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Should major wins include Amateur titles?

Updated: August 10, 2005, 1:45 PM ET
By Ron Sirak | Golf World

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. -- The cool thing about sports is the numbers. They tell us who won, and how well everyone did. It is all so neat and clean, without a drop of ambiguity.

Performance in sports, unlike in many other areas of life, is just so darn measurable that an evaluation of effort is virtually a science. Problems only arise when we can't decide which numbers to use as the measuring stick. Will future sluggers be chasing the 61 home runs hit by Roger Maris, or will they be in pursuit ...

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