despite all evidence otherwise
What evidence. You posted 3 articles that were based on fanfare not peer opinions.
1. Rory McIlroy and 15 Other Golfers That Galleries Absolutely Love
2. 10 Most Popular PGA Tour Golfers on Twitter
3. The 10 Most Likeable Golfers on the PGA Tour
You asked me to name his peers that I know and I did. Well, I didn't actually name them cause that would be dumb. We get it, you like what you see on TV and I would too if that is all that mattered. However, off camera he is a jackass whether you want to believe it or not.