Well, I’m playing this week, so I wouldn’t worry about it too much. I'm going to go with Webb Simpson. Oh, and definitely add Keith Mitchell. “Which course?” In 2011, he berated a teenage volunteer at Riviera and then engaged in a yelling match with Sean O’Hair. At the 2013 Masters after his “This one right now.” [Silverado] Patrick Reed tops the list, currently, and I listed some thoughts in reply to Mr. Pagnello’s comment. And HV3 always comes at you with a smile and questions of his own about you before you can even try to ask about him. (Stan Badz/PGA TOUR). engaging in conversation about it. When you take the natural stresses of a competitive golf game and add cameras, grandstands, and galleries of fans, it’s not hard to see why golf pros can be some of the most notoriously temperamental … Geoff Ogilvy is always interesting to talk to, and he's the most recent winner of the GWAA ASAP/Jim Murray Award for interaction with the media. Larry Fitzgerald, NFL receiver (2) MORFIT: Has a You mentioned Bubba, but Bubba has a few friends. IS THE DRIVER TESTING AT TOUR EVENTS ADEQUATE? Glad to CAMERON MORFIT: Most glaring omission is Ben Crane, who is the only player I ever interviewed who insisted on making me lunch. same fan perspective, I’m surprised Phil’s not on the list. You knew Jack was going to beat you. “They’re all good today.”, GOLF.com and GOLF Magazine are published by EB GOLF MEDIA LLC, a division of 8AM GOLF. Kids Clinics that Tesori's foundation puts on for kids with special substantive, but every time I talk to him, he smiles and seems delighted He had forgotten to give it to me on practice days but put it in his Of course, he won two majors that year. Of course there was that little “tax” thing. You can tell he's one of "Always a hazard drop.". MORFIT: I've never dealt with Jason Bohn for anything Jeremy Roenick (former NHL great) He noticed us. but when my old mate Jarrod Lyle was sick and eventually passed away, MORFIT: Yeah, Howell always says hi. He’s going to have to get lucky, though, because his body is breaking down.” Padraig Harrington says something great in an article about Adam Scott. So focused. Once: 17% “I had blood drawn once.”. He did it most recently at the U.S. Open, allowing Justin Rose to win his first major. GC of Houston: 4% I have a soft spot for Cameron Smith. I think it was me and you and the Big Man (Mark Cannizarro of the New Once: 7% It could just be a case of jealousy, but Phil Mickelson, great golfer, great family man, great signer of autographs, has actually been called an arrogant phony at times. ''I hope she misses the cut,'' Singh said in USAToday after his runner-up finish at the Wachovia Championship. He's top 10 for sure. Of course, he calls me "Bud," but that's OK. McALLISTER: of those top 4? PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, and the Swinging Golfer design are registered trademarks. In 1999, he was considered one of the best in the game and actually usurped Tiger Woods as No. fan. “Two more Masters. MARTIN: Sensing a common theme that if a player bought your food ... McALLISTER: Don’t make me go back and check if you guys expensed drinks that night. “It’s not like the Champions tour with a major every other week.”. ", As he left, Zoeller made it even worse by adding, "Or collard greens or whatever the hell they serve.". I still remember how bad he wanted me to try other writers at THE PLAYERS Championship last year and we all sort of Webb is No. “$17 after I pay the locker-room guys.”, IF YOU AND TIGER PLAYED A 36-HOLE MATCH TOMORROW, WHO WINS? I would definitely add Crane, and I think he's top 10, maybe top five. Maybe it’s because he’s taken a step back from playing this year after he moved home to Australia. If he didn’t win the Tour Championship, it would’ve been close. with his wife, and they got up to leave. SHOULD THE TOUR REMOVE MARIJUANA FROM ITS BANNED SUBSTANCES LIST? 1 in the world to virtually off the tour and no one seemed to miss him or his attitude. “It’s not done with the intent to cheat.” He was one of those athletes who wanted success so badly he shunned the world around him. Plus, he cooks a mean BBQ, and he’s a Dallas Cowboys I went to one of “Which country?” Herschel Walker (former NFL great) He went from No. through some struggles. them. Anyone who plays quickly: 7%, Also receiving votes: Jason Bohn, Fred Couples, Harris English, Matt Jones, Johnson Wagner. MARTIN: Rory.”. WHO’S THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON IN YOUR CONTACTS? Rory Sabbatini may be the epitome of the jerkiest form of arrogance. But now, he's different. noticed Jordan was there. Many don't know this guy hosts young Australian amateurs from his home state, at his house, in Ponte Vedra Beach each year. CC of Jackson: 4% Muirfield Village: 16% Thomas Keller, chef (2), RELATED: See aerial views of Michael Jordan’s new private golf course, Amaury Nolasco (actor known for his role on the Fox series Prison Break) A certain amount of arrogance is expected, maybe even appreciated, on the field of play. Zoeller’s unconscionable remark speaks for itself as a reflection of spiteful and arrogant man who could not fathom the success of someone unlike him. While he has since eliminated the habit, he has said unapologetically, "My swing works for me, so why should I change it? “We all said no before and he did, so I say yes.” “On average, there is one slow player in every group.” really engaging with the kids, seemed to be having fun. Poston, although I don't know him that well. You can really see it. Kid’s smile is infectious. Rickie was a driving force behind helping out with his family. He's always just so open and fun to talk to, and I Coco Beach G&CC (Puerto Rico): 4% Cole Swindell (country singer) Brooks is going to get injured working out.”, RELATED: If Brooks-Rory wasn’t a rivalry, Koepka just made it one, 0: 4% first round, Sendo reached into his bag and pulled out a stuffed Masters That same year, Sabbatini’s pompous attitude led to the distinction of being voted Sports Illustrated's least favorite playing partner on a tour. He's another guy who has been ''Why? We don’t carry cash.” 2]. Those crazy rumors going around? told he'd taken care of the drinks. blink an eye, then told a great story about how he cried when he lost to As a proud Texan, I'd include Ryan Palmer. Never: 72% to talk. The sentiment is Tom Brady 2: 38% “10% — it’s nonsense”. Wayne Gretzky MORFIT: Harold is amazing. “It’s golf, hard to be intimidating.” "A lot of people think about it, but don't want to say anything.". Tactless, cocky and media-shy, David Duval never took his success very well. Never: 7% score in the first round of THE PLAYERS and told him, "I don't have any McALLISTER: I'm actually surprised Paul Casey is that low [26th]. It’s baaaack…and it’s a doozy. More than you think. IS EVERY PLAYER IN THE TOP 125 CAPABLE OF WINNING A MAJOR? He did it most notably at Winged Foot in 2006 where he let slip a chance to win his third straight major. I'd add Cink. Of course, I've got a fondness for the Texan. I would add “My wife owns it, and it’s a Mini.”. “40% less than a month ago, 10%-15% now” Remember, he was so controlling that he would not let wife Elin Nordegren smile when he won. Golf Digest recently published an updated list of the Top 30 nicest guys on the PGA TOUR. Yet, it takes a pretty self-consumed guy to think he can get away with making thoughtless statements in an effort to be funny. Silverado: 4% I can see it. McALLISTER: Also, I'm proud to see four Aussies on the list -- even though I could make a case for a few more! It's the only goal. WHO WILL HAVE THE BEST CAREER: MATT WOLFF, COLLIN MORIKAWA OR VIKTOR HOVLAND? Singh adamantly opposed Annika Sorenstam’s entry into a men’s event. Fuzzy Zoeller may be the worst that golf has to offer. McALLISTER: Why am I not surprised that Ben pointed out the Aussies. “Not even on my bucket list.” I prefer to have a natural swing and play well rather than a perfect swing and not be able to play good.". He'd signed it. Everyone in the field can win it because the course doesn’t favor any particular style of game.”, Players Championship: 38% Harold Varner III: 7% Jake Owen (country singer) He made news just recently when he went to his daughter’s eighth grade graduation one day before the start of the U.S. Open. “Pro tip: avoid the sand.” Don’t miss anything from the PGA TOUR & its partners, Connect to get special offers and updates, Sign up for the Monthly Minute newsletter, Get the latest happenings on TOUR with WiretoWire, Rickie Fowler has been known to sign for hundreds of fans at a single PGA TOUR event. I reckon he will make the list next year. bear. Charles Howell III and Peter Malnati should have to duke it out for 19th and 20th place. Brooks Koepka Ian Poulter is as loud as his pants and twice as annoying. questions about you. Honestly, though, I think there should be five. Tiger Woods: 14% I always enjoy talking to Charles Howell III because he may be the “Too many.”. “Zero this year, but last few years about five.” Na was great at Colonial. Over five days, we asked each player 46 questions. Twice: 15% I could go on ... but let me throw up an American then. Not anymore. Kevin Kisner: 9% ", And Tom Weiskopf said it best about the ever-confident but never over-confident Nicklaus: “Jack knew he was going to beat you. TPC Louisiana: 6% Tiger's underrated, especially when you factor in the needs are a great act of service. I think there's a theme here. He was so accommodating and introspective for a long Q & A years ago. Josh Beckett (three-time all-star MLB pitcher) Well, not a fistfight, but told the best player in the world to “pick up his game.".