We know Tiger does it for many though he has his fair share of detractors, too.

In Australia it would be difficult to find a more popular winner than Adam Scott though internationally he is seen more as a ‘nice guy’ but ‘boring’.

Rory McIlroy is almost universally popular, Brooks Koepka respected for his game and Phil Mickelson an American favourite but a bit of a sideshow outside his homeland.

The women’s game has its stars too, Brooke Henderson a crowd pleaser wherever she goes as is Christina Kim.

A better credentialled – and more impressive player of the game – it would be difficult to find.

So Yeon Ryu has won hearts in Australia with her love of Vegemite and all things antipodean.

Coupled with her generous donation to the bushfire fundraising after her T2 finish at the Vic Open (not to mention her game), we would happily adopt her tomorrow.

Which brings us to 2020 Women’s Australian Open champion, Inbee Park.

A better credentialled – and more impressive player of the game – it would be difficult to find.

Her deconstruction of Royal Adelaide at the weekend was clinical in all departments and delivered an impressive 20th LPGA victory.

For all that, though, Park is far from the most popular player among fans (which is not to suggest she is unpopular, just that others resonate more with the viewing public).

If the up-side of maintaining an even keel on the course is performance, the downside is sometimes being mistaken for having a lack of personality.

Park’s peers universally insist ‘Queen Inbee’ is as much fun away from the fairways as any player but the public isn’t privy to that.

Nor should they be, if that is how Park wants it. The only thing worse than a lack of personality is a pretend personality.

In the end, professional golf is entertainment and will live and die on the number of people who find it so.

Part of that entertainment comes from the outward personality players display as they go about their business, partly from how they talk about the game.

Part of it is about how accessible they make themselves and partly – though perhaps most importantly – it is about how well they play.

Players generally meet their ‘entertainment quota’ via some combination of the above and Park comfortably exceeds hers with her abilities in the last department – her skills with the clubs.

She displayed a level of mental and physical execution in Adelaide which is reserved for the rare few.

Any serious fan and/or student of the game could only watch on with appreciation of – and for – her brilliance.

Like Tiger at Royal Melbourne in the Presidents Cup last December, it was a privilege to see Park in full flight on a golf course that demanded her full array of talents.

Park has been a rare visitor to Australia over the years but hopefully she will now return more often.

What a treat it would be to one day see her take on Royal Melbourne.