I was talking to another guy and we were discussing the common golfing topic of who the best golfers of all time are etc. An interesting point was made in that conversation. Some of us are always trying to say that when the older legends played the field was so strong and the golfers today could never compete with them.
This gentleman said that yes they were great players, in their time. Yes they were great putters, during their time. They were great green readers, during their time but let's not be silly and elevate them above the exceptional athletes we have today.
He gave an analogy of football players then vs today. Those players were great, back THEN but put them on a field with these guys now and they don't even finish the season. That is IF they can even make the team. He was saying the same with the great golfers of Jack's time and before. These guys were the best of the best THEN but not the best of the best NOW.
The baseball pitchers that were so scary then, their pitches are softballs to these guys now. They'll get home run records broke on them with the current group of big hitters currently crowding the strike zone.
Remember the basketball greats in 1960s? Jerry Lucas, Bob Pettit, Walt Bellamy hell even Wilt Chamberlain! Those guys ain't getting it done like that in the current NBA. Chamberlain might still be good but he isn't making 100 in no game period!
As far as golf, yea I know people will say, "It's about intelligence to play the game and accuracy" and all that but I think as time goes on, we will breed even smarter and even more accurate golfers. Oh yea, they will be more fit and hit the ball further on top of all that.
We get better at EVERYTHING as time goes on. Doctors today are BETTER. Hell, our Nurses today are better than the doctors were just a short time back. Our second and third tier golfers today who don't even have a PGA win could probably compete on some of those sundays.
Ok, I'm done so let the insults fly!!!!!