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Bubba in the HOF  

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  1. 1. Is Bubba Watson a Hall-of-Fame Player?

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50 minutes ago, 3jacker said:

He's has evolved into a lower level of $@##. 

Kudo's to him on that!

Admittedly I've always been a big Bubba fan, but I'm not sure that personality traits are criteria for HoF status. Having said that, I'm on the fence.

...And I've acted like a 4yo brat at times; let he without sin cast the first stone.  Like @Bluefin646 pointed out, we all go through times of struggle, but what's nice to see is effort to improve and his relative growth. But, again, I don't see one's predisposition to be outwardly frustrated as a disqualifier for HoF status if the career accomplishments warrant consideration. 

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Oh, he's definitely on the spectrum.....

He has precisely two more majors to his name than a current Hall of Fame member, Colin Montgomerie. And I have high hopes for Bubba this April!

I thought he only had 11 PGA Tour wins with 2 majors? I was on the fence but if Monty is in Bubba should be.

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Is it me or are some of the guys that say he needs a couple more wins also push the it is so much harder to win now than years ago? Using that logic he is very very close to a HOF player. Freddie and Monty in gives him a strong case considering they played against weaker fields than Bubba.

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31 minutes ago, MuniGrit said:

Is it me or are some of the guys that say he needs a couple more wins also push the it is so much harder to win now than years ago? Using that logic he is very very close to a HOF player. Freddie and Monty in gives him a strong case considering they played against weaker fields than Bubba.

I wouldn’t have voted Freddie in either. I’d say you assumed that I would… but I already said I wouldn’t have.

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27 minutes ago, iacas said:

I wouldn’t have voted Freddie in either. I’d say you assumed that I would… but I already said I wouldn’t have.

No I think you are assuming that I made an assumption of what you would do. A lot of assumptions.  Just pointing out that people compare to the past in total wins except don't adjust for strength of field.

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1 hour ago, MuniGrit said:

Is it me or are some of the guys that say he needs a couple more wins also push the it is so much harder to win now than years ago?

That’s not an assumption. It’s what you said.

Then you talked about Freddie, as if “the guys” were fine with him being in.

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20 minutes ago, iacas said:

That’s not an assumption. It’s what you said.

Then you talked about Freddie, as if “the guys” were fine with him being in.

You were assuming I was talking about YOU! Don't flatter yourself. Bubba is pretty damn close to being a HOF player. I don't think he is currently but another major or a few more wins and he is in. I think you can agree with it. Besides World Golf HOF is a bit of a joke having people in there who aren't golfers.

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Just now, MuniGrit said:

You were assuming I was talking about YOU! Don't flatter yourself. Bubba is pretty damn close to being a HOF player. I don't think he is currently but another major or a few more wins and he is in. I think you can agree with it. Besides World Golf HOF is a bit of a joke having people in there who aren't golfers.

Nope. I didn’t have to assume. I am one of “the guys” who met both of the criteria you listed: strength of field, no Bubba HOF.

I don’t think a lot of people in there should be.

And your last point I don’t agree with either.

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I'm surprised at the poll results that say yes. My immediate thought is he's not close to being a HOF'er. On reflection it's far too easy to make the World Golf HOF. Freddy being in is case in point although he's one of my favorites. Bubba should need at least 1 more major and 9 more PGA tour wins. All are entire possible.

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36 minutes ago, iacas said:

 

And your last point I don’t agree with either.

So you think George Bush and Eisenhower deserve the HOF?

It's also funny Laura Davies is in but most likely won't make LPGA.

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At first glance, he seems like a likely HOF, assuming a few more wins or another major. If his career ended today, other factors come into play like popularity, style, and media relationship... I don't consider him a HOFer yet, but it's close. DJ? Yes. Furyk? Yes. Zach? Mmmmmm

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Being a whiny crybaby/momma's boy should not disqualify someone from HOF status.  A lot of great champions are kind of @$$^%&'s, it's what got them there.

It should be based on record and/or contributions to the game alone.  But they should tighten it up.  In a couple more decades it's going to be so packed and watered down it won't mean as much.

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21 minutes ago, Bluefin646 said:

Gents,

Are there any players who have won two majors, retired 10+ years ago, and are not in the HOF?

Exactly the problem with the HOF. It should be more exclusive.

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I think he is on the fence. If he wins another major and gets a couple more wins he would definitely be in. If not, I think the it would depend on the amount of repeat winners we see on the tour. If we aren't seeing a lot of repeat winners as we currently/used to I think he would get the nod. 

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