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

Ben Hogan Ben Hogan
American

Gary Player Gary Player
South African
Sam Snead Sam Snead
American

Gregory John Norman Greg Norman
Australian
Lee Trevino Lee Trevino
American
Ernie Els Ernie Els
South African

John Daly John Daly
American

Matt KucharMatt Kuchar
American
Payne StewartPayne Stewart
American

Michelle WieMichelle Wie
American
Jason DayJason Day
Australian
Seve BallesterosSeve Ballesteros
Spanish

Cheyenne WoodsCheyenne Woods
American
Louis OosthuizenLouis Oosthuizen
South African
Lexi ThompsonLexi Thompson
American
Fred CouplesFred Couples
American

David DuvalDavid Duval
American
Jim FurykJim Furyk
American
Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
American

Jason DufnerJason Dufner
American
Zach JohnsonZach Johnson
American
Walter HagenWalter Hagen
American
Byron NelsonByron Nelson
American

Fuzzy ZoellerFuzzy Zoeller
American
Annika SörenstamAnnika Sörenstam
Swedish
Jesper ParnevikJesper Parnevik
Swedish

Francis OuimetFrancis Ouimet
American
Paula CreamerPaula Creamer
American
Colin MontgomerieColin Montgomerie
Scottish
Johnny MillerJohnny Miller
American

Natalie GulbisNatalie Gulbis
American
Nancy LopezNancy Lopez
American
Raymond FloydRaymond Floyd
American

Gene SarazenGene Sarazen
American
Notah Begay IIINotah Begay III
American
Jyoti RandhawaJyoti Randhawa
Indian
Hale IrwinHale Irwin
American

Davis Love IIIDavis Love III
American
Charl SchwartzelCharl Schwartzel
South African
Eddie LoweryEddie Lowery
American

Lorena OchoaLorena Ochoa
Mexican
Yevgeny KafelnikovYevgeny Kafelnikov
Russian
Billy HorschelBilly Horschel
American
Nathaniel CrosbyNathaniel Crosby
American

Cristie KerrCristie Kerr
American
Jeev Milkha SinghJeev Milkha Singh
Indian
Ken VenturiKen Venturi
American

Stacy LewisStacy Lewis
American
Adam ScottAdam Scott
Australian
Lanny WadkinsLanny Wadkins
American
Stuart ApplebyStuart Appleby
Australian

Suzann PettersenSuzann Pettersen
Norwegian
Ricky BarnesRicky Barnes
American
Titanic ThompsonTitanic Thompson
American

Jay HaasJay Haas
American
Bobby LockeBobby Locke
South African
Russell KnoxRussell Knox
British
Anirban LahiriAnirban Lahiri
Indian

Patty BergPatty Berg
American
Tom WatsonTom Watson
American
Bobby JonesBobby Jones
American

Peter SeniorPeter Senior
Australian
Matt JonesMatt Jones
Australian
Severiano BallesterosSeveriano Ballesteros
Spanish
Pat AbbottPat Abbott
American

William C. CampbellWilliam C. Campbell
American
Kōki IdokiKōki Idoki
Japanese