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!
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!!!!!
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
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.