List of famous golfers with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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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.


Browse this section to know about the life and works of various famous golfers from all over the world.

Tiger Woods Tiger Woods
American

Sam Snead Sam Snead
American

Ernie Els Ernie Els
South African

Gregory John Norman Greg Norman
Australian
Ben Hogan Ben Hogan
American

Gary Player Gary Player
South African

Lee Trevino Lee Trevino
American

John Daly John Daly
American

Matt KucharMatt Kuchar
American
Payne StewartPayne Stewart
American

Louis OosthuizenLouis Oosthuizen
South African
Michelle WieMichelle Wie
American

Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
American

David DuvalDavid Duval
American
Seve BallesterosSeve Ballesteros
Spanish

Lexi ThompsonLexi Thompson
American
Byron NelsonByron Nelson
American

Fuzzy ZoellerFuzzy Zoeller
American

Jesper ParnevikJesper Parnevik
Swedish
Paula CreamerPaula Creamer
American

Fred CouplesFred Couples
American
Yevgeny KafelnikovYevgeny Kafelnikov
Russian

Annika SörenstamAnnika Sörenstam
Swedish

Jim FurykJim Furyk
American

Colin MontgomerieColin Montgomerie
Scottish
Notah Begay IIINotah Begay III
American
Walter HagenWalter Hagen
American

Zach JohnsonZach Johnson
American

Jason DayJason Day
Australian

Hale IrwinHale Irwin
American
Natalie GulbisNatalie Gulbis
American

Jyoti RandhawaJyoti Randhawa
Indian

Johnny MillerJohnny Miller
American

Nathaniel CrosbyNathaniel Crosby
American

Cheyenne WoodsCheyenne Woods
American
Francis OuimetFrancis Ouimet
American

Charl SchwartzelCharl Schwartzel
South African
Nancy LopezNancy Lopez
American

Jeev Milkha SinghJeev Milkha Singh
Indian

Billy HorschelBilly Horschel
American
Cristie KerrCristie Kerr
American

Lorena OchoaLorena Ochoa
Mexican
Davis Love IIIDavis Love III
American

Jason DufnerJason Dufner
American

Ken VenturiKen Venturi
American

Gene SarazenGene Sarazen
American

Stacy LewisStacy Lewis
American
Raymond FloydRaymond Floyd
American

Eddie LoweryEddie Lowery
American

Lanny WadkinsLanny Wadkins
American

Suzann PettersenSuzann Pettersen
Norwegian
Adam ScottAdam Scott
Australian

Ricky BarnesRicky Barnes
American
Titanic ThompsonTitanic Thompson
American

Russell KnoxRussell Knox
British

Jay HaasJay Haas
American
Stuart ApplebyStuart Appleby
Australian

Bobby LockeBobby Locke
South African
Patty BergPatty Berg
American

Anirban LahiriAnirban Lahiri
Indian

Tom WatsonTom Watson
American
Peter SeniorPeter Senior
Australian

Matt JonesMatt Jones
Australian
Bobby JonesBobby Jones
American

Severiano BallesterosSeveriano Ballesteros
Spanish

Pat AbbottPat Abbott
American

Kōki IdokiKōki Idoki
Japanese