People kinda forget how good Mark'O was. He spent roughly 4 years inside the top-10 of the World Rankings from about the mid-80's up to about 2000.. won 16 times, including of course the two majors in '98. And the 2 major wins weren't against creampuff fields either. I think his friendship with Tiger early on really motivated him to elevate his game that year.
Surprised that he's never really been in the Ryder Cup captaincy discussion. Of course, perhaps he's been asked before and declined because maybe it's not his cup of tea... he's never been known to be an overly charismatic type.