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.

Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
(American)
Nathaniel CrosbyNathaniel Crosby
(American)
Payne StewartPayne Stewart
(American)

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Lexi ThompsonLexi Thompson
(American)
Jyoti RandhawaJyoti Randhawa
(Indian)
Seve BallesterosSeve Ballesteros
(Spanish)

Michelle WieMichelle Wie
(American)
Francis OuimetFrancis Ouimet
(American)
Matt KucharMatt Kuchar
(American)

Fred CouplesFred Couples
(American)
Johnny MillerJohnny Miller
(American)
Cheyenne WoodsCheyenne Woods
(American)

Walter HagenWalter Hagen
(American)
Annika SörenstamAnnika Sörenstam
(Swedish)
Jeev Milkha SinghJeev Milkha Singh
(Indian)

Natalie GulbisNatalie Gulbis
(American)
Jason DayJason Day
(Australian)
Eddie LoweryEddie Lowery
(American)

Davis Love IIIDavis Love III
(American)
Jim FurykJim Furyk
(American)
David DuvalDavid Duval
(American)

Paula CreamerPaula Creamer
(American)
Colin MontgomerieColin Montgomerie
(Scottish)
Louis OosthuizenLouis Oosthuizen
(South African)

Fuzzy ZoellerFuzzy Zoeller
(American)
Nancy LopezNancy Lopez
(American)
Yevgeny KafelnikovYevgeny Kafelnikov
(Russian)

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Byron NelsonByron Nelson
(American)
Zach JohnsonZach Johnson
(American)
Lorena OchoaLorena Ochoa
(Mexican)

Gene SarazenGene Sarazen
(American)
Adam ScottAdam Scott
(Australian)
Jesper ParnevikJesper Parnevik
(Swedish)

Cristie KerrCristie Kerr
(American)
Raymond FloydRaymond Floyd
(American)
Hale IrwinHale Irwin
(American)

Notah Begay IIINotah Begay III
(American)
Jason DufnerJason Dufner
(American)
Titanic ThompsonTitanic Thompson
(American)

Lanny WadkinsLanny Wadkins
(American)
Jay HaasJay Haas
(American)
Charl SchwartzelCharl Schwartzel
(South African)

Ken VenturiKen Venturi
(American)
Stacy LewisStacy Lewis
(American)
Suzann PettersenSuzann Pettersen
(Norwegian)

Stuart ApplebyStuart Appleby
(Australian)
Bobby LockeBobby Locke
(South African)
Billy HorschelBilly Horschel
(American)

Anirban LahiriAnirban Lahiri
(Indian)
Russell KnoxRussell Knox
(British)
Patty BergPatty Berg
(American)

Ricky BarnesRicky Barnes
(American)
Peter SeniorPeter Senior
(Australian)
Tom WatsonTom Watson
(American)

Bobby JonesBobby Jones
(American)
Matt JonesMatt Jones
(Australian)
Pat AbbottPat Abbott
(American)

Severiano BallesterosSeveriano Ballesteros
(Spanish)
William C. CampbellWilliam C. Campbell
(American)
Kōki IdokiKōki Idoki
(Japanese)