Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 45
  1. #1
    Money List Winner Lord Tyrion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Northumberland
    Posts
    8,012

    3rd Best Player Ever

    Listening to the commentators on the golf this afternoon they asked a great question which is rarely asked. If we take Jack and Tiger as the two best golfers of all time, who is next?

    With my limited historical knowledge I'll start with Tom Watson but am happy to be educated.
    Nike Covert 2.0 Driver, Nike Covert 3 Wood, Nike Covert 26į Hybrid, Ping G25 23į Hybrid, Cleveland CG16 Irons , Cleveland Wedges, Odyssey White Hot RX No. 1 Putter

  2. #2
    Grand Slam Winner Imurg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Aylesbury Bucks
    Posts
    22,533

    Re: 3rd Best Player Ever

    Dear God, there's enough heated debate about Jack and Tiger when there's only two possible best...
    There must be upward of a dozen candidates for this one.....
    Arnie, Gary Player, Tom Watson, Hogan, Snead, Hagen, Sarazen, Bobby Jones etc etc...
    Far too many possible for me....
    Callaway clubs in a Callaway bag.

    Handicap 7.8 at Whipsnade Park

    H4H Handicap challenge Vs r0wly86

    You might be a King or a Little Street Sweeper but sooner or later you dance with The Reaper...

  3. #3
    Tour Winner Papas1982's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Canterbury
    Posts
    4,291

    Re: 3rd Best Player Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tyrion View Post
    Listening to the commentators on the golf this afternoon they asked a great question which is rarely asked. If we take Jack and Tiger as the two best golfers of all time, who is next?

    With my limited historical knowledge I'll start with Tom Watson but am happy to be educated.
    Walter Hagen.

    Those that say Jack is best usually state itís because of his major record. So surely we just go down the list.....
    My own H4H. Challenge. Get to 16 or pop £20in the pot.

  4. #4
    Grand Slam Winner Liverpoolphil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    27,578

    Re: 3rd Best Player Ever

    Itís very hard to judge because some of the possible best golfers were around when not many of us could watch

    Bobby Jones for example is reported to have been one the most talented ever seen who if he hadnít retired early and turned pro who have swept all before him

    Then there are people like Hogan who would have been up there with the best ever but had an accident

    Add in players like Vardon and Hagen

    Then there is Sam Snead who was still competing in his 60ís

    If you are going to rank by the sheer number of wins then Nicklaus and Woods number two with Snead second but if you go by talent because some players couldnít and didnít play as much as players like Woods then you can say Jones could also be the best ever and you would have Woods at three

  5. #5
    Money List Winner Lord Tyrion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Northumberland
    Posts
    8,012

    Re: 3rd Best Player Ever

    Come on fella's, just going by majors is a bit dull. No debate in that.

    I understand the issue trying to judge the likes of Snead and Jones so let's refine this and only include golfers actively playing and winning from the 1960's onwards.

  6. #6
    Money List Winner pauldj42's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Seaham
    Posts
    7,109

    Re: 3rd Best Player Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tyrion View Post
    Listening to the commentators on the golf this afternoon they asked a great question which is rarely asked. If we take Jack and Tiger as the two best golfers of all time, who is next?

    With my limited historical knowledge I'll start with Tom Watson but am happy to be educated.
    Who did they say? The problem with any of these debates is, itís down to personal opinion, do you go on statistics alone or the opinions of others (so called experts) who you may or may not respect or talent, luckily enough Iím old enough to have seen a few mentioned and on talent alone, Seve, for me, is right up there.

  7. #7
    Journeyman Pro
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Yeovil
    Posts
    2,134

    Re: 3rd Best Player Ever

    As often said it depends on your point of view and far too much emphasis is placed on majors.

    Some of the more recent names for me would be Seve, Montgomery (look at his order of merit wins), Faldo, Norman, Watson.

    I can say that I do not know about a lot about many of the mid century players but for some there records speak for themselves Hogan, Snead, Hagen
    Handicap 9 (was 6, now showing my age)An absolute miss mash of clubs

  8. #8
    Money List Winner Lord Tyrion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Northumberland
    Posts
    8,012

    Re: 3rd Best Player Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by pauldj42 View Post
    Who did they say? The problem with any of these debates is, itís down to personal opinion, do you go on statistics alone or the opinions of others (so called experts) who you may or may not respect or talent, luckily enough Iím old enough to have seen a few mentioned and on talent alone, Seve, for me, is right up there.
    They didn't actually. One of them said it as a throwaway comment and the other picked up on it as a great one for a discussion instead of the usual Jack v Tiger. They couldn't expand on it as something else then happened. It wasn't the usual commentary team, it was those on the early shift covering the 'featured group's.

  9. #9
    Hall of Famer HomerJSimpson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Bracknell - Berkshire
    Posts
    54,906

    Re: 3rd Best Player Ever

    Hard to pick one. Seve, Monty, Faldo, Watson would all be contenders. If we are basing Nicklaus and Woods as the top two based on major wins, then you'd have to put the third place person based on that. However, I'll be contentious and say Nicklaus wouldn't be in my top two, and I'd substitute Seve, purely on his shot making skills and short game.

  10. #10
    Ryder Cup Winner fundy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Milton Keynes, Bucks
    Posts
    12,737

    Re: 3rd Best Player Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by HomerJSimpson View Post
    Hard to pick one. Seve, Monty, Faldo, Watson would all be contenders. If we are basing Nicklaus and Woods as the top two based on major wins, then you'd have to put the third place person based on that. However, I'll be contentious and say Nicklaus wouldn't be in my top two, and I'd substitute Seve, purely on his shot making skills and short game.
    ROFL a golfer who couldnt win a major potentially the third best player ever? Nicklaus not in the top 2? Ill have a large glass of what Homies been drinking please
    In the bag:
    TM M1 9.5 degree
    TM M1 17 degree hybrid
    Orka RS1/RS3 Irons 3-PW
    Orka RS10 Wedges 52,56,60
    Ping Ketsch

    Handicap: 7

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Latest Golf News