Re: Jack or Tiger: Who's the greatestAdding my 2 cents to the long conversation, the notion that Jack had "tougher competition" is not necessarily true. Those who say that need to think about what that means. Is that because Jack was playing with other "greats"? Because it may be that Tiger is dominating so much that other players don't even get the chance to make the "great" status. When someone is so dominant, like a Michael Jordan for instance, people will always say he didn't have competition. The answer, he DID, but he dominated everyone so it SEEMED like he didn't have any competition.
Jordan went against Charles Barkley, Isiah Thomas, and Karl Malone. Those 3 are Top 50 all time players, possibly even Top 25. Tiger has Phil, Vijay, and Zach Johnson (haha, HAD to throw that in there). But seriously, these are GREAT golfers Tiger is facing yet they don't seem like the "hall of fame" caliber of an Arnold Palmer or Gary Player due to the fact that Tiger is winning the tournaments that THEY should win.
So competition is the same today as it was before, even more so possibly because every Tour player has a top-notch coach, top-notch equipment, and everything else 21st century that attempts to even the playing field.