Originally Posted by volleygirl
What on earth makes you assume Tiger would beat Jack in his prime? Oh yea, hes a current day player so he has to be better right? The PEDs surely helped Tiger accumulate his titles where Jack never did that.
I think he would since I think in his prime he is more intimidating mentally to his peers, and more explosive off the tee (even considering the time). Also people who have played with Nicklaus like Johnny Miller and Arnaud Palmer, whose opinion I cede to far over mine of course, said they think Tiger at his best was better, even if he may not end up having the longevity.
All that said Tiger plays in a much weaker era than Nicklaus did so if he cant even reach his majors record despite that, he should never be ranked as a greater golfer, even if I think in his prime he was probably better.