Originally posted by Rascal:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
NO. You said that Tiger wasnt great anymore. I believe you called him decent. Those of us that actually get it know that Tiger is still a great golfer and that he simply hasnt played well in the majors. He isnt the Tiger of old but he is still the #1 golfer in the entire universe.
Its obvious that he hasnt had his "act together" in the majors. Doesnt take a rocket scientist to see that.
Ah OK, I still stand by that. In my book, to be great you need to be able to win majors. I don't think say one major in two years or three tops is asking for too much. If he can win 5 touraments in a season, by right it means he should be in great form to win a major, but it just hasn't translated.
Let me give you an analogy, you can have a 15-1 season like the Packers did a couple of seasons back, but if you get beaten in the first playoff game it doesn't mean an awful lot. That's not to say they are a bad team, but may be just not quite good enough.
Tiger was "great" when he was both ranked No. 1 and creaming the majors, there has to be a drop-off in the assessment of his game if he can't win a major in 5 years. What you are saying is he was great then and he is just as great now, where is the differentiation then ? I am quite sure Tiger would be happy to rank slightly lower in the PGA rankings and to win a major.
So do you think Justin Rose, Adam Scott, or Phil are better golfers than Tiger because they won majors this year? Or, do you not think there are any great golfers in the entire world?
Where did I say that Tiger was "just as great now"? Here is the differentiation for you..............
Tiger of the 90s and 2000s was the best or 2nd best golfer of all time. Dominating and feared by the others
Tiger in 2013 is the #1 player in the world, has won 5 times, and is still the best. He has lost the edge in the majors and not playing like the GOAT like he used to. However, I am still going to call anyone who is the #1 in the world in anything great at what they do.
By the way, your analogy is retarded.