Secret Survey of PGA Tour Golfers Reveals What Pros are Thinking

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Secret Survey of PGA Tour Golfers Reveals What Pros are Thinking

Will Tiger Woods ever win another major? Will Rory McIlroy complete his career Grand Slam in next week’s Masters? Who should get the PGA Tour’s first slow-play stroke penalty in 20 years?

Those questions and more were part of an anonymous survey of 103 PGA Tour players, which included 21 major champions, conducted by ESPN.com’s golf staff during the early months of 2015. Results of the survey, with topics ranging from serious business to humorous diversions, will be published on ESPN.com on Monday, April 6, as Masters week opens at Augusta National Golf Club.

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The popularity, or non-popularity, of players on the tour was questioned when golfers were asked to fill in the blank:” _______ is in a fight in the parking lot. I’m not helping him.” While the results did not totally point to one golfer, several prominent stars were mentioned.

Golfers also were asked if the PGA Tour should announce fines and suspensions and if it should stop testing for marijuana.

On less-serious topics, players were asked which golfer they’d like to go car shopping with, what golf course is on their bucket list and other than a house, what’s the most expensive purchase they’ve made since becoming a PGA Tour pro.

ESPN.com’s golf team will be on-site at Augusta the entire week of the Masters Tournament with full coverage of the year’s first major. ESPN will air live play from the first two days of the event on Thursday and Friday, April 9-10, from 3-7:30 p.m. ET.

ESPN.com is celebrating its 20th anniversary and launched a new look on April 1.

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Andy Hall

I’m part of a team that handles PR/Communications for SportsCenter, including the SC Featured brand, and ESPN’s news platforms. In addition, I’m the PR contact for ESPN’s coverage of golf, motorsports (Formula 1), and the sports betting program Daily Wager. I’m based in Daytona Beach, Fla., and have been with ESPN since 2006.
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