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The Century Club - 100 majors


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#31 Ignatius Reilly

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 04:31 PM

View Postdrn92, on 08 August 2017 - 09:04 PM, said:

View Postnbg352, on 08 August 2017 - 06:44 PM, said:

Interesting.......
Some guy named Woods has played in fewer than 100 Majors, yet he has only four fewer wins than Mr. Nicklaus, who participated in 164
Well, I'll be.........

How many of Jack's were after the '86 Masters?  Those were all pretty much ceremonial.  Let's say 15 years X 4 majors/year ... 60 (or more) that he realistically was past his prime.

As mentioned, Tiger should be close to 90 if he hadn't missed them for a variety of reasons.  Seems a bit closer than what you might think.

drn92

So....

If we take 60 off Jack's number that leaves him at 104.
Then we add 14 to Tiger's actual number of 76 and we get 90.

Therefore...

Tiger's been in more majors than Jack.

Cool!

Edited by Ignatius Reilly, 09 September 2017 - 04:31 PM.


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#32 Shilgy

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 04:40 PM

View Postlowheel, on 09 September 2017 - 04:21 PM, said:

View PostShilgy, on 09 August 2017 - 11:21 PM, said:

DL3 came slow close. 98 by my count. As is Freddie. So he will likely get there with two more Masters.**


**Disclaimer if I counted right :)

i believe he has a lifetime exemption because of 20 career pga wins therefore he gets into the pga every year unless im wrong
I believe DL3 has an exemption into the pga championship every year because he is a past winner. The pga has nothing to do with the 20 win lifetime exemption on the pga tour. Two different entities.
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Posted 09 September 2017 - 05:14 PM

I didn't know past PGA champions got lifetime exemptions. I thought it was only the Masters that let geriatrics hack it up at the back of the field for two days a year.

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 06:47 PM

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The PGA Championship victor will have also some security. Whoever walks away the winner of the Wanamaker Trophy will have a lifetime exemption to the PGA Championship, a five-year exemption to The Masters, The U.S. Open and The Open Championship.
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Posted 09 September 2017 - 10:03 PM

View Postlowheel, on 09 September 2017 - 04:21 PM, said:

View PostShilgy, on 09 August 2017 - 11:21 PM, said:

DL3 came slow close. 98 by my count. As is Freddie. So he will likely get there with two more Masters.**


**Disclaimer if I counted right :)

i believe he has a lifetime exemption because of 20 career pga wins therefore he gets into the pga every year unless im wrong

Davis is exempt into the PGA Championship for life because he won it, so he'll get at least two more starts if healthy.

20 wins is the Life Member exemption for the PGA Tour. Davis will go back to that list once his exemption as a tournament winner runs out and join Vijay and Tom Watson. (and maybe Tiger)

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 11:18 PM

View PostIgnatius Reilly, on 09 September 2017 - 04:31 PM, said:

View Postdrn92, on 08 August 2017 - 09:04 PM, said:

View Postnbg352, on 08 August 2017 - 06:44 PM, said:

Interesting.......
Some guy named Woods has played in fewer than 100 Majors, yet he has only four fewer wins than Mr. Nicklaus, who participated in 164
Well, I'll be.........

How many of Jack's were after the '86 Masters?  Those were all pretty much ceremonial.  Let's say 15 years X 4 majors/year ... 60 (or more) that he realistically was past his prime.

As mentioned, Tiger should be close to 90 if he hadn't missed them for a variety of reasons.  Seems a bit closer than what you might think.

drn92

So....

If we take 60 off Jack's number that leaves him at 104.
Then we add 14 to Tiger's actual number of 76 and we get 90.

Therefore...

Tiger's been in more majors than Jack.

Cool!

Math is not your friend.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 12:31 AM

View Postnbg352, on 08 August 2017 - 06:44 PM, said:

Interesting.......
Some guy named Woods has played in fewer than 100 Majors, yet he has only four fewer wins than Mr. Nicklaus, who participated in 164
Well, I'll be.........

Tiger could play in 1000 more majors and he's not winning another.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 11:01 AM

View PostIgnatius Reilly, on 09 September 2017 - 04:31 PM, said:

View Postdrn92, on 08 August 2017 - 09:04 PM, said:

View Postnbg352, on 08 August 2017 - 06:44 PM, said:

Interesting.......
Some guy named Woods has played in fewer than 100 Majors, yet he has only four fewer wins than Mr. Nicklaus, who participated in 164
Well, I'll be.........

How many of Jack's were after the '86 Masters?  Those were all pretty much ceremonial.  Let's say 15 years X 4 majors/year ... 60 (or more) that he realistically was past his prime.

As mentioned, Tiger should be close to 90 if he hadn't missed them for a variety of reasons.  Seems a bit closer than what you might think.

drn92

So....

If we take 60 off Jack's number that leaves him at 104.
Then we add 14 to Tiger's actual number of 76 and we get 90.

Therefore...

Tiger's been in more majors than Jack.

Cool!
For crying out loud you two. None of that happened so the real numbers are the numbers that count. But, let's play.......
If Woods had been healthy for all of the majors he missed due to health issues, He would probably be the GOAT. If he'd been healthy then he'd be healthy now and we would still be mesmerised by his game. Remember the last time he said he was healthy? he won eight times in that year and a half period.
Yes, you can twist things to suit your purposes but it really doesn't mean a thing. Jack is and will now probably always be GOAT. I grew up watching Nicklaus play. He was always GOAT to me. When Woods came along like the tornado he was and dominated by so much, I was certain he was on his way to dethroning Nicklaus and not just by a little, either. And I really wanted to see it happen while at the same time  fearing that it would.
None of it happened. It was close but it didn`t happen. Woods` body was unable to get him to the very top. There is no one on tour today who could have stopped Woods in his prime so it`s a shame that his body couldn`t sustain him through his entire career.
Anyway, making up hypotheticals to suit your agenda is so trite and unnecessary. Nicklaus is GOAT because his body ( mostly ) held up for him and I`m good with that. But I was surprised and fascinated by the idea that Woods won almost 20% of the Majors he played in while Nicklaus won at about half that rate. And that`s what I found interesting enough that I posted what I did.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 11:22 AM

View Postnbg352, on 11 September 2017 - 11:01 AM, said:

View PostIgnatius Reilly, on 09 September 2017 - 04:31 PM, said:

View Postdrn92, on 08 August 2017 - 09:04 PM, said:

View Postnbg352, on 08 August 2017 - 06:44 PM, said:

Interesting.......
Some guy named Woods has played in fewer than 100 Majors, yet he has only four fewer wins than Mr. Nicklaus, who participated in 164
Well, I'll be.........

How many of Jack's were after the '86 Masters?  Those were all pretty much ceremonial.  Let's say 15 years X 4 majors/year ... 60 (or more) that he realistically was past his prime.

As mentioned, Tiger should be close to 90 if he hadn't missed them for a variety of reasons.  Seems a bit closer than what you might think.

drn92

So....

If we take 60 off Jack's number that leaves him at 104.
Then we add 14 to Tiger's actual number of 76 and we get 90.

Therefore...

Tiger's been in more majors than Jack.

Cool!
For crying out loud you two. None of that happened so the real numbers are the numbers that count. But, let's play.......
If Woods had been healthy for all of the majors he missed due to health issues, He would probably be the GOAT. If he'd been healthy then he'd be healthy now and we would still be mesmerised by his game. Remember the last time he said he was healthy? he won eight times in that year and a half period.
Yes, you can twist things to suit your purposes but it really doesn't mean a thing. Jack is and will now probably always be GOAT. I grew up watching Nicklaus play. He was always GOAT to me. When Woods came along like the tornado he was and dominated by so much, I was certain he was on his way to dethroning Nicklaus and not just by a little, either. And I really wanted to see it happen while at the same time  fearing that it would.
None of it happened. It was close but it didn`t happen. Woods` body was unable to get him to the very top. There is no one on tour today who could have stopped Woods in his prime so it`s a shame that his body couldn`t sustain him through his entire career.
Anyway, making up hypotheticals to suit your agenda is so trite and unnecessary. Nicklaus is GOAT because his body ( mostly ) held up for him and I`m good with that. But I was surprised and fascinated by the idea that Woods won almost 20% of the Majors he played in while Nicklaus won at about half that rate. And that`s what I found interesting enough that I posted what I did.

Aw, I was just having a little fun with some of the numbers and extrapolations.

Otherwise, I'm pretty much in agreement with you.  I didn't really follow golf when I was young, but I saw and heard plenty about Jack.  I got into golf just before Tiger came on the scene so watched that whole thing.

They were both pretty phenomenal.  I would have bet money that Tiger would catch and beat Jack - just because his winning percentages were so high.  And then....  the double-whammy of the fire hydrant and the health problems.  

And @drn92 my math's not off....

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 11:30 AM

View Postnbg352, on 08 August 2017 - 06:44 PM, said:

Interesting.......
Some guy named Woods has played in fewer than 100 Majors, yet he has only four fewer wins than Mr. Nicklaus, who participated in 164
Well, I'll be.........
At 42 years old Jack had 17 majors.  

Annnnnnd....of course many of those majors were played well after his prime....this only proves Jack had a more durable body.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 03:33 PM

tiger will soon only have 3 majors a year to play in because he will never qualify for the us open again

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 04:09 PM

View PostFinbarr Saunders, on 11 September 2017 - 03:33 PM, said:

tiger will soon only have 3 majors a year to play in because he will never qualify for the us open again

If he's healthy and playing then they will "make up" a reason/exemption to have him there. It's Tiger, there is no way he's not there if he's healthy at the time.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 04:13 PM

View PostPigems, on 11 September 2017 - 04:09 PM, said:

View PostFinbarr Saunders, on 11 September 2017 - 03:33 PM, said:

tiger will soon only have 3 majors a year to play in because he will never qualify for the us open again

If he's healthy and playing then they will "make up" a reason/exemption to have him there. It's Tiger, there is no way he's not there if he's healthy at the time.

USGA special exemptions

https://en.wikipedia...)#Qualification

Edited by OldTomMorris, 11 September 2017 - 04:14 PM.


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 04:19 PM

View PostFinbarr Saunders, on 11 September 2017 - 03:33 PM, said:

tiger will soon only have 3 majors a year to play in because he will never qualify for the us open again


"tiger will soon only have 3 majors"

I'm surprised you even credit him with winning 3 seeing how he only beat the likes of Duffy Waldorf and Briny Baird during the weakest era in the history of the game ; )

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 07:10 PM

View PostOldTomMorris, on 11 September 2017 - 04:13 PM, said:

View PostPigems, on 11 September 2017 - 04:09 PM, said:

View PostFinbarr Saunders, on 11 September 2017 - 03:33 PM, said:

tiger will soon only have 3 majors a year to play in because he will never qualify for the us open again

If he's healthy and playing then they will "make up" a reason/exemption to have him there. It's Tiger, there is no way he's not there if he's healthy at the time.

USGA special exemptions

https://en.wikipedia...)#Qualification

Will Tiger break Jack's record of eight special exemptions in the US Open?

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:57 AM

View PostDarth Putter, on 11 September 2017 - 07:10 PM, said:

View PostOldTomMorris, on 11 September 2017 - 04:13 PM, said:

View PostPigems, on 11 September 2017 - 04:09 PM, said:

View PostFinbarr Saunders, on 11 September 2017 - 03:33 PM, said:

tiger will soon only have 3 majors a year to play in because he will never qualify for the us open again

If he's healthy and playing then they will "make up" a reason/exemption to have him there. It's Tiger, there is no way he's not there if he's healthy at the time.

USGA special exemptions

https://en.wikipedia...)#Qualification

Will Tiger break Jack's record of eight special exemptions in the US Open?

That was my thought too. Given Tiger's age its a possibility but who knows what will happen, if I had to bet I'd go with NO.

Edited by OldTomMorris, 12 September 2017 - 02:25 AM.


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Posted 18 September 2017 - 04:34 PM

I expect Sergio has a chance to get to 100  by the time he is 44.

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