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Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
I blame Tiger's victory on Michelle Wie's absence.
2006-01-30 @ 16:16
Comment from: David Meyers [Member] Email
I agree. If you read my article and are refering to it, I am definitely not questioning his greatness. Quite the opposite actually, I, and I think everyone else, knew he had it. It is a bizaar feeling. Something similar to when Jordan ran the Bulls. You didn't know how it was going to go down, you just knew they would win.
2006-01-30 @ 16:19
Comment from: John [Visitor]
I agree that to compare golfers across different eras is a futile cause. It is like making an argument that a bottle of Dom Perignon 1995 consumed in 2006 tasted superior to a bottle from 1795 consumed in 1806. No one's taste buds have survived the interval intact and unimpaired.

Let us savor each golfer in his own context. If we must speculate lets imagine the fine high-camp humor you could generate if a magical time machine could swoop Old Tom Morris (or his son) into the present, set them down on a tee beside Tiger, make them switch bags and howl with laughter as each tried to make anything with the other's equipment.

Doubtless either could learn to suceed with the others equipment, but it wouldn't happen in just one round.

So I say. Savor the wines and the golfers of our day and don't worry about whether our grandfathers had better at their disposal.
2006-01-30 @ 18:03
Comment from: Steven [Visitor]
Something is seriously wrong. Baldwin just wrote an article that other people could actually agree on.
Where's the catch?
2006-01-31 @ 09:55
Comment from: Scott [Visitor]
I love how one win makes Tiger suddenly (and yet once again) the greatest in the world ever. The real winner was Torrey Pines, which has one of the most difficult courses in the world according to Phil Mickelson. Only a really great golfer has the judgement and wisdom to play the smart shots and manage to pull out a win under such difficult putting conditions, especially against so many other golfers. That it happens to be the #1 golfer is no surprise, but that doesn't make him the best ever.

A friend of mine and I were noticing that Tiger looks a great deal older in the last year than ever before. I think he's going to be more prone to injury and weight problems than many players. I don't expect to see him playing competitive golf for more than another 5 or 10 years. He often seems rather bored, too, which is going to be a serious problem once he has beaten the Golden Bear's records.

Most golfers are streaky, but Tiger isn't. In the short run, I tend to agree that Tiger's going to have a great year or two ahead of him, almost certainly winning one or two majors in the next year. To say he's going to win the grand slam is just silly. That would be mostly luck, even for the #1 player.

Let's step back and get a little perspective, eh?
2006-01-31 @ 14:05
Comment from: Andrew [Visitor]
Well, whilst I'm not dipusting Tiger's greatness, its not like Phil hasn't 'worked out the cobwebs' by winning on his first week back either.
2006-01-31 @ 14:27
Comment from: David [Visitor]
Actually, I don't think that is baldness you're seeing.

Black people tend to have high hairlines if their hair is cut short. If Tiger just let his hair grow, it'd probably widen out into an afro, and the high hairline would be gone.

Afros are not in fashion though, so he cuts his hair really short, and has a hat on much of the time, anyway.
2006-02-01 @ 12:41

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