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.

Johnny MillerJohnny Miller
(American)
Matt KucharMatt Kuchar
(American)
Seve BallesterosSeve Ballesteros
(Spanish)

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Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
(American)
Fred CouplesFred Couples
(American)
Payne StewartPayne Stewart
(American)

Nathaniel CrosbyNathaniel Crosby
(American)
Jyoti RandhawaJyoti Randhawa
(Indian)
Michelle WieMichelle Wie
(American)

Lexi ThompsonLexi Thompson
(American)
Francis OuimetFrancis Ouimet
(American)
Walter HagenWalter Hagen
(American)

Jason DayJason Day
(Australian)
Cheyenne WoodsCheyenne Woods
(American)
Davis Love IIIDavis Love III
(American)

Eddie LoweryEddie Lowery
(American)
David DuvalDavid Duval
(American)
Yevgeny KafelnikovYevgeny Kafelnikov
(Russian)

Jim FurykJim Furyk
(American)
Annika SörenstamAnnika Sörenstam
(Swedish)
Jeev Milkha SinghJeev Milkha Singh
(Indian)

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

Zach JohnsonZach Johnson
(American)
Gene SarazenGene Sarazen
(American)
Natalie GulbisNatalie Gulbis
(American)

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Byron NelsonByron Nelson
(American)
Fuzzy ZoellerFuzzy Zoeller
(American)
Notah Begay IIINotah Begay III
(American)

Nancy LopezNancy Lopez
(American)
Raymond FloydRaymond Floyd
(American)
Hale IrwinHale Irwin
(American)

Jesper ParnevikJesper Parnevik
(Swedish)
Jason DufnerJason Dufner
(American)
Lorena OchoaLorena Ochoa
(Mexican)

Adam ScottAdam Scott
(Australian)
Billy HorschelBilly Horschel
(American)
Ken VenturiKen Venturi
(American)

Titanic ThompsonTitanic Thompson
(American)
Cristie KerrCristie Kerr
(American)
Stuart ApplebyStuart Appleby
(Australian)

Charl SchwartzelCharl Schwartzel
(South African)
Lanny WadkinsLanny Wadkins
(American)
Stacy LewisStacy Lewis
(American)

Jay HaasJay Haas
(American)
Suzann PettersenSuzann Pettersen
(Norwegian)
Bobby LockeBobby Locke
(South African)

Russell KnoxRussell Knox
(British)
Ricky BarnesRicky Barnes
(American)
Patty BergPatty Berg
(American)

Anirban LahiriAnirban Lahiri
(Indian)
Tom WatsonTom Watson
(American)
Peter SeniorPeter Senior
(Australian)

Bobby JonesBobby Jones
(American)
Matt JonesMatt Jones
(Australian)
Severiano BallesterosSeveriano Ballesteros
(Spanish)

Pat AbbottPat Abbott
(American)
William C. CampbellWilliam C. Campbell
(American)
Kōki IdokiKōki Idoki
(Japanese)