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Michael Bamberger
April 02, 2012
Will this year's Masters be the best ever? Which major would you most want to win? Which hole at Augusta would make the best finisher? Why doesn't Charl Schwartzel get any respect? And who will win the 76th Masters?
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April 02, 2012

Pga Tour Confidential

Will this year's Masters be the best ever? Which major would you most want to win? Which hole at Augusta would make the best finisher? Why doesn't Charl Schwartzel get any respect? And who will win the 76th Masters?

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Shipnuck: What was the best shot Tiger hit on Sunday in '97? That was a really boring day of golf. It was dreadful.

Garrity: It's not always about how they won. That was history in '97, and it was important. Tiger blew everyone away and upset the golf firmament. Based on how the winner won, Schwartzel would rank Number 1. That was the most dramatic finish in 30 years, other than Mize's chipping in. But what was the story? What was the drama? The most dramatic stuff happened to the golfers who didn't win.

Anonymous Pro: Starting in 1986, you had five years in a row of ridiculous Masters finishes—Nicklaus and Mize and Sandy Lyle and Faldo in two playoffs. I don't know if anything beats that.

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Van Sickle: Name the non-CBS announcer you would like to see on a Masters telecast.

Garrity: Well, Johnny Miller would smash a few stained-glass windows, for starters. It's a shame that Miller, the top TV analyst of our era, has never had a chance to do the Masters.

Anonymous Pro: Johnny is the easy choice, absolutely. I'd love to hear him call the back nine on Sunday. I wonder how many times he'd say choke. I'd love to hear what he says when guys are trying to finish off winning a green jacket. He's painfully honest and painfully accurate. He isn't wrong very often. That's why I enjoy him.

Van Sickle: Every time Johnny would say choke, a bunch of green jackets in the clubhouse would choke on their peach cobblers. I'd suggest Paul Azinger, the best analyst who isn't working regularly, which is a crime.

Garrity: My second choice would be Brandel Chamblee. He has the freshest and most compelling takes on anything that happens in golf these days.

Hack: I'd go with Brandel too. His analysis is right on. He seems very adept at delivering really sharp observations about what guys go through, from stars to journeymen to young players.

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