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Tiger Woods authors one of the greatest sports stories of all time. Wins 5th Green Jacket. 15th Major.

Oct 27, 2017
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Jack Nicklaus was on young tigers wall for a reason, I think even Tiger has said Jack is goat.
Yeah, Jack is and always will be #1. I'm not sure anyone is going to dominate the way Jack was able too. I'm a huge Tiger fan too.. but I grew up watching Jack and he was an amazing player.. and had personality that Tiger lacks.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Yeah, Jack is and always will be #1. I'm not sure anyone is going to dominate the way Jack was able too. I'm a huge Tiger fan too.. but I grew up watching Jack and he was an amazing player.. and had personality that Tiger lacks.
Tiger dominated the game more than Jack ever did, despite Jack winning more majors. 2000 US open was the best golf ever played by anyone.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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This was way more impressive than what Fed did. Fed stayed healthy and just continued to work hard and evolve culminating in him solving Nadal at the Australian.

Tiger was playing like a bum 3-4 years ago and his resurgence last year was amazing. To come back from that to win at the Masters is just amazing from the shell he was previously.
Well, to be clear.. Tiger was physically in bad bad shape... there was a question whether he could even play again.. not be competitive.. but play.
 
Dec 29, 2017
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Whew lads.

I remember my mom calling me into the living room in 1997 to see Tiger put on that green jacket. At the time I was like "Okay, cool...?" and then she told me it was an important moment, and I'd remember it for the rest of my life. You were right mom!

Great job, Tiger
 
Tiger dominated the game more than Jack ever did, despite Jack winning more majors. 2000 US open was the best golf ever played by anyone.
This is the truth. Watching him win by 15 freaking strokes in shitty weather was the most amazing domination of competition I have ever seen. So glad I got to watch that live. Even though he had it won going into the final round it was still mesmerizing because everyone else was disintegrating and Tiger was playing in his own vacuum unfazed by anything.
 
Jan 20, 2019
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This is a little off topic. In Australia, the word Coon is a cheese brand named after the american creator Edward William Coon due to him patented a method, known as the Cooning process for fast maturation of cheese via high temperature and humidity.

So for aussies saying coon, we automatically think of cheese.

EA executives on the phones as we speak acquiring the Tiger Woods license
They can't HB Studios has the rights with 2K being the Publisher releasing The Golf Club series with it's first games came out this year.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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This is a little off topic. In Australia, the word Coon is a cheese brand named after the american creator Edward William Coon due to him patented a method, known as the Cooning process for fast maturation of cheese via high temperature and humidity.

So for aussies saying coon, we automatically think of cheese.



They can't HB Studios has the rights with 2K being the Publisher releasing The Golf Club series with it's first games came out this year.
That's the PGA license. Players have to be licensed separately I believe, so EA (or anyone else) could technically create a Tiger Woods game, though Im not sure it'd be worth it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Just remember the injuries were very likely self inflicted because he had delusions of becoming a Navy Seal so he put himself through their ridiculous training regime.

This story always makes me laugh:

Then there's the story of the lunch, which spread throughout the Naval Special Warfare community. Guys still tell it, almost a decade later. Tiger and a group of five or six went to a diner in La Posta. The waitress brought the check and the table went silent, according to two people there that day. Nobody said anything and neither did Tiger, and the other guys sort of looked at one another.

Finally one of the SEALs said, "Separate checks, please."

The waitress walked away.

"We are all baffled," says one SEAL, a veteran of numerous combat deployments. "We are sitting there with Tiger f---ing Woods, who probably makes more than all of us combined in a day. He's shooting our ammo, taking our time. He's a weird f---ing guy. That's weird s---. Something's wrong with you."
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Tiger dominated the game more than Jack ever did, despite Jack winning more majors. 2000 US open was the best golf ever played by anyone.
Jack finished 2nd 19 times in majors and was top 3 FORTY EIGHT times. Also came from behind to win 8 times. Tiger has certainly had dominating moments but for his career Jack was more dominant.
 

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Oct 28, 2017
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Just remember the injuries were very likely self inflicted because he had delusions of becoming a Navy Seal so he put himself through their ridiculous training regime.

This story always makes me laugh:
I’m cringing just imaging how awkward that shit must be
 
Feb 4, 2019
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Dear lord please after that horrible Rory shank.

Jack finished 2nd 19 times in majors and was top 3 FORTY EIGHT times. Also came from behind to win 8 times. Tiger has certainly had dominating moments but for his career Jack was more dominant.
Counterpoint- plop tiger into the 1960s Augusta course which was 500 yards shorter and I'd think he'd dominate. Conversely, force jack to play on a course 500 yards longer, and I don't think he'd be able to compete.
 
Nov 3, 2017
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Chicago
Dear lord please after that horrible Rory shank.


Counterpoint- plop tiger into the 1960s Augusta course which was 500 yards shorter and I'd think he'd dominate. Conversely, force jack to play on a course 500 yards longer, and I don't think he'd be able to compete.

Devils advocate: A lot of that has to do with increase in the quality of equipment.
 
Nov 6, 2017
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Dear lord please after that horrible Rory shank.


Counterpoint- plop tiger into the 1960s Augusta course which was 500 yards shorter and I'd think he'd dominate. Conversely, force jack to play on a course 500 yards longer, and I don't think he'd be able to compete.
Plop Tiger against Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Gary Player, Johnny Miller, etc?

Yea No.

Tiger was stomping majors over Chris DeMarco and Ritief Gooson.

Edit. Tiger was dominating on shooter courses. Go back and watch his earlier Masters wins. He was driving it 330yds and had less than 150yds into every par 4. In a lot of cases less than 100yds.

The story now is Tiger beating this current gen where everyone is driving >300yds and stacked with muscles.
 
Dec 13, 2018
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I have no argument for tiger against jack, but watching tiger in is prime was a hell of a show and it's hard to imagine anyone doing it better. All stats and the competition does point to jack being the goat though.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Bozeman, MT
Reading this thread, maybe it's time to revisit having a separate Politics area of Era? I did not expect a thread about this historic win to almost immediately become yet another Trump thread.
 
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Soliloquy of a Dogge
Oct 27, 2017
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Yeah, Jack is and always will be #1. I'm not sure anyone is going to dominate the way Jack was able too. I'm a huge Tiger fan too.. but I grew up watching Jack and he was an amazing player.. and had personality that Tiger lacks.
Tiger's golf at his zenith in the early to mid 2000's was vastly superior to Jack's best golf. And I'd also argue that Tiger's personality has shaped the generation we're seeing much more than Jack's did. Tiger has brought more excitement and emotion to golf than anyone.
 
Feb 4, 2019
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I still play Tiger PGA Tour 12: The Masters on Ps3, and i don't have the DLC's. My favourite Golf game.
I have tiger woods 14 historic masters edition on ps3 with face mapping tech so my ugly mug is wrapped around the players face like a saw movie.

When I get home I'll see if I can Sim a jack vs tiger match play round to see who's really the best.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Dear lord please after that horrible Rory shank.


Counterpoint- plop tiger into the 1960s Augusta course which was 500 yards shorter and I'd think he'd dominate. Conversely, force jack to play on a course 500 yards longer, and I don't think he'd be able to compete.
Sure put him in the 60's without modern day player conditioning, course maintenance, equipment, and facing better competition, etc... Put young Jack in today's game with modern benefits, etc... I'll take Jack with that switch too.
 
Dec 13, 2018
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I have tiger woods 14 historic masters edition on ps3 with face mapping tech so my ugly mug is wrapped around the players face like a saw movie.

When I get home I'll see if I can Sim a jack vs tiger match play round to see who's really the best.
I'm surprised history channel didn't already make a show called "Who's The GOAT" where they spend 37 minutes and 23 minutes in commercials hyping a showdown in their state of the art simulator ( a 2 years out of date sports game with create a player ) to help answer who's the greatest to ever play _______. Most of the show is two fat guys arguing about what stats to put for each player in the game and settling their arguments with unrelated and unscientific tests that they act really surprised at the results for.

What crap do they even air now a days?
 
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Feb 4, 2019
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I'm surprised history channel didn't already make a show called "Who's The GOAT" where they spend 37 minutes and 23 minutes in commercials hyping a showdown in their state of the art simulator ( 2 years out of date copy of a sports game with a make a player ) to help answer who's the greatest to ever play _______.
I'd watch that.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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North Carolina
Unbelievable day. So happy to see him win a major again and for his kids to get to experience it. Big congrats to Joe LaCava for getting one with him as well. He stuck with Tiger though the dark ages, even though Tiger told him it was okay to get on another bag. That loyalty paid off big-time.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Devils advocate: A lot of that has to do with increase in the quality of equipment.
Yeah Jack was a long hitter for his time. He would just as good today IMO.

Tigers peak is the best golf has ever seen though. His 2000-2001 is untouchable. Especially the 2000 US Open. No one has ever played that well.

Jack was definitely more consistent, though some of that definitely has to do with health.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Jack finished 2nd 19 times in majors and was top 3 FORTY EIGHT times. Also came from behind to win 8 times. Tiger has certainly had dominating moments but for his career Jack was more dominant.
Tiger won against an overall better field a much higher percentage of the time he teed it off, plus his very best is clearly better than Jacks
 
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Soliloquy of a Dogge
Oct 27, 2017
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How many people in jacks day were capable of winning any given tourney? Nowadays almost anyone in the field can play their brains out and win any given week. It’s definitely harder to win nowadays
Yep, the depth today is insane and much deeper than anything Jack ever had to deal with. Realistically, 30-40 guys can win any tournament any given week.