Originally Posted by club ho
YOU DON'T HAVE TO PARTICIPATE YOU KNOW.
I JUST HAVE NEVER SEEN THE THERE NUMBERS CATEGORY BY CATEGORY BEFORE. THE FACT IS THAT THERE IS REALLY NO CONTEST AND TIGER IS ONLY 38.
Don't yell. Regardless of why you did it it is still yelling. Yes getting old sucks (been there) but it beats the alternative. But using all caps because you misplaced your reading glasses is no more acceptable than yelling in a crowd because your hearing is going and you forgot to wear your aids..
And it is considered a breach of basic forum etiquette bordering on rudeness to start a new thread on a topic on which there is already an extensive active thread. And if you haven't seen numbers like this it is because you didn't bother to read that existing thread. Usually, at best a thread like this will get merged into the pre-existing thread. Granted you think a lot of your particular assemblage of numbers, and I wouldn't dispute the point that they are very strong, except that they are rife with errors.
You have done some double and triple counting here. WGC events are counted in the win total for both the PGA Tour AND the Eurotour. And since you also counted majors separately, which are also included in the PGATour and Eurotour totals you have, effectively TRIPLE counted Tiger's majors and double counted his WGC events. While you also gave Jack 0 Eurotour events, whereas in the current method of counting he would have at least 18 Eurotour wins credited to him for his 18 majors. But proper methodology that purports to count actual wins would eliminate all of the double and triple counting. I'll also just add that I am pretty sure all this ground was covered in the ongoing thread.
So your totals are basically meaningless because they aren't actual totals of anything. And I say that as a committed (some say I SHOULD be committed) advocate of the Tiger is #1 position. I just don't see the need to use misleading numbers to make the case.
Edit: Ah, I should have read to the end of the thread since my points have already been made. I'll just add that total number of pro wins is just as good (and by good I mean terrible) way to compare them as is 18>14.