Second Annual Junior Golfer Survey

SI asked a group of teenagers, all serious golfers, for their opinions on equipment, tour players and if they'd vote for a Democrat or a Republican for president
August 20, 2006

Who is the betterplayer, Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson?

Tiger Woods ...90%

Phil Mickelson... 10%

Have you everworked as a caddie?

Yes ... 46%

No ... 54%

Should the PGAand LPGA tours offer exemptions to the top American Junior Golf Associationplayers?

Yes ... 82%

No ... 15%

Maybe ... 3%

Do you read thenewspaper?

Yes ... 49%

No ... 36%

Sometimes ...15%

If you could votefor president, would you be more likely to vote for a Democrat or aRepublican?

Democrat ...18%

Republican ...66%

Neither ...6%

Don't know10%

Does the war inIraq affect you in any way?

Yes ... 28%

No ... 70%

Maybe 2%

Do you thinkBarry Bonds used steroids?

Yes ... 75%

No ... 15%

Don't care ...10%

Who is thebest-looking player on the PGA Tour?

Adam Scott ...42%

Tiger Woods ...20%

Sergio García ...8%

Aaron Baddeley... 7%

Others receivingvotes:

Fred Couples,Luke Donald, Lucas Glover, Retief Goosen, Charles Howell, Phil Mickelson, VijaySingh, Camilo Villegas

On the LPGAtour?

Natalie Gulbis... 75%

Paula Creamer ...11%

Cristie Kerr ...3%

Michelle Wie ...3%

Others receivingvotes:

Beth Daniel,Birdie Kim, Grace Park, Dottie Pepper

How many days, onaverage, do you watch golf on TV per week?

0 ... 8%

1 ... 23%

2 ... 23%

3 ... 18%

4 ... 8%

5 ... 8%

6 ... 4%

7 ... 8%

Which networkdoes the best job televising golf?

Golf Channel ...39%

CBS ... 22%

ABC ... 18%

NBC ... 17%

Other ... 4%

Who is yourfavorite TV analyst: Paul Azinger, Nick Faldo, Johnny Miller or LannyWadkins?

Miller ...36%

Faldo ... 34%

Azinger ...18%

Wadkins ...10%

Other ... 2%

Who's yourfavorite judge on American Idol?

Simon ... 69%

Paula ... 14%

Randy ... 4%

Can't decide ...13%

What's yourfavorite subject in school?

Math ... 34%

Phys ed ...26%

English ...14%

Art ... 11%

Science ...10%

Languages ...2%

History ...1%

None ... 2%

If you had tograde yourself, are you an A, B, C, D or F student?

A ... 66%

B ... 30%

C ... 2%

D ... 0%

F ... 2%

Who has the bestswing on the PGA Tour?

Tiger Woods ...46%

Ernie Els ...22%

Adam Scott ...9%

Others receivingvotes:

Stuart Appleby,Retief Goosen, Davis Love III, David Toms

On the LPGAtour?

Annika Sorenstam... 50%

Michelle Wie ...25%

Lorena Ochoa ...10%

Others receivingvotes:

Beth Daniel,Grace Park

Have you evercarried two drivers, like Phil Mickelson, during a competitive round?

Yes ... 7%

No ... 93%

Do you makewagers on the course?

Yes ... 52%

No ... 48%

Is your homecourse private or public?

Private ...55%

Public ...41%

Semiprivate4%

Have you everturned yourself in for an inadvertent rules violation?

Yes ... 58%

No ... 42%

How many hybridsdo you carry?

0 ... 41%

1 ... 44%

2 ... 13%

3 ... 2%

How many hoursare you online during a typical week?

0 ... 2%

1-5 ... 46%

6-10 ... 24%

11-15 ... 14%

16-24 ... 8%

25 or more ...6%

Do you have yourown web page?

Yes ... 37%

No ... 63%

Do you have yourown cellphone?

Yes ... 97%

No ... 3%

What do you domore often, call someone or text/IM someone?

Call ... 42%

Text/IM ...50%

Same amount ...6%

Neither ...2%

Do you think theball goes too far?

Yes ... 10% No... 88% Maybe ... 2%

Do you hope tobecome a tour pro?

Yes ... 86% No... 6% Maybe ... 8%

Do you have aswing coach?

Yes ... 96%

No ... 4%

When you'replaying at home, do you walk or ride?

Walk ... 44%

Ride ... 37%

Both 19%

What's thestrongest part of your game?

Driving ...36%

Irons ... 19%

Wedges ...12%

Putting ...29%

None ... 4%

What's theweakest part of your game?

Driving ...8%

Irons ... 35%

Wedges ...24%

Putting ...26%

None ... 4%

All ... 3%

PHOTOTODD BIGELOW/AURORASTUDY GROUP The 72-player field at a recent American Junior Golf Association tournament (36 boys and 36 girls, ages 13 to 18) was polled. PHOTOTODD BIGELOW/AURORA PHOTOROBERT BECKMICKELSON PHOTOROBERT BECKWOODS PHOTOROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERSSCOTT PHOTOMONTE ISOM GULBIS PHOTOBRAD MANGIN PHOTO TWO PHOTOSTODD BIGELOW/AURORA PHOTO CARYN LEVY/PGA TOUR/WIREIMAGE.COMMILLER PHOTOGINA HOUSEMAN PHOTOCORBIS PHOTOHEINZ KLUETMEIER PHOTODAVID DOW

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