Tiger is the greatest golfer of his era and a good case can be made that he is the greatest of all time. He is at the top of his game and may be on the verge of a historic year starting with the Masters next week. It should be very interesting because the other top golfers – Mickleson, Singh, Cink, Choi, Stricker, Leonard and Ogilvy, as well as Scott, Furyk, Donald, Els and Goosen, seem to be playing well at this time. Unless one of these guys brings his A++ game, I expect Tiger to prevail.
its an upset when he doesnt win. If he places 2nd or 3rd its a news story. That is total domination. The overall competition he faces whenever he tees it up is far superior to when Jack and Arnie played, and yet he still manages to make it look easy. At Doral he clearly was off his game, and he finished in third place (I think).
Has any player ever dominated an entire sport like this? Michael Schumaker perhaps in F1, Federer or Borg in tennis . . . there arent many.
My Quick Smells Like French Toast.
I'm interested in the debate about comparing achievements across sports. The tennis / golf comparison is frequently made as they are the two highest profile individual sports (leaving aside stuff with cars because it bores me ). In my view, Tiger's accomplishments are more impressive than those of Federer and Navratilova due to the breadth of the competition. Each tennis match is one on one, so there's less random chance involved: you only need to worry about one other player getting hot. In golf, any player in the field can get hot and post strong scores for a few days.
Tiger Woods versus the field...who would you take? To me its a no brainer.
And I agree golf is harder to dominate.
Where'd all the Kleenex go?