Yet the whole golf world had no problem calling Jack the GOAT for decades when, if you read back, Hogan had a very colorable claim. No one was saying you can't compare players across generations then. That only became an issue after Tiger had passed Jack in every measurable relevant category but one.
Oh, and Jack disagrees with you, because one of his shifting criteria for determining the GOAT (and the very fact that Jack HAD criteria for GOAT shows he disagrees with your thesis) was that to be GOAT you needed to pass Snead's record of 82 tour wins. It wasn't until it became clear he wasn't going to make it that he shifted to most majors, one of the most dishonest things he ever did. But the point is that Jack believes you CAN compare players across eras, even if his criteria for doing so is self-serving and dishonest.
I always hope that despite the hundreds at pages of this thread thrashing these issues out someone would come here with some new argument, but not so.
I'm not sure if I agree there would be much of a difference who wins with or without spectators. Haven't both BAD and Wolff won regular events before the lockdown?
With all due respect to how hard announcing is, Dan Hicks was just too repetitive and talky, even with the bits of WF he knew because he's a member. I would have liked to have heard the names of all the holes, like for ANGC.
Also the young uns' talking on their phone walking to the first tee, like I'm sure the olds do that too. Working the youth angle a bit too hard.
If Wolff won, you would have seen people imitating his swing on the range, BAD, I dunno, people going into traction trying to swing as hard as they can?
I missed this 6 putt by Danny Lee.
And this little gem from Sabbatini.
Love his commitment, self-confidence, and most aspects of his game once he finally commits to the shot, steps in, and pulls the trigger. OTOH, the excessive discussions, calculations, over-analysis, second guessing of yardages and percentages, recalculating, etc. on almost every shot have huge potential to negatively impact the game at all levels. It's not so much his method, but the constant TV coverage of it! Really wish they would only cover him when he's actually ready to step in and hit the shot...the same goes for everyone on the green who takes forever to line up a putt!