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Nicest Guy on the Tour

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Originally Posted by colin007

Billy Horschel seems like a cool dude.

Billy's growing up. When he was first contending a couple years ago, he was very immature. They mentioned last week as well how he was a bit immature on the course as an amatuer. But he's made a lot of strides in the right direction really since he won at Zurich in '13. He's still feisty and a bit wired out there, but in a way that I like it. Plus I'm a Gators fan so he wins points with me there :)


I enjoy watching him because he's animated and shows some emotion out on the course - but without throwing clubs, dropping f-bombs, etc.  He seems to set a pretty good example for how a professional should act in front of a huge gallery and millions of people watching on television.

On another note, I thought it was kinda cool how Kevin Na sought out the commentator/cameraman during his walk to the green on 17 yesterday and offered an impromptu interview after hitting that shot he thought was terrible, but turned out good.

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Yeah I like watching Na , he's always very entertaining and seems like quite a down to earth guy. But was his clown face all about in the final round. I was expecting him to go over to a kid and pull a rabbit out from under his hat at any moment

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Yeah I like watching Na , he's always very entertaining and seems like quite a down to earth guy. But was his clown face all about in the final round. I was expecting him to go over to a kid and pull a rabbit out from under his hat at any moment


While Na seems like a nice enough guy and all, I find him hard to watch.  His pre-shot routine is so long that I could switch to ESPN and catch a few SportsCenter game highlights between the time he walks up to the ball and the time he actually hits it.  "Agonizing" was the word I used in another thread.

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Nicest pro I've met is Ken Duke. He just radiates a genuine sense of appreciation for what he has and what he's been through. He took a good 30 seconds at the 2013 PGA Championship Wednesday practice round to talk to my wife and I as he signed our flag. I'll cheer for that guy 10 times out of 10.

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Nicest pro I've met is Ken Duke. He just radiates a genuine sense of appreciation for what he has and what he's been through. He took a good 30 seconds at the 2013 PGA Championship Wednesday practice round to talk to my wife and I as he signed our flag. I'll cheer for that guy 10 times out of 10.

he has that "working man's" pro look to him - someone we middle aged hackers can identify with......I enjoy watching him play and always cheer for him when he's up there on the leaderboard.....

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Ken Duke was a neighbor of my parents in South Florida for several years.  Nice guy, nice family.   Hope he continues to do well on and off the course.

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Steve Stricker He has been a great guy from his days as Jr inWi, college at U of Illinois and as a PGA TOUR member!

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Personally I think Bubba Watson is a nice person

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Personally I think Bubba Watson is a nice person [URL=http://thesandtrap.com/content/type/61/id/122395/] [/URL]

I personally think bananas are shaped like soccer balls. Lol.

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Wasn't on the PGA tour when I met him, but Dave Eichelberger was a real nice guy.  Got to keep score for him during the 2002 US Senior open, he and his caddie were awesome.  Don Pooley (eventual winner over Tom Watson), who I kept score for during his round of 62, was also a very nice guy.

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I always thought Davis Love III was a very nice guy.   On TV he can look stiff while playing, but I saw him at the President's Cup in 2000 and he was very loose and casual with the fans when he came by.   In alternate shot on one hole he walked down the fairway waiting for someone to hit and was talking to a couple of fans during the wait.   Once his partner caught up to him, he shuffled off down the fairway and continued.

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Kuchar, Spieth and Phil are nice guys and the ones I'd like to join for a round.

You got mucho dinero to spend?

From what I've read, a round with Phil isn't a walk in the park. Be ready to get hassled on all things betting and bad shots, he'll needle ya.

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Based on what I have heard about signing autographs for fans and tipping the support staff,   I have to go with Phil Mickelson.

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