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Who is on your Mount Rushmore?

For me it's Snead, Woods, Nicklaus, Hogan. Not in that order. ūüôā

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Tommy Watson. Jack Nicklaus, Annika Sorenstam, and of course Ben Hogan.

 

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If we are just including men as players: Woods, Nicklaus, Snead, Palmer

If we are expanding it to men and women as players. Woods, Nicklaus, Snead, Mickey Wright.

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I don't have enough historical knowledge of golf to comment, but I have to say that the way Tiger delivers that answer is awesome. I love having bad-ass Tiger Woods back.

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Won't claim to be the best historian of golf, but any thought to Harry Vardon?

As I understand it, he was the game's best player at the time when golf was really starting to become popular in the U.S. His visits over here must have given the game quite a boost.

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Cool question. When I think of the Mount Rushmore of Golf I think who impacted the game as a whole more. Tough to narrow it down to four but here it goes. 

 

Tiger, Jack, Jones, Hogan. 

Leaving Palmer and Snead off was hard, but thats my list. 

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19 minutes ago, mcanadiens said:

Won't claim to be the best historian of golf, but any thought to Harry VardonÔĽŅ?

As I understand it, he was the game's best player at the time when golf was really starting to become popular in the U.S. His visits over here must have given the game quite a boost.

I think Vardon was the early superstar in Golf. Of course he was beat in an 18 hole playoff by amateur Francis Ouimet. Does beating a giant warrant a spot on the Mount?

Otherwise:

Palmer, Hogan, Woods! 

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If it's all about them wins, Tiger, Nicklaus, Snead, Hogan

Though, I could easily swap out Hogan for Palmer.

Phil is a tough case. If he had about 5 more wins, I think he could push for that 4th spot.

If we want to throw up an iconic figure in golf, Jones could push out Hogan or Palmer for creating the Masters tournament.

Yea, I have to go with Tiger, Nicklaus, Snead, Jones.

 

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I don't have a real appreciation of the history, so I can't answer fully.  So this is only partially thought out....

Tiger, Jack, Arnie, Seve.......

 

 

Now for pure entertainment? - Chi Chi, John Daly, Phil, Lee Travino

Best "Power Club" - easy - Arnie, Jack, Lee, Gary

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There are 3 that I would have as locks. Jones, Nicklaus, Woods. The 4th spot is between Hogan and Arnold. It's a tough one to choose for me because Hogan's accomplishments are incredible. But Arnold's impact on the game and his status as a pop culture icon give him a strong claim as well. 

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10 minutes ago, saevel25 said:

If he had about 5 more wins,

or one US Open. Modern Grand Slam would make it hard not to include him..for me at least. 

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This was harder than I thought. I'm going with Nicklaus, Woods, Snead, Palmer. I gave Palmer the edge over Hogan (who I'm a big fan of) because of his impact on the game as a whole.

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Good question.

Jack Nicklaus- He is still considered the best to ever play by many people, still has the most majors, he has to be on there.

Arnold Palmer- He was the first superstar golfer, and still one of the most enduring personalities even after his death. He was the first person to make golf cool.

The first two are easy, now it gets tougher...

Bobby Jones- He still has a presence on Tour with The Masters, he is still considered the greatest amateur of all time. I have to put him on there.

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.

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Walter Hagen, Donald Ross, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods

tough choices - could have included Alister MacKenzie, Hogan, Bobby Jones,

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It's kind of weird watching someone being asked, who's the top 4 greatest ever and no questions asked one of them is himself and he says, well, me, then yada yada yada. I'd find it awkward.

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Tiger, Jack, Arnie and then a fourth rotating cliff that flips every month between Jones (greatest amateur), Hogan (most enigmatic), Snead (longetivity at the highest level) and Player (international impact). 

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