Golfers

A golfer is one who plays golf, either recreationally or professionally. Golf is a game in which the players use clubs to hit a small, hard ball into a series of holes on a golf course with the minimum number of strokes. One peculiar feature about this game is that it does not require a standardized playing area; instead it is played on a large outdoor area known as a golf course consisting of an arrangement of 9 or 18 holes spaced far apart. Golfers can be amateurs or professionals. An amateur golfer is one who plays for enjoyment and not for rewards; however it is necessary for a golfer to have a certain level of competitiveness and skills to be considered an amateur. They are not allowed to apply for membership to any organization meant for professional players or accept any payment in cash or kind. On the other hand, professional golfers are the ones who make their living through golf, either by playing the game or by teaching it. A majority of professional golfers earn their livelihood by running golf clubs, by coaching others and by dealing in golf equipment.


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 1 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 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.

 3 Rory Mcllroy

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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: May 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Holywood
Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy competes as part of both the European and PGA Tours. He won four major titles by 25, becoming one of three people to achieve the feat. Rory was named the RTÉ Sports Person of the Year twice and has won the World Cup, too.

 4 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

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

 6 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
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 7 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.

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 8 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.

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 9 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.

 10 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.
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 11 Paige Spiranac

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

 12 Sergio Garcia

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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: January 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Borriol, Province of Castellón Castellón, Spain
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 13 Tony Finau

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

 14 Bryson DeChambeau

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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: September 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Modesto, California, United States
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 15 Bubba Watson

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

 16 Payne Stewart

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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: January 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Springfield
Died: October 25, 1999
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 17 Bobby Jones

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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: March 17, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: United States
Died: December 18, 1971

 18 Seve Ballesteros

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Famous As: Golfer, Architect
Birthdate: April 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pedreña
Died: May 7, 2011
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 19 Greg Norman

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Famous As: Australian Golfer
Birthdate: February 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia

Greg Norman is an Australian retired professional golfer and entrepreneur. One of the greatest Australian golfers ever, Norman was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001. In 2009, he was named in Queensland's Q150 Icons list as a sports legend. Also a philanthropist, Norman established the Greg Norman Golf Foundation, which provides guidance to students.

 20 Michelle Wie

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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: October 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Honolulu
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 21 Nick Faldo

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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: July 18, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England

 22 Gary Player

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Famous As: South African golfer
Birthdate: November 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
South African former golfer Gary Player became the only non-American to win the career Grand Slam, at 29. Named to the World Golf Hall of Fame, he has earned more than 160 professional tournaments. He has also written golf books, designed golf courses, and launched The Player Foundation.

 23 Francis Ouimet

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

 24 Jason Day

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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: November 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia
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 25 Vijay Singh

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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: February 22, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lautoka, Viti Levu, Colonial Fiji

 26 Tom Watson

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Birthdate: September 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kansas City
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 27 Matt Kuchar

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

 28 Collin Morikawa

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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: February 6, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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 29 Fred Couples

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

 30 Ben Hogan

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

 31 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.

 32 Zach Johnson

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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: February 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Iowa City
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 33 Ernie Els

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Famous As: Professional Golfer
Birthdate: October 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Johannesburg

Ernie Els is a South African golfer renowned for his fluid golf swing and imposing physical stature, which has earned him the nickname, The Big Easy. A former World No. 1, Els has four major championships under his belt. Ernie Els is only one of six golfers to twice win the Open Championship as well as the U.S. Open.

 34 Shane Lowry

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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: April 2, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Clara, County Offaly, Ireland
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 35 Francesco Molinari

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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: November 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Turin, Italy

 36 Sam Snead

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Famous As: Professional Golfer
Birthdate: May 27, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ashwood
Died: May 23, 2002
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 37 Bernhard Langer

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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: August 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Anhausen (today part of Diedorf municipality), Bavaria, West Germany

 38 Lexi Thompson

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

 39 Henrik Stenson

Henrik Stenson.
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: April 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gothenburg
Swedish golfer Henrik Stenson is the first major champion from the Nordic region. Starting his stint with golf at 12, he appeared in his first international match at 18. Winner of multiple PGA and European tours, he also owns stakes in a golf course in Sweden.

 40 Cheyenne Woods

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

 41 David Duval

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

 42 Viktor Hovland

Viktor Hovland
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: September 18, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway

 43 Jim Furyk

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

 44 Webb Simpson

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

 45 Annika Sörenstam

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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: October 9, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm

 46 Louis Oosthuizen

Louis Oosthuizen
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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: October 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mossel Bay

 47 Eddie Lowery

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

 48 Johnny Miller

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

 49 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

 50 Padraig Harrington

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Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: August 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
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