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#AskESPNCaddie: Unbreakable PGA Tour records

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#AskESPNCaddie: PGA Tour pros in the zone (1:37)

How does a PGA Tour pro "in the zone" compare to athletes in other sports on a hot streak? ESPN.com's Michael Collins says in golf, it's all about feel. (1:37)

I saved a couple of late questions from last week that were so good I couldn't let them be lost. Can you believe how close we're getting to the Masters? I was surprised no one asked about defending Masters champ Jordan Spieth hitting the panic button before Augusta, but that's a testament to how smart y'all are. There's no panic in answering the tough questions here, either. Enjoy this week's #AskESPNCaddie!

Collins: Someday the major-wins record will be broken, but probably not in our lifetime. But that cuts-made streak? I don't ever see that being broken. I mean, I know they say "all records were meant to be broken" but the way the game is played today, I'm just not sure it's possible. Like Cal Ripken Jr.'s games-started streak in baseball, the style of golf now will make it even harder to attain.

Collins: None of them. I know that's not the answer you were hoping for, but it's the truth. The issue is sustainability of superb play. See, none of them can "dominate" the others for any significant amount of time. Jordan is fighting to get out of a slump. McIlroy is close, but it can't last through The Open. Day is struggling to chase last year's success. Bubba has never dominated anything other than Augusta. Rickie has zero majors so far. You asked me who has the potential to dominate this season, and from what I've seen so far this year, the answer is none of them.

Collins: Torrey Pines. When a player asks for a read on those greens, you really have to figure out how hard they're going to hit the putt. Poa annua greens get so bumpy in the afternoon that getting the read right is never better than a 75 percent proposition at best. Then if the player hits a putt the wrong speed for the read, everyone looks dumb. That's what makes it such a great track as well.

Collins: Everyone talks about Damon Green (Zach Johnson) and Lance Ten Broeck (Jesper Parnevick), because they played in a few tour events. But when I started looping, the caddie everyone warned me not to play against in a match was Tony Terry, Duffy Waldorf's longtime caddie. He was the biggest hustler amongst all the caddies! You know how they say all bets are won and lost before the first shot? There should be a picture of Tony next to that saying. A great guy and great caddie, but if you gave him a chance, he'd take your wallet faster than Phil Mickelson!

Collins: Less than 10 percent because almost everything the pros play as prototypes eventually makes it to store shelves. Every now and then, a shaft, club or ball doesn't make it, but companies spend so much money on research and development that by the time a pro gets a prototype, it almost has to come to market.

Collins: Duh! I sprinkle them on my salad everyday ... just like you taught me.