Pit any two players — past or present — against each other in a winner-take-all match, who would you take?
In the absence of tournament golf, two charity exhibition matches featuring Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy and Matthew Wolff are scheduled for this month. If you could pit any two players — past or present — against each other in a winner-take-all match, who would they be and why?
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Ben Hogan vs. Bobby Jones. Both at their peak.
Phil Mickelson and Ricky Fowler or Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods.
San Clemente, Calif.
Lee Trevino with $10 in his pocket against Arnold Palmer with $1,000 in his pocket and they play for $1,000. Now let’s see who is the better money player.
Ben Hogan would beat Tiger Woods in 22 holes — it would be close but The Wee Ice Man man would outmaneuver Tiger (the greatess golfer, bar none) with his unique creativity.
I'd like to see circa-2005 Tiger Woods versus circa-1948 Ben Hogan. Both in their primes, before injury diminished their abilities. Both were still great after, but what a fireworks show they would've put on at this juncture.
I would put Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods together. Why? Two of the best players in their time.
Fairfield Glade, Tenn.
I would match Bobby Jones and Jack Nicklaus. Jones wins in 21 holes with an eagle.
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