"Tiger Woods dominated a bad era of golf." Those were the words bashed into a keyboard by Fox Sports Radio's Jason Smith just 48 hours after the 14-time major champion finished runner-up to Brooks Koepka at the US PGA.
Yes, an era that included the likes of Vijay Singh, Ernie Els and Phil Mickelson, a trio with 96 PGA Tour titles between them.
He didn't stop there.
"The best players were all old and at the very end of their careers."
Huh? When Tiger won his first major in 1997 aged 21, Singh was 34, Els was 27 and Mickelson was 26.
They were hardly finished... Els and Mickelson aren't even eligible for the Champions Tour yet.
There was still more.
"Tiger NEVER had a guy like Brooks Koepka back then." Has this guy only been watching golf the past 14 months or something?
Yes, Brooks is a huge talent and no doubt on his way into the Hall of Fame one day, but he's only won four times on Tour at the age of 28. Let's just calm down for a moment.
"Tiger dominated a BAD era of golf. The best players were all old and at the very end of their careers. Tiger NEVER had a guy like Brooks Koepka back then."— FOX Sports Radio (@FoxSportsRadio) August 15, 2018
– @howaboutafresca. #TigerWoods https://t.co/nsWTMAdaZF
Social media went into meltdown Here's a look at some of the best tweets...
LOL what a take. https://t.co/gmQuuTGpU0— Kevin Van Valkenburg (@KVanValkenburg) August 15, 2018
Absolute bollocks. Idiots— FM (@theaaanimal) August 15, 2018
He had a 67.79 scoring average (lowest ever) in TWO separate seasons. He also made 142 consecutive cuts and had several years hitting 80%+ of his greens. Those numbers (which have nothing to do with the level of competition) would comfortably dominate this era— Kevin Power (@kevinpower94) August 15, 2018
Yup, Mickelson, Singh, Els, Goosen, Duval, Garcia, Harrington, Westwood, Monty... All useless.— Lee Marwick (@LMarwick) August 15, 2018
Please. Resign. Today. And When Koepka does this for a decade, we’ll talk.— LM72 (@LarryM72) August 15, 2018
Did Skip Bayless write this tweet? Ice cold take. Phil Mickelson was there the entire time with Tiger. Ernie Els?— Tampacrapsman (@tampacrapsman) August 15, 2018
Say what???? Ernie els would be Jack Nicklaus without Tiger.— Jason P. (@JasonP_YYC) August 15, 2018
This is an extremely poor take. Take a look at the scoring average of the folks he was beating versus those winning now, it’s not far off and he was lapping fields— Chris Hammond (@wchammond) August 16, 2018
Tiger in his prime against these guys has the exact same records. You being ridiculous. Koepka has 4 career wins at 28. Tiger had multiple Masters wins and 20 plus wins by then. Don’t be a prisoner of the moment.— Michael Beckett (@23mikeb) August 15, 2018