schedule, will you play in more, fewer or the same number of tournaments? More 10% Fewer 6% Same 84% Would you rather win the PGA Championship and $1 million or the FedEx Cup and $10 million? PGA 74% FedEx Cup 26% LOOSE LIPS "The PGA. You're going to get pretty close to $10 million after winning that." • FedEx Cup Standings
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Would you elect Barry Bonds to the Hall of Fame? Yes 58% No 42% LOOSE LIPS "I'd vote for Pete Rose before Barry Bonds. What does that tell you?"