Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els, Vijay Singh and Padraig Harrington is average competition?
Phil and Ernie are HOF'ers.
Vijay used steroids to do what he did. He's a cheater. Tiger MAY have juiced too. I know two guys who have ties to the pro tour (one a player, the other a Callaway rep) and they both say Vijay juiced. There are rumors about Tiger juicing, but no hard evidence.
Paddy is above average, but he doesn't belong in the same conversation with Tom Watson, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Lee Trevino, Johnny Miller, et al.