And my favourite pulls it off !
Who Is Your All-time Favorite Golfer? - Page 9
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Phil Mickelson. Never ceases to amaze me at his best or worst. Always exciting, going for it all the time.He has a highlight reel of shots that we will watch for years. I like the way he handles himself with the media and fans. Signs autographs for hours, takes young players under his wing, takes care of caddies, etc.. So many reasons make this guy the one I root for the most.
Graehme McDowell. Like his confident manner and directness.
The Mechanic. Nobody is as cool as this guy. Makes it look like he enjoys golf and life to the fullest.
I can see that our favorites depend on our exposure to the great players in our formative years. To me that means Sam Snead. I go back Shell's Wonderful World of Golf. Now that the series can be obtained on DVD, I recommend that younger players purchase and watch carefully. I would pay a thousand dollars to follow a match between any three top golfers today on a 7,000+ yard course similar to the Houston Country Club in difficulty and playing with 1950's equipment and the famous Spaulding Dot ball. It would be an apples to apples test of golf skill. Even in 1973, players like Johnny Miller were hitting 4-woods into number 10 at Augusta. Jack Nicholas hit 1-irons to reach number 13. As far as delicious swings go, Sam Snead was the Freddie Couples of his day. I followed him in the first round of the 1973 Masters and remember clearly how effortlessly he lobbed a 6-iron onto number one green. Not only were they great shotmakers, but they were personalities, a quality that is mostly absent among the current crop of athletic pro golfers. I think it would make for a great charity event to pit three top professionals in a match where they use equipment available to the best players in the 50's,
Looking back on almost 60 years of watching golf on TV and reading the golf magazines, it's tough to pick just one. I certainly was a big Arnie fan (like who wasn't!?), but looking back I might have to go with Tony Lema. Something very cool about buying champagne for the press when he won, and Dom Perignon at that! Nice looking swing, well-spoken, intelligent, thoroughly pleasant fellow.
Fact? No. Opinion, yes. You are not the only person that has been outside or inside the ropes. My opinions are not irrelevant wrt the press. I have seen people duck the press even after a good day. That includes me. Disagree all you want but careful with expressions of people's thoughts being irrelevant. That brings back into play the word "rude".
No, I'm very careful with how I use the words "fact" and "opinion" here (and elsewhere). Phil has ducked more post-round press conferences than Tiger - far, far more. That's not an opinion - you can measure it, both as a number, as a percentage of times he's asked, etc. Tiger's ducked very, very few.
Does Tiger sign as many autographs as Phil? Not a tenth, probably. That's also a fact (that he signs less, not the actual 10% number). But I was talking about ducking press conferences.
I disagree. And that's an opinion.
I was - again - simply pointing out that the "fact" is that Phil ducks more. I didn't attach any reasoning to it, I simply stated the fact. Your opinion of the press is irrelevant to the fact - it speaks to giving Phil an excuse.