I was just reading Posnanski's latest missive, on golfing greatness. I really don't have anything to add to it, except one question that only occurred to me when reading the article. How many non-major tournaments have the players played in their career.
I know that if we were to compare playoff stats in most sports between Woods' time and Nicklaus' time, there'd be vastly more opportunities to win. I suspect it isn't as vast a gulf in golf as in, say, baseball, but I'd bet it's still a not-insignificant amount.