Famous American Golfers

Think golf is a leisure sport meant for wealthy retirees and stressed-out executives? If so, then you really need to ditch that cricket bat, slip into some golf duds, and read this before you hit the links. One of the most copiously engaging and most challenging sports around, golf is more than knee socks and tucked in polos, and is not exclusive to the upper crust of the society, as deemed by many of us. Agreed, a bag full of top-tier golf equipment could cost you pretty much a fortune, but once you get into the groove of golf, everything will seem worth it. Earlier limited to the elites, today we have sport fanatics take interest in golf as well, thanks to future of American golf like Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Jimmy Walker, Dustin Johnson, and Phil Mickelson. Delve deep into the timeline, trivia, and interesting facts of some of America's most accomplished and famous golfers in the biographies presented below.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods.
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: December 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cypress, California

Tiger Woods is considered as one of the greatest golfers of all time. He had a great run throughout the first decade of the 21st century. Later he had to deal with infidelity issues, marital problems and divorce and injuries, but was able to make a comeback. He holds numerous golf records and has won many World Golf Championship.

 2 Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer.
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Famous As: Golf Player
Birthdate: September 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Latrobe
Died: September 25, 2016

Arnold Palmer was an American golfer who won 62 PGA Tour titles in a career spanning over 60 years. Nicknamed The King, Palmer is considered one of the most charismatic and greatest players in the history of professional golf. He is seen as the first superstar who helped popularize the sport in the television age, which started in the '50s.

 3 Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus.
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: January 21, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States

Jack Nicklaus, also known as “The Golden Bear,” has 18 major golf championships to his credit. He has been part of 164 major golf tournaments and has won 117. He now designs golf courses through his company, Nicklaus Design. He has also authored many golf-related books, including an autobiography.

 4 Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka.
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: May 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

 5 Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson.
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Famous As: Professional golfer
Birthdate: June 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: ), Columbia, South Carolina, United States

 6 Payne Stewart

Payne Stewart
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: January 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Springfield, Missouri, United States
Died: October 25, 1999

 7 Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: March 17, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: United States
Died: December 18, 1971
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 8 Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth.
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: July 27, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

Professional golfer Jordan Spieth is a former world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking. He is a three-time major winner. He began playing as a young teenager and was ranked No. 1 in the AJGA Golf Rankings shortly before turning 18. He went on to have an equally successful career as a professional.

 9 Rickie Fowler

Rickie Fowler.
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: December 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Murrieta, California
Golfer Rickie Fowler was ranked world number one in amateur golf for 36 weeks in 2007 and 2008. As part of the "Golf Boys,” he released a song on YouTube, donating the proceeds from its views to charity. He was named the 2010 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year

 10 Tom Watson

Tom Watson
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Birthdate: September 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kansas City

 11 Francis Ouimet

Francis Ouimet
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: May 8, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brookline
Died: September 2, 1967

 12 Ben Hogan

Ben Hogan.
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Famous As: American professional golfer
Birthdate: August 13, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Texas
Died: July 25, 1997

 13 John Daly

John Daly.
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: April 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Carmichael, California, United States
Golfer John Daly, or "Long John,” has won various PGA championships and is known for his victory in the 1995 Open Championship, over Costantino Rocca. He has also released music albums and a line of video games known as John Daly's ProStroke Golf. He owns a golf-course design firm, too.

 14 Paige Spiranac

Paige Spiranac
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: March 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Wheat Ridge, Colorado

 15 Lee Trevino

Lee Trevino.
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: December 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

Lee Trevino who dominated the golf course in the 1970s has six major championship titles to his credit in his prolific career. The Mexican-American who is affectionately nicknamed Supermex for his exploits with the golf club and The Merry Mex for his humour, features in the World Golf Hall of Fame. He appeared in a sports comedy film.

 16 Bryson DeChambeau

Bryson DeChambeau
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: September 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Modesto, California, United States

 17 Fred Couples

Fred Couples
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: October 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Seattle

 18 Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson.
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Famous As: Professional Golfer
Birthdate: June 16, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San Diego, California

Phil Mickelson is a professional golfer. With three Masters Titles, an Open Championship, and a PGA Championship under his belt, Mickelson is considered one of the greatest American golfers of his generation. A World Golf Hall of Fame inductee, Phil Mickelson has represented the US national team on several occasions, helping the team win multiple Presidents Cups and Ryder Cups.

 19 Tony Finau

Tony Finau
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: September 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah

 20 Sam Snead

Sam Snead.
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Famous As: Professional Golfer
Birthdate: May 27, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ashwood
Died: May 23, 2002

 21 Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson.
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Famous As: Professional Golfer
Birthdate: November 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bagdad, Florida

 22 Collin Morikawa

Collin Morikawa
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: February 6, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 23 Michelle Wie

Michelle Wie
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: October 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Honolulu

 24 Jim Furyk

Jim Furyk
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: May 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: West Chester

 25 Walter Hagen

Walter Hagen
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: December 21, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rochester
Died: October 6, 1969

 26 Zach Johnson

Zach Johnson
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: February 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Iowa City

 27 Johnny Miller

Johnny Miller
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: April 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Francisco

 28 Davis Love III

Davis Love III
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: April 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Charlotte

 29 Lexi Thompson

Lexi Thompson
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: February 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Coral Springs

 30 David Duval

David Duval
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: November 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Jacksonville

 31 Webb Simpson

Webb Simpson
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: August 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina

 32 Eddie Lowery

Eddie Lowery
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: October 14, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newton
Died: May 4, 1984

 33 Cheyenne Woods

Cheyenne Woods
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: July 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Phoenix

 34 Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Babe Didrikson Zaharias.
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Famous As: American athlete
Birthdate: June 26, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Port Arthur
Died: September 27, 1956

 35 Matt Kuchar

Matt Kuchar
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: June 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Winter Park

 36 Raymond Floyd

Raymond Floyd
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: September 4, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Bragg

 37 Jason Dufner

Jason Dufner
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: March 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cleveland

 38 Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas
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Famous As: Justin Louis Thomas
Birthdate: April 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

 39 Byron Nelson

Byron Nelson
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: February 4, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Texas
Died: September 26, 2006

 40 Paula Creamer

Paula Creamer
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: August 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mountain View

 41 Billy Casper

Billy Casper
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: June 24, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States
Died: February 7, 2015

 42 Keegan Bradley

Keegan Bradley
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: June 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Woodstock, Vermont, United States

 43 Nancy Lopez

Nancy Lopez
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: January 6, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Torrance

 44 Natalie Gulbis

Natalie Gulbis
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Famous As: Model, Golfer
Birthdate: January 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sacramento

 45 Lanny Wadkins

Lanny Wadkins
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: December 5, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Richmond

 46 Hale Irwin

Hale Irwin
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: June 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Joplin

 47 Fuzzy Zoeller

Fuzzy Zoeller
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: November 11, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Albany

 48 Nathaniel Crosby

Nathaniel Crosby
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: October 29, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hillsborough

 49 Gene Sarazen

Gene Sarazen
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: February 27, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Harrison
Died: May 13, 1999

 50 Billy Horschel

Billy Horschel
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: December 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Grant-Valkaria