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Poll Results: Tiger or Jack: Who's the best?

 
  • 69% (1630)
    Tiger Woods is the man
  • 30% (709)
    Jack Nicklaus is my favorite
2339 Total Votes  
post #109 of 4520

Re: Jack or Tiger: Who's the greatest

Never really saw Jack play except for some highlights. So I voted for Tiger, he is dominate most of the time when he plays.
post #110 of 4520

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Could someone with some time on their hands go back all the way through this thread and see how many times someone has posted "I've never seen Jack play but I voted Tiger is the best". How can you form an opinion about who was better when you haven't seen one of the golfers play????
post #111 of 4520

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nicholas is still my fav
post #112 of 4520

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Tiger could be the greatest but with all of his money will he play long enough for that to happen.
post #113 of 4520

Re: Jack or Tiger: Who's the greatest

Just because I've never really seen Jack play, I'd vote Tiger
post #114 of 4520

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Oh Boy!

I've never seen Richard Petty drive therefore Jeff Gordon is the BEST!!!
I've never heard Marvin Gay sing so I think Sanjaya is the best ever!
I've never seen the sun set so the moonlight must be the best!
I've never watched a baseball game so I think football is the best!
I've never tasted wine so I think beer is clearly better than wine!
Are you getting the point??
post #115 of 4520

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Like many younger golfers, I dont remember Jack, so therefore, I am a Tiger fan. I have gone through times of disliking Tiger, but when it comes down to the bottom of it, I really respect how good he is.
post #116 of 4520

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Originally Posted by theboom View Post
Like many younger golfers, I dont remember Jack, so therefore, I am a Tiger fan. I have gone through times of disliking Tiger, but when it comes down to the bottom of it, I really respect how good he is.
Yeah, I don't get that. A lot of people I know have this on again off again think about Tiger. I think he is great golfer and a good person. I've always liked him.
post #117 of 4520

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Simply put and with a lot or respect to Jack but Tiger Woods is simply the greatest player ever to hit a course...PERIOD.
post #118 of 4520

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please justify that statement with regard to the achievments of bobby jones , harry vardon , jack nicklaus and walter hagen each of who have records yet to be broken by Tiger
post #119 of 4520

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The answer is in your reply...YET....that means you know those records WILL be broken by Tiger...Cmon man they change whole golf courses because of WOODS..they ever do that because Jack was scorching the field...NO....Tiger Woods..Greatest of All Time!
post #120 of 4520

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Tiger almost certainly will eclipse all those players but he has not yet . I do not fell its enough to agrue that clearly he is a better player than Nicklaus but has simply not eclipsed his records yet because then you can argue that Bob Jones has a record that will never be surpassed in some ways .

Your point about altering golf courses is an interesting one and has been done before but what I cannot understand is how making a course longer is supposed to make it harder for Tiger Woods ? It seems to me it makes it easier for him to win since it limits his competition to a handful of other big hitters.
post #121 of 4520

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Actually they changed golf courses due to the ball and equipment. If anything, Tiger has defined the grip it and rip it fashion of todays game. Driver Wedge golf. Jack was more the shotmaker and while I think Tiger is the one guy who could play golf the way that the old shot makers did, he has a ways to go before he catches Jack.
post #122 of 4520

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I think alot of you dont want to let go of the almost mystic figure Jack Nicklaus became. But lets be honest, I think Tiger is playing and has played at a level that even Jack has never reached. There was never a sure thing in golf until Tiger Woods. Tiger is the big shot maker. He almost always comes thru and on top of that look at the calibur of golfers Tiger goes up against compared to what Jack faced.Its not even close. He beats guys like Vijay,Phil,Goosen,Garcia,Demarco, and so on with ease....And the scary part about Tiger is that he is just 30 and its said a golfer doesnt reach his prime as a golfer until his thirtees....So he is only going to get better...That scary...Hands down Tiger Woods is the best to ever do it...I think even Jack realizes that.
post #123 of 4520

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You cant possibly be serious with that post . Jack Nicklaus won 18 majors , came 2nd in another 19 playing against Arnold plamer 7 majors , gary player 9 majors , lee travino 6 majors and tom watson 8 majors . the players you mention can only raise 6 between them !
post #124 of 4520

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You beat me to it mstuk. The players in Jack's day were simply hungrier and better since they weren't playing for second place checks, but to win. Jack played against the non grip it and rip it crowd. Just a different game.

Smuggler, we could certainly say the same about you, you are brainwashed by todays media and their streak counts and complete hanger-on attitude towards Tiger.
post #125 of 4520

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Tiger...but he still has a way to go to get there. Also how many players would completely re-build their championship swing to get better.

I don't know the stats, but were Player, Watson, Trevino and the like in their primes or coming down hill at the time Jack was on the rise? (I didn't group in Palmer b/c he was so good for so long).
post #126 of 4520

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The proof is in the pudding...Believe what your eyes see...Golf is not a game you can fudge on or blame the success on equipment.I dont think it is..If that was the case everybody would be playing like Tiger...If you dont believe the Tiger juggarnaut is real then just go back to his ametuer days..This kid is unbelievable...always was....As far as better equipment..Cmon man if Jack had todays equipment he still wouldnt be playing on the same level as Tiger...

There's nothing wrong with hitting long..If you can do it then do..Jack would if he could...Cmon back in Jacks day the average guy hit the ball 210 to 250 and that was considered a long ball hitter...Those guys Mstuk mentioned Trevino,Palmer,Player and Watson winning Majors proves what im saying...In Tigers era as good as these guys are they win NO MAJORS when Tiger is in TOP form...NONE.....Ive even heard Jack say Tiger is better than he ever was..and he wasnt just being gracious...He knows....Stop hanging on guys..Jack was great but Tiger is greater..No doubt THE GREATEST.

This conversation reminds me of the ones I used to have about DR.J and MICHAEL JORDAN...yeah Dr. J was great but he paled in comparison to Michael Jordan...Same with Tiger and Jack....Tiger is Jordan.
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