Originally Posted by MWM
It's beyond remarkable.
At his peak, it was beyond-beyond. Think about these three tournaments:
1997 Masters -- won by 12 strokes at 18-under par, both tournament records
2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach -- won by 15 strokes (the record for any major)
2000 British Open at St. Andrews -- won by 8 strokes (a modern-day record) at 19-under par (the record for any major)
So we have the biggest modern-day thumpings at each of the three most prestigious golf tournaments in the world, at possibly the three most renowned golf courses in the world, all delivered by the same guy. Yikes.