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

Ernie Els Ernie Els
South African

Gregory John Norman Greg Norman
Australian

Lee Trevino Lee Trevino
American

Gary Player Gary Player
South African

Ben Hogan Ben Hogan
American

Sam Snead Sam Snead
American

John Daly John Daly
American

Matt KucharMatt Kuchar
American

Payne StewartPayne Stewart
American
Dustin JohnsonDustin Johnson
American

Frederick Winslow TaylorFrederick Winslow Taylor
American

Francis OuimetFrancis Ouimet
American
Nick FaldoNick Faldo
British

Nathaniel CrosbyNathaniel Crosby
American
Michelle WieMichelle Wie
American

Jesper ParnevikJesper Parnevik
Swedish

Fred CouplesFred Couples
American
Seve BallesterosSeve Ballesteros
Spanish
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Vijay SinghVijay Singh
Fijian
Eddie LoweryEddie Lowery
American

Jason DayJason Day
Australian

Mickey WrightMickey Wright
American

Notah Begay IIINotah Begay III
American
Bernhard LangerBernhard Langer
German

Cheyenne WoodsCheyenne Woods
American

Hale IrwinHale Irwin
American

Annika SörenstamAnnika Sörenstam
Swedish

Harry VardonHarry Vardon
Islanders
Louis OosthuizenLouis Oosthuizen
South African

David DuvalDavid Duval
American
Natalie GulbisNatalie Gulbis
American

Lexi ThompsonLexi Thompson
American

Jyoti RandhawaJyoti Randhawa
Indian
Zach JohnsonZach Johnson
American

Yevgeny KafelnikovYevgeny Kafelnikov
Russian
Billy HorschelBilly Horschel
American

Walter HagenWalter Hagen
American

Jim FurykJim Furyk
American

Colin MontgomerieColin Montgomerie
Scottish

Davis Love IIIDavis Love III
American
Jeev Milkha SinghJeev Milkha Singh
Indian

Paula CreamerPaula Creamer
American

Nancy LopezNancy Lopez
American

Nick PriceNick Price
South African, Zimbabwean
Fuzzy ZoellerFuzzy Zoeller
American
Johnny MillerJohnny Miller
American

Gene SarazenGene Sarazen
American

Karrie WebbKarrie Webb
Australian

Stuart ApplebyStuart Appleby
Australian
Lorena OchoaLorena Ochoa
Mexican

Byron NelsonByron Nelson
American
Jason DufnerJason Dufner
American

Raymond FloydRaymond Floyd
American

Bull NakanoBull Nakano
Japanese
Jessica KordaJessica Korda
Czech, American

Keegan BradleyKeegan Bradley
American
Charl SchwartzelCharl Schwartzel
South African

Ricky BarnesRicky Barnes
American

Lanny WadkinsLanny Wadkins
American
Billy CasperBilly Casper
American

Calvin PeeteCalvin Peete
American
Ken VenturiKen Venturi
American

Cristie KerrCristie Kerr
American

Titanic ThompsonTitanic Thompson
American

Charlie SiffordCharlie Sifford
American
Bobby LockeBobby Locke
South African

Kathy WhitworthKathy Whitworth
American

Suzann PettersenSuzann Pettersen
Norwegian

Patty BergPatty Berg
American

Yani TsengYani Tseng
Taiwanese
Jay HaasJay Haas
American

Stacy LewisStacy Lewis
American
Russell KnoxRussell Knox
British

Juli InksterJuli Inkster
American

Henry Cotton (golfer)Henry Cotton (golfer)
British
Harvey PenickHarvey Penick
American

Patty SheehanPatty Sheehan
American
Anirban LahiriAnirban Lahiri
Indian

Sven TumbaSven Tumba
Swedish
Peter SeniorPeter Senior
Australian

Chick EvansChick Evans
American

John Henry TaylorJohn Henry Taylor
British
Louise SuggsLouise Suggs
American

Miller BarberMiller Barber
American
Tom WatsonTom Watson
American