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14 minutes ago, klineka said:

Why should the Tour Championship be considered a 6th unofficial major? 

WGC events have deeper fields than the Tour Championship.

Before it went to the current format, I think there was an argument that winning the FedEx Cup could be close to a major. In terms of difficultly and achievement, arguably, because you have to play well all year and then peak in a couple of events at the end.

But, just winning the Tour Championship is not close to a major. WGCs are definitely tougher, as are a handful of regular PGA Tour events (maybe a few European Tour events, too).

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Where did you get the time machine?  Can you tell us some results so we can get bets down? Signed, Biff Tannen  

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Here are the rest of the strokes gained top 10. Just remember Tiger had 5 other years which would have a good chance at making the grade.

Strokes Gained Total 2004-’19
1)+3.82 - Tiger Woods, 2008 (only 6 events)

 

1)+3.30 - Tiger Woods, 2006

2)+3.19 - Tiger Woods, 2009

3)+3.09 - Tiger Woods, 2007

4)+2.55 - Rory McIlroy, 2019

5)+2.50 - Jim Furyk, 2006

6)+2.41 - Rory McIlroy, 2012

7)+2.40 - Tiger Woods, 2005

8)+2.38 - Tiger Woods, 2004

9)+2.37 - Dustin Johnson, 2018

10)+2.31 - Tiger Woods, 2012

 

There's another stat that goes back a bit further and is very similar, but not quite the same as strokes gained. Tiger absolutely dominates.

PGA Tour Strokes Differential Field Average '83-'19
1) 3.84 strokes – Tiger Woods, 2000

2) 3.39 strokes – Tiger Woods, 2006

3) 3.21 strokes – Tiger Woods, 2007

4) 3.04 strokes – Tiger Woods, 2009

5) 3.03 strokes – Tiger Woods, 2002

6) 2.98 strokes – Tiger Woods, 1999

7) 2.82 strokes – Tiger Woods, 2003

😎 2.67 strokes –  Tiger Woods, 2005

9) 2.59 strokes – Greg Norman, 1993

10) 2.56 strokes – Vijay Singh, 2003

 

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Yeah, I think Rory is worth $150m.  $15m is 10% of his worth, but the career slam definitely means more.

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4 hours ago, Herkimer said:

I wonder if Rory would have rather had won The Masters or the $15,000,000? 

Hands down the Masters.  Sadly, for him an extra 15 million dollars doesn't really affect him.  He is only really interested in winning more majors and creating his legacy.

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Funny how the "Rory McIlroy is Overrated!" topic has become the Rory Catch-All Topic. And that he's one of the best players to have emerged the last 10 years.

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7 hours ago, Zeph said:

Funny how the "Rory McIlroy is Overrated!" topic has become the Rory Catch-All Topic. And that he's one of the best players to have emerged the last 10 years.

he's such a hack.

Sure....he won on Sunday.....but what has he done LATELY????

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1 hour ago, rehmwa said:

he's such a hack.

Sure....he won on Sunday.....but what has he done LATELY????

went to the bank with a check that could choke a hippo.

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I think it would more appropriate to say that Rory hasn't lived up to his potential at all.  After 2014, I thought he would dominate.  For a top rated player, I have never seen anyone worse at hitting shots from 100 yards out.  He's absolutely horrible at that shot and is the most frustrating player to watch, because he constantly throws shots away.  He does it on the putting green as well. He'll have a 15 foot putt and hit it 6 feet past the hole.  

Rory should have 3 more majors by now.  At a minimum. 

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Golf is hard, and staying at the top of the game for longer periods is hard. 

Rory obviously has a great talent, but is very up and down in his performance. Can be frustrating to a big fan, but it's also interesting since you never know what you'll get.

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On 8/28/2019 at 4:05 PM, famousdavis said:

I think it would more appropriate to say that Rory hasn't lived up to his potential at all.  After 2014, I thought he would dominate.  For a top rated player, I have never seen anyone worse at hitting shots from 100 yards out.  He's absolutely horrible at that shot and is the most frustrating player to watch, because he constantly throws shots away.  He does it on the putting green as well. He'll have a 15 foot putt and hit it 6 feet past the hole.  

Rory should have 3 more majors by now.  At a minimum. 

Everybody has their Achilles heel! Rory's used to be that and his putting. He has seemed to get his putting straightened out. What happens if he does the same with his short game? 

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Rory seems to be the most unaffected and personable of superstars. A bright and thoughtful fellow.  Hard to not get behind him. Terribly exciting when firing on all cylinders.

A very popular victory indeed.

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You guys are tough. Rory is 30 years old, has 17 PGA wins,13 European Tour wins and has 4 Majors! That's HOF stuff at 30 and you KNOW he's going to add to those totals. Say what you want about being over rated, but I'd call out Ricky Fowler (30 years old, 5 wins and 0 majors) and Michele Wie (29 years old 5 wins with 1 major). as the most over rated in recent memory. 

 


Why is Rory McIlroy the best golfer ever from Ireland? This biography provides the details, including his major championship wins and other achievements.

 

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On 8/28/2019 at 4:05 PM, famousdavis said:

Rory should have 3 more majors by now.  At a minimum. 

I read this as “Rory should have 3 majors by now” and was ready to give you a sarcastic response about how he’s a masters win away from a grand slam....

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On 8/27/2019 at 1:07 AM, DeadMan said:

Before it went to the current format, I think there was an argument that winning the FedEx Cup could be close to a major. In terms of difficultly and achievement, arguably, because you have to play well all year and then peak in a couple of events at the end.

 

You mean when you could skip events in the final series and still win it?

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