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.

Fred CouplesFred Couples
(American)
Matt KucharMatt Kuchar
(American)
Johnny MillerJohnny Miller
(American)

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Jim FurykJim Furyk
(American)
Seve BallesterosSeve Ballesteros
(Spanish)
Jason DayJason Day
(Australian)

Cheyenne WoodsCheyenne Woods
(American)
Michelle WieMichelle Wie
(American)
Payne StewartPayne Stewart
(American)

Louis OosthuizenLouis Oosthuizen
(South African)
Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
(American)
David DuvalDavid Duval
(American)

Zach JohnsonZach Johnson
(American)
Lexi ThompsonLexi Thompson
(American)
Fuzzy ZoellerFuzzy Zoeller
(American)

Jesper ParnevikJesper Parnevik
(Swedish)
Walter HagenWalter Hagen
(American)
Annika SörenstamAnnika Sörenstam
(Swedish)

Raymond FloydRaymond Floyd
(American)
Francis OuimetFrancis Ouimet
(American)
Notah Begay IIINotah Begay III
(American)

Jyoti RandhawaJyoti Randhawa
(Indian)
Colin MontgomerieColin Montgomerie
(Scottish)
Davis Love IIIDavis Love III
(American)

Gene SarazenGene Sarazen
(American)
Byron NelsonByron Nelson
(American)
Nancy LopezNancy Lopez
(American)

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Jason DufnerJason Dufner
(American)
Paula CreamerPaula Creamer
(American)
Charl SchwartzelCharl Schwartzel
(South African)

Natalie GulbisNatalie Gulbis
(American)
Hale IrwinHale Irwin
(American)
Eddie LoweryEddie Lowery
(American)

Lorena OchoaLorena Ochoa
(Mexican)
Billy HorschelBilly Horschel
(American)
Nathaniel CrosbyNathaniel Crosby
(American)

Jeev Milkha SinghJeev Milkha Singh
(Indian)
Yevgeny KafelnikovYevgeny Kafelnikov
(Russian)
Ken VenturiKen Venturi
(American)

Cristie KerrCristie Kerr
(American)
Stuart ApplebyStuart Appleby
(Australian)
Lanny WadkinsLanny Wadkins
(American)

Adam ScottAdam Scott
(Australian)
Stacy LewisStacy Lewis
(American)
Suzann PettersenSuzann Pettersen
(Norwegian)

Titanic ThompsonTitanic Thompson
(American)
Jay HaasJay Haas
(American)
Russell KnoxRussell Knox
(British)

Ricky BarnesRicky Barnes
(American)
Patty BergPatty Berg
(American)
Bobby LockeBobby Locke
(South African)

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)