The Greatest Golfer Of All Time

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When asked who is the greatest golfer of all time, what is the first name that comes to mind? This question has been debated for years and will continue to be for many years to come. Initially, most people will jump the gun and say Jack Nicklaus is the clear favorite because he has won eighteen major championships compared to Tiger’s fourteen. It’s quite hard to tell them they are in the wrong considering the major’s are what every golfer dreams of winning and are without a doubt the most hard to come by. Being that there are only four per year, when you’re in the hunt coming down the stretch the pressure is immense and it takes a very special player to be able to manage his thoughts and nerves in a way that he can still perform up to his full potential. With that being said, yes major wins are a huge factor in deciding who really is the greatest golfer of all time but I will be looking further into other aspects of each player’s game and I will be comparing statistics to obtain a better perspective of the greatness of these two men.

As stated early the major championship count is eighteen for Jack and fourteen for Tiger. Just looking at the raw numbers can be quite deceiving, as there are plenty of sub factors that come in to play when judging the quality of the wins. It’s clear Jack has won more championships but what if Tiger’s fourteen wins were of higher quality than Jack’s eighteen? Does quality of wins trump quantity? That question is very debatable itself. Many…

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