Welcome to the brand new TST! Click the title of this announcement to read more about what's new and different here at The Sand Trap! We're using some new software to power this forum, and while this means some change, it's for the better. However, there will be a few bumps, and one of those may be that you may have a little trouble logging in to your account. So try this: Log in with your existing username and password.If that fails, reset your password here: http://thesandtrap.com/lostpassword/ .If that fails, PM either @mvmac or @iacas and we'll help you out.After that, check out this thread to share any bugs you find along with your likes/dislikes, and check out this thread to see what awesome new features you can use on this site. Finally, once you're on the site, do a few things if you don't mind: Check your account settings. This is where you can clean up your signature.Edit your profile (to possibly include your GAME Golf account). Do this by clicking "Edit Profile" on your name in the top right corner of the site.Add or replace the cover photo on your profile. They're now Facebook-like dimensions. Change your avatar if it looks distorted, too.
I would have to say until he's hung up his clubs, Tiger Woods will be the "face" of golf. There are people out there who have no idea who Jack Nicklaus is and only know who Arnold Palmer is because of the drink. But everyone knows who Tiger Woods is for whatever the reason; his golf accomplishments, the fact that he's black, the fact that he cheated on his wife multiple times, the popular opinion that he's an overall jerk, or the belief that he will never win another Major.
However, I think if anyone can overtake Tiger Woods as the "face" of golf, it will be Rory. He's wholesome, he's a gentleman, and he's a damn good golfer. He may never have the profile that Tiger has, I personally think that Tiger Woods is a once-in-a-generation talent, but I think he can be a guy who people will be able to recognize.
My dad says it could be Phil Mickelson, but I think it's too late for Mickelson to become the "face" of golf. If he would have won some of those Majors back when he was coming up short to Tiger year after year, then I would think it's possible.