anyway, in you opinion, is there no greatest golfer of all time then?
I certainly did not intend to twist your words, Oppy. I think your post can describe my point and simply illustrates the differences between generations.
To answer your question, we simply need to look at AndyJK's response:
But to the very same token, I wonder how good Bobby Jones would be with Tiger's equipment? Each player used the equipment of their time to play the courses of their time. Its impossible to gauge whether Tiger could be as good in the 70's or if Nicklaus could be as good in the 00's. Essentially they are both great players, which is why there is never a single worlds greatest golfer, only a list of them.
Please let me reiterate... I, personally, feel that Tiger is the very best golfer of our time, this current generation, and with today's technology there are none better. And, should he surpass J. Nicklaus in wins and 2nds, I will entertain the argument that he is the best golfer of the last 2 generations.... but in golf there can never be a 'greatest of all time'.
Besides, in 30 years or so, when the micro-nano technology makes seeing eye golf balls, plutonium charged drivers capable of hitting the ball 400yds on the Senior Tour, and courses that play over 10,000yds par 60, with greens so fast they could play hockey on them, there will be a young (wo)man who will surpass even Tiger's accomplishments and our (grand)kids can have this same argument we're having...
It's all a matter of perspective, my friend...