Famous golfers

Famous Golfers

In the game of golf, players hit balls into a series of holes around a golf course. The aim is to use the least number of strokes in each round. This is not as easy as it sounds, and it takes the highest level of fitness, concentration, and skill to excel at this game. Which is why, in this write-up, we'll have a look at who all can be termed as the most famous golf players the world has seen.
Golf is supposed to have been invented in the 15th century in Scotland. But the Chinese claim to have played a similar game way back in 943 AD.
Most people don't know much about golfers except for a few celebrities like Tiger Woods. But besides him, there are and have been many others who have gone on to become all-time-greats in this popular sport.

Unlike what many believe, golf is a game that needs tremendous skill, stamina, concentration, besides other useful traits. Millions around the world play this game, most as a means of meeting up with friends. Those who dive into it professionally need to up their game to a whole new level, so as to survive the tough competition around. Here are the names of some of the most famous golfers in the history of the game.

Tiger Woods
United States

Born: December 30, 1975
Turned Pro: 1996
Major Championships: 14
Tour Titles: 106
Jack Nicklaus
United States

Born: January 21, 1940
Turned Pro: 1961
Major Championships: 18
Tour Titles: 115
Arnold Palmer
United States

Born: September 10, 1929
Turned Pro: 1954
Major Championships: 7
Tour Titles: 95
Annika Sörenstam
Sweden

Born: October 9, 1970
Turned Pro: 1992
Major Championships: 10
Tour Titles: 93
Kathy Whitworth
United States

Born: September 27, 1939
Turned Pro: 1958
Major Championships: 6
Tour Titles: 98
Mickey Wright
United States

Born: February 14, 1935
Turned Pro: 1954
Major Championships: 13
Tour Titles: 90
Nick Faldo
England

Born: July 18, 1957
Turned Pro: 1976
Major Championships: 6
Tour Titles: 40
Byron Nelson
United States

Lived: February 4, 1912 - September 26, 2006
Turned Pro: 1932
Major Championships: 5
Tour Titles: 64
Tom Watson
United States

Born: September 4, 1949
Turned Pro: 1971
Major Championships: 8
Tour Titles: 71
Bobby Jones
United States

Lived: March 17, 1902 - December 18, 1971
Turned Pro: -
Major Championships: 13
Tour Titles: 9
Sam Snead
United States

Lived: May 27, 1912 - May 23, 2002
Turned Pro: 1934
Major Championships: 7
Tour Titles: 165
Gary Player
South Africa

Born: November 1, 1935
Turned Pro: 1953
Major Championships: 9
Tour Titles: 165
Walter Hagen
United States

Lived: December 21, 1892 - October 6, 1969
Turned Pro: 1912
Major Championships: 11
Tour Titles: 75
Ben Hogan
United States

Lived: August 13, 1912 - July 25, 1997
Turned Pro: 1930
Major Championships: 9
Tour Titles: 68
Greg Norman
Australia

Born: February 10, 1955
Turned Pro: 1976
Major Championships: 2
Tour Titles: 90
Babe Didrikson Zaharias
United States

Lived: June 26, 1911 - September 27, 1956
Turned Pro: 1947
Major Championships: 10
Tour Titles: 48
Nancy Lopez
United States

Born: January 6, 1957
Turned Pro: 1977
Major Championships: 3
Tour Titles: 52
Seve Ballesteros
Spain

Lived: April 9, 1957 - May 7, 2011
Turned Pro: 1974
Major Championships: 5
Tour Titles: 91
Michelle Wie
United States

Born: October 11, 1989
Turned Pro: 2005
Major Championships: Best 2nd
Tour Titles: 3
Phil Mickelson
United States

Born: June 16, 1970
Turned Pro: 1992
Major Championships: 5
Tour Titles: 51
Peter Alliss
England

Born: February 28, 1931
Turned Pro: 1947
Major Championships: -
Tour Titles: 21
Tommy Armour
Scotland & United States

Lived: September 24, 1894 - September 11, 1968
Turned Pro: 1924
Major Championships: 3
Tour Titles: 27
Willie Anderson
Scotland

Lived: October 21, 1879 - October 25, 1910
Turned Pro: -
Major Championships: 4
Tour Titles: -
Tommy Bolt
United States

Lived: March 31, 1916 - August 30, 2008
Turned Pro: 1946
Major Championships: 1
Tour Titles: 18
David Duval
United States

Born: November 9, 1971
Turned Pro: 1993
Major Championships: 1
Tour Titles: 19
Vijay Singh
Fiji

Born: February 22, 1963
Turned Pro: 1982
Major Championships: 3
Tour Titles: 58
Jim Barnes
England

Lived: April 8, 1886 - May 24, 1966
Turned Pro: 1906
Major Championships: 4
Tour Titles: 25
Padraig Harrington
Ireland

Born: August 31, 1971
Turned Pro: 1995
Major Championships: 3
Tour Titles: 28
Jack Burke Jr.
United States

Born: January 29, 1923
Turned Pro: 1940
Major Championships: 2
Tour Titles: 18
Ernie Els
South Africa

Born: October 17, 1969
Turned Pro: 1989
Major Championships: 4
Tour Titles: 66
James Braid
Scotland

Lived: February 6, 1870 - November 27, 1950
Turned Pro: -
Major Championships: 5
Tour Titles: 15
Gay Brewer
United States

Lived: March 19, 1932 - August 31, 2007
Turned Pro: 1956
Major Championships: 1
Tour Titles: 17
Julius Boros
United States

Lived: March 3, 1920 - May 28, 1994
Turned Pro: 1949
Major Championships: 3
Tour Titles: 24
Ben Crenshaw
United States

Born: January 11, 1952
Turned Pro: 1973
Major Championships: 2
Tour Titles: 29
Henry Cotton
England

Lived: January 28, 1907 - December 22, 1987
Turned Pro: 1924
Major Championships: 3
Tour Titles: 17
Fred Couples
United States

Born: October 3, 1959
Turned Pro: 1980
Major Championships: 1
Tour Titles: 57
Bob Charles
New Zealand

Born: March 14, 1936
Turned Pro: 1960
Major Championships: 1
Tour Titles: 68
Billy Casper
United States

Born: June 24, 1931
Turned Pro: 1954
Major Championships: 3
Tour Titles: 69
Craig Wood
United States

Lived: November 18, 1901 - May 7, 1968
Turned Pro: 1920
Major Championships: 2
Tour Titles: 27
Tom Weiskopf
United States

Born: November 9, 1942
Turned Pro: 1964
Major Championships: 1
Tour Titles: 28
Lanny Wadkins
United States

Born: December 5, 1949
Turned Pro: 1971
Major Championships: 1
Tour Titles: 31
Art Wall, Jr.
United States

Lived: November 25, 1923 - October 31, 2001
Turned Pro: -
Major Championships: 1
Tour Titles: 24
Doug Sanders
United States

Born: July 24, 1933
Turned Pro: 1956
Major Championships: -
Tour Titles: 23
Denny Shute
United States

Lived: October 25, 1904 - May 13, 1974
Turned Pro: 1928
Major Championships: 3
Tour Titles: 17
Gene Sarazen
United States

Lived: February 27, 1902 - May 13, 1999
Turned Pro: 1920
Major Championships: 7
Tour Titles: 43
Horton Smith
United States

Lived: May 22, 1908 - October 15, 1963
Turned Pro: 1926
Major Championships: 2
Tour Titles: 35
Jyoti Randhawa
India

Born: May 4, 1972
Turned Pro: 1994
Major Championships: -
Tour Titles: 10
Payne Stewart
United States

Lived: January 30, 1957 - October 25, 1999
Turned Pro: 1982
Major Championships: 3
Tour Titles: 24
Mike Souchak
United States

Lived: May 10, 1927 - July 10, 2008
Turned Pro: 1952
Major Championships: -
Tour Titles: 18
Digvijay Singh
India

Born: January 30, 1972
Turned Pro: 1999
Major Championships: -
Tour Titles: 13
Jeev Milkha Singh
India

Born: December 15, 1971
Turned Pro: 1993
Major Championships: -
Tour Titles: 20
Curtis Strange
United States

Born: January 30, 1955
Turned Pro: 1976
Major Championships: 2
Tour Titles: 28
Adam Scott
Australia

Born: July 16, 1980
Turned Pro: 2000
Major Championships: 1
Tour Titles: 27
Inbee Park
South Korea

Born: July 12, 1988
Turned Pro: 2006
Major Championships: 4
Tour Titles: 17
Rory McIlroy
Northern Ireland

Born: May 4, 1989
Turned Pro: 2007
Major Championships: 2
Tour Titles: 12
Justin Rose
England

Born: July 30, 1980
Turned Pro: 1998
Major Championships: 1
Tour Titles: 14
Sergio García
Spain

Born: January 9, 1980
Turned Pro: 1999
Major Championships: Best 2nd
Tour Titles: 26
Shanshan Feng
China

Born: August 5, 1989
Turned Pro: 2007
Major Championships: 1
Tour Titles: 11
Stacy Lewis
United States

Born: February 16, 1985
Turned Pro: 2008
Major Championships: 2
Tour Titles: 12
Karrie Webb
Australia

Born: December 21, 1974
Turned Pro: 1994
Major Championships: 7
Tour Titles: 57
Bubba Watson
United States

Born: November 5, 1978
Turned Pro: 2003
Major Championships: 2
Tour Titles: 8
Suzann Pettersen
Norway

Born: April 7, 1981
Turned Pro: 2000
Major Championships: 2
Tour Titles: 21
Ryu So-yeon
South Korea

Born: June 29, 1990
Turned Pro: 2007
Major Championships: 1
Tour Titles: 12
Anna Nordqvist
Sweden

Born: June 10, 1987
Turned Pro: 2008
Major Championships: 1
Tour Titles: 7
Lexi Thompson
United States

Born: February 10, 1995
Turned Pro: 2010
Major Championships: 1
Tour Titles: 6
Cristie Kerr
United States

Born: October 12, 1977
Turned Pro: 1996
Major Championships: 2
Tour Titles: 23

These famous golfers rose up to the highest level through sheer hard work, practice, self-belief, and determination. The level of this game only increases as the decades go by, and there will be many more famous names in the game of golf in the future who will make the world stand up and notice. As for now, enjoy watching some of these famous golf players currently playing in tournaments all around the world.
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