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Do You Think Harry Vardon's 6 Time Open Record Be Matched or Broken in the Near Future?

Do you think Harry Vardons 6 time Open record be matched or broken in the near future?  

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  1. 1. Could it be broken in the near future?

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2 minutes ago, KrisF said:

Well Bobby Jones is really the only one to achieve a Calendar Grand Slam in his era. And in my opinion I do think someone could pull off a "modern slam".

Tiger already did. He held all four major titles at one time, having won them within one year's time.

And Bobby's "slam" was much, much easier to win. Particularly the match play events.

Same reason as in my first post: strength and depth of field.

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4 minutes ago, iacas said:

Tiger already did. He held all four major titles at one time, having won them within one year's time.

And Bobby's "slam" was much, much easier to win. Particularly the match play events.

Same reason as in my first post: strength and depth of field.

  " Tiger Woods won all four major events consecutively within a 365-day period, but his victories were spread over two calendar years (winning three events in 2000 and the Masters in 2001)." So he didnt, but he came close to a "same calendar year slam" like Bobby Jones did.

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Just now, KrisF said:

  " Tiger Woods won all four major events consecutively within a 365-day period, but his victories were spread over two calendar years (winning three events in 2000 and the Masters in 2001)." So he didnt, but he came close to a "same calendar year slam" like Bobby Jones did.

I'm aware of the facts. Tiger won a slam, and it was a "modern slam" because it comprised the four modern majors.

Heck, it included the Players Championship, too.

Tiger's accomplishment is many times more impressive than Jones's.

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7 minutes ago, iacas said:

I'm aware of the facts. Tiger won a slam, and it was a "modern slam" because it comprised the four modern majors.

Heck, it included the Players Championship, too.

Tiger's accomplishment is many times more impressive than Jones's.

I suppose you are a big Tiger Fan? I have nothing against him by the way I just like seeing what others say.

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Just now, KrisF said:

I suppose you are a big Tiger Fan? I have nothing against him by the way I just like seeing what others say.

Not in the way you're implying, no.

I am quite capable of using logic and reason and not letting "fandom" cloud my judgment of things.

You're new, which is fine, but I've made my case a hundred times if I've made it once.

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2 minutes ago, iacas said:

Not in the way you're implying, no.

I am quite capable of using logic and reason and not letting "fandom" cloud my judgment of things.

You're new, which is fine, but I've made my case a hundred times if I've made it once.

Alright, I will just leave your case as is so I do not further annoy.

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1 minute ago, KrisF said:

Alright, I will just leave your case as is so I do not further annoy.

FWIW it's not annoying.

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1 hour ago, KrisF said:

I suppose you are a big Tiger Fan? I have nothing against him by the way I just like seeing what others say.

Well if we’re going to be technical Tiger has many more wins than Snead. But just straight up comparison considering the strength and depth of fields Tigers modern slam is considerably more impressive than Jones’s. Just like Serena’s career is far superior to Margaret Court’s. Margaret got to count her slams when she was beating local country club and bridge club opponents.

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12 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

Well if we’re going to be technical Tiger has many more wins than Snead. But just straight up comparison considering the strength and depth of fields Tigers modern slam is considerably more impressive than Jones’s. Just like Serena’s career is far superior to Margaret Court’s. Margaret got to count her slams when she was beating local country club and bridge club opponents.

That is very true the Tiger Slam, Ben Hogans 3 Same Year Majors, Jack Nicklaus three out of four majors 1971-1972 all very much more impressive than Bobby Jones Grand Slam.  

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21 hours ago, ChrisP said:

Hence, why I said calendar year. Not taking away what Tiger did holding all four at one time. Just talking same calendar year.

Yes, you could say Tiger was closest in terms of wins. Spieth was closest in that if three or four more putts go down, he has all four. Depends how you look at it.

How can you even logically conclude Spieth is closer "only IF" some putts fall.  He hasn't even won all four period.

There's really only one way to look at it.

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There are just too many great golfers in the world now for me to believe that anyone will ever win 6 Open's (either "The Open" or "The U.S. Open.")  But who would have thought that anyone after Jack would have won over 80 tournaments and also held all 4 majors at the same time?  That didn't look too likely just before Tiger entered our lives.  So, while I don't believe it will happen, at the same time, I do think that it is within the realm of possibility. 

 

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Never.  Some records are so old they are unassailable.  No one is ever going to win more games than Cy Young did, or more NASCAR races than Richard Petty.  It just isn't possible anymore.

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