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Third Annual Junior Player Survey

What do the kids think?SI recently asked 70 teenage boys and girls, all serious golfers, for their opinions on equipment, politics and Barry Bonds--and if they think Phil Mickelson will win the career Grand Slam
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What's the lowestiron (e.g., two-, three, etc.) in your bag?

Five-iron ...23%

Four-iron ...27%

Three-iron ...37%

Other ... 13%

How many hybridsdo you carry?

None ... 31%

One ... 59%

Two ... 10%

Do you listen tomusic when you practice?

Yes ... 64%

No ... 36%

Do you intend tograduate from college?

Yes ... 97%

No ... 3%

Have you read theRules of Golf?

Yes ... 70%

No ... 30%

If you could casta ballot in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, whom would you votefor?

Barack Obama ...19%

Hillary Clinton... 17%

Other ... 64%

Should the U.S.pull out of Iraq?

Yes ... 60%

No ... 40%

If you could casta ballot in the 2008 Republican presidential primary, whom would you votefor?

Rudy Giuliani ...29%

John McCain ...24%

Other ... 47%

Do you have ajob?

Yes ... 9%

No ... 91%

Do your parentsbelong to a country club?

Yes ... 49%

No ... 51%

Do you have afull-time swing coach?

Yes ... 81%

No ... 19%

Where do you buymost of your golf equipment?

Off course ...74%

Pro shop ...17%

Online ... 9%

Who is yourfavorite golf commentator on TV?

David Feherty ...36%

Nick Faldo ...24%

Johnny Miller ...20%

Dottie Pepper ...7%

Other ... 13%

Have you evercaught a fellow competitor cheating?

Yes ... 86%

No ... 14%

Should Barry Bondsbe in the Hall of Fame?

Yes ... 59%

No ... 41%

In general, whohas the better short game: men or women?

Men ... 71%

Women ... 29%

Do you playcomputer golf?

Yes ... 17%

No ... 83%

Who is the bestjunior golfer in the world?

Philip Francis ...46%

Esther Choe ...34%

Also receivingvotes:

Rickie Fowler,Eric Frazzetta, Josh Jones, Taylor Karle, Eunice Kim, Jamie Lovemark, Jane Rah,Andrew Yun

Who has the bestswing in pro golf?

Tiger Woods ...54%

Adam Scott ...19%

Stuart Appleby ...6%

Ernie Els ...4%

Also receivingvotes:

Fred Couples, LukeDonald, Steve Elkington, Jim Furyk, Sergio García, Natalie Gulbis, LetaLindley, Davis Love III, Lorena Ochoa, Geoff Ogilvy, Eunice Yim

Who has the worstswing in pro golf?

Jim Furyk ...25%

John Daly ...13%

Allen Doyle ...9%

J.B. Holmes ...8%

Also receivingvotes:

Paul Azinger,Laura Davies, Chris DiMarco, Pat Hurst, Colin Montgomerie, Arnold Palmer, ChiChi Rodriguez, Christina Song, Jim Thorpe, Lee Trevino, Mike Weir, BrettWetterich, Tiger Woods

Phil Mickelson haswon the Masters and the PGA. Will he win a career Grand Slam?

Yes ... 21%

No ... 79%

• Read AlanShipnuck's Hot List at GOLF.com.

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JOHN MUMMERT/USGA ARCHIVES (FRANCIS)

PHIL 2.0 Francis, 18, is the best young golfer in the eyes of his American Junior Golf Association peers.

FOUR PHOTOS

ERICK W. RASCO (IRON); STEPHANIE KUYKENDAL/CORBIS (OBAMA); ELEANOR BENTALL/CORBIS (FLAG);COURTESY OF APPLE (IPOD)

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RICK FRIEDMAN/CORBIS (GIULIANI)

GIULIANI

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MATTHEW CAVANAUGH/EPA/CORBIS (MCCAIN)

MCCAIN

FOUR PHOTOS

MATTHIAS SCHRADER/CORBIS (MCDONALD'S) ROBERT BECK; ANDY COSTELLO (VIDEO GAME); FRED VUICH (FEHERTY)

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BRAD MANGIN (BONDS)

BONDS

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JOHN MUMMERT/USGA ARCHIVES (FRANCIS)

FRANCIS

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ROBERT BECK

WOODS

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