Tiger tiger speed dating
Jordan Spieth’s latest feat – a third major before the age of 24 with his Open win at Royal Birkdale – is something only previously achieved by Jack Nicklaus.
For now, the 23-year-old Texan is not keen on comparisons with former legends and made as much clear when asked about it.
Perhaps, you might argue, when it was created by bolting a selection of accessories on to an existing model, then applying a fresh coat of paint and giving the resultant machine a new name.
Cynics might say that's all Triumph did to create the Tiger Explorer XC from the standard Tiger Explorer that was launched last year, but it's unfair to be too critical.
A dual-purpose bike's tyres are often a limiting factor off-road but the XC's Metzeler Tourances are remarkably good at finding grip on dirt as well as Tarmac, at least in dry weather.
The wire wheels' extra resilience is reassuring when thumping into potholes, too.
After all, that approach is essentially the one long taken by BMW to produce the hugely successful Adventure version of its R1200GS.