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
Louis OosthuizenLouis Oosthuizen
South African

Payne StewartPayne Stewart
American
David DuvalDavid Duval
American

Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
American

Francis OuimetFrancis Ouimet
American
Nathaniel CrosbyNathaniel Crosby
American

Dustin JohnsonDustin Johnson
American
Byron NelsonByron Nelson
American

Fuzzy ZoellerFuzzy Zoeller
American

Jesper ParnevikJesper Parnevik
Swedish
Michelle WieMichelle Wie
American
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Eddie LoweryEddie Lowery
American
Jessica KordaJessica Korda
Czech, American

Seve BallesterosSeve Ballesteros
Spanish

Fred CouplesFred Couples
American

Bernhard LangerBernhard Langer
German
Vijay SinghVijay Singh
Fijian
Notah Begay IIINotah Begay III
American

Jason DayJason Day
Australian

Nick FaldoNick Faldo
British

Hale IrwinHale Irwin
American
Annika SörenstamAnnika Sörenstam
Swedish

Cheyenne WoodsCheyenne Woods
American

Colin MontgomerieColin Montgomerie
Scottish

Juli InksterJuli Inkster
American

Jyoti RandhawaJyoti Randhawa
Indian
Lexi ThompsonLexi Thompson
American

Harry VardonHarry Vardon
Islanders
Walter HagenWalter Hagen
American

Charl SchwartzelCharl Schwartzel
South African

Jeev Milkha SinghJeev Milkha Singh
Indian
Jim FurykJim Furyk
American

Billy HorschelBilly Horschel
American
Cristie KerrCristie Kerr
American

Paula CreamerPaula Creamer
American

Nancy LopezNancy Lopez
American

Zach JohnsonZach Johnson
American

Ken VenturiKen Venturi
American
Stacy LewisStacy Lewis
American

Raymond FloydRaymond Floyd
American

Yevgeny KafelnikovYevgeny Kafelnikov
Russian

Keegan BradleyKeegan Bradley
American
Davis Love IIIDavis Love III
American

Lanny WadkinsLanny Wadkins
American
Natalie GulbisNatalie Gulbis
American

Gene SarazenGene Sarazen
American

Johnny MillerJohnny Miller
American
Suzann PettersenSuzann Pettersen
Norwegian

Lorena OchoaLorena Ochoa
Mexican
Nick PriceNick Price
South African, Zimbabwean

Ricky BarnesRicky Barnes
American

Jason DufnerJason Dufner
American
Calvin PeeteCalvin Peete
American

Titanic ThompsonTitanic Thompson
American
Jay HaasJay Haas
American

Stuart ApplebyStuart Appleby
Australian

Adam ScottAdam Scott
Australian

Bobby LockeBobby Locke
South African
Billy CasperBilly Casper
American
Karrie WebbKarrie Webb
Australian

Kathy WhitworthKathy Whitworth
American

Yani TsengYani Tseng
Taiwanese

Patty BergPatty Berg
American
Charlie SiffordCharlie Sifford
American

Mickey WrightMickey Wright
American

Russell KnoxRussell Knox
British

Harvey PenickHarvey Penick
American

Anirban LahiriAnirban Lahiri
Indian
Peter SeniorPeter Senior
Australian

Tom WatsonTom Watson
American
Matt JonesMatt Jones
Australian

Bobby JonesBobby Jones
American
Sergio GarciaSergio Garcia
Spanish
Kōki IdokiKōki Idoki
Japanese