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Tiger Woods says he would put himself on the all-time Mount Rushmore of Golf

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Who’s on your “Mount Rushmore” of golf?

For Tiger, apparently, it’s Snead (Sam), Jones (Bobby), Nicklaus (Jack), and “me” (Tiger Woods). He put himself on the Mount Rushmore of golf! Watch the video below…

It’s basically impossible to argue with him here; 14 majors and now 80 wins. Who could you even replace Woods with… Arnie? Ben Hogan? Both possibilities. But certainly Tiger has the better resume when it comes to victories.

What makes this video so great though is that there are so few athletes in all of sports who have the confidence (arrogance?) to put themselves on a list like this. Michael Jordan would definitely put himself on the Mount Rushmore of basketball, and surely Joe Namath would put himself on the Mount Rushmore of football. But in golf where respecting tradition is so important, it’s shocking to hear a statement like this… in the absolute best way possible for Team USA ahead of the 2018 Ryder Cup.

Never have the words “me” been so intimidating. Good luck, Europe, you’re gonna need it.

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  1. gunmetal

    Sep 27, 2018 at 12:23 am

    I knew I’d instantly regret clicking the comments link. Ugh.

  2. J.R.

    Sep 26, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Seems there are a lot of WRXrs out there who’ve never made any mistakes. I’m no Tiger fan boy, but last i checked this was the Mt. Rushmore of GOLF… not being a husband, or avoiding addiction, or tipping.

    If you had a time machine, and go pick up the top 20 golfers in history to play a tournament, who you picking over tiger woods if you have to bet your house on it? Jack Nicklaus, MAYBE. Anyone else? Good luck keeping your house.

  3. Kaz

    Sep 26, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    1) Jack Nicklaus
    2) Tiger Woods
    3) Arnold Palmer
    4) Annika Sorenstam

  4. Dixie doc

    Sep 26, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    No Arnie huh? Well it’s his opinion which is pretty good of himself. However, I would leave Tiger off because his life’s personal antics far outweigh his sports accomplishments. Just my opinion

    • JR

      Sep 26, 2018 at 5:35 pm

      It’s the mount rushmore of golf… not being an alter boy.

  5. Enough Already

    Sep 26, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Tiger would clearly belong on any Mount Rushmore if golf. No debate. But all these shots at his lack of humility are silly without any context. If it wasn’t a situation where one could gracefully take the obvious “that’s not for me to decide,” chuckle, and move on approach, what else was he supposed to say?

  6. jordan

    Sep 26, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Meanwhile… back in Wash. D.C. Judge Kavanaugh and his family are being pilloried and punished by man-hating man-bashing leftist feminist activist liars…

  7. joro

    Sep 26, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Looks like he has a big impression of himself. He was great at Golf, but as a person he stinks. Maybe he could also have a Mt. Rushmore of womanizing and family ruining also.

    • Eldrick

      Sep 26, 2018 at 2:18 pm

      He seems quite taken with himself. He is a poster boy for steroids, pain killers and megalomania.

      • Kelly Gallagher

        Sep 26, 2018 at 7:44 pm

        You are bang on my friend. He might fool others but we know he is the same jerk as before.

  8. Robert

    Sep 26, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Based on majors, top 4 Americans are Nicklaus (18), Woods (14), Hagen (11), and Hogan (9).

  9. Chisag

    Sep 26, 2018 at 11:55 am

    There is nothing worse than false humility. I would rather hear a player boast about his accomplishments than give that fake gosh golly I am just playing and have no opinion on my greatness when that greatness has been well established. Of course Tiger should be on Mt Rushmore and you could easily make the argument he should be the first one up there and worst case scenario second.

    • ken

      Sep 26, 2018 at 12:57 pm

      Wood’s snub of Arnold Palmer, really burns my ( rump)….Its disrespectful.

  10. Paulie

    Sep 26, 2018 at 11:45 am

    If someone asked Jack this question 30 years ago would he mention himself? THAT’S why Jack is Jack and everyone loves him.

    • Paulie's Daddy

      Sep 26, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      Actually if they asked him to be honest, I am sure he would have. Eat a Snickers bar Paulie, you are a whinny little girl when your hungry.

  11. Dave r

    Sep 26, 2018 at 11:44 am

    How long are your arms Tiger ? Careful you might bruise your back patting yourself . What a ignorant statement to make ya you won after five years of nonsense,good for you but really man talk about stuck on yourself. You even got the wonder boy Brandel on your side now that’s worth another spot on the hill. It’s a shame that it’s always about you good or bad .

  12. Prime21

    Sep 26, 2018 at 2:29 am

    I hoped that society had progressed, these comments prove me wrong. I especially enjoy the comments regarding “humility” and trying to fault a man for simply being honest. Just check the record books, if he’s not #1, he’s #2 & the last I checked there were 4 on Mount Rushmore. No matter what you want to say, he belongs on it, period.

    • Omnipotent Olsen

      Sep 26, 2018 at 9:52 pm

      Your measure of a societies progress can be gleaned from the comment section of a golf forum? it is deep, critical thinking like this that keeps you off of the Mensa picnic invite list.

  13. DrRob1963

    Sep 26, 2018 at 12:38 am

    My votes for Mt Golfmore:
    Jack Nicklaus
    Tiger Woods
    Ben Hogan
    Arnold Palmer

    • dnett57

      Sep 26, 2018 at 11:52 am

      Yeah, I’ve got no problem with Tiger putting himself on the list. I do have a problem with him leaving Arnie off. I made my list before I read the article, and it’s the same as yours. Snead or Hogan are close to a toss up, but Arnie has to be on it.

      • Christian Larsson

        Sep 26, 2018 at 8:05 pm

        Because? He was a great human being?

  14. JJVas

    Sep 25, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    I totally agree with the 2nd best of all-time. I’d take Snead over Hogan for the same reason I’d take Federer over Nadal, but that one is super close. How does one argue with Bobby Jones? He won the Grand Slam, brought serious golf to the US, and created the Masters.

  15. Ev

    Sep 25, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Cowardly comment here and a tool to post this trash

    • Ev

      Sep 25, 2018 at 9:29 pm

      This was in response to the tigerNigertiger comment below.

  16. Looper

    Sep 25, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    I would make it 2, JACK and Tiger. Period

  17. David D Jr

    Sep 25, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Do you think LeBron would name 3 players in the NBA better then him? Nope…..Tiger should have said Me, Myself, I and Jack LOL!!!!
    then it would deserve all the controversy its created.

  18. DavidDukeJr

    Sep 25, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    HEY GUYS!!! Your hoods are showing….You guys just cant help yourselves…..hide behind the vail of not liking him because he cheated on his wife….there are tons of golfer past and current that cheat, and are cheating currently….you all know he’s on the mountain and thats what p!ss!ng you off.

    He’s up there forever nothing you can do about it.

    • BMoney

      Sep 25, 2018 at 10:51 pm

      Hoods? Are you saying we’re racist for not liking the fact that he’s super boastful? Get over yourself and stop race baiting.

      • Tal

        Sep 26, 2018 at 3:21 am

        Boastful…yeah, that’s what you don’t like. What’s he supposed to say? That he doesn’t belong up there? If he said that, people would say he’s being fake! He can’t win with you people. This was a tongue in cheek response to a tongue in cheek question, get over it.

    • Kelly Gallagher

      Sep 26, 2018 at 7:47 pm

      Sounds like you like sucking on his nuts David. Do what your good at.

  19. John

    Sep 25, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    How the f**k did this get 109 shanks ?? like how?

  20. Gorf

    Sep 25, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Tiger Jack Arnie Hogan …not hard to figure out.

  21. Johnny Penso

    Sep 25, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Jack, Tiger and Bobby Jones are a given IMO. The fourth one is harder but I’d have to give the nod to Bantam Ben Hogan. It would be just as easy to make a case for Arnie, Snead, Player or Trevino, maybe even Phil.

  22. Bl

    Sep 25, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    Would they use his DUI mugshot as his likeness?

    • David Lehmann

      Sep 25, 2018 at 4:17 pm

      Another perfect person. Wow ! Had no idea Golfwrx had the corner on perfection.

    • hwt

      Sep 25, 2018 at 5:17 pm

      The mug shot of when he blew 0.00 BAC? The same mug shot that was caused by an opiate addition that plagues entirely too many people in the US? Do you think none of those other players he mentioned ever drove a vehicle while impaired?

    • Paulie

      Sep 26, 2018 at 11:37 am

      This butt hurt some people. Clearly it’s a racist comment and there should be protests outside your door. America in 2018!

  23. Jerry G

    Sep 25, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    They’ve discused chiseling more faces on Rushmore.

    Certainly, you can have more golfers on a Golf Rushmore …

    Tiger? By the record books, yes, and then the comeback, yes – the shear determination…

    Put Hogan and Palmer on it, too.

  24. Greg V

    Sep 25, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    That is a pretty good list, and I sure wouldn’t argue against it. One guy had an unbelievable streak of 8 years in national championships, winning 7. One guy played great his whole life, and compiled more wins than anyone but Tiger. And then you have the two guys who are in the argument for GOAT.

    ‘course, there was a guy who won 6 Open Championships and 1 US Open, and came back from tuberculosis to win the last couple. He might bet to differ.

  25. Gmatt

    Sep 25, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Shouldn’t character be a part of this? If by sheer numbers, sure no question he belongs but if you look at quality of character he wouldn’t even make the foothills.

    Again to agree with the above commenter… his humility sure went from one side of the scale to the other in a few short months… I guess El Tigre is back to being the self righteous pompous person he was before his new found humility

    • Dave

      Sep 25, 2018 at 4:15 pm

      Glad you’re perfect!

    • really?

      Sep 25, 2018 at 5:10 pm

      might want to pump the brakes and try to consider all of the charitable work he’s done before you weight and measure him. Seriously, google the Tiger Woods foundation and really see if cheating on his wife and developing an opiate addiction outweighs all the lives he’s had a positive impact on. I realize that may be asking too much of someone like yourself, but please give it good ole college try.

      And if you are being realistic, the golfer with the 2nd most majors and 2nd most PGA Tour wins ever absolutely should be on there. What you are upset about is the fact that he said it instead of giving some fake answer

  26. Christian

    Sep 25, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    It’s too bad this Mount Rushmore of golf doesn’t include humility as one of the criteria.

    • huh

      Sep 25, 2018 at 5:21 pm

      Oh, so you wanted a fake answer instead of a correct answer.

    • Johnny Penso

      Sep 25, 2018 at 6:04 pm

      In all fairness, if Tiger had put 3 other golfers up there ahead of him, it would be false humility and we’d all know it. The only discussion around Tiger is whether he’s number 1 or number 2, Tiger knows this and the world knows this. No one in their right mind ranks him any lower than that. Put it another way, if you asked Jack the same question, I have zero doubt that he would put himself on that Mount Rushmore of golf because he knows no one would believe he was sincere if he didn’t.

  27. Tom

    Sep 25, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Jack won 18 Majors, Tiger has won 14….that’s all ya need to know!

    • George

      Sep 25, 2018 at 3:32 pm

      So the only thing that counts in professional golf are majors?

      • Brian

        Sep 25, 2018 at 4:05 pm

        Yes

        • ~j~

          Sep 26, 2018 at 9:34 am

          Stupid. The argument that majors say it all is absurd. It’s a tournament like any other with a better than ‘average’ field. So what.

          • Paulie

            Sep 26, 2018 at 11:42 am

            Majors are all that matters. You think Tiger wouldn’t trade 50 regular wins for 5 more Majors? Put the pipe down then.

      • hwt

        Sep 25, 2018 at 5:13 pm

        2nd all time in wins and majors isn’t good enough for you George?

        • George

          Sep 25, 2018 at 5:29 pm

          hwt, it is totally acceptable by me. IMO he is the GOAT he is the reason I golf today. I could not imagine my life without golf.

    • Ryan

      Sep 25, 2018 at 3:34 pm

      Jack won 18 by the time he was 46. Tiger won his 14th major at 32. He’ll win more majors. Not sure if its 1 or 5 but he’ll win another, with an outside challenge at 18.

      • ht

        Sep 25, 2018 at 5:11 pm

        He also is 3 wins away from the all time PGA tour wins record. What are people thinking?

  28. BMoney

    Sep 25, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    I’m certainly not saying he doesn’t belong, but this just a bad move. Let everyone else praise you. “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”

    That being said, the video was pretty short and I felt like there was a lot more. I don’t want to take it out of context.

    • Jordan R. Anderson

      Sep 25, 2018 at 3:29 pm

      When you’re one of the two best of all time, without question, it’s ok to put yourself on a mount Rushmore.

    • Steve

      Sep 26, 2018 at 11:35 am

      No, it’s not a “bad move” at all. Everyone that knows ANYTHING about golf knows that he’s 1 of the top 2 players of all time. He’d sound like a complete moron if he left himself off the list. Humility is severely overrated in this case.

    • Jack Nash

      Sep 26, 2018 at 11:42 am

      “Let everyone else praise you”. Have you been watching Golf Channel the last 10 years?

  29. Jordan R. Anderson

    Sep 25, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    I would find a way to put Arnie on, but I wouldn’t take Tiger off to do it. To me Tiger and Jack are mortal locks, and the other two are arguable with others, aside from maybe arnie.

    • BombAndGouge

      Sep 25, 2018 at 4:13 pm

      I would agree with this. Tiger and Jack are locks. The other two spots are debatable between 6-8 guys. Arnie probably also belongs in my opinion.

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