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

Gregory John Norman Greg Norman
Australian

Ernie Els Ernie Els
South African

Sam Snead Sam Snead
American
Gary Player Gary Player
South African

Lee Trevino Lee Trevino
American

John Daly John Daly
American

Payne StewartPayne Stewart
American
Matt KucharMatt Kuchar
American

Michelle WieMichelle Wie
American
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

Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
American

Jim FurykJim Furyk
American
Jason DufnerJason Dufner
American

Zach JohnsonZach Johnson
American
Walter HagenWalter Hagen
American

Jason DayJason Day
Australian

Byron NelsonByron Nelson
American

Fuzzy ZoellerFuzzy Zoeller
American
Jesper ParnevikJesper Parnevik
Swedish
Paula CreamerPaula Creamer
American

Annika SörenstamAnnika Sörenstam
Swedish

Colin MontgomerieColin Montgomerie
Scottish

Francis OuimetFrancis Ouimet
American
Johnny MillerJohnny Miller
American

Natalie GulbisNatalie Gulbis
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

Nancy LopezNancy Lopez
American

Charl SchwartzelCharl Schwartzel
South African
Eddie LoweryEddie Lowery
American

Lorena OchoaLorena Ochoa
Mexican
Nathaniel CrosbyNathaniel Crosby
American

Yevgeny KafelnikovYevgeny Kafelnikov
Russian

Billy HorschelBilly Horschel
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
Suzann PettersenSuzann Pettersen
Norwegian

Stuart ApplebyStuart Appleby
Australian
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
Peter SeniorPeter Senior
Australian

Bobby JonesBobby Jones
American
Matt JonesMatt Jones
Australian

Kōki IdokiKōki Idoki
Japanese

Severiano BallesterosSeveriano Ballesteros
Spanish

Pat AbbottPat Abbott
American
William C. CampbellWilliam C. Campbell
American