By the Numbers
In trying to understand the magnitude of Tiger Woods's victory at the U.S. Open (Open and Shut, June 26), consider this: If you add together the margin of victory of all the Open winners in the '90s, it would not equal Tiger's margin this year.
John Thibault, Mansfield, Mass.
I agree that Woods has become the greatest golfer of all time (THE LIFE OF REILLY, June 26). In this year's Open, Tiger beat everyone in the field on three of four days. Jack Nicklaus, on the other hand, played in 44 Opens and he beat the rest of the field only once in any round.
Ross D. Alexander, Wichita, Kans.
In your top 8 quarterback analysis, you said the deciding factor between Steve Young and Joe Montana was Super Bowl victories (SCORECARD, June 19). Montana has four and Young one. Well, Terry Bradshaw (left), whom you failed to rank, has four too. He was Super Bowl MVP twice. He has the third-highest Super Bowl quarterback rating, behind Montana and Jim Plunkett. He is first in average yards gained per attempt in the Super Bowl (11.1). Don't even start with "Well, Franco Harris..." Harris had a combined 114 rushing yards in Super Bowls XIII and XIV.
Bruce Bishop, Redondo Beach, Calif.