Tiger Woods: Is He Still the Best Golfer in The World?

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Tiger Woods: Is He Still the Best Golfer in The World?
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“Tiger Woods only won 27% of the tournaments he entered” stated the radio sports guy.  When I heard this I mentally responded “how can that be when everyone is saying he is the greatest golfer in the history of the sport”?

Well according to www.pgatour.com Jack Nicklaus only won 12% of the tournaments he entered.  Jack’s historical rival Arnold Palmer only won 8%.  Tiger’s current rival Phil Mickelson has to this point only won 9%.

As fans and intelligent listeners of sports-talk radio, Please be careful about swallowing statistics and making snap judgments about those statistics without researching their veracity.  If I had not gone to this web site and found these other stats I would have lowered my opinion of Tigers abilities.
 
Oh by the way, Tiger has finished in the top 10 63% of the time and 83% in the top 25.  Jack Nicklaus finished 48% and 65% respectively.
 
Apparently all golfers have a lower percentage of success than we might expect.  Yet when compared to their current and past contemporaries the cream rises to the top and Tiger remains at the top.

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