Golf Rant Off: Tiger Woods Done? Phil Mickelson a G.O.A.T.? Next Big Star?

The 2013 British Open was as intriguing as ever, but now that it’s over, the golf world has a lot of new questions that need to be answered.

The first of which is the most controversial: Is Tiger Woods a choker?

Considering Tiger hasn’t won a major since his messy sex scandal and divorce, there’s reason to question his greatness. Take into account he’s never come from behind to win a major and he’s faded near the end of the last several in which he’s been in contention and his top perch among golf’s elite looks extremely vulnerable.

The second question is a positive one regrading Phil Mickelson: Is Lefty one of the greatest golfers of all time?

That’s a tough one. On the one hand, he won his fifth major this week a week after taking the title at the Scottish Open and a month after finishing second at the U.S. Open for seemingly the millionth time. But on the same note, he has a plethora of second-place finishes, which can be a good or bad thing, depending on your point of view. Of course, a few more first-place finishes — including one at the U.S. Open — and there will be no debate.

Finally, there are a lot of young golfers who are starting to make names for themselves and threaten the secure spots of the game’s greatest players atop the rankings. Jordan Spieth burst onto the scene with his first PGA Tour win at the John Deere Classic and then followed that up with an admirable showing at the British Open. Because of that, his performance at the 2014 Masters will likely be under a microscope.

There are also players like Adam Scott who a little bit older but are now really starting to enter their prime. Scott has been on fire since partnering with new caddie Steve Williams and he has been the most consistent golfer on the tour in 2013, so his future looks very bright.

What do you think about Tiger, Phil and the next big star? Comment below and let us know!