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Tiger woods

Discussion in 'SMB' started by box2box, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. Sharpshooter

    Sharpshooter Goalkeeper

    18 majors
    19 2nd place finishes
    56 top 5 finishes
    73 top 10 finishes

    He may not be as spectacular as Woods in terms of style, but his stats are all there to see.

    The recency bias crowd think Alastair Cook was England's best ever batsman (crushed the bbc poll a few months back), World Cup 2018 was the best World Cup ever and Obama was the greatest US president ever. I'm not listening to their opinions very much.

    I'm not saying anyone who thinks Tiger is the GOAT is subject to recency bias, there is an argument for him sure (as there is for Nicklaus), but its curious that every recent event gets described as 'the best ever' by some people.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019
  2. SAFC 2012

    SAFC 2012 Striker

    Tbf older people tend to go overboard with their praise for people/ players from their era.
  3. jackpunch

    jackpunch Central Defender

    Nicklaus was an incredible golfer but I'd argue that back in the 60s and 70s there wasn't as strong a field as when Woods started dominating.
  4. Brett

    Brett Striker

    If Woods didn't go through the injury problems he has had he would be on 20 titles now.

    It's how we dominated the sport for such a long period , he would just take the lead in a major and no one stood a chance to catch him.

    He has had to work out how to play with his injuries and that's the amazing thing about this win. I think most people in his position may have give in but not only does he come back and play but win a major
  5. Reptilia

    Reptilia Winger

    That is a load of bollocks mind
  6. lurker

    lurker Striker

    Who’s better then mate, out of interest? :D

    He’s had about 11 years off through serious injury and is still an arse hair off nicklauses records

    He is the GOAT by an absolute mile
  7. Woods at his peak was simply brilliant and the like will be never again.

    He was regularly around 6/4 odds to win majors.

    Them odds were a indication of how dominant and brilliant he was at his peak, and that will never be seen again imo.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2019
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  8. Provider

    Provider Winger

    He is the best ever IMO. He was virtually untouchable at the start of the 2000s. He won back to back majors by 15 and then 8 strokes in 2000 ffs!

    The strength of the fields he has played against are also much stronger than when Nicklaus was winning majors. During Nicklaus' pomp, it was incredibly hard for Europeans to get into the US majors for example. Nowadays all the best players from around the world are in the majors and also plying their trade in the US week in week out.
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  9. Teejay

    Teejay Winger

    I think when Tiger won most of his majors, the fields weren't as strong as they are now. But that is down to him. He revolutionised the game and his opponents had to up theirs and we have the situation where there's a revolving door of world number 1s. It's arguable whether he is the GOAT, but he's definitely the most influential.
  10. Goat Eyes

    Goat Eyes Striker

  11. Charmless Man

    Charmless Man Striker

    There’s a very, very strong argument to be made that the competition Tiger Woods has had to face has been much stronger than Nicklaus did.
  12. Let's not forget Woods has also won about 16 world golf championships which have just as strong a field as majors

    He got to 70 pga tour wins in about 300 events where it took Nicklaus around 650 events to reach the same mark
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  13. Provider

    Provider Winger

    Yep, and this. He won one in 2000 by 11 strokes. Not sure we'll ever see golf played like he did in 2000 ever again.
  14. zwartekat

    zwartekat Striker

    Probably the best golfer ever but dubious about claims he is the greatest sportsman.
  15. FootballFan

    FootballFan Striker


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