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Stop being contentious I don't supose that saying would be true for anyone, even Jesus, Buddha, Ghandi, or Payne. Can't say he wasn't very well liked on tour though...
Yup - I love Jimenez because of all the guys out there playing, you see he has a home-built swing and he's just enjoying himself and after the round you know he's not heading to the range - he's heading for a good cigar and glass of rioja.
That being said, you can't deny it's great watching Tiger simply because you know you are watching greatness. Even if you don't like them, I think we would all love to have seen Babe Ruth, Gordie Howe, Ty Cobb, and Bobby Jones in their prime - with Tiger, we are getting a chance to see that.
Payne was well liked among his friends, but many still disliked him, and he was not well liked during the first 2/3 or so of his career.
Normally I root for a come back, a playoff, or something exciting like that. When Tiger is winning I want him to win by 10.
I'm the same. I don't care if he's leading by 10 on the first tee Sunday, I'll watch. If its another tour event without him, I want it to be close though.
Good afternoon all. My favorite player that most of you never heard of (yes, I like Jack, Arnie, Tiger, Phil, etc.) is Calvin Peete. As a little boy (in the late 70s) growing up in Hattiesburg, MS, I normally played the university golf course by walking a mile through the woods and starting on #4 (I didnt steal/cheat...it was too far to walk all the way around to the start...a couple of miles...we WERE members). One particular week was when the Magnolia Classic was scheduled to start (PGA event that became the Viking Classic in Jackson, MS). As a young lad, I sucked. I was a horrible slicer (baseball swing w/ persimmon woods). As I made my way around the course (in a lot of strokes), a golfer caught up to me. He had a slightly awkward swing...but man...could he play. He was one of the few black men that I ever saw on this course. His name was Calvin Peete. He took pity on me and took the time to show me a couple of improvements. I will never forget his kindness towards a young boy he would never know or see again.
Just my thoughts,