Will Jordan pass Jack?

cdnglfcdnglf Members Posts: 3,346 ✭✭
As most know, Jack holds the most prestigious record in golf - 19 second place finishes in majors.

Jordan now has 3 runner-ups, while Jack only had 1 at the same age. Can anything stop Jordan from becoming the GOAT?
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  • Bimmer1Bimmer1 Members Posts: 2,549 ✭✭
    Yes, the second or third coming of Tiger!
  • misplacedtexan83misplacedtexan83 Members Posts: 15,427 ✭✭
    Huge Spieth fan but too early to tell.. plenty of years ahead of him.. better shot than most.



    His driving needs to improve but hopefully not at the cost of his irons/short game.
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  • golfpros1golfpros1 Members Posts: 7,581 ✭✭
    edited Jul 23, 2017 #4
    The comparisons to Tiger Woods/Jack Nicklaus, given his age, are inevitable.



    Hopefully Jordan is smart and doesn't make the following mistakes:

    1. switch equipment, particularly a switch that includes the golf ball

    2. listen to any teacher on the planet that wants him to rebuild his golf swing... ever

    3. put his personal life before his golf for at least 10 years (sorry girlfriend, peace out)



    If he can follow those 3 simple rules... he can make a run at accomplishing some seriously rare things in golf that are among only a handful of players.
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    Will this be a more successful troll than the pass Tiger troll? Will Polly Purebred be saved?
  • lowheellowheel LOWHEEL Members Posts: 6,370 ✭✭
    cdnglf wrote:


    As most know, Jack holds the most prestigious record in golf - 19 second place finishes in majors.

    Jordan now has 3 runner-ups, while Jack only had 1 at the same age. Can anything stop Jordan from becoming the GOAT?




    well played



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  • tideridertiderider Members Posts: 1,974 ✭✭
    here's what jack and co had to say about that:

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  • golfpros1golfpros1 Members Posts: 7,581 ✭✭
    edited Jul 23, 2017 #8
    tiderider wrote:


    here's what jack and co had to say about that:

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    Gary: Hey Jack... pull my finger.

    Arnold: Too late, I already ripped one.

    Jack: I thought you stepped on a duck!







    those were the days...





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  • JeffreySpicoliJeffreySpicoli Members Posts: 1,830 ✭✭
    Here they are together . . .
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  • HighlandHighland Members Posts: 166
    No. Tiggy couldn't and it's highly unlikely Spieth will.
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  • golfpros1golfpros1 Members Posts: 7,581 ✭✭
    This debate sucked when we did it for 20 years with Tiger... can we not do this again?



    When you look at 1st and 2nd place finishes, to me, no one even touches Jack... ever. And the money incentive wasn't there to compete hard in your 40s back then either, else it would have been a straight slaughter.



    Jack was better, Tiger was flashier. Jordan has the "it" factor and there's no reason he can't make a big dent.
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  • dlygrissedlygrisse KansasMembers Posts: 13,328 ✭✭
    I was shaking my head when this inevitable thread popped up. But why do they? It finally occurred to me that we love witnessing greatness. I caught the tail end of Jack, saw all of Tiger, kept hoping with Phil.



    While I would love to see it I just don't think JS will be as good as Tiger or Jack. He does know how to win though. You can have all the talent in the world but you probably won't have that intangible. Look at DJ he has sooo much talent but he has to have his A game to win. It seems Jordan never has his A game and he wins.

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  • lowheellowheel LOWHEEL Members Posts: 6,370 ✭✭
    dlygrisse wrote:


    I was shaking my head when this inevitable thread popped up. But why do they? It finally occurred to me that we love witnessing greatness. I caught the tail end of Jack, saw all of Tiger, kept hoping with Phil.



    While I would love to see it I just don't think JS will be as good as Tiger or Jack. He does know how to win though. You can have all the talent in the world but you probably won't have that intangible. Look at DJ he has sooo much talent but he has to have his A game to win. It seems Jordan never has his A game and he wins.




    If DJ scrambled and putted like Jordan hed have 7 or 8 majors right now
  • GuiaGuia Members Posts: 8,693 ✭✭
    OP: easy answer, no.
  • carn9698carn9698 carn9698 Members Posts: 3,255
    No
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  • ItsjustagameItsjustagame Members Posts: 1,273 ✭✭
    When he gets to 15 let me know and I will have an opinion.
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  • CrashhaysCrashhays Members Posts: 582 ✭✭
    He needs to start hitting more fairways before we have this conversation.
  • Darth PutterDarth Putter Members Posts: 5,169 ✭✭
    Only if he plays slower.
    swing is irrelevant, score is everything

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  • HoganApexBladesHoganApexBlades ...Be the ball, Be the ball Danny... Members Posts: 2,020 ✭✭


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    Jack must be standing on an incline. He's nowhere near as tall as Miller & Weiskopf. Is that Ken Venturi with the microphone? Ahh, the Merry Mex!
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  • J-BladeJ-Blade Members Posts: 747 ✭✭
    Every few years we get a "Next Nicklaus" on tour. Most were worthy of the discussion (See Miller, Crenshaw, et al), but only Tiger came close. Maybe a more accurate comparison to Jordan is Tiger, though I think he was more dominant at a comparable age to Spieth. Still, winning 3/4 of the Grand Slam before his 24th birthday is incredibly impressive. Only Jack can say that. This is going to make for a very interesting PGA in a few weeks.
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  • Dave230Dave230 Members Posts: 3,821 ✭✭
    I do think he has an outside chance. But there can only be one 'good' answer in this thread, and that's no.



    If you say 'yes', and he doesn't win another for 3 years, then there's a chance someone revives this thread and you're embarrassed. If he does actually do it, he won't do it for another 15 years most likely at the very least, when this thread is in the dark depths of the internet and the same topic has been brought up another 100 times in the meantime.



    So DEFINITELY NOT!
  • larrybudlarrybud Members Posts: 11,282 ✭✭
    edited Jul 23, 2017 #23
    Except for 3 majors, JS isn't in the same conversation as Jack and Tiger at this point in his career. Jordan his missed more cuts already at age 23 as Tiger did in his entire career.



    First 77 starts.



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    Not to mention, Jordan is a complete head case compared to Tiger and Jack.
  • DatSliceDoeDatSliceDoe Camerons & Cobras One fairway overMembers Posts: 2,336 ✭✭
    OP, yes. Easily. He will have 100 majors by next year. Johnny Miller said so. image/tongue.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':tongue:' />
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers Posts: 12,287 ✭✭
    No chance, his OCD and driving are a hindrance



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  • DatSliceDoeDatSliceDoe Camerons & Cobras One fairway overMembers Posts: 2,336 ✭✭
    Can we combine these "Jordan over Tiger" and "Jordan over Jack" and "Jordan over everyone" threads? I get it, the kid is great. The staggering hypothetical questions posed over and over again, I do not get. Jordan has talent now, but it has to last for years at a rate far better and more consistently than we saw today to convince me that he will have 19 majors.
  • jgonz69jgonz69 Members Posts: 761 ✭✭
    As far as we can tell, jack and jordan are pretty clean gentlemen, whereas tiger...

    So I like this comparison better.
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  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 26,939 ✭✭
    Well dude, we just don't know"



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    Could be a chrome dome Spieth in 2037 goin for 19 with President Beiber watching ; )
  • Need4spdNeed4spd Members Posts: 1,546 ✭✭
    golfpros1 wrote:


    The comparisons to Tiger Woods/Jack Nicklaus, given his age, are inevitable.



    Hopefully Jordan is smart and doesn't make the following mistakes:

    1. switch equipment, particularly a switch that includes the golf ball

    2. listen to any teacher on the planet that wants him to rebuild his golf swing... ever

    3. put his personal life before his golf for at least 10 years (sorry girlfriend, peace out)



    If he can follow those 3 simple rules... he can make a run at accomplishing some seriously rare things in golf that are among only a handful of players.




    This is very well put, actually. I do agree with others that his driving accuracy has to improve. I don't even think he has to get longer, just more accurate. Although his record to date is undeniable it's hard to imagine that he will be able to achieve that level of success for a period of two plus decades while spraying it all over the place.



    We can obviously debate anything we want to, but I think a more reasonable question right now is will he get to double digit major wins?
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  • SBH9458SBH9458 Go Army! Beat Navy! Members Posts: 951 ✭✭
    Yes, I think he'll carry double digit major wins. No, I don't think he becomes GOAT.
  • mosesgolfmosesgolf Members Posts: 6,843 ✭✭
    IMO Jack's 18 is going to be one of those untouchable records like Byron Nelson's streak, Wilt's 100 points in a game, DiMaggio's 56 etc. Someone will come close (Tiger, Kobe etc) but those records are not going down.
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