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Strength and Depth of Field in Jack's Day and Tiger's Day


Phil McGleno
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Strength and Depth of Field  

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  1. 1. Loosely Related Question (consider the thread topic-please dont just repeat the GOAT thread): Which is the more impressive feat?

    • Winning 20 majors in the 60s-80s.
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    • Winning 17 majors in the 90s-10s.
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5 hours ago, Wally Fairway said:

Erik,
I give you a lot of credit for being willing to fight the good fight; although it is an odd torch to carry.

What's so "odd" about it?

5 hours ago, Wally Fairway said:

I'm also curious if you are out there trying to convert those in the flat earth society?

Recently, some guy on Twitter. Not too hard to find if you look back at my tweets last week. 🙂

That guy looooooooved the Bleacher Report article.

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On 2/2/2018 at 9:50 AM, Jack Watson said:

@mvmac

Here’s some numbers.  Won’t be posting about field strength again.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1687496-the-myth-of-deeper-pga-tour-fields-during-tiger-woods-era

Wow this is the dumbest article I think I have ever read.  What they are not picking up on is that the best players in the game did not get together but 4 times a year back then (and even then, many Americans didn't go to the Open).  During Tiger's era, it was 8 with the Players & WGC events, and then more with the playoff events.  On top of that, because of the money brought in, best players from all over the world bought houses in the US and played on TOUR on a consistent and regular basis compared to Jack's era.  The article has been written with such a bias it's quite transparent and citing such an article only displays the bias if the individual citing it as well

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7 hours ago, AaronVA83 said:

Wow this is the dumbest article I think I have ever read.  What they are not picking up on is that the best players in the game did not get together but 4 times a year back then (and even then, many Americans didn't go to the Open).  During Tiger's era, it was 8 with the Players & WGC events, and then more with the playoff events.  On top of that, because of the money brought in, best players from all over the world bought houses in the US and played on TOUR on a consistent and regular basis compared to Jack's era.  The article has been written with such a bias it's quite transparent and citing such an article only displays the bias if the individual citing it as well

Until the 90s or so there were virtually no tournaments, major or otherwise, in which substantially all of the world´s best players were entered.

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7 minutes ago, turtleback said:

Until the 90s or so there were virtually no tournaments, major or otherwise, in which substantially all of the world´s best players were entered.

Look at it this way. Nick Faldo, only has 9 PGA Tour wins. 6 of them are majors. He has 30 European wins. He would come over for what looked like 12-16 events a year, but there are about good number of years he would only come over for 6 or 7 events. 

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