Originally Posted by Limpinhitter
The point remains, an era in which 2 players win virtually every major championship is a weak era, the depth of non-championship level competition notwithstanding.
I tend to agree with this statement, but for me it's even more about the lack of challengers to the players in the top 3-4 spots.
I remember watching the 2006 French Open, and all the talk was about how incredible it was the the top 4 seeds all reached the semis. Now I feel like that happens all the time. It happened at the 2012 AO, 2011 US Open and 2011 FO, three of the last four majors.
I think the top 20 now is as bad as it's been in a long time, but the top 3 is quite strong, especially when compared with the remainder of the field.