Originally posted by dryhump
I'm sorry, he's not the greatest ever. If he wins as many or more majors than Mr. Nicklaus, then we can talk. Even if he manages it, I'm still not convinced he's better than Jack. Look at the competition Jack was up against. Name me another player in Tiger's era that stacks up to Arnold Palmer or Tom Watson.
Based on your argument, then even Jack can't be the best.
He didn't play against Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Walter Hagen, Sam Snead, Gene Sarazan.
Every era has a different match set of players.
I would say that Ernie Els, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Jose Maria Olazabal, Davis Love III, David Toms
and Steve Stricker, Lee Westwood, Padraig Harrington, Colin Montgomery
would be a decent lot.
Then toss in the young guns such as Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald, Rickie Fowler,
Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan....to name a few.
We will have to see how all of their respective careers end up before you can
dismiss the competition, don't you think?
No one in history ever dominated a sport as Tiger did in his prime. No one!!
And it wasn't against a bunch of crap golfers as the wins list and money list will attest.
Like him or hate him, you cannot deny that he sky-rocketed golf's rating, purses,
and exposure to levels never before experienced.
I believe he will surpass Jack's record for the majors.
With one more win he ties Jack for second on All time wins.
If he wins 10 more times, he takes Snead's record too.