Originally Posted by SuperMag
But look at Rory, he's got a moment here to take it and run with it. First, being in a relationship with an international level competitor, then breaking it off, then winning the Claret at the Open. I know he's not American, but he's using his position to perk up golf.
Dufner has his chance right now too. We need to elevate a few of these players to celebrity status to get the general public's attention back.
And we are about to see the game played out internationally at the Olympics. Certainly that will give the game a new look as well.
I don't know how you get "it". Jack had it and Tiger had it. 2 bigger than life players in my lifetime. Players that could attract non fans to watch and participate in larger numbers. I think they created "it" by playing almost to perfection more often than not. Jack was great at coming from behind with hot streaks. You could hear the gallery go crazy when he was on a roll.Tiger was great at dominating the entire game. Jack was more likable than Tiger in my opinion. I can't remember Jack having tantrums or lashing out at fans. He was always a class act. Why did Tiger attract fans better than Phil?
Basketball had Michael Jordon, for example, as someone who could really attract many people to the game who never watched before.
You just never know when a Super star will come along that has it. Rory maybe the one, who knows.. Why did MJ attract fans better than Larry Bird?
I guess it is the way you win they has something to do with it