It seems that golfers, on the whole, are less polarizing figures than athletes in most major sports. It follows, then, that there are more lukewarm feelings towards those who toil on the fairways of the PGA Tour than, say, those battling it out on the NFL gridirons.
However, throughout history there have been extremely likeable golfers with legions of devoted fans. Arnold Palmer is certainly the best example of such a player, and there is no golfer on tour today so loved and admired as Mr. Palmer.
Regardless, there are PGA Tour golfers who are incredibly likeable presently.
But first, a disclaimer: As Fred Couples, Rocco Mediate and Tom Watson do not play primarily on the PGA Tour, they aren’t eligible for this list. John Daly and Tiger Woods stir passions on both sides of the aisle, so while they may be loved by many, neither are among the most broadly likeable golfers on tour.
With that said, on to the top 10!