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

Gregory John Norman Greg Norman
Australian

Ben Hogan Ben Hogan
American

Gary Player Gary Player
South African
Lee Trevino Lee Trevino
American

Ernie Els Ernie Els
South African

Sam Snead Sam Snead
American

John Daly John Daly
American

Payne StewartPayne Stewart
American

Seve BallesterosSeve Ballesteros
Spanish
Francis OuimetFrancis Ouimet
American

Michelle WieMichelle Wie
American

Dustin JohnsonDustin Johnson
American
Nick FaldoNick Faldo
British

Vijay SinghVijay Singh
Fijian
Jason DayJason Day
Australian

Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
American

Fred CouplesFred Couples
American
Colin MontgomerieColin Montgomerie
Scottish
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Jim FurykJim Furyk
American
Bernhard LangerBernhard Langer
German

Harry VardonHarry Vardon
Islanders

Cheyenne WoodsCheyenne Woods
American

Eddie LoweryEddie Lowery
American
David DuvalDavid Duval
American

Annika SörenstamAnnika Sörenstam
Swedish

Walter HagenWalter Hagen
American

Fuzzy ZoellerFuzzy Zoeller
American

Raymond FloydRaymond Floyd
American
Davis Love IIIDavis Love III
American

Byron NelsonByron Nelson
American
Zach JohnsonZach Johnson
American

Matt KucharMatt Kuchar
American

Jyoti RandhawaJyoti Randhawa
Indian
Nick PriceNick Price
South African, Zimbabwean

Johnny MillerJohnny Miller
American
Lexi ThompsonLexi Thompson
American

Gene SarazenGene Sarazen
American

Nathaniel CrosbyNathaniel Crosby
American

Hale IrwinHale Irwin
American

Louis OosthuizenLouis Oosthuizen
South African
Billy CasperBilly Casper
American

Jesper ParnevikJesper Parnevik
Swedish

Nancy LopezNancy Lopez
American

Jeev Milkha SinghJeev Milkha Singh
Indian
Paula CreamerPaula Creamer
American
Yevgeny KafelnikovYevgeny Kafelnikov
Russian

Jason DufnerJason Dufner
American

Ken VenturiKen Venturi
American

Bull NakanoBull Nakano
Japanese
Stuart ApplebyStuart Appleby
Australian

Notah Begay IIINotah Begay III
American
Lorena OchoaLorena Ochoa
Mexican

Natalie GulbisNatalie Gulbis
American

Lanny WadkinsLanny Wadkins
American
Jessica KordaJessica Korda
Czech, American

Calvin PeeteCalvin Peete
American
Keegan BradleyKeegan Bradley
American

Charl SchwartzelCharl Schwartzel
South African

Billy HorschelBilly Horschel
American
Julius BorosJulius Boros
American

Cristie KerrCristie Kerr
American
Titanic ThompsonTitanic Thompson
American

Karrie WebbKarrie Webb
Australian

Jay HaasJay Haas
American

Suzann PettersenSuzann Pettersen
Norwegian
Bobby LockeBobby Locke
South African

Mickey WrightMickey Wright
American

Stacy LewisStacy Lewis
American

Ricky BarnesRicky Barnes
American

Henry Cotton (golfer)Henry Cotton (golfer)
British
Charlie SiffordCharlie Sifford
American

Juli InksterJuli Inkster
American
Harvey PenickHarvey Penick
American

Yani TsengYani Tseng
Taiwanese

Patty BergPatty Berg
American
Kathy WhitworthKathy Whitworth
American

Russell KnoxRussell Knox
British
Miller BarberMiller Barber
American

John Henry TaylorJohn Henry Taylor
British
Patty SheehanPatty Sheehan
American

Chick EvansChick Evans
American

Anirban LahiriAnirban Lahiri
Indian
Peter SeniorPeter Senior
Australian

Paul RunyanPaul Runyan
American
Sven TumbaSven Tumba
Swedish