Who do you consider the 2nd best golfer of the Tiger Woods era. With all due respect to Padrick Harrinington who won 3 majors and a Player of the Year award it seems the only real candidates are Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, and Ernie Els. I would pick Singh. He won Worldwide more than the other two, he had a dominant year with 9 tournament wins (including a major), and emphatically taking both the #1 ranking and not only Player of the Year but every conceivable trophy for the year over Tiger at the height of his prime and dominance. He also won the Vardon and nearly the Player of the Year the year preceding that. He has 1 fewer major than Mickelson and Els but I think overall he deserves to be ahead of them. McIllroy I dont consider a true contemporary of Woods, so he isnt included, although it is pretty obvious he is going to blow away the respective careers and legacies of all of Els, Mickelson, and Singh, none of who is even considered a top 10 player of all time.