List of famous golfers with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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.

Payne StewartPayne Stewart
(American)
Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
(American)
Seve BallesterosSeve Ballesteros
(Spanish)

Francis OuimetFrancis Ouimet
(American)
Jim FurykJim Furyk
(American)
Michelle WieMichelle Wie
(American)

Jason DayJason Day
(Australian)
Cheyenne WoodsCheyenne Woods
(American)
Johnny MillerJohnny Miller
(American)

Jyoti RandhawaJyoti Randhawa
(Indian)
Fred CouplesFred Couples
(American)
Lexi ThompsonLexi Thompson
(American)

Eddie LoweryEddie Lowery
(American)
David DuvalDavid Duval
(American)
Walter HagenWalter Hagen
(American)

Annika SörenstamAnnika Sörenstam
(Swedish)
Colin MontgomerieColin Montgomerie
(Scottish)
Cristie KerrCristie Kerr
(American)

Zach JohnsonZach Johnson
(American)
Davis Love IIIDavis Love III
(American)
Billy HorschelBilly Horschel
(American)

Jesper ParnevikJesper Parnevik
(Swedish)
Natalie GulbisNatalie Gulbis
(American)
Matt KucharMatt Kuchar
(American)

Jeev Milkha SinghJeev Milkha Singh
(Indian)
Paula CreamerPaula Creamer
(American)
Jason DufnerJason Dufner
(American)

Nancy LopezNancy Lopez
(American)
Notah Begay IIINotah Begay III
(American)
Fuzzy ZoellerFuzzy Zoeller
(American)

Yevgeny KafelnikovYevgeny Kafelnikov
(Russian)
Nathaniel CrosbyNathaniel Crosby
(American)
Byron NelsonByron Nelson
(American)

Raymond FloydRaymond Floyd
(American)
Gene SarazenGene Sarazen
(American)
Lorena OchoaLorena Ochoa
(Mexican)

Hale IrwinHale Irwin
(American)
Louis OosthuizenLouis Oosthuizen
(South African)
Adam ScottAdam Scott
(Australian)

Lanny WadkinsLanny Wadkins
(American)
Titanic ThompsonTitanic Thompson
(American)
Stacy LewisStacy Lewis
(American)

Charl SchwartzelCharl Schwartzel
(South African)
Suzann PettersenSuzann Pettersen
(Norwegian)
Jay HaasJay Haas
(American)

Stuart ApplebyStuart Appleby
(Australian)
Ken VenturiKen Venturi
(American)
Russell KnoxRussell Knox
(British)

Anirban LahiriAnirban Lahiri
(Indian)
Bobby LockeBobby Locke
(South African)
Ricky BarnesRicky Barnes
(American)

Patty BergPatty Berg
(American)
Tom WatsonTom Watson
(American)
Bobby JonesBobby Jones
(American)

Peter SeniorPeter Senior
(Australian)
Matt JonesMatt Jones
(Australian)
Pat AbbottPat Abbott
(American)

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