Everyone has their favorites when it comes to today’s players. But in the recent past, who were the standouts? From 1990 to 1999, who moved the needle? Who lifted the trophies? Where does Tiger Woods fall on that list? How about Phil Mickelson? Who was a factor in the days of the Clinton Administration when donuts were the food of choice, and the idea of exercise was new to the PGA Tour, never mind the rest of the country. In the dawn of the Big Bertha, the first oversized metal driver, who were the best?
Because we had comments about leaving out Annika Sorenstam in the list of golfers from the 2000s, you’ll find a few surprises here. What counts for the men counts for the women, majors and other significant achievements. That’s how history remembers golfers, especially the great golfers. You can draw your own conclusions about where Annika and Lorena would have been in the 2000s list.