How important will Tiger Woods' Ryder Cup record be in assessing his place in history?
Very importantIf Woods continues his so-so showings, his career record indeed will be tarnished. Twenty-five years ago, the Ryder Cup meant virtually nothing, but 25 years from now, if the event's importance continues to increase as it has the past two decades, it could very well become the game's most important tournament. If he plays well from here on out, it might be the difference in deciding whether he, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan or Bobby Jones was the greatest player of all time.
-- John Antonini
Not very importantTotally, completely irrelevant. If golf had a Mount Rushmore, Tiger's face already would be on it. Win the Masters by 12. The U.S. Open by 15. Only player to win four consecutive majors. The career slam. Tiger's Ryder Cup record could influence his legacy only if he chose not to play and, thus, diminished the event and its growing level of prestige. Yet Woods' sense of history -- and his place in it -- is far too keen for that to ever happen.
-- Jim Moriarty