This was an incredible weekend for both Tiger Woods and Roger Federer. Both athletes not only won their respective tournaments, but also set some phenominal records at the same time. Lets take a look at how these two phenoms match up.
Tiger Woods was 3 strokes back when Sunday’s final round started, but like we’ve seen time and time again it just didn’t matter. His experience, confidence and mental game was just too good for the other less experienced players to overcome.
Tiger not only won Sunday, but also had set some sick stats and records. Here are just a few…
– 7 straight PGA Tour wins – (all time record is 11 by Byron Nelson)
– 55 PGA Tour wins (Age 31) – (all time record is 82 by Sam Snead)
– 3 straight Buick Invitational Wins and 5 overall (1999, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007)
– 5th time he’s started his season with a win
– Has not finished worse than 2nd in a stroke play event since missing the cut at the 2006 US Open last July
– 12 Major Championships (age 31) – (all time record is 18 by Jack Nicklaus)
– 427 Weeks at #1 in the world
Roger Federer also had an amazing weekend. He won the Australian Open in the most dominating fashion I’ve ever seen. Not only did he humiliate (by his play) almost every opponent including a total destruction of top US pro Andy Roddick, but the guy didn’t lose one set in the whole tournament. He is by far the most dominant tennis player I’ve ever seen and can only imagine how many records he will break before his career is done.
Here are some other sick stats and records that Roger Federer now holds…
– 10th Career Grand Slam Title (Age 25)
– Won 6 of the last 7 Grand Slam Titles
– Won 21 consecutive sets to win the 2007 Australian Open
– Won 46 Singles Tournaments (all time record is 105 by Jimmy Conners)
– Won 36 Straight Matches
– 156 Weeks at #1 in the world
However you look at it, both these guys are just tearing up their respective sports. I personally have to give the edge to Tiger since he’s going up against 144 of the world’s top golfers each week, but Roger is again the best tennis player I’ve ever seen. Especially after seeing what he did to Andy Roddick the other day.
So who do you think is the most dominant and why?
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