You guys crack me up. You really do. Your passion for this topic is either inspiring...or slightly creepy.
First off, what's with the Hagen fixation? You keep stating that when Jack was at 10 Hagen was GOAT. Like that matters - Jack finished with 18. Who cares what the hypothetical order was when Jack was at 10?
Then you get into what-ifs with other player's number of majors - Trevino ahead of Nelson & so on. That's not what this is about - it's about Tiger v Jack. I see what you're trying to do - blow holes into my 18>14 point by using that logic down the line. But it doesn't. It's irrelevant.
For the sake of, honestly I don't know the hell what, I'm gonna give this one more shot.
I have stated the following, repeatedly:
Tiger has done a number of things Jack never did. Winning the US Open by 15, Masters by 9, four majors in a row, 6 tour wins in a row. All very impressive, all valid reasons for making Tiger the GOAT. I can see why someone would do so.
I have also said this, repeatedly:
Tiger's career isn't finished yet. So this whole discussion is premature. It's not fair to compare a completed career to an unfinished one. But since we are, at this point Tiger is a strong, close second to Jack, with the nod going to Jack due to...here it comes....
So let's check back when Tiger's career is done to do a more accurate assessment. Is that not fair?
Edited by zipazoid - 5/8/12 at 7:30am