Tigers Achievements on the All-time List

By Rich LernerJune 13, 2001, 4:00 pm
One way to measure Tiger's impact is to rank-unofficially of course and as much for a fun, subjective discussion as anything else-his achievements on the all-time list. Nicklaus' 18 majors, Jones' Slam, Byron's 11 in a row, Hogan's Triple after the car crash, Snead's 81 victories, Hagen's four straight PGA Championships--historians could debate the order. I do believe it's important to measure each individual against his peers at that time and against the standards of the times.

For example, you could make the case that Jones' slam should be number one because he's the only one to have ever won the four most important titles of his day, of his day, in the same season. That's never been done before.
 
Of course, you could well counter that no one until Tiger had won the four professional majors in succession. That, too, has never been done before.
 
So it's darn near a push for top spot.
 
Nicklaus' career achievement of 18 pro majors could go three. Byron's 11 in a row four. Hogan's three majors in a row after the car crash five. Snead's 81 victories is in at six again because longevity and consistency matter.
 
But after six-- and we've been conservative so as not to seem too Tiger-centric-- Tiger starts filling out the remainder of the rankings.
 
Three U.S. Amateurs in a row.
 
The U.S. Open by 15.
 
The Masters at 21 by a dozen.
 
67.79. His scoring average for 2000.
 
Six PGA Tour wins in a row.
 
Career slam by age 24.
 
Scoring records at all four majors.
 
U.S., British and Canadian Opens, same season triple crown.
 
Bay Hill, Players and Masters trifecta of 2001.
 
So it's arguable that Tiger has six of the 11 greatest all time achievements to his credit. What do you think?
 
How do Tiger's records stack up against Nicklaus, Jones and others?
Share your thoughts!
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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.