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38 minutes ago, NM Golf said:

Good question.

Tiger Woods- I realize he is a bit young to be immortalized, but he is the most famous golfer of all time. I may not have chosen him had I not witnessed that scene unfold on the 72nd hole of the TOUR Championship. There is not a golfer in the world that garners that much excitement. Heck there may not be another athlete in the world that garners that much excitement.

 

It's not empty fame though. His results on the golf course are as impressive as anyone in the history of the game. 

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1 hour ago, Dr. Manhattan said:

 

It's not empty fame though. His results on the golf course are as impressive as anyone in the history of the game. 

Agreed, his accomplishments rival anyone's.

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Young Tom Morris (the greatest golfer of the 19th C)

Bobby Jones (the greatest Amateur of all time)

Jack Nicolaus (the best golfer of the modern era ,possibly of all time )

Severiano 'Seve ' Ballesteros Sota    ( no reason required )

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11 minutes ago, dogburger said:

Young Tom Morris (the greatest golfer of the 19th C)

Bobby Jones (the greatest Amateur of all time)

Jack Nicolaus (the best golfer of the modern era ,possibly of all time )

Severiano 'Seve ' Ballesteros Sota    ( no reason required )

Maybe I should go easy on you because you don't know how to use google to make sure you're spelling incredibly famous people's names correctly.  But you're just embarrassing yourself putting Seve on there instead of the Tiger, the best golfer of all time.

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20 minutes ago, mdl said:

Maybe I should go easy on you because you don't know how to use google to make sure you're spelling incredibly famous people's names correctly.  But you're just embarrassing yourself putting Seve on there instead of the Tiger, the best golfer of all time.

Go as easy as you like pal (sorry about the typo , it happens , get over it ) but seeing as Im embarrassing myself I'll drop Jack (sorry Jack) and put Poulter on there ,that's the guy that's going to hand your best golfer of all time his arse at the weekend . That's in the competition that a little Spaniard with a big heart reinvented to make it what it is today .  Take care .

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5 hours ago, dogburger said:

Go as easy as you like pal (sorry about the typo , it happens , get over it ) but seeing as Im embarrassing myself I'll drop Jack (sorry Jack) and put Poulter on there ,that's the guy that's going to hand your best golfer of all time his arse at the weekend . That's in the competition that a little Spaniard with a big heart reinvented to make it what it is today .  Take care .

Please lighten up. Both of you. This is a personal list. Everyone's list is their own. No need to crap on each other. 

 

5 hours ago, mdl said:

Maybe I should go easy on you because you don't know how to use google to make sure you're spelling incredibly famous people's names correctly.  But you're just embarrassing yourself putting Seve on there instead of the Tiger, the best golfer of all time.

 

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Its actually quite a tough one as there are so many great golfers that deserve to go on there.

For me it would have to be Jack, Hogan, Tiger and Seve.

For me Seve made golf "personal" if you get what i mean. While Jack, Hogan and Tiger where/are technically brilliant golfers Seve was, to me, more down to earth and more "human". Kind of like that bloke next door you could have a laugh with who was also a genius with a golf club.

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20 minutes ago, Moxley said:

Nicklaus, Woods, Faldo & Rose

A guy with one major win?

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It would help if "Mt. Rushmore" weren't so ambiguous.  Theodore Roosevelt wasn't a bad President, but he's not one of the top four, even excluding those who came after him, so I don't see why this list should be the top four candidates for GOAT.  Also, the Mt. Rushmore project was terminated earlier than the originators planned due to lack of funding, so I don't see why it should be limited to four.

Now that the groundwork is thoroughly laid for the coward's way out, I'll name the seven players who IMO have had the most impact on the game: Vardon, Jones, Snead, Hogan, Palmer, Nicklaus, and Woods.

Edit: And just by the way, Snead would not be in my top 4.  The fact that Tiger included him indicates to me that he is very, very desirous of breaking Snead's record.

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7 minutes ago, brocks said:

It would help if "Mt. Rushmore" weren't so ambiguous.  Theodore Roosevelt wasn't a bad President, but he's not one of the top four, even excluding those who came after him, so I don't see why this list should be the top four candidates for GOAT.  Also, the Mt. Rushmore project was terminated earlier than the originators planned due to lack of funding, so I don't see why it should be limited to four.

Now that the groundwork is thoroughly laid for the coward's way out, I'll name the seven players who IMO have had the most impact on the game: Vardon, Jones, Snead, Hogan, Palmer, Nicklaus, and Woods.

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28 minutes ago, brocks said:

so I don't see why this list should be the top four candidates for GOAT.  

Who said it was? 

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11 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

Who said it was? 

Nobody, but it seemed implicit in some of the responses.

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1 hour ago, brocks said:

It would help if "Mt. Rushmore" weren't so ambiguous.  Theodore Roosevelt wasn't a bad President, but he's not one of the top four, even excluding those who came after him, so I don't see why this list should be the top four candidates for GOAT.  Also, the Mt. Rushmore project was terminated earlier than the originators planned due to lack of funding, so I don't see why it should be limited to four.

Now that the groundwork is thoroughly laid for the coward's way out, I'll name the seven players who IMO have had the most impact on the game: Vardon, Jones, Snead, Hogan, Palmer, Nicklaus, and Woods.

Edit: And just by the way, Snead would not be in my top 4.  The fact that Tiger included him indicates to me that he is very, very desirous of breaking Snead's record.

 

Ballesteros might be equal to or ahead of Snead for impact on the game. 

Edited by Dr. Manhattan

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