In the history of the game of golf, Tiger Woods may be the single toughest competitor to beat. Woods can hit the ball a mile, has a magnificent iron game, putts at a level few have ever reached and possesses a focus on the golf course unmatched by his present-day peers.
So, it seems fair to wonder, how would the 36-year-old legend have fared against the golfing legends of years past?
This list will at least attempt to answer that question.
Let's be clear, though, this is not a tally of the greatest 20 golfers not named Tiger Woods. This list combines a player's skill level with the amount of excitement the player brings to the golf course.
Greg Norman may have never been as great as Nick Faldo (at least in major championships), but would people really rather see a methodical Woods-Faldo match-up than a heart-stopping one between Woods and Norman?
It would seem the obvious answer is no, and with that in mind, here are the top 20 greats we wish Tiger Woods could've battled toe-to-toe.