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Jack vs. Tiger: Who's the Greatest Golfer?


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  1. 1. Tiger or Jack: Who's the greatest golfer?

    • Tiger Woods is the man
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With all due respect to Jack, my opinion is bias and limited only to what I've witnessed. I didn't take up the sport but 10 years ago and really did not follow Jacks career as I have Tigers. Tiger will have completely re-writen the record books well before he's eligable to play the seniors tour. I'm not sure if Jack was quite as dominant or has changed the landscape of the game as Tiger has. I'd say Tigers the man.
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For some reason, you have missed hundreds of posts that do accept that.  I've often said I can't even prove that Tiger would beat Vardon head to head, although I'd bet on him. What I CAN prove is

Here ya go, right our of Jack's 1996 autobiography.  He is giving the third of his three reasons (equipment and fitness being the other) for the decline of the superstar in golf (re

That's very unfair to Jack, since he played events well into his 60's.  It also distorts Tiger's record, since he played injured for several years. It would be more fair to look at the the period

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Well I'm going to waffle.
The greatest is;
Bobby Jones in his time
Hogan in his prime
Then Jack had his
Now it's Tiger, will his bones withstand the stress he applies to continue his record breaking pace.......stay tuned.

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I am sure it's only because I have just recently got into golf, but I have to go with Tiger. I wasn't old enough to see Jack in his prime and as most do, you go with what you know. I am a product of the hype machine.
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I grew up watching Arny, when Jack came along although a great player I could never bring myself to root for him, I'm hoping Tiger keeps playing long enough to break all the records.

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as much as I love jack, I am going to say that tiger is still the top when it comes to Golf....

I enjoy watching both Golfers, and think that playing wiht or against both would be a great Honor, i have to give the edge to Tiger.
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I wasnt alive to see Jack in his prime, but from clips I have seen I would still have to go with Tiger. When they show Tiger win the masters when he was 21 and destroy the entire field, it makes the decision a little easier for me.
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Although I think Tiger's the best, I watched Phil Mickelson laugh, smile, and high-five the fans at Riviera today. I wish Tiger could soften his game face and be more accessible to fans. I understand he's an intense competitor, but without the fans, he would not be as rich as he is.
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I think they both have been good for the game. I also believe that golfers are better athletes today than they were 30 years ago. No offense to those who played during Jack"s era, but Tiger is not only a great golfer with tremendous skill, he is an amazing athlete.
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