- Ernie Els: I've got a photo I took of him at the 2004 PGA signing autographs for some kids and his smile states far better than any words I can put together what a genuinely nice guy he is.
- Steve Stricker: local guy, just as nice as Els, he deserves to win a major soon.
- Paula Creamer: she used her distinctive pink Bridgestones on the range at Blackwolf Run last month and requested that when they collect the balls, that her pink ones be separated out and given to kids as souvenirs. My daughter got one - what a great souvenir. She's also active with the First Tee and other non-profits.
- Tiger - he's just too exciting to watch when his game is on, too important to the game of golf and he's done more for youth golf than anyone in history, letting me forget his temper, wooden interviews, arrogance, rather inappropriate porn star addiction for a married guy, creepy mass-murderer-like fascination with the Navy Seals, etc....
- Lizette Salas - watched a very tired, very drained Lizette, after a very hard final day at this year's US Women's Open (she shot an 80), patiently and with a nice smile, sign autographs for dozens of kids, talking with them and waiting around until every kid who wanted one got her autograph, even though she clearly wanted to be someplace cool and away from a golf course. Super nice person.
- Jesper Parnevik (see below)
- David Feherty - OK, I have no idea if I ever even saw him play on any televised broadcast, but he is one of the most genuinely and spontanously funny people ever. He MC'ed a show at the 2004 PGA practice range in which he made fun of practically every golfer you can imagine and it was hilarious, funnier than any stand up comedy act I've seen in person.
- Vijay Singh: At 2004 PGA in a practice round, he refused to sign a single autograph while his playing partner, Jesper Parnevik, was happy to comply with anyone's request and the difference between them was astonishing, one a genuinely nice guy (and an honorable mention on the likes list), the other a very self-absorbed person. Now that self-absorbtion paid off in spades for him in terms of his concentration that week, but we followed this group for around half their round and you could just see from his expression and body language that Vijay was an unpleasant person.
- Phancy Phil Mickelson. His whiny voice, bad, non-athletic posture, arrogance, gambling addiction (dude gambles more a year than most of the people here earn a year), dandy-ish clothes just turn me off, notwithstanding his sometimes brilliance as a player.
- Gary McCord. If he swung a club as hard as he tries to force out humor and be funny, the head would fly off the club. Kudos to Augusta National for banning him, not for his humor being tastelessly inappropriate (lame bit of censorship) but for lacking in humor at all.