Originally Posted by Moose Malloy
ok, so how many golfers have won 2 majors in one year in the history of golf? i'm betting less than the amount of tennis players that have won 3 in one year in the history of tennis. Thats how you can determine who has had a better year.
either tiger or federer deserve any awards they get, but compare their accomplishments to their sport, not each others.
Actually quite alot more often have male tennis players won 3 majors in a year then golfers 2.
For the men:
28 times so far golfers have won atleast 2 majors in the same year, 16 different golfers - Gene Sarazen 1922, Walter Hagen 1924, Bobby Jones1926, Bobby Jones 1930, Gene Sarazen 1932, Craig Wood 1941, Ben Hogan 1948, Sam Snead 1949, Ben Hogan 1951, Ben Hogan 3 majors 1953, Jack Burke 1956, Arnold Palmer 1960, Arnold Palmer 1962, Jack Niclaus 1963, Jack Nicklaus1966, Lee Trevino 1971, Jack Niclaus 1972, Gary Player 1974, Jack Nicklaus1975, Tom Watson 1977, Jack Nicklaus 1980, Nick Faldo 1990, Nick Price1994, Marc O Meara 1998, Tiger Woods 2000, Tiger Woods 2002, Tiger Woods 2005, Tiger Woods 2006
13 times so far tennis players have won atleast 3 majors in the same year, 11 different players - Jack Crawford 1933, Fred Perry 1934, Don Budge 4 majors1938, Tony Trabert 1955, Lew Hoad 1956, Ashley Cooper 1958, Rod Laver1962 4 majors, Roy Emerson 1964, Rod Laver 1969 4 majors, Jimmy Connors1974, Mats Wilander 1988, Roger Federer 2004, Roger Federer 2006.