Originally Posted by iacas
And that's just for the people who come down to "18 > xx."
Because as far as I'm concerned, Tiger > Jack (by a tiny margin, sometimes I feel like they're tied) already. Anything else is gravy or breaks the tie.
Originally Posted by mvmac
Then the Greatest Player of All Time thread will never be resolved!
I think if there is one place he can win with a rusty swing it's Augusta. Hope he stays healthy.
I believe Tiger may already be the greatest player of all time; it's close, whether or not he gets 18.
I think, however, that he nowhere approaches Jack in terms of overall legacy. Sure, there's 30 years to go but I don't see Tiger 3 decades from now with the same influence Jack has today. From his design work to charities to The Memorial, Jack has put a huge footprint on the game.
Could there be a time when people get excited about playing a TW-designed course as they (I) do with Jack's many treasures? Perhaps but I don't see it.
Could one day the World Challenge have the same prestige as The Memorial? I suppose so but doubt it.
So, I may give Tigs an edge on the field of play but Jack far surpasses him from a world of golf standpoint.
Maybe no one in all of sport has ever transferred such greatness on the field to such success and recognition off it. So when I see GOAT references I'm inclined to give it to Jack. Add a "P" after the G and Tiger is right there.
Dumb argument? Too early to call? Perhaps but that's how I see it.