WHAT THE KIDS THINK

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED asked the 132 teenagers—90 boys and 42 girls—playing in a recent American Junior Golf Association tournament for their opinions on Tiger Woods, favorite playing partners, politics, performance-enhancing drugs, the makeup of their bags and more
November 28, 2011

Getting a college degree is:

Very important 90%

Sort of important 9%

Not a big deal 1%

Do you expect to have a successful career as a pro golfer?

Yes 64%

No 36%

Do you carry a 64-degree wedge?

Yes 97%

No 3%

Are you a Democrat or a Republican?

Democrat 28%

Republican 55%

Other 17%

What is the longest iron in your bag?

Two-iron 3%

Three-iron 22%

Four-iron 45%

Five-iron 28%

Six-iron 2%

If performance-enhancing drugs were legal, would you use them?

Yes 18%

No 82%

If you qualify for the U.S. Open and it's the same week as your senior prom, which do you attend?

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Fowler Watson
Boys 50% 50%
Girls 62% 38%
PHOTOSTEPHEN SIMPSON/GETTY IMAGES (JUMPING GOLFERS) TWO PHOTOSBEATHEN/CORBIS (DEMOCRAT, REBUPLICAN) PHOTOSCHECTER LEE (WEDGE) PHOTOPATRICK ECCLESINE/FOX (GLEE) PHOTOCARLOS M. SAAVEDRA (HANDS) PHOTORICK DIAMOND/GETTY IMAGES (WIE) PHOTOADMEDIA/SIPA PRESS (GULBIS) PHOTO

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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)