- Oct 16, 2008
- Reaction score
- Kansas City, Kansas
- In Flux
I think it's a combination of both plus one other factor.Could that also be because Tiger is soooo much better than anyone else that nobody can compete with him. Maybe Jack just was not that much better than his counterparts. Take Tiger away and we saw great competition between fabulous golfers with some rising to the occasion.
Tiger could very possibly be the best ever, with no one who can challenge him regularly at this point. But I think the other players back in Jack's day were better as a whole to the other players today for one main reason. Hunger. To make a good living on Tour back when, you had to WIN. And win more often than once or twice. Top 10's you had to get them week in and week out. Why? MONEY. Today you can be worse than 100th on the money list and win $1 Million. A couple of top tens here or there, maybe a win or even a top three almost guarantee you to win a million. I know there is expenses and stuff, but still. The money of today makes players more complacent today than back in the day. You can make way too much money today being at best, an average player. Why try harder?