Famous Golfers - List of Famous Golfers

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.

The Most Famous Golfers

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
John DalyApril 28, 1966AmericanJohn Daly is an American professional golfer
Rickie FowlerDecember 13, 1988AmericanRickie Fowler is an American professional golfer
Jordan SpiethJuly 27, 1993AmericanJordan Spieth is an American professional golfer
Lee TrevinoDecember 1, 1939AmericanLee Trevino is one of the most successful American professional golfers
Tiger WoodsDecember 30, 1975AmericanTiger Woods is a professional golfer and one of the most successful golfers of all time
Phil MickelsonJune 16, 1970AmericanPhil Mickelson is one of America’s most successful professional golfers
Ernie ElsOctober 17, 1969South AfricanTheodore Ernest Els is a top-class South African professional golfer
Jack NicklausJanuary 21, 1940AmericanJack Nicklaus is an accomplished professional golfer, popularly known as ‘The Golden Bear’
Bubba WatsonNovember 5, 1978AmericanBubba Watson is an American professional golfer
Gary PlayerNovember 1, 1935South AfricanGary Player is a South African golfer famous for being only the third golfer to win the “Grand Slam of Golf”
Greg Norman

Greg Norman

Gregory John Norman is a successful Australian professional golfer and entrepreneur

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is a professional golfer and one of the most successful golfers of all time

AmericanDecember 30, 1975191 views

Lee Trevino

Lee Trevino is one of the most successful American professional golfers

Anisha Padukone

Anisha Padukone is an Indian professional golfer and the younger sister of leading Bollywood actress, Deepika Padukone.

IndianFebruary 2, 1991113 views

Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer was an American Golfer and is regarded as one of the greatest players of the game

AmericanSeptember 10, 1929138 views

Rory Mcllroy

Rory Mcllroy is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland

IrishMay 4, 1989113 views

Sam Snead

Sam Snead was a professional American golfer

AmericanMay 27, 1912143 views

Ben Hogan

Ben Hogan was one of the finest golfers of his time and is best-remembered for his ball-striking ability

AmericanAugust 13, 1912103 views

Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Babe Didrikson Zaharias was a renowned athlete of America

AmericanJune 26, 1911106 views

Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus is an accomplished professional golfer, popularly known as ‘The Golden Bear’

AmericanJanuary 21, 1940153 views