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post #163 of 201

Gotta go with an obvious one, and choose Jack Niclaus.

 

Think probably because he is tied up with all my early memories of golf - even trying to play his video games at 4/5 years of age!

post #164 of 201
Oh that's easy ... Why Ricky Barnes of course!!! ;)
post #165 of 201

If we are going by world rankings then Tiger Woods is the obvious choice. But as far as my favorite golfer, he is not. He may be number one, and I do admire him greatly, probably my third or fourth favorite golfer. Jack is a spoiled rich boy who's daddy bought him the best equipment and hired the best coaches for him. He is a legend but he still cannot compare to the Greatest Golfer of All Time, LEE TREVINO!

 

Lee was born dirt poor, working as a caddie, welder, Marine, he did not have the opportunity to play until he was 19 years old. He learned how to play as an adult, and has won 6 Majors plus many more tournaments in the PGA as well as the Senior PGA. He is not afraid to get his hands dirty, he is funny, and he has die hard fans that cheer for him win or LOSE!!! Who else can say that (maybe Palmer)? Lee Trevino taught himself how to play golf. Lee Trevino has been struck by lightning and still played! Lee Trevino made so much money that his CADDIE was a top twenty money winner! He's played golf with three U.S. Presidents as well as the King of Morocco. The only thing Lee Trevino is afraid of is his WIFE!

 

Jack and Tiger might hit the ball better, swing better and win more, but there is no question that Lee Trevino is still a Greater Golfer, and a Greater Person. Skill can't make you great, Jack is one of the Best players, Tiger is probably THE BEST golfer ever! But they still aren't half as GREAT as LEE TREVINO!!!!! 

post #166 of 201
 Something about this guy that I really like.
post #167 of 201
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Something about this guy that I really like.

 

I think his personality and his knack for performing well in the US Open and Ryder Cup make him fun to root for.  But since those are two events I root for Americans to win, tend to root against him.

post #168 of 201
I like watching the older guys play. The way they aproach the game with all of their experience... Tom Lehman and Freddy Couples are two of my favs....
post #169 of 201
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Tom Watson.

One of the greatest links players of all.

Plus he was just a really great Champion, lots of good qualities and NO bullshit.

 

I'm sure you watched him almost win the British years back but was beaten by Stewart Cink?  I've never wanted someone to win a golf tournament so bad in my life

 

I've always been a fan of Davis Love and Freddy Couples but I root for guys like Keegan Bradley and Jason Dufner these days

post #170 of 201

Luke Donald. 

 

Not just because I'm a Mizuno guy, but because his tempo and high-handed finish produce an effortless looking swing. 

post #171 of 201

Byron Nelson -- the game's ultimate gentleman and the geneses of the modern swing.  Even the great Hogan studied Lord Byron's swing. 

post #172 of 201
Payne Stewart. He was in his prime when I first started watching golf. He was a great player and seemed like the nicest guy in the world. I loved those NFL outfits he wore as well. I remember the day hearing about the plane crash. It was sad.
post #173 of 201

tough to say right now... Tom Lehman has a spot in my heart as a MN boy myself, Tiger is always fun to watch and Graeme McDowell is right on his heels in terms of modern golfers...

 

but i gotta say Fred Couples.  possibly because my earliest golf memory is watching him win the Masters when i was a kid, but i've always enjoyed watching Freddie.

post #174 of 201

My favorite golfer of all time?? Gonna have to go with John Daly. What a freakin character. Smoked, drank, swore...A true blue collar boy in a sport traditionally dominated by the more fortunate. What more could you ask for in pure athletic entertainment??

post #175 of 201

Tom Watson, Ray Floyd, Jack Nicklaus.  Too close to call a favorite between those three for me.

post #176 of 201

Arnold Palmer , fun to watch, and made golf what it is today, he is the greatest of all.   sam Harris

post #177 of 201

The Golden Bear, hands down.

post #178 of 201

Tiger, because I love watching history and the best.

 

Miguel Angel Jimenez because how can you not like that guy?

post #179 of 201

I like John Daly too.  I met him on Spring Break back in the early 90's.  Naturally he was two fisted and he signed my bar napkin.  I thought that was appropriate.

post #180 of 201

I used to really like David Duval. Sadly his back ruined his career. 

 

Other than that I'd have to say Davis Love III, Jim Furyk, and the Hefty Left Phil Michelson. 

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