I'm probably gunna get slammed for this but something about Phil rubs me the wrong way. I get the whole good guy image and all the smiles and all of that but it just annoys me. Sometimes the media just wants to shove it down our throat about how great of a guy he is. "Oh Phil flew back and forth from California to be a chaperon at his daughters 6th grade mixer and now hes back here playing golf 10 hours later." "Oh and he spent 16 hours after his round signing autographs until his tee time the next day."
I get that he's popular and he's basically the media's version of the anti-tiger but I just think most of it can be so contrived. He complains about course set ups more than most players, I couldn't believe his ridiculous rant about his tax bracket in California and i'm sorry but get a hair cut. That's probably really stupid but I just hate the California surfer boy hair on an over 40 professional. I get that its all apart of his image and I get that he's beloved by many but I've just never bought into that. My grandmother always told she rooted for him because she want one of her daughters to marry a guy just like him. Always made me throw up a little in my mouth.
Don't get me wrong I don't root against him when he's playing well. I enjoyed his win at the Open Championship last year and thought that was a great moment for golf but i'm never gunna buy into the media created darling boy of golf image.
*Cue the masses.