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Masters survey
April 2010

1. Jack Nicklaus will join Arnold Palmer as a ceremonial starter at the Masters. Whom should Augusta invite next?
Gary Player ...............................48%
Tom Watson .............................16%
Ben Crenshaw .............................2%
Nick Faldo ....................................2%
Jack and Arnie are all I need .... 32%

2. On a warm, gorgeous spring afternoon, what would you rather do?
Play a round with your buds at Bandon Dunes...................................50%
Watch the final round of the Masters on a black-and-white TV in a dark basement ...22%
Take an 18-hole playing lesson with John Daly....21%
Sit in a front-row seat at a Victoria's Secret fashion show ....7%

3. Phil Mickelson, 39, has won two Masters. How many will he win in his career?
Two .....15%
Three .....54%
Four .....27%
Five .......4%
Six (Nicklaus' record) ....0%
Seven or more......0%

4. Do you own anything with a Masters logo?
Yes. It's as iconic as the Yankees' pinstripes ....48%
No. It's overexposed .....52%

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5. Which participant would you most like to see win this year's Masters?
Tiger Woods .....23%
Phil Mickelson ....17%
Fred Couples .....11%
David Duval ......10%
Ernie Els ......9%
Steve Stricker .....9%
Sergio Garcia .......6%
Padraig Harrington .....5%
Anthony Kim .....3%
Angel Cabrera (2009 champ) .....2%
Lucas Glover ......1%
Somebody else ......4%

6. Which one sporting event would you prefer to attend more than the Masters?
British Open .........11%
Super Bowl ............9%
Ryder Cup. .............8%
World Cup Final ......6%
U.S. Open (golf) .....4%
World Series .........4%
Olympics (Winter or Summer) ....3%
NCAA Final Four .....2%
College football's national championship .....2%
Daytona 500 ......1.5%
Kentucky Derby....0.5%
None. Nothing compares to the Masters.....49%

7. If your closest friend asked you to be the best man in his wedding, and the nuptials would keep you from watching the final two rounds of the Masters, what would you do?
I'd go to the wedding and TiVo the Masters.....87%
I'd pass. Our bromance goes only so far...........13%

8. If you had the power to change history, which Masters debacle would you erase?
Greg Norman's collapse at the 1996 Masters, leading to Nick Faldo's third green jacket ...................41%
Roberto De Vicenzo's scorecard error, leading to Bob Goalby's victory in the 1968 Masters ......29%
Kenny Perry's bogey-bogey finish in regulation of the 2009 Masters, helping Angel Cabrera to a playoff victory .... ...................23%
Arnold Palmer's double bogey on 18 to lose the 1961 Masters by a stroke to Gary Player ....6%
Scott Hoch's miss of a two-foot putt that could have won the 1989 Masters; Faldo won on the next hole ......1%

9. Do you want to see Tiger break Jack's record of six Masters victories?

  2009 2010
Yes 73% 47%
No 27% 53%


10. Tiger has won four of the 13 Masters he has played as a professional. How many will he win in his career?

  2006 2008 2010
Four 1% 1% 13%
Five 6% 2% 18%
Six 22% 11% 46%
Seven (or more) 71% 86% 23%

11. Which of this year's four major venues do you most want to play?
Augusta National .................70%
Old Course (St. Andrews) .....19%
Pebble Beach ......................10%
Whistling Straits ..................1%

12. Would you be willing to pose in only a Speedo for a charity fundraising
calendar in exchange for four Masters badges?
Yes. Does this one make me look fat? .......82%
No. Too much back hair ..........................18%

13. How does the off-course news about Tiger affect how you feel about rooting for him at the Masters?
Like him more ..................7%
Like him the same ..........48%
Don't like him as much......28%
No longer a fan ...............17%

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