Who is your favorite player on Tour right now and why?
28 Professionals Contributed
Two different players for two different reasons
Favorite Player on the PGA Tour….. this is hard… why because I have two for two different players for two different reasons.
1) Intriguing and story line : Tiger Woods
Nothing is better than seeing my childhood idol not only compete again, but win! He is chased down Sam Snead, and is in pursuit to get to #83 wins. The sights are realistically being set on Jack Nicklaus and his 18 professional majors, a dream the golfing world has been talking about since he turned professional. After his injuries and life mishaps most thought that both weren’t possible, but getting his 82nd win at the Zo Zo Championship and winning the 2019 Masters has changed the narrative. His swing is the most controlled I’ve seen since 2008, and it will be easier on his body and keep him in contention.
2) Personality : Kevin Kisner
We all know of and have a Kevin Kisner in our group. If you don’t think so, you are the Kevin Kisner. The blue collar, beer drinking, athletic gambler who always finds a way to not only compete…. but win!! He comes across as someone you could have a beer with and argue about who to take #1 in Fantasy Football, all the while forgetting he is one of the top players in the world. He is down to earth and competes with a fire that is tough to root against. He gets overshadowed on Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup teams most likely do to this demeanor. Which is a shame because I think majority of the hardcore golf fans love this guy and would really root for him.
I might be a little biased due to my Georgia Bulldog fandom…… but Kisner is someone I root for week in an week out.
Charles Howell is one of my favorite golf swings on tour!
Charles Howell is one of my favorite golf swings on tour! Its the precision and power that he puts on display. His year in and year out improvement both physical and mental is a testament to a determination for consistency which he clearly exhibits via his rank every year! I also like Xander Shauffele. His swing pacing is just beautiful to watch . He is never in a hurry to hit his swing architecture.
Tiger Woods & Adam Scott
The topic at hand is difficult and a person can debate for hours and still may not be satisfied with just picking one favorite Tour player. I will have to go with my top two and the reasons why.
1. Tiger Woods: Simply put, Tiger is good for the game and the golf industry as he moves the needle for everything golf. Tiger has 82 PGA Tour wins and 15 Majors. Technically speaking he is a living legend that golf fans are rooting for to eclipse these records. Tiger is healthy and playing well thus achieving these milestones is not so far-fetched. Again, Tiger is good for the game as he gets us watching, thinking, wanting, and buying golf. It keeps golf in front of mind for just about everyone and it is good for golf clubs and golf pros!
2. Adam Scott: Adam has always been a favorite player of mine as I believe he has one of the best swings on Tour. Scott’s swing is technically sound, athletic, flexible, powerful and picturesque. I get that he hasn’t won as frequently as he may have should of, but golf is hard. We all know it. Scott’s demeanor and his image is relatively sparkling and doesn’t cause drama or unnecessary controversy like some players today.
Excited to see what other pros have as their pick(s) and why! Play golf everyone! Play a lot!!!
My favorite player on tour has always been Tiger.
My favorite player on tour has always been Tiger. He is fun to watch and is great for the game. Looking forward to see how he does in the presidents cup.
Bryson reminds me of a Moe Norman type of savant, capable of recreating golf to suit his own conceptions and analysis. He is relentless in his quest for perfection, and not content that he has reached any pinnacle in his game. He embraces learning more than anyone else out there, and has the mind to do so. I think he truly represents golf genius.
I don't really pull for many guys over the others.
I don’t really pull for many guys over the others. Usually I just enjoy the tournament and how each player uses their unique gifts trying to win. Obviously having Tiger back in the mix is exciting and I’ve enjoyed the steady rise of Xander Schauffele. Very solid and seems like a good guy. Certainly looking for Rickie Fowler to break through in a major championship. I believe he would be a popular winner.
My all time choice would be Tom Watson... I'll take Bruce Koepka today
As great golfers are positive thinkers, I select my favorites by how they represent the game in the face of adversity. My all time choice would be Tom Watson, as he even smiled when he hit a bad one. The closest most tour players can do is to keep their dissatisfactory reactions to a minimal. I’ll take Bruce Koepka today for his even temperament and of course, great skills.
Tiger Woods! ... I also love watching a lot of others including Jordan, Xander, Ricky, and Brooks.
Tiger Woods! I’ve always been a tiger fan growing up and just his comeback has been great for the game of golf in my opinion. Having someone to watch try and break records every week is something you don’t get to see much. I also love watching a lot of others including Jordan, Xander, Ricky, and Brooks. I think Golf is in a great spot with these guys playing every week.
PGA Tour: Rory McIlroy & Ian Poulter. LPGA Tour: Sandra Gal
Favorite PGA Tour Player for me is a tie. I am a huge Rory McIlroy fan for all that he does on and off the course. The player tied in my book is Ian Poulter. Both great players and both work social media well. I believe Poulter tends to get a lot of unwarranted abuse in the States but if you look at him as a competitor, he is one of the best.
Favorite LPGA Tour Player hands down – Sandra Gal – amazing person first and foremost but also a great player who will have a big breakthrough here in 2020!!
Brooks Koepka and Rory Mcilroy
There are two players that I really enjoy watching right now; Brooks Koepka and Rory Mcilroy.
I like Brooks because he seems to carry himself like an athlete and doesn’t seem easily intimidated by anyone. I also appreciate that he had to work for it. He had to start on the European Challenge Tour and now he is number one in the world, personally I think you really have to respect that.
With Rory, I really enjoy watching him hit balls. The grace and balance in his swing excellent. When I attend a PGA Tour event he is always one of the guys I try to watch on the range. He also just seems like a pretty down to earth good guy.
My favorite tour player right now is Dustin Johnson.
My favorite tour player right now is Dustin Johnson. Not only is he an incredible athlete (supposedly a fantastic basketball player), but a self described gym rat. I know he hasn’t played since August, but sometimes time off does wonderful things (see Tiger). I love how he addresses his shortcomings, such as his wedge play, and worked hard to make it an asset. I think that the only thing holding him back from multiple major championships is that he is such a streaky putter. He just can’t seem to get the ball in the hole too frequently. But when he does, he is the best in the world.
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Rickie Fowler...No fear style of golf
Rickie Fowler…No fear style of golf…Good attitude never loses temper…Nice golf swing…Best putting stroke of all time!!!
Patrick Reed! He's my "favorite" in the villain sense.
Patrick Reed! He’s my “favorite” in the villain sense. In movies it’s the villain who is always the most interesting character. Reed cheats, lies, and attempts to circumvent rules and protocols – anything in order to win!
As a PGA Golf Instructor I really appreciate what Tiger Woods has done for my business and the health of the game.
As a PGA Golf Instructor I really appreciate what Tiger Woods has done for my business and the health of the game. He is arguably the greatest golfer in history and I believe he has a great chance to surpass Jack’s majors record. He is charismatic, generous, and loyal to family. And recently has figured out how important it is to treat others as you want to be treated.
My favorite player is Jordan Spieth.
My favorite player is Jordan Spieth. He has the it factor that no one else has had since Tiger in his prime. The “it” is hard to define. But, the putts he made at the British Open to beat Matt Kuchar is “it”. If someone could explain the ball flight rules to him and get his drives in the fairway, he’d be back in the top 3 in the world.
Otherwise, Rory McIlroy has been my favorite since he turned pro many years ago…Jordan took his place, but Rory will be number one in the world by July 2020.
Besides Tiger Woods....? Yeah it’s Tiger!
Besides Tiger Woods….? Yeah it’s Tiger! There’s nothing more jubilating then watching Tiger win. I think this week will be interesting at the presidents club to see how much TW picks himself under pressure. If he looks at himself in the present tense he’ll pick himself a lot and if he’s looking into the future he’ll play half…
My favorite player on tour for a little while has been Rickie Fowler.
My favorite player on tour for a little while has been Rickie Fowler. He’s a good guy who has had a solid career so far and has some serious style and personality. Style and personality always go a long way with me.
Tiger Woods is and always will be my favorite player on tour.
Tiger Woods is and always will be my favorite player on tour. Right now he is by far the best player. I love his mind. He thinks better than anyone out there. As a result of a strong mind, he is able to perform a confident swing that produces whatever his mind conjures up in the way of shot shape, trajectory, and how the ball will react when it lands. This is why when he is “on”, no one can beat him.
My favorite player currently and since his rookie season on tour is Jordan Spieth.
My favorite player currently and since his rookie season on tour is Jordan Spieth. I really enjoy watching him think his way around the golf course and around the greens like players did before the current ‘distance era’. I also think he comes across like a great guy to other players, the fans and the whole golf community.
From my view young golfers can learn more about course management from listening to Jordan’s conversation with his caddie and where he tries to position himself on every hole.
Tiger Woods has been my favorite player since he came on the tour and will be when he’s off the tour as well.
Tiger Woods has been my favorite player since he came on the tour and will be when he’s off the tour as well. The fire, the drive, the emotion is something you just don’t see in most players. We’ll never see another player like this guy. Enjoy while you can!!
I like the way he prepares mentally for a Major, I feel if he remains healthy he could add a few more.
He’s not afraid of anyone
Favorite player on tour currently is Webb Simpson
Favorite player on tour currently is Webb Simpson. His grit to overcome putting woes and his unique swing have impressed me.
Tiger Woods, he’s grown the game better than anybody in recent history.
Tiger Woods, he’s grown the game better than anybody in recent history.
My favorite player on the PGA Tour right now is Justin Thomas
My favorite player on the PGA Tour right now is Justin Thomas. Reason being because of his relentless efforts to get better physically and mentally. To add to it, he has sense of humor and personality.
Too many to count!
Too many to count! A lot of great golf is being played on both the PGA , LPGA and Champions Tour.
The great thing about tournament golf is the fact that you play a different venue each week and everyone start off the week in the same position. Nothing more fair than that!
No one moves the needle like Tiger. Nobody
Mathew Wolfe bc of his uniqueness
TW,Love a fighter and underdog
TW,Love a fighter and underdog,especially the way he is hitting his tee ball!!!