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PGA Tour Player Poll

April 05, 2005
April 05, 2005

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April 5, 2005

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Tournaments
2005 Masters: Starters
  • Who will win next week's Masters? ¬†One of these 10 players, according to a PGA Tour pro who, on the condition of anonymity, critiqued and ranked the contenders

  • In 1986 an ugly duckling of a putter was turned into a swan

  • If the Masters turns into a chipping contest, short-game specialist Retief Goosen will be tough to beat

  • 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

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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

1 Who is the best player in the world?

This is an article from the April 5, 2005 issue

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."

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