Golf World Celebrates the Greatness of Seve Ballesteros, but Unfortunately at Jordan Spieth’s Expense

Published 01/16/2022, 5:16 PM EST

Whenever two golfers are spoken of together, their comparison is bound to take place. However, sometimes, it feels wrong to do so. Similarly, recently, a question on Jordan Spieth and Seve Ballesteros was raised, and the golf community was not happy.

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Belonging to two different eras of golf, by the time Jordan Spieth was born, Seve’s professional career was in the last years of its historic run. With 50 triumphs on the European Tour, the most titles ever bagged, he has no doubt secured himself a permanent spot in the golf world. On the other hand, 28-year-old Spieth has 12-wins on the PGA tour, though many more years left to go.

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So, what did the fans think when a comparison between the Spaniard and American was conducted? Let’s check it out.

Golf Digest posts a poll about Jordan Spieth and Ballesteros; fans offended

Golf Digest recently took to Twitter to post a picture asking, “72nd hole. In the trees. Birdie to win. Who are you picking?” Further, the photograph was a collage of Spieth and Seve. However, unlike always, they didn’t receive direct answers from fans, explaining their choice of golfer. No, for multiple reasons, most of the fans didn’t like the idea of this.

Some pointed out a blatantly obvious fact; that Seve is dead, and hence, there is no doubt about the winner. However, considering the legacy that the European Tour star left behind, many thought that it was extremely discourteous to even attempt the comparison.
Moreover, a few discussed the unfairness of comparing two people who competed in completely different ages. In terms of knowledge, popularity, and technological improvement of golf, the last couple of decades have seen more improvement than the entire previous century combined. Nevertheless, most were simply offended at the audacity to extend the comparison to Seve. So, let’s check out some of the comments by the fans-

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A fan went to the extent of claiming-

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What are your thoughts on this? Do you think they went too far or was it just a simple poll, not meant to be taken too seriously?

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a Golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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