Your 3 favorite and least favorite golfers?

Sun, Apr 14, 2019 1:39 PM

Who are your three favorite to root for, as well as your three favorite to root against?

Favorite
Rickie
Tony Finau
Rory or DJ

Least favorite
Patrick Reed
Ian Poulter
I can't really think of another golfer to put in this group, I'm relatively neutral towards most. But Reed and Poulter are dicks.

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  • Sun, Apr 14, 2019 2:08 PM

    Nearly impossible but I’ll go

    Favorites

    Tiger

    Fred Couples

    Rickie Fowler

     

    Least

    Craig Stadler

    Colin Montgomery 

    Patrick Reed

     

    Loved me some Jesper Parnevik, Payne Stewart and Hale Irwin

    Sun, Apr 14, 2019 3:16 PM

    Current Favorite:

    1. Tiger
    2. Rose
    3. Dustin

    Current Least Favorite:

    1. Bubba
    2. Reed
    3. Spieth/Cantlay/Rahm 
    Sun, Apr 14, 2019 6:09 PM

    Current players: Favorites

    Brooks Koepka

    Tiger

    Dustin Johnson

    Least:

    Patrick Reed

    Sergio Garcia

    Phil Mikelson

    All Time Favorites:

    Jack

    Gary Player

    Hale Irwin

    Least

    Greg Norman

    Nick Faldo

    Johnny Miller

     

    Sun, Apr 14, 2019 6:20 PM
    posted by Laley23

    Current Favorite:

    1. Tiger
    2. Rose
    3. Dustin

    Current Least Favorite:

    1. Bubba
    2. Reed
    3. Spieth/Cantlay/Rahm
    4.  
    5.  

    Forgot Rose.....he’s on my near miss list

    Sun, Apr 14, 2019 6:55 PM
    posted by Ironman92

    Forgot Rose.....he’s on my near miss list

    Near miss for which list? 

     

    Sun, Apr 14, 2019 7:11 PM

    Forgot about Sergio. He's a douche.

    Sun, Apr 14, 2019 7:13 PM

    Like

    Tiger

    Rickie

    Rory

    Dislike

    Don't really know

    Love how he is

    Phil

    Sun, Apr 14, 2019 7:23 PM

    Favorite: Tiger. 

    If I had to pick 3 others: Rickie, JT, Xander/DJ. There are a TON of the younger group that I really enjoy watching play. Also, lump in guys like Sneds, DL3, Horschel, and many others. The tour is just loaded is likable guys  

    Guys I hate: Phil, Sergio, Reed. I have never liked Phil and probably never will. Sergio is a bitch. And Reed is Reed.

    Outside of Tiger, my all time favorite is The Shark. Jack is Jack and Arnie is Arnie, but I never got to see them play, other than ceremonially. 

    Sun, Apr 14, 2019 7:24 PM
    posted by Laley23

    Current Favorite:

    1. Tiger
    2. Rose
    3. Dustin

    Current Least Favorite:

    1. Bubba
    2. Reed
    3. Spieth/Cantlay/Rahm 

    Lump me in the “not liking Spieth” group too. Rahm has grown on me lately, but he’s still meh to me. 

    Sun, Apr 14, 2019 7:27 PM
    posted by Ironman92

    Nearly impossible but I’ll go

    Favorites

    Tiger

    Fred Couples

    Rickie Fowler

     

    Least

    Craig Stadler

    Colin Montgomery 

    Patrick Reed

     

    Loved me some Jesper Parnevik, Payne Stewart and Hale Irwin

    Funny story about Jesper. When my bro and I were in middle school we were “runners” at the Memorial. Basically carried scorecards from place to place around the course. One of the days after a round, we ended up in the player’s parking area. My bro was trying to get autographs and Jesper was right there. He was trying to leave, but was also being super generous. So he grabbed my brother up and put him in his car and drove off with him. He let him out at the exit of the parking lot, which was like 200 feet away, but still pretty funny. He seemed like a cool guy. 

    Sun, Apr 14, 2019 9:12 PM

    Like - Tiger, DJ, Rory

    Dislike - Phil, Sergio, Reed 

    Sun, Apr 14, 2019 9:15 PM
    posted by wildcats20

    Lump me in the “not liking Spieth” group too. Rahm has grown on me lately, but he’s still meh to me. 

    Spieth is legit the nicest celebrity I’ve ever met. He doesn’t have a mean bone in his body. But good god I can’t stand his blaming everything but his shit game/talent for him playing poorly. Same issue I have with Rahm, but to a lesser extent. Rahm, however, unlike Spieth, is kind of an asshole.

    I left off Phil cause he is old and not really good anymore. He would be my #1 5 years ago though. Absolute asshole. 

     

    Sun, Apr 14, 2019 9:20 PM
    posted by Laley23

    Spieth is legit the nicest celebrity I’ve ever met. He doesn’t have a mean bone in his body. But good god I can’t stand his blaming everything but his shit game/talent for him playing poorly. Same issue I have with Rahm, but to a lesser extent. Rahm, however, unlike Spieth, is kind of an asshole.

    I left off Phil cause he is old and not really good anymore. He would be my #1 5 years ago though. Absolute asshole. 

    Does Spieth look as fragile in person as he does on tv? He looks like he would blow away in a strong wind. I have heard he's a nice guy, though. Have you met a ton of tour guys?

    Sun, Apr 14, 2019 9:25 PM
    posted by Laley23

    Near miss for which list? 

     

    Near miss faves

    Sun, Apr 14, 2019 9:26 PM
    posted by wildcats20

    Funny story about Jesper. When my bro and I were in middle school we were “runners” at the Memorial. Basically carried scorecards from place to place around the course. One of the days after a round, we ended up in the player’s parking area. My bro was trying to get autographs and Jesper was right there. He was trying to leave, but was also being super generous. So he grabbed my brother up and put him in his car and drove off with him. He let him out at the exit of the parking lot, which was like 200 feet away, but still pretty funny. He seemed like a cool guy. 

    Those hats

    Sun, Apr 14, 2019 9:29 PM
    posted by justincredible

    Does Spieth look as fragile in person as he does on tv? He looks like he would blow away in a strong wind. I have heard he's a nice guy, though. Have you met a ton of tour guys?

    Yeah, we get to see/interact with a ton of them on Monday-Wednesday. Then we see all the interview and the pre and post interview. Phil tells the reporters what questions they can ask. If they go rogue on him, he flips the fuck out as soon as it’s off air. 

    Spieth is pretty tiny. The other guys are all tanks though, so he looks smaller. He’s probably a bit thicker than most average guys his size. But definitely isn’t built like an athlete. As in, smaller than a comparable guy his height who works out.

    Not sure if everyone knows about Spieths sister or not, but she has pretty severe autism. Watched him miss a 5’ birdie, then the comebacks for par, and made bogey. On his way to next tee he spotted her and went under the ropes to give her a big hug. I guess she can’t make most tournaments of his. I don’t think I’ve seen someone ever be so happy to see their brother.

    Anyway, love Spieth as a person. Not so much as a golfer. And I still hate that he was allowed 30 minutes to take a drop at The Open. Took Kuchar out of his game and helped Spieth find his.

     

    Sun, Apr 14, 2019 10:24 PM

    Any guys that seem like they'd be dicks but are actually cool, and vice versa?

    Sun, Apr 14, 2019 11:06 PM
    posted by justincredible

    Any guys that seem like they'd be dicks but are actually cool, and vice versa?

    Most are pretty cool, like 95% of the guys I’ve met/interacted with. Sergio is one who everyone hates, but is actually super nice. DJ is pretty blah. Not mean or anything, just legit seems to not give a fuck about anything. So doesn’t really interact with people outside his tour obligations. 

     

    Sun, Apr 14, 2019 11:17 PM

    If I was banging Gretzky’s daughter, I wouldn’t let things effect me too much either. 

    Sun, Apr 14, 2019 11:45 PM

    So, random question, and I don't have an opinion on this but I'm curious to poll the place. I, like many others, am captivated by Tiger and I don't really know why. I watched a lot of today's coverage that I normally wouldn't because of him. His popularity is astounding and this thread is evidence of it. But ten years ago his life was a mess. The DUI, injuries, and ridiculous amount of cheating on his marriage. Is his popularity linked to just keeping his head down and people eventually forgive and forget? Or was it more "IDGAF what he does off the golf course"? 
     

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