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
Nationality: American

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 Jordan Spieth

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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: July 27, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

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.

 3 Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: May 3, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 4 Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson
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Famous As: Professional golfer
Birthdate: June 22, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 5 Rickie Fowler

Rickie Fowler
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: December 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
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

 6 Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson
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Famous As: Professional Golfer
Birthdate: June 16, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

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.

 7 Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer
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Famous As: Golf Player
Birthdate: September 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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.

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 8 Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: January 21, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

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.

 9 John Daly

John Daly
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: April 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
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.

 10 Paige Spiranac

Paige Spiranac
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: March 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 11 Tony Finau

Tony Finau
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: September 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 12 Bryson DeChambeau

Bryson DeChambeau
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: September 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 13 Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson
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Famous As: Professional Golfer
Birthdate: November 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 14 Payne Stewart

Payne Stewart
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: January 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: October 25, 1999

 15 Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: March 17, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: December 18, 1971

 16 Michelle Wie

Michelle Wie
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: October 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 17 Francis Ouimet

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

 18 Frederick Winslow Taylor

Frederick Winslow Taylor
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Famous As: Tennis player, Engineer, Economist, Golfer, Management consultant, Mechanical engineer, Lecturer, Writer
Birthdate: March 20, 1856
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: March 21, 1915

 19 Tom Watson

Tom Watson
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Birthdate: September 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 20 Matt Kuchar

Matt Kuchar
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: June 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 21 Fred Couples

Fred Couples
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: October 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 22 Lee Trevino

Lee Trevino
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: December 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

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.

 23 Ben Hogan

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

 24 Zach Johnson

Zach Johnson
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: February 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 25 Collin Morikawa

Collin Morikawa
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: February 6, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 26 Sam Snead

Sam Snead
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Famous As: Professional Golfer
Birthdate: May 27, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: May 23, 2002

 27 Lexi Thompson

Lexi Thompson
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: February 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 28 David Duval

David Duval
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: November 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 29 Jim Furyk

Jim Furyk
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: May 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 30 Webb Simpson

Webb Simpson
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: August 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 31 Cheyenne Woods

Cheyenne Woods
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: July 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 32 Eddie Lowery

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

 33 Johnny Miller

Johnny Miller
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: April 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 34 Babe Didrikson Zaharias

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

 35 Jason Dufner

Jason Dufner
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: March 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 36 Walter Hagen

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

 37 Nathaniel Crosby

Nathaniel Crosby
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: October 29, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 38 Davis Love III

Davis Love III
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: April 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 39 Paula Creamer

Paula Creamer
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: August 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

 40 Ryan Palmer

Ryan Palmer
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: September 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 41 Natalie Gulbis

Natalie Gulbis
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Famous As: Model, Golfer
Birthdate: January 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 42 Keegan Bradley

Keegan Bradley
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: June 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 43 Fuzzy Zoeller

Fuzzy Zoeller
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: November 11, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 44 Nancy Lopez

Nancy Lopez
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: January 6, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 45 Byron Nelson

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

 46 Gene Sarazen

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

 47 Raymond Floyd

Raymond Floyd
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: September 4, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 48 Hale Irwin

Hale Irwin
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: June 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 49 Cristie Kerr

Cristie Kerr
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: October 12, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 50 Notah Begay III

Notah Begay III
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: September 14, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American