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Dr. Manhattan

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  1. Dr. Manhattan

    2018 The PLAYERS Championship

    Extremely impressive performance by Simpson so far. Hard to believe anyone can beat him tomorrow. Meanwhile, the crowds will have a good time with that Tiger/Spieth pairing earlier in the day.
  2. Dr. Manhattan

    Is Joe LaCava Tiger's Best Choice of Caddie?

    Tiger doesn’t pay his caddy the usual 10%. LaCava made a damn good salary to hang out at home with his family while Tiger wasn’t playing.
  3. Dr. Manhattan

    Is Joe LaCava Tiger's Best Choice of Caddie?

    Tiger also went to #1 with LaCava. 8 wins in 2 seasons.
  4. Dr. Manhattan

    2018 RBC Heritage

    Poulter is on a great 6 week run. Let’s see if he can get another win tomorrow.
  5. Dr. Manhattan

    Is Joe LaCava Tiger's Best Choice of Caddie?

    Tiger needs someone to kick him in the butt. Even if it’s not Williams, he could get a guy like Bones.
  6. Dr. Manhattan

    Worst Shot In Major Championship History

    That is a great example. Felt bad for Bjorn. Never won a major and he let that 2003 Open slip through his fingers.
  7. Dr. Manhattan

    PGA Tour's New Slogan: Live Under Par

    "These guys are good" is much better and that statement has never been more true than now. The talent on tour is pretty incredible these days. I guess the new slogan conveys a similar concept, but the older slogan seems catchier to me.
  8. Dr. Manhattan

    Worst Shot In Major Championship History

    Phil's tee shot on the 72nd hole of the Winged Foot U.S. Open in 2006. Terrible swing and an even worse decision in the first place. I really hope he can get the win sometime soon. Feels like Shinnecock owes him for Goosen's miraculous putting performance in 2004.
  9. Dr. Manhattan

    Tiger Woods Master Catch-All Discussion

    They should be very glad his win rate fell off a cliff. Between WGC’s and majors, he was going to blow well past Seve’s 50 Euro wins.
  10. Dr. Manhattan

    Jack vs. Tiger: Who's the Greatest Golfer?

    In 2006 he only played 15 times on the PGA Tour. His “actual” scoring average was 0.7 shots better than anyone else but he lost the Vardon Trophy to Jim Furyk due to the fact Tiger did not play 60 rounds. Missed cut at Winged Foot U.S. Open (first major after father’s death). He won 2 majors that year with an insane 8/15 wins on Tour. By far the best player and missed the Vardon because of his limited schedule.
  11. Dr. Manhattan

    Jack vs. Tiger: Who's the Greatest Golfer?

    The Vardon Trophy had a minimum of 80 rounds until 1988 when they dropped it to 60 rounds. Tiger would not qualify for the 80 round minimum under the old system either. He plays a limited schedule just like Jack.
  12. Dr. Manhattan

    2018 Masters Tournament Discussion Topic

    Reed has had a great month and he is now #11 in the rankings. Maybe he will live up to his Top 5 proclamation very soon. Valspar - 2nd Bay Hill - 7th Match Play - 9th Masters - 1st
  13. Dr. Manhattan

    Jack vs. Tiger: Who's the Greatest Golfer?

    Just looking at the prize money on the majors back in the day, it's pretty amazing how far it has progressed. Guys like Jack, Arnold, Hogan, Hagen, and others built the foundation of the pro game and the modern guys all stand on their shoulders. Masters 1st place 1953 Hogan: $5,000 1958 Palmer: $11,250 1960 Palmer: $17,500 1963 Nicklaus: $20,000 (stayed this level through 1969) 1970 Casper: $25,000 (42% jump from 10 years earlier) 1974 Player: $30,000 1975 Nicklaus: $40,000 (100% jump from 10 years earlier) 1979 Zoeller: $50,000 1980 Seve: $55,000 1981 Watson: $60,000 1982 Stadler: $64,000 1983 Seve: $90,000 (40% jump from only one year earlier!) 1986 Nicklaus: $144,000 1997 Tiger: $486,000 (insane 238% increase from 11 years earlier!) 2007 Johnson: $1,305,000 (167% jump from 10 years earlier) 2017 Garcia: $1,980,000 (52% jump from 10 years earlier)
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    Jack vs. Tiger: Who's the Greatest Golfer?

    There are many more people going for it now. Pretty huge increase in prize money from 1965 to 1995 and again from 1995 to 2018. Way more people are able to make a living in pro golf now than the prime of Jack’s career. Jack’s major performances from say 1978 to 1986 were more impressive to me than what he did in the 1960’s. Probably his most underrated one is the 1998 Masters. Modern field with Jack on bad hips pushing age 60 and he finishes Top 4 while handing Tiger his ass that week. Incredible performance by the Bear. Jack’s 1966 British Open...only 9 American players bothered because of the travel expense and low payout for a good finish. Also only 130 people in the field. 1971 it jumped from 134 to 150, much closer to the modern 156. Guy like Michael Campbell squeaks his way into a 156 person major and wins the thing. With a field of 130 he is probably left out.
  15. Dr. Manhattan

    Jack vs. Tiger: Who's the Greatest Golfer?

    Depth is a huge deal. Tiger finished 2nd to a guy at the 2005 U.S. Open who only qualified for the event because of an international qualifying tournament that didn’t exist until the 2000’s. The point stands that Nicklaus and many others agreed in the early to mid 1990’s that his records were untouchable due to the increased depth in pro golf. It’s only going to become more difficult as time goes by.

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