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If Tiger wins the Open today...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 93Devil, Jun 15, 2008.

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If Tiger pulls this thing off today, is he greatest American athlete of the past 25 years?

  1. Yes, this pushes him over the top.

    10.3%
  2. Yes, but he was already there.

    35.9%
  3. Push

    7.7%
  4. No

    46.2%
  1. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    OK, if Tiger wins this thing on a bum knee, does this make Tiger the greatest professional American athlete of the past 25 years?

    If you say no, who is the greatest?

    Jordan was the name I was thinking about.
     
  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    He's still not Jordan... close, but not quite
     
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Yup.
     
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Not close.

    Remember, we're still talking about golf ... the sport that made John Daly and Craig Stadler famous.
     
  5. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Bo Jackson is the best athlete I've ever seen. He didn't dominate a sport, but he was better than most in both.
     
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    But we're also talking about a guy with a bum knee walking 4 1/2 miles a day in additon to making some incredible shots.
     
  7. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Knowing what we know now about the WWE NBA, I'm going with Tiger.

    He's to golf what Babe Ruth was to baseball.

    I'm not sure I put Jordan in that same category.
     
  8. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    I find that very difficult to believe.

    Have to agree with Mr. Bags regarding Mr. Jackson.

    It's still only golf. Doesn't compare to other, more physically-demanding sports. Hell, I'd put Lance Armstrong and track guys like Michael Johnson and Carl Lewis ahead of Tiger Woods.
     
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Completely agree.

    Also, Tiger will never touch Jordan. He may go down as the best golfer of all-time and one of the best athletes, but he'll never touch Jordan's greatness or his popularity.
     
  10. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    But there is also more mental strain and focus required to win the U.S. Open than most other major sporting events. Also we're talking about Tiger, a guy who is in better shape than most athletes.To do what he has been able to accomplish is obscene. I have a hard time holding other people's sins (Daly, Stadler) against Tiger. I have played many sports, and never have I been so humbled than on a golf course.
     
  11. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Just throwing these NBA superstars out there...

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  12. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    I know about 23,000 current and former NFL players who would say, "So what?"

    Many are marveling at what Tiger is doing as an unparalleled epic achievement.

    NFL players have another word for it:

    "Sunday."
     
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