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

Dustin JohnsonDustin Johnson
American

Nick FaldoNick Faldo
British
Jason DayJason Day
Australian

Payne StewartPayne Stewart
American

Michelle WieMichelle Wie
American
Seve BallesterosSeve Ballesteros
Spanish

Vijay SinghVijay Singh
Fijian
Francis OuimetFrancis Ouimet
American

Zach JohnsonZach Johnson
American

Jim FurykJim Furyk
American
Young Tom MorrisYoung Tom Morris
Scottish
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Eddie LoweryEddie Lowery
American
Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
American

Cheyenne WoodsCheyenne Woods
American

David DuvalDavid Duval
American

Fred CouplesFred Couples
American
Lexi ThompsonLexi Thompson
American

Bernhard LangerBernhard Langer
German

Billy HorschelBilly Horschel
American

Colin MontgomerieColin Montgomerie
Scottish

Annika SörenstamAnnika Sörenstam
Swedish
Jyoti RandhawaJyoti Randhawa
Indian

Matt KucharMatt Kuchar
American
Harry VardonHarry Vardon
Islanders

Walter HagenWalter Hagen
American

Louis OosthuizenLouis Oosthuizen
South African
Davis Love IIIDavis Love III
American

Keegan BradleyKeegan Bradley
American
Suzann PettersenSuzann Pettersen
Norwegian

Jason DufnerJason Dufner
American

Hale IrwinHale Irwin
American

Nathaniel CrosbyNathaniel Crosby
American

Nick PriceNick Price
South African, Zimbabwean
Notah Begay IIINotah Begay III
American

Fuzzy ZoellerFuzzy Zoeller
American

Paula CreamerPaula Creamer
American

Charl SchwartzelCharl Schwartzel
South African
Stacy LewisStacy Lewis
American
Raymond FloydRaymond Floyd
American

Natalie GulbisNatalie Gulbis
American

Johnny MillerJohnny Miller
American

Jeev Milkha SinghJeev Milkha Singh
Indian
Jesper ParnevikJesper Parnevik
Swedish

Yevgeny KafelnikovYevgeny Kafelnikov
Russian
Gene SarazenGene Sarazen
American

Byron NelsonByron Nelson
American

Jessica KordaJessica Korda
Czech, American
Bull NakanoBull Nakano
Japanese

Calvin PeeteCalvin Peete
American
Nancy LopezNancy Lopez
American

Lorena OchoaLorena Ochoa
Mexican

Stuart ApplebyStuart Appleby
Australian
Ken VenturiKen Venturi
American

Ricky BarnesRicky Barnes
American
Billy CasperBilly Casper
American

Charlie SiffordCharlie Sifford
American

Lanny WadkinsLanny Wadkins
American

Cristie KerrCristie Kerr
American
Karrie WebbKarrie Webb
Australian

Titanic ThompsonTitanic Thompson
American

Juli InksterJuli Inkster
American

Bobby LockeBobby Locke
South African

Yani TsengYani Tseng
Taiwanese
Jay HaasJay Haas
American

Julius BorosJulius Boros
American
Patty BergPatty Berg
American

Kathy WhitworthKathy Whitworth
American

Mickey WrightMickey Wright
American
Harvey PenickHarvey Penick
American

Russell KnoxRussell Knox
British
Chick EvansChick Evans
American

Henry Cotton (golfer)Henry Cotton (golfer)
British
Miller BarberMiller Barber
American

Patty SheehanPatty Sheehan
American

Anirban LahiriAnirban Lahiri
Indian
John Henry TaylorJohn Henry Taylor
British

Paul RunyanPaul Runyan
American
Louise SuggsLouise Suggs
American