Tiger Woods’ return to competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge on Thursday has reignited the debate about the “GOAT”.
Former PGA Tour player Rocco Mediate interviewed Brandel Chablee on SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio this week and asked him for his opinion.
“During that period between ’99 and 2002, it was a miracle, but he won 34 percent of the time. It is in 2006-2009 that you will run into him. Rocco won 46% of his tournaments during that time period.
Think about it: “He won 25 out of 54, and his scoring average for four years was 67.9. In four years of playing on the PGA Tour, his average score was 67.9. This is adjusted. It’s important to do this because he plays in tournaments that are tougher and have the best field.”
Chamblee continued to argue that Jack Nicklaus was not quite as dominant during his peak, despite having a better career.
“Jack was a dominant player in the years 1965 and 1973. In terms of scoring average, he was better by three-quarters a shot than the next best player.
“Jack was eligible to win the Vardon trophy nine times, but he never played enough rounds for it. You’re talking about someone who was twice dominant as the greatest player in history. When I am asked, “Who was better? Tiger or Jack?” I always answer, “Jack had the better career. Tiger was more dominating – he was the better golf .”
“Jack was the more successful… Tiger was dominant.”
Brandelchamblee and Rocco Mediate answer the question: Tiger, or Jack?
— SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio (@SiriusXMPGATOUR) November 29, 2023
Woods has the chance to continue his legacy, even if it is a miracle given his health issues. He can still make more starts in the coming years.
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