Originally Posted by 90's Clay
There is no credible argument supporting ANY HANDS DOWN GOAT. Too difficult to compare eras. The only thing we can universally factually point is "greatest of their era"
Amen. It would be easy enough to make an argument for Fed being best of open era but all time offers all kinds of difficulties because the tour (and the sport itself) has changed so much. Even comparisons within open era have a measure of awkwardness. The AO's status for instance has changed drastically over time. Carpet was a major surface in the past and has completely disappeared. Etc, etc.. Comparisons are never more than approximations in any case.