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tiger 2000 vs rory 2011

post #1 of 69
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I never thought I would see someone make a full swing as powerful and balanced as tiger in his heyday. But rorys swing looks so.....perfect. I wonder how his club/ball speed and other factors compare to tiger at his prime.
post #2 of 69

Comparing it to Tiger Masters 1997 would be more appropiate imo

post #3 of 69

All the Tiger comparisons are a joke. Let's see him win one first...Lol.

post #4 of 69
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Tournament wins, no comparason. But his effortless power and control, you can't deny he is on another level versus his peers.
Edited by arogolf - 6/18/11 at 10:37pm
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I have to say that even though I know a lot of the analysts are saying this performance is better than Tiger's in 2000, I disagree. Rory's scores are better, but when you look at the US Open in 2000, Tiger was the only player under par. That's just absurd when you think about Tiger being the only player that week to beat the course in such a large magnitude. I'm not taking away anything from Rory in any way as this is quite an accomplishment, however, I still think that Tiger's performance was still more dominating.

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I have to say that even though I know a lot of the analysts are saying this performance is better than Tiger's in 2000, I disagree. Rory's scores are better, but when you look at the US Open in 2000, Tiger was the only player under par. That's just absurd when you think about Tiger being the only player that week to beat the course in such a large magnitude. I'm not taking away anything from Rory in any way as this is quite an accomplishment, however, I still think that Tiger's performance was still more dominating.


I agree. Doesn't really feel like a us open this year, maybe the greens are too slow or soft?
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I have to say that even though I know a lot of the analysts are saying this performance is better than Tiger's in 2000, I disagree. Rory's scores are better, but when you look at the US Open in 2000, Tiger was the only player under par. That's just absurd when you think about Tiger being the only player that week to beat the course in such a large magnitude. I'm not taking away anything from Rory in any way as this is quite an accomplishment, however, I still think that Tiger's performance was still more dominating.


I agree. Doesn't really feel like a us open this year, maybe the greens are too slow or soft? They seem to be firing at a lot of pins.

I think the rain had a lot of do with that. I also think part of it is because a lot of guys are realizing that they have to take risks, with Rory so low. Maybe if you take Rory out of the field the rest of the pack is a few strokes higher.
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I have to say that even though I know a lot of the analysts are saying this performance is better than Tiger's in 2000, I disagree. Rory's scores are better, but when you look at the US Open in 2000, Tiger was the only player under par. That's just absurd when you think about Tiger being the only player that week to beat the course in such a large magnitude. I'm not taking away anything from Rory in any way as this is quite an accomplishment, however, I still think that Tiger's performance was still more dominating.




I agree. Doesn't really feel like a us open this year, maybe the greens are too slow or soft? They seem to be firing at a lot of pins.



I think the rain had a lot of do with that. I also think part of it is because a lot of guys are realizing that they have to take risks, with Rory so low. Maybe if you take Rory out of the field the rest of the pack is a few strokes higher.


No question, Rory is playing lights out. Too bad it is not on a "typical" US Open set-up. You have varying degrees of rough, soft greens, forward tees, and the most players ever to be under par for a round 3. While this is record breaking, it is not Brookline circa 63 or Shinnecock in 94, but more like a Kemper Open. Still, Rory is lapping the field for sure. 

 

post #9 of 69

Hypothetical situation:

 

 

Imagine if Rory hadn't shot that 80 at Augusta and had gone on to win. He then goes to the next major and leads by 8 shots after 3 rounds. He would likely go to #1 with a win. Would the golfing world then consider Rory having the possibility of being more successful than Tiger? His would have gone 3-3-1-1 in his last 4 majors (Assuming a win tomorrow)

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Tournament wins, no comparason. But his effortless power and control, you can't deny he is on another level versus his peers.


Lol...Yeah, this week. He's won twice I believe, that's it.

post #11 of 69
We'll see what happens tomorrow, but so far, lots of similarities. Woods 2000 Pebble and McIlroy 2011 Congressional--both look so in the zone, comfortable and confident. Draining lots of 6-10 foot putts. McIlroy appears to play quicker, as if playing on instinct, while Tiger has always been more deliberate. However, in 2000 I had no doubt in my mind that Tiger would ever lose a lead on the final round, but I feel that McIlroy has a bit of Greg Norman in him.
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Lol...Yeah, this week. He's won twice I believe, that's it.

Well by tomorrow nite, it will be three, including one major with lots of this season left. Plus he is just 22.
post #13 of 69

Sorry - Rory is not close to the level Tiger was.

 

Tiger dominated. Rory has won once on the PGA Tour thus far. Tiger in 2000 was the beginning of the Tiger Slam.

 

Sorry, no comparison IMO

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnDG7xeBlSw

 

2:22 in you can see a pretty smooth swing

 

and we can't forget Tiger's ability to produce shots out of the worst possible situations. Tiger shot -12 on a tougher course where no other player broke par. Congressional is no doubt tough, but look at all the players with rounds in the 60's.

 

With congressional there are plenty of birdie opportunities, Pebble Beach in 2000? Good luck. Birdies came from perfect tee shots, perfect irons and perfect putts.

 

2000 US Open was the most dominating accomplishment by a golfer in recent history

 

Don't get me wrong, Rory is talented as hell. But not comparable.

 

What everyone witnessed in the Tiger era is extremely rare...they don't come round often.

 

No matter the hype ( Ty Tryon )

 

And like uttexas said, no one EVER had a doubt in their mind about Tiger winning - you an not say the same about Rory.

post #14 of 69
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Sorry - Rory is not close to the level Tiger was.

 

Tiger dominated. Rory has won once on the PGA Tour thus far. Tiger in 200 was on the brink of the Tiger Slam.

 

Sorry, no comparison IMO

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnDG7xeBlSw

 

2:22 in you can see a pretty smooth swing

 

and we can;t forget Tiger's ability to produce shots out of the worst possible situations. Tiger shot -12 on a tougher course where no other player broke par. Congressional is no doubt tough, but look at all the players with rounds in the 60's.

 

2000 US Open was the most dominating accomplishment by a golfer in recent history

 

Don't get me wrong, Rory is talented as hell. But not comparable yet.

 

What everyone witnessed in the Tiger era is extremely rare, and it would be a unrealistic to think we already have another player of that standard right now


I was talking more about the natural effort of his swing. Tiger is one of the greatest ever, but he swung so hard he destroyed his leg. Rory was blasting it by mickelson without even trying.
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Lol...Yeah, this week. He's won twice I believe, that's it.



Well by tomorrow nite, it will be three, including one major with lots of this season left. Plus he is just 22.

Let's calm down though. Three professional wins is still nothing. He is a very talented player with a great golf swing, and I think he'll end up having a Mickelson-level career which is still tremendous and one of the best golfers in history...but do I think he'll ever see Tiger's level of dominance or success? Hell no.
 

 

post #16 of 69
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Mickelson? How many opens does he have? Rory will pass him in majors in five years or less. Three wins with a us open by 22 is nothing? Yes, let's calm down now...
post #17 of 69

Hasn't Rory been on Tour several years now?

 

Let's not act like Mickelson has done nothing. Does it really matter that he doesn't have a U.S. Open? Not really considering he has a few other majors. I really don't think Rory will win more majors than Phil...That's an impressive resume.

 

To even start talking about McIlroy and Tiger in the same sentence is just ridiculous at this point - that is all.

post #18 of 69

man I wish Tiger could somehow get back to that body frame in 2000 and gather that swing back up.  I would call it the most perfect swing....purely simple with a ton of power and precision. 

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