Originally Posted by Aguirre
I'm thinking somewhere between Tiger's peak, and somebody like Nick Price's peak. About six year ago or so my friend and I had a debate and I said he has 6-8 major win talent. Well, he's 25, and has three. Maybe I estimated too low. I think he can get to double digits, and that's a pretty remarkable career, and would put him on the short list of all-time greats.
Do you think he'll be better/have a better career than say, Tom Watson?
EDIT--I said Nick Price and not somebody like Phil Mickelson because Price had a short run of being clearly the best player in the world. Even though Phil is a superior player and has had a better career, he's never had that stretch, because of Tiger.
It all depends on his desire. Tiger had a goal, 18 majors, and he was relentless in pursuing it for many years. He's still relentless but his body is not cooperating.
I like how Rory goes about it, he doesn't have a goal in mind. He's at 3 now and wants to get to 4, when he gets there, he'll want to get to 5. That's a good way to look at it but I wonder if at some point he becomes satisfied, like with 8, and decides to start taking it easy, focusing on the family, etc.
I hope he can keep his passion for the next 15 years. If so, I think he can reach double digits, for sure. He sure is fun to watch, but I don't think we'll see another Tiger for some time yet.