PGA Tour Player Poll

SI recently polled more than 50 Tour players on golf and other matters. Some of the players declined to answer certain questions (so the percentages that follow are for respondents only), while others offered -- under the cloak of anonymity -- some choice one-liners, the most telling of which are included
April 04, 2005

1 Who is the best player in the world?

Vijay Singh 50%

Tiger Woods 32%

Also receiving votes: Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson

2 If the Masters demanded that a standardized ball be used in the tournament, would you still play?

Yes 90%

No 10%

LOOSE LIPS:

"Are you kidding? I would play if I was on my deathbed."

3 Would you rather be trapped in an elevator with Jonathan Kaye or John Kerry?

Jonathan Kaye 73%

John Kerry 16%

LOOSE LIPS: "With Jonathan I know what to expect."

4 Would you rather be trapped on a desert island with Angelina Jolie or Tiger's wife, Elin Nordegren?

Angelina Jolie 86%

Elin Nordegren 14%

LOOSE LIPS: "Angelina. She seems more talkative."

5 Will Tiger Woods break Jack Nicklaus's record of 18 wins in the majors?

Yes 33%

No 67%

LOOSE LIPS: "A year ago I'd have said yes. Now, no."

6 Do you ever stand over a putt on the final hole thinking how much money is at stake?

Yes 54%

No 46%

7 Should long putters be banned?

Yes 62%

No 38%

LOOSE LIPS: "Yes, even though I'm using one."

COLOR PHOTOROBERT BECK COLOR PHOTODAVID WALBERG COLOR PHOTORENA DURHAM-KPA/ZUMA PRESS COLOR PHOTO COLOR PHOTOCORBIS: DAVID BERGMAN

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)