Tiger's reign is probably over as a great golfer, but his legacy was not really that. His legacy was that through his playing (and his foundations), he was able to get so many youngsters interested in the game of golf. And their parents showed up as the galleries got larger and larger. I don't respect Tiger as a fine human being, but he did do so much for the game of golf.
Now we have young players taking turns winning. Only one has the charisma of Tiger and that's Rickie Fowler. He rides motocross bikes and dresses flamboyantly. Now, at driving ranges, golf courses and tournaments you see young kids all in orange, dressing like Rickie.
When kids learn golf it's not necessarily to become so proficient at the sport, but it teaches them about life, about winning, losing, ups and downs, honesty, comraderie, being outside in nature, etc, etc.
We always need heroes. I'm so glad another one is coming up. Good going Rickie!