by Jeff Skinner
It is one of those questions all the fans ask of each player. They want to know if their favorite is really one of the good guys behind the scenes. Or is he a real a$$hole?
Establishing criteria for this list, we sought the advice of caddies, tour officials, volunteers, equipment reps and sponsors. Together they told us that the really good guys on tour are:
1. Charitable—not just signing checks, but involved.
2. Good to the “little people” such as volunteers, locker-room attendants, drivers.
4. Nice when no one’s looking.
5. Role models/good ambassadors for the sport.
6. Media-friendly. Or at least professionally tolerant.
7. Able to keep their entourages friendly.
That’s the one, number four, that is my litmus test: Nice when no one is looking. To no one’s surprise, Steve Stricker topped the list but what is interesting is who isn’t on the list. I’ll leave you to fill in the blanks.