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    Re: 3rd Best Player Ever

    Ben Hogan, case closed

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    Re: 3rd Best Player Ever

    Bobby Jones does it for me.


    Comes in, wins everything, drops the mic and leaves. proper legend.
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    Re: 3rd Best Player Ever

    Murray Irwin Norman.

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    Re: 3rd Best Player Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue in Munich View Post
    Murray Irwin Norman.

    No, possibly the best ball striker ever but couldn't control his nerves so didn't win as many events as his talent warrantt.

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    Re: 3rd Best Player Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue in Munich View Post
    Murray, Irwin & Norman.
    Ewen, Hale & Greg?

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    Re: 3rd Best Player Ever

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    Ewen, Hale & Greg?
    Moe

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moe_Norman

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    Re: 3rd Best Player Ever

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    I don’t know, Ewen Murray was pretty good on his day (putting aside)!

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    Re: 3rd Best Player Ever

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveR View Post
    No, possibly the best ball striker ever but couldn't control his nerves so didn't win as many events as his talent warrantt.
    Did he have a problem with his nerves?

    Only recently came across him but from what I gleaned is that he was most probably on the autism spectrum so stayed in Canada. He could have done a lot more without that, or if he had been from the USA and just stayed there.

    I think it's a really good question, I don't think you can take wins or majors too much into account especially when talking about the older guys. If you were European you wouldn't get the opportunities to play in the USA very often and vice versa.

    From what I have read, because obviously I wasn't around Bobby Jones was head and shoulders above everybody at the time. Harry Vardon was also sensational and had it not been for illness would have notched up many more wins.

    In the modern era.

    Seve was possible the most naturally gifted shot maker
    Mickelson also a gifted shot maker and still picked up a fair few majors in a tough period
    Faldo - just sheer determination to win, super competitive and successful
    Monty - getting some laughs on here but his tour record is insane, the level of consistency for so long I don't think will ever be matched, had those couple of close calls gone the other way and he had won one or two majors he would be talked about a lot more.
    Els - I just loved his swing in the early days, picked up a few majors during Woods' dominant era, horrible injury to his knee and then the yips
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    Douglas Bader. No legs, rubbish equipment, played on golf courses cut by sheep, and still played to a single figure h/cap. Something I am failing at miserably.

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    Kim Jong-Il - actually, he was probably the best ever if you believe his scores

    Closely followed by Donald Trump

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