I'm a fan. I love his swing. I think as far as combinations of power and accuracy go, his swing is the unattainable ideal, more so than anyone I've ever seen in the history of golf really. Obviously, being the greatest player he certainly is not, but as far as raw swings go, wow. I seriously love whenever he's in contention because win or lose, it's exciting to watch him smash balls.
I also love and am in awe of the fact he's never had a lesson. That is simply astounding to me, and yes, I believe him when he says this. I don't think college golf instructors, by and large, are swing instructors. I never played college golf, but it seems like a pretty sink or swim environment to me. Is golf all about mechanics? No of course not. But my definition of a lesson is anything that has to do with changing someone's mechanics. So I'm differentiating from a "playing lesson" which I'm sure he's had, just with his caddy, every time he plays. I'm sure Ted Scott has given him endless course management tips over the years, as has his high school and college golf coaches.
But in terms of mechanics, I believe him when he says no one has ever laid a finger on that.
As a person, okay, he leaves a lot to be desired, I admit. He does appear on the surface at times to be an emotionally stunted man child of epic proportions. Buuuuuuut, I'm willing to let that slide I think. His swing is just so incredible. Man, I covet it. Plus, it's so fun to study in slow motion because he kind of exaggerates a lot of universal pieces. Plus, he's scrawny as hell... makes you wonder about where power really comes from.