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  1. 1. Which Happens First?

    • Rory wins the Masters to complete the career grand slam
      47
    • Tiger Woods wins his 15th major championship
      36

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Besides if Sergio had a couple more birdies it would have been a match

You could say "If Sergio had............." about every major he's EVER played in.

When he coughs up whatever he's choking on and wins one, then he'll deserve to be in this conversation.

He's playing good golf at the moment, but he's not in the same class as Rory.  Not right now anyway.

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I wouldn't call it streaky when it's injuries involved. Historically, Tiger has been one of the most consistent golfers ever. He did have a really good 2013, looking aside the fact that he didn't win a major.

Phil is streaky. He's a great player that's been mostly healthy for a long time. He can dunk out of a tournament in last place and win the next. When Tiger was fit and playing regularly, he was always around.

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It's hard to tell but i voted for Rory.

Think he will do it next year.

Rory was T8 last time and before should have won it.

A mistake back then he will never ever make again,

Now he would except bogey or double bogey and win the tournament.

Not even sure tiger is able to play next masters

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It's hard to tell but i voted for Rory. Think he will do it next year. Rory was T8 last time and before should have won it. A mistake back then he will never ever make again, Now he would except bogey or double bogey and win the tournament.

I wouldn't call it a mistake he'll never make again. He hit a terrible tee shot that cost him the lead and pretty much took him out of contention. He still hits some pretty wild misses off the tee.

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It was a bad teeshot but how he played the hole after that teeshot is what cost him the tournament.

and that was a mistake. I think he should lever have hit that 3wd off the fairway.

that did cost him a stroke more for sure maybe even 2.

But most off all he would still have a good mindset and finish the tournament off.

I think he would never have made that double on 12 if he took the pressure off on the 10th

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bump - because this is once again a relevant question. With Rory and Tiger both coming back from injuries.
This is still a tough call, I'd lean a little more likely that Rory would get to the slam, but Tiger who looks very healthy will have many more chances to win his 15th.

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My thoughts have changed over the last 4 years.  The next few events will certainly tell a lot, but I haven't seen anything to convince me that Tiger will ever win another Major.

Give Rory the slight edge now.  Slight because I haven't seen anything lately to suggest that he can win the Masters either... ;-) 

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Rory will eventually win the Masters.

Not out of the realm of possibility that Tiger will win another major.

I voted Rory, but perhaps I should change my vote. Too early to tell.

It is interesting to look at some early posts in this thread against the events since. Someone voted Tiger because of more chances. At the time that was correct; 1 masters per year vs four majors. In the short term it is still true, assuming Tiger continues to improve and his back holds up.

If you look at forever, Nicklaus won the Masters at 46 (of course he had a little experience at winning it), so that is 19 chances for Rory, including this year,(He'll be 47 when the 37 Masters is played) and 20 chances for Tiger. (Tiger will be 46 at the end of 2020, and won't be 47 until the end of 2022, so all the majors in 18,19,20,21 and 22.) Nothing magic about 46, but it is a kind of a historical standard-Jack and Raymond Floyd are the oldest major winners at 46, though Norman and Watson both threatened in their 50's in recent times.

I think the competition is tighter now. Not to take away from Tiger; it's just that Rory isn't as far ahead of the field even at his best. And of course, DJ, Justin, and Jordan, may have a word or two to say about all this. But all this makes it harder for Tiger as well.

I hope both happen, because both would be great for golf.

 

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On 1/30/2018 at 2:37 PM, dbuck said:

 

Nothing magic about 46, but it is a kind of a historical standard-Jack and Raymond Floyd are the oldest major winners at 46, though Norman and Watson both threatened in their 50's in recent times.

 

Not true, Julius Boros won the 68 PGA at 48.

 

Tiger will never win a major again. I don't think his mind will let him, to many doubts and crazy things going on in his life.
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I went with Rory. If he is healthy and continues to play well he will have a shot at it for awhile. As much as I would like to see tiger win another major his chances are going to be declining every year from here on out. I think you can throw the US Open out because its increasingly becoming a young mans open...though some venues that may not be true. His best bet is the Masters....

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