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As I was leaving a restaurant today, the football game playing on the TV, the gal cashing me out told me she was a huge Bama fan, then asked me if I was? I told her I don't really follow football. She then asked what sport I follow? my response was...."Golf!" She asked who my favorite golfer was? That's a question I've really never thought about, my favorite golfer?. I thought about it for a few minutes and told her "don't know".

I thought about that question the entire drive home....."favorite golfer?".... I realized that I really don't have a favorite golfer.  I just love the game itself. Now I do like to watch golfers make creative, inspired shots, that's really cool. I don't much care for the brute force drives of the PGA, I do like the grace and finesse of the LPGA. It really doesn't matter to me who has a long, 2 break 30 foot putt, and they make it. Wedge  it from 100 + yards out and stick the pin, that's some really great stuff to watch, but a favorite golfer?....not really. There are just way too many names to pick a favorite. Names like Jones, Palmer, Couples, Woods, Wright, Lopez, Inkster...the list could go on and on and on....

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I suppose if I had to pick one.... currently it would be Gary Woodland. He seems to me as a guy that's not totally wrapped up in the personality of the game. Meaning.. the media side. I get the impression he's more interested in his family than golf. As in - golf is his job and all the distractions media attention etc. surrounding the game are irrelevant. 

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No favorite player.  I enjoy the game and watching people make good shots.  

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Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
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Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
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Freddie Couples. On the current tour, Tiger.

Past, Anthony Kim.

 

 

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Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

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David Duval was always my favorite next to Corey Pavin. 

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In a post that I'm sure will get me no attention on this forum, my favorite golfer and the one man I will root for over all others when he is near the top of the leader board is Sergio Garcia.

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It's extremely difficult for me to pick just one golfer to be my favorite. If pushed, I think I'd give the nudge to Luke Donald, but that decision would be based on what he does on and off the course. He's one of the few guys I follow on social media and he definitely seems to have a good work/life balance. 

If it had to be someone based purely on how they play the game, then I'd be hard pressed to pick anyone other than Tiger. Obviously he has all the wins and what not, but even if he didn't I just love the way he approaches the game mentally. He's creative and very often fearless. In a game where everyone seems to be working toward the same swing and the same course strategy, it's so good to see him out there doing things a bit different (even if that wasn't always the case).

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Driver: Mizuno ST190 9.5* Aldila RIP Alpha 60 S
Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Bridgestone J40 CB (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura Phantom Mallet 2 35"
Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS
Bag: 2017 Titleist Players 5 Stand Bag

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Bubba. Funnest guy to watch. Plus he is a misunderstood man, I can relate to that.

Who doesn’t like watching a 350+ high fade?

Tiger is up there too. Without him I wouldn’t be playing this game.

Seve... no explanation needed. The man was a genius.

More recently started liking G. Woodland, T. Fleetwood, and J. Rahm.

They are all good in some way or another though.

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Kevin Kisner.  His advice in Golf Digest on how to hit a draw changed my golf game forever.  I went from guaranteed banana ball to a sweet smooth baby draw.

Thank you Kis!

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When I was a kid in the 80s just getting into golf, I always pulled for the front-runners.  But when Daly was making his big run in the '91 PGA, the pro (who'd played the tour as a Monday Rabbit in the late 70's) and his assistants in the shop where I worked were pulling for him instead of the more established PGA Tour players.  When I asked why, the pro said "that could have been me, if I'd only picked the right week to get hot (he won the 1980 Maine Open)."

From then on, I started rooting for the no-names in the field.  A high finish is going to change their life.  

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What's in the bag:
Driver - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
4 Wood (17*) - :callaway-logo-1: Big Bertha S2H2 - RCH 90 "Firm"
4i - PW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
GW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
Ball -  :srixon-small: Z-Star XV
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When I was a kid it was Nicklaus - now I’m in the I don’t have one camp. I suppose there’s an order that I follow in regards to rooting and that order will often mean that I’m not pulling for Justin Thomas but I don’t really dislike any players nor am I a big one for this guys a jerk or that’s a great guy based on lists regardless of where the lists come from.

 

I don’t personally know any tour player so I’m in no position to judge. I don’t know the character of the person making the list or his standards or agenda either. Successful pro golfers are multi millionaires. Many of them will value things differently from me.

 

I have met and hit balls with Brittany Lincicome on several occasions. She is well known in our community for her work with Junior Golf. I always root for her in LPGA tournaments because she’s a very sweet young woman. It will be nice to see her back this season.

 

 

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Ping G410 - set at 12 degrees, fade setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

G30 6-PW -  Aerotech FT 500 shafts

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WenI first was following golf, it was Lee Trevino and then Fellow Wisconsinite Andy North.

In My BELDIN Green Bay Packer 1999 Super Bowl Champions Bag  :  :ping: G410 Plus, Alta Red CB 55 SR Flex, GX-7 14º(acting as a 3 wood),  :ping:   G400 4H, 5H. Sr Flex,   :ping:  G400 6i Sr Flex, G-Max 7i. 9i Sr Flex , Glide 2.0  Wedges graphite SR Shafts (50º, 56º, 60º),  :ping: Putter: Cadence Mid-TR 350g :bridgestone: e12 for the items I try to hit on purposematte red, so I can see them. :footjoy: on my feet and hands, US Embassy-Singapore hat on my head (with PACKERS, Brewers or UW-Badgers hats as options).

 

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Kevin Kisner after watching his video that he did with Vice Sports. It showed him to be a hard worker and someone that really enjoys what the game of golf can provide.

Max Homa after listening to him on the No Laying Up podcast and his appearances in some of their videos.

Scott Stallings after listening to him on the No Laying Up podcast. I really admire his story of completely changing his lifestyle due to a medical condition, and not allowing the medical condition to define him.

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In my :cobra-small: Ultralight Stand Bag:

Driver:    :callaway-small: Rogue 10.5° - LH - Aldila Synergy Blue 50 Stiff
Woods:   :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 3/4 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
               :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5/6 Wood - Atmos Blue TS 7 Stiff
Irons:      :cobra-small: King F9 - LH - 5-GW - KBS C-Taper Lite Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: King Black - LH - 52° 56° 60° - KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 Stiff
Putter:     :1332069271_TommyArmour: - Impact No. 3
Ball:        :taylormade-small: TP5x

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As a kid I liked Nicklaus, Trevino, Watson, Kite, and a few others. Couples eventually was  the man as the others faded away. Seve was brilliant and made me watch.

Today I follow Tiger, Woodland, and thats about it really. I enjoy Koepka, Rahm, Fleetwood, and Leishman. 

 

LPGA I will follow Pressel, Lincicome,Thompson, and Henderson.

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3W- Callway XR PRO 16 stiff

5W- Alpha XS

Irons- Titleist 716 AP1 S 1/2 over 2 degrees upright

Vokey SM7 Wedges 54 and 58 1/2 half 3 degrees upright

Putter- Taylor Made Rossa Monza Mini Spider

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I like a lot of today's players, but Ricky Fowler is who I'll pull for when he's in play.

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Driver: :ping-small: G400 Max 9 degree Alta CB55 Stiff shaft 

Hybrids: :taylormade-small: M6 --- 3 (19 degrees), 4 (22 degrees), and 5 (25 degrees) Atmos shaft R

Irons: :callaway-small:Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW KBS Tour Graphite  70g shafts R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX-2 52*, 56*, 60* wedges.  Stock shafts.

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

Ball: :Snell: MTB-X

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For me, its Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly.  As someone who is just a kid from Wisconsin, those 2 guys were always our local heroes and Stricker and I grew up in the same town.  Supposedly my sister in law's uncle knows him too.

When I first started playing golf in the late '90s, my favorite golfer was Payne Stewart, so much so that I used to wear flat caps and knickers, just like Payne did.

Beyond that, I really look up to classic golfers like Jones, Snead and Hogan because they had such sweet swings and were larger than life figures.  I feel like golfers today merely tolorate being celebrities whereas legends like Jones/Snead/Hogan reveled in it and were comfortable in the fact that they werent like the rest of us.

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Whats in my Sun Mountain 2.5+ stand bag?

Woods: Tommy Armour Atomic 10.5* and Cobra Speedzone 3H

Irons: Cobra Pro CB 5, 7 and 9-irons

Wedge: Cobra King 54*

Putter: Titleist Bullseye

Ball: Maxfli Tour X

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#1 is Stricker. #2 may be Patrick Cantlay after his “Two more holes and we can get a Mai Tai” comment. #3 is whoever is on my fantasy golf team and playing well.


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Driver: :cobra-small: F9 10.5°, Fujikura Ventus Blue 6X
Fairway Wood:  :cobra-small: F9, Fujikura ATMOS TS Black 7X
3 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, N.S. Pro Modus3 G.O.S.T. Tour S
4 Hybrid: :cobra-small:F9, Fujikura ATMOS 7 Stiff
5-PW: :mizuno-small: JPX 919 Forged, KBS Tour Stiff
Wedges: :cobra-small: KING Black 50°, 54°, 58°, True Temper Dynamic Gold Black S200
Putter: :EVNROLL: ER5B or :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab Black 7S

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Just because he’s different, I watch Matt Wolff every chance I get. Nice to see different.

Gary Woodland as never on my radar until that bit about him and Amy Bockerstette. Great to see of course, also easy to fake and just go through the motions. But if you watch closely you’ll see Gary and Kuch(?) in the background getting a kick out of Amy. Told me a lot about Gary as a person



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