Best non-Tiger performances of the Tiger era

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Really no right or wrong here but interested what non Tiger performances have stood out for you over the years of the Tiger era? Here's two for me:

  1. 2005 Accenture Match Play. Winner: David Toms. Anybody who thought Toms couldn't dominate an event should have watched this one as he basically curb stomped everybody in his way to earn the title. One of the more underrated performances of this era IMO.
  2. 2007 Masters. Winner: Zach Johnson. To be clear, this was not the most scintillating Masters of all time. Far from it. But it was a master class by a guy who knew his strengths, weaknesses and limitations and had the discipline to stick to a game plan for 72 holes when there may have been a lot of temptation to do otherwise.

Interested to hear yours and your reasons.

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    Every major championship won by Phil.

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    Zach Johnson had a great week in very unusual conditions for the Masters. Well done there.

    Reteif Goosen managed two US Open victories in the middle of Tiger’s dominance.

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    Yang Yong Eun 2009 PGA Hazeltine beating Tiger in a head to head showdown...even if it was a fluke

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    I'm with the other two...ViJay. Granted he was playing a ton of events at the time...but one could say that is just as much if not more of a hindrance than anything.

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    That was an awesome final round by Y.E.. The hybrid to the 72nd was a dagger. Good choice

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    Retief putted Shinnecock beautifully in a week when pretty much nobody else could figure it out.

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    I remember that 2007 Masters. ZJ laid up at every par-5, b/c of his strong wedge play. And it worked (11 birdies and no bogies on the par 5s) I don't think the announcers let up on the "he needs to grow a pair" comments until he birdied 13 on Sunday (giving him a -3 for the day on the par-5s to that point). All of a sudden the comments changed to "what a masterful strategy plan and execution".

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    Duval's Players win in '99 was pretty good, too.

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    Vijay Singh's 2004 season.

    • World No. 1
    • 9 PGA Tour wins
    • 2004 PGA Championship
    • 18 Top 10 finishes
    • PGA Tour Player of the Year
    • PGA Player of the Year
    • Money list winner - $10,905,166
    • Scoring leader - Vardon Trophy
    • Scoring leader - Byron Nelson Trophy
    • 3 consecutive wins

    http://www.owgr.com/en/Ranking/PlayerProfile.aspx?playerID=653&year=2004

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    VJ's 9 win season and No 1 ranking...no other comparison

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    It has to be Vijay by a long long way and I could not stand him so it’s not something that I would want to say.


    Beyond that, honourable mention to Duval who was one of the few guys whose A game was close to TW and as surely the best player on Tour in 1998 and in the first half of 1999.

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    Michael Campbell caught lightning in a bottle with Tiger chasing.

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    Hal Sutton and Trevor Immelman

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    Agreed. If some readers are younger and didnt watch it live , they might not appreciate it. But Vijay in 2004 basically became pure fire for like 6 months and stole the #1 ranking from a player who seemed invincible . This was still when Tiger was basically unbeatable. Vijay just essentially became prime Tiger for like 6-7 months straight.

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    Stenson/Phil 16 open , Spieth 2014 all of 2015-2017open.

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    Henrik Stenson 2016 Open.....Tiger like performance....I realize this was during Tiger's downtime but he absolutely crushed that round and even better beat down Phil the Shrill....

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    Y.E. Yang an underrated victory.

    Only man ever to overhaul to beat Tiger, when Tiger held the 54 hole lead in a major. This was before the downfall.


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    What is the Tiger era anyway?

    I thought it would be 1998 to 2009?

    Maybe 1997 but Norman was still World no. 1.

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    Depends whether you think the Tiger Era ended in 2009, or is ongoing till today.

    If the latter, in one-off performance terms, mine would be:

    Tom Watson, 2009 Open (one hard bounce away from the greatest sporting achievement of all time...)

    Rory McIlroy, 2011 US Open (8 shot victory in his first major after the Masters final round disaster)

    Martin Kaymer, 2014 US Open (8 shot wire-to-wire victory)

    Henrik Stenson, 2016 Open (that final round 63 at Royal Troon).

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    Vijay’s 04 and nothing comes close...not even remotely close...

    Since we all more time on our hands...this was an AWESOME Sunday...


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    duval 59

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    Tiger era is 1996 to present.

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