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    Andrew Coltart

    Andrew Coltart

    Andrew John Coltart (born 12 May 1970) is a Scottish professional golfer. Coltart was born in Dumfries. As an amateur, he won the 1987 Scottish Boys Championship. In 1989 he won the Standard Life Amateur Champion Gold Medal with a 4 under total of 280. He won the 1991 Scottish Amateur Stroke Play Championship and participated in the 1991 Walker Cup. Coltart turned professional in 1991 and has been a member of the European Tour since 1993. His first professional win came at the Scottish Professional Championship in 1994, which was a Challenge Tour event. He has two wins on the main European Tour, the 1998 Qatar Masters and the 2001 Great North Open. In 1995 he was a member of the winning Scottish team in the Alfred Dunhill Cup. He also won the Australian PGA Championship in 1994 and 1997. He won the PGA Tour of Australasia's Order of Merit in 1997/8. Coltart's best finishes on the European Tour Order of Merit are seventh place in 1996 and ninth place in 1998. He was a member of the European 1999 Ryder Cup team playing in the singles against Tiger Woods. Coltart's sister Laurae married fellow professional golfer Lee Westwood in January 1999. Coltart is a fan of Dumfries football club
    7.13
    8 votes
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    Justin Leonard

    Justin Leonard

    Justin Charles Garrett Leonard (born June 15, 1972) is an American professional golfer. Leonard was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He attended Lake Highlands High School and graduated in 1990. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and was the individual NCAA champion in 1994. He won the 1992 U.S. Amateur and was a two-time All-American in 1993 and 1994. He won the Haskins Award in 1994 as the most outstanding collegiate golfer. That same year Leonard became only the fourth golfer to go directly from college to the PGA Tour without going through Q School, after Gary Hallberg, Scott Verplank, and Phil Mickelson. Leonard's first twelve wins on the PGA Tour included one of golf's four majors – the 1997 Open Championship; and the 1998 Players Championship. He ranked in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Rankings for twenty four weeks in 1998 and 1999. He also had four other strong opportunities to win major championships; he lost playoffs at the 1999 Open Championship and the 2004 PGA Championship, in both instances falling into the playoff with a bogey on the 72nd hole. At the 1997 PGA Championship, Leonard was tied with Davis Love III for the 54-hole lead. Love shot a
    7.71
    7 votes
    3
    Phillip Archer

    Phillip Archer

    Phillip Archer (born 17 March 1972) is an English professional golfer. Archer was born in Warrington. He is best known for shooting a score of 60 in the first round at the Celtic Manor Wales Open in 2006. He had a chance of being the first player on the European Tour to shoot a 59, but missed his birdie putt on the 18th green. His best European Tour Order of Merit finish is 29th in 2007. He lost his card after a poor 2010 season. He has won three tournaments on the Challenge Tour, Europe's second tier tour. He won the Rolex Trophy in 2004, the Allianz Open Côtes d'Armor Bretagne in 2011 and the Pacific Rubiales Colombia Classic in 2012. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
    8.80
    5 votes
    4
    Rory Sabbatini

    Rory Sabbatini

    Rory Mario Trevor Sabbatini (born 2 April 1976) is a South African professional golfer. Rory Sabbatini was born in Durban, South Africa. He started playing golf at age 4, but concentrated on it from age 12. He was recruited by the University of Arizona, turned professional in 1998 and joined the PGA Tour in 1999. He was the youngest member of the tour that year. During the first decade of the 2000s, Sabbatini had five PGA Tour wins; he finished 2006 placed 12th on the money list. In September 2007, he reached the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time, with a high of 8th. He spent over 20 weeks in the top-10 in 2007 and 2008. Sabbatini tied for second at the 2007 Masters Tournament and the 2007 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. He won the Par 3 Contest at the 2008 Masters Tournament. Sabbatini has represented South Africa in the World Cup five times and won the event with Trevor Immelman in 2003. In his first Presidents Cup appearance in 2007, Sabbatini had a 0-3-1 record, as the International team was defeated by the United States team. In May 2009 Sabbatini captured his fifth PGA Tour title by winning the HP Byron Nelson Championship by two strokes over Brian
    8.80
    5 votes
    5
    Eric Brown

    Eric Brown

    Eric Chalmers Brown (1925 – 6 March 1986) was a Scottish professional golfer. Brown was born in Bathgate and played at the local golf course. He represented Great Britain in the Ryder Cup in 1953, 1955, 1957 and 1959 and had a 4-4-0 win-loss-half record. He won all of his four singles matches but lost his four foursomes matches. He topped the European Order of Merit in 1957. He was the non-playing captain of the British Ryder Cup teams in 1969 and 1971. He won the Scottish PGA Championship seven times between 1956 and 1968. Note: The Open Championship was the only major Brown played in. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" indicates a tie for a place Yellow background for top-10 Professional
    8.60
    5 votes
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    Erica Blasberg

    Erica Blasberg

    Erica Paige Blasberg (July 14, 1984 – May 9, 2010) was an American golfer who played on the LPGA Tour. Blasberg was born in Orange, California, and raised in Corona, California. She attended Corona High School where she played on the boys' golf team. As an amateur, Blasberg was the medalist at the 2000 U.S. Girls' Junior and lost in the quarterfinals. In 2003, she reached the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur. She attended the University of Arizona and was the country's number 1 ranked college player as a freshman, compiling six victories before leaving in her sophomore year to turn pro. She was an All-America golfer in 2003 and 2004, NCAA Freshman of the Year in 2003, Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2003, and won the Golfists Cup, awarded for the NCAA women's lowest stroke average, in 2003. In 2004 she was on the winning United States Curtis Cup team. Blasberg turned professional in June 2004 and played on the Futures Tour that season. She won the Laconia Savings Bank Golf Classic and en route to her first professional win broke the Tour's 18 hole scoring record, shooting a 62. She earned non-exempt status for the LPGA Tour at the 2004 LPGA Final Qualifying
    6.43
    7 votes
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    Roberto DeVicenzo

    Roberto DeVicenzo

    Roberto De Vicenzo (born 14 April 1923) is a former professional golfer from Argentina. He won more than 230 tournaments worldwide in his career including eight on the PGA Tour and most famously the 1967 Open Championship. De Vicenzo was born in Villa Ballester, a western suburb of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was raised in the Villa Pueyrredón neighborhood of Buenos Aires, and acquired the game of golf as a caddie. He developed his skills at the Ranelagh Golf Club, and later relocated to the town of the same name. He won his first Argentine tournament, the Abierto del Litoral, in 1942; his first World Cup in 1953; and a major tournament, the British Open, in 1967. De Vicenzo is best remembered for his misfortune in the 1968 Masters Tournament. On the par-4 17th hole, Roberto De Vicenzo made a birdie, but playing partner, Tommy Aaron, inadvertently entered a 4 instead of 3 on the scorecard. He did not check the scorecard for the error before signing it, and according to the Rules of Golf the higher score had to stand and be counted. If not for this mistake, De Vicenzo would have tied for first place with Bob Goalby, and the two would have met in an 18-hole playoff the next day. His
    8.20
    5 votes
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    Simon Khan

    Simon Khan

    Simon Khan (born 16 June 1972) is an English professional golfer. Khan turned professional in 1991, but spent many years struggling to establish his tournament career. His first full season on the European Tour was 2002 and his first European Tour win came at the 2004 Celtic Manor Wales Open. In 2006 he finished second at the prestigious BMW Championship to earn €472,220, which was his biggest prize cheque up to that time. His best year-end ranking on the European Order of Merit has been 25th in 2006 and 2010. He has featured in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings. After losing his tour card in 2009, Khan finished first in the Qualifying School tournament. In 2010 he won the BMW PGA Championship, earning €750,000 and securing his tour card for five years in the process. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Yellow background for top-10.
    6.83
    6 votes
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    Walter Egan

    Walter Egan

    Walter Eugene Egan (June 2, 1881 – September 12, 1971) was an American golfer who competed in the late 1890s and early 1900s. Egan came to prominence in his teens when he was playing at Onwentsia Club and attending University School on the north side of Chicago. He helped University win the Preparatory League championship in 1899. The same year he astonished his elders by taking second to David Forgan in the Western Amateur. In 1902 he again took second in the event, this time to his cousin, H. Chandler Egan, but finally won the brass ring in 1903 when he got revenge on Chandler by beating him by one stroke. Egan was runner-up three times, including twice to his cousin Chandler. In 1901, Egan was the runner-up in the U.S. Amateur. Egan compete in the 1904 Summer Olympics. He was part of the American team which won the gold medal. He finished 19th in this competition. In the individual competition, he finished fourth in the qualification and was eliminated in the first round of the match play.
    7.60
    5 votes
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    Dustin Johnson

    Dustin Johnson

    Dustin Hunter Johnson (born June 22, 1984) is an American professional golfer who currently plays on the PGA Tour. He is one of the longest drivers on the PGA Tour, having been third in the driving distance stats for three consecutive years (2009–11). Johnson was born in Columbia, South Carolina, and played collegiate golf at Coastal Carolina University. As an amateur, he won the Monroe Invitational and the Northeast Amateur in 2007 and played on the winning 2007 Walker Cup and Palmer Cup teams. Johnson turned professional in late 2007 and earned his 2008 PGA Tour card by finishing in a tie for 14th place at the 2007 qualifying school in December. Toward the end of his rookie season in October 2008, Johnson won his first PGA Tour event, the Turning Stone Resort Championship in upstate New York. Four months later, he won his second event at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, which was shortened to 54 holes when the final round was canceled due to strong winds and heavy rain. Johnson won by four strokes over Mike Weir and five strokes over second round leader Retief Goosen, who shot a third round 74. Johnson finished the 2009 season ranked 15th on the PGA Tour money list. In
    8.75
    4 votes
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    Tommy Armour

    Tommy Armour

    Thomas Dickson Armour (24 September 1894 – 11 September 1968) was a Scottish-American professional golfer. He was nicknamed The Silver Scot. Armour was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and educated at Fettes College and the University of Edinburgh. During his service in World War I, Armour rose from a private to Staff Major in the Tank Corps. His conduct earned him an audience with George V. However, he lost his sight to a mustard gas explosion and surgeons had to add a metal plate to his head and left arm. During his convalescence, he regained the sight of his right eye, and began playing much more golf. Armour won the French Amateur tournament in 1920. He moved to the United States and met Walter Hagen, who gave him a job as secretary of the Westchester-Biltmore Club. He became a U.S. citizen at this time. He competed in important amateur tournaments in the U.S. for a time, and in 1924 became a professional golfer. Armour won the 1927 U.S. Open, 1930 PGA Championship, and the 1931 Open Championship. His 1930 campaign was overshadowed by Bobby Jones' Grand Slam, and Armour seems to have been overlooked. Armour also won the Canadian Open three times, a feat exceeded only by Leo Diegel,
    10.00
    3 votes
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    Paul Casey

    Paul Casey

    Paul Alexander Casey (born 21 July 1977) is an English golfer who is a member of the world's top two professional golf tours, the U.S.-based PGA Tour and the European Tour. In 2009 he achieved his highest position, third, in the Official World Golf Ranking. Casey was born in Cheltenham, but moved with his family to Weybridge, Surrey at the age of six. After attending Cleves School, Weybridge and then Hampton School, he studied A levels at Strode's College, Egham. He then took a golf scholarship at Arizona State University. His amateur career was distinguished. In the U.S. he was the first man to win three consecutive Pac-10 Championships (1998, 1999 and 2000). In 2000 he broke the championship scoring record held by Tiger Woods (18 under par) with a 23 under par 265. Back on the other side of the Atlantic he won the English Amateur in 1999 and 2000. He was also a member of Great Britain and Ireland's winning 1999 Walker Cup team, where he was only the third player in seventy seven years to record four victories without a single defeat. Casey joined the European Tour in May 2001 and recorded a second in his fifth event and a win in his eleventh, the Gleneagles Scottish PGA
    6.50
    6 votes
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    Walter Hagen

    Walter Hagen

    Walter Charles Hagen (December 21, 1892 – October 6, 1969) was a major figure in golf in the first half of the 20th century. His tally of eleven professional majors is third behind Jack Nicklaus (18) and Tiger Woods (14). He won the U.S. Open twice, and in 1922 he became the first native-born American to win the British Open, which he went on to win four times in total. He also won the PGA Championship a record-tying five times (1921, '24–'27), and the Western Open five times when it had near major championship status. Hagen totaled 45 PGA wins in his career, and was a six-time Ryder Cup captain. Hagen was born in Rochester, New York, he came from a working-class family of German descent. His parents were William and Louisa (Boelke) Hagen, his father worked as a millwright and blacksmith in Rochester's railroad-car shops. Walter was the second of William and Louisa's five children, the only boy in the family. Hagen developed his golf game at the Country Club of Rochester, beginning as a caddy, and earned money to help support his family from pre-teen age. Hagen played golf at every chance he got; caddy access to the course was limited to off-peak times, as it was elsewhere in the
    7.40
    5 votes
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    Benn Barham

    Benn Barham

    Benn Barham (born 6 February 1976) is an English professional golfer on the European Tour. Barham was born in Ashford, Kent. He has won two tournaments on the second tier Challenge Tour, the 2001 NCC Open and the 2005 Open Mahou de Madrid. Since graduating from the Challenge Tour at the end of 2005, he has managed to retain his European Tour card each season by finishing inside the top 120 on the Order of Merit, and through the end of 2009, had a best tournament finish on the tour of second place at the 2009 Austrian Golf Open. Despite that result he lost his card at the end of 2009, and spent 2010 playing on both the European and Challenge Tours. In October 2010 Barham had his right kidney removed after a cancerous tumour was diagnosed; he returned to competitive golf at the Kenya Open in April 2011. In recent seasons Barham has begun an initiative in which he donates £1 for every birdie he makes to Demelza House, a children's hospice in Kent.
    8.25
    4 votes
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    Gaurav Ghei

    Gaurav Ghei

    Gaurav Ghei (born 25 September 1968) is an Indian professional golfer who plays on the Asian Tour. He turned professional in 1991. His wins include three Asian Tour titles: the 1995 Gadgil Western Masters, the 2006 Taiwan Masters, and the 2007 Beijing Open. In 1997 he became the first Indian golfer to qualify for The Open Championship. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Yellow background for top-10.
    8.25
    4 votes
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    Mark Foster

    Mark Foster

    Mark B. Foster (born 1 August 1975) is an English professional golfer. Foster was born in Worksop. He won the English Amateur twice before turning professional in 1995. For the first few years as a professional he was troubled by back problems, but in 2001 he won twice on the Challenge Tour and topped the money list. He won for the first time on the European Tour at the 2003 Dunhill Championship in South Africa. In 2011 he had his career best finish on the Order of Merit in 32nd position. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10. Amateur Professional
    8.25
    4 votes
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    Maarten Lafeber

    Maarten Lafeber

    Maarten Lafeber (born 11 December 1974) is a Dutch professional golfer who won the Dutch, Swiss and Spanish amateur championships before turning professional in 1997. Lafeber was born in Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant. He earned a European Tour card at the first attempt, but lost it at the end of 1998. After spending time on the second tier Challenge Tour, where he won the 1999 Tusker Kenya Open, he regained his place on the main tour for the 2000 season. In 2003 he became the first home player to win the KLM (Dutch) Open since Joop Rühl 1947, and that remains his only win on the European Tour. Lafeber sold shares in himself to finance his career, and bought the shareholders out at a profit of 85 per cent at the end of the 2004 season. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" indicates a tie for a place Yellow background for top-10 Amateur Professional
    6.80
    5 votes
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    Miguel Angel Jiménez

    Miguel Angel Jiménez

    Miguel Ángel Jiménez Rodríguez (born 5 January 1964) is a Spanish professional golfer. He has won 18 times on the European Tour. Jiménez first played on the European Tour in 1988 and improved steadily over the next few seasons. His first win on the tour came at the Piaget Belgian Open in 1992. During a fairly up and down career, he has so far had four main periods of success. He has finished inside the top 100 on the European Tour Order of Merit every season since 1989. In 1994 he finished fifth on the European Tour Order of Merit. One highlight was scoring an exceptionally rare albatross (double eagle) on the 17th hole at Valderrama, during the 1994 Volvo Masters, sinking his second shot on the par-5 hole with a 3-iron. After some weaker seasons he bounced back in 1998 and 1999, finishing fourth on the Order of Merit in consecutive years and winning four tournaments including the prestigious Volvo Masters. In 1999 he also came second in the WGC-American Express Championship, which is one of the elite World Golf Championships events, and made his Ryder Cup debut. In 2004 he once again bounced back from some modest seasons, notching up another fourth place finish on the Order of
    6.80
    5 votes
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    Natalie Gulbis

    Natalie Gulbis

    Natalie Anne Gulbis (born January 7, 1983) is an American professional golfer of Latvian descent who plays on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour. Born and raised in the Sacramento, California area, Gulbis started finding interest in the game at the early age of four. By the time she reached age seven, she had won her first tournament, and at age ten, she reports she was breaking par. She played in her first LPGA Tour event in 1997 as an amateur at the age of 14 (handicap of 2). Gulbis was the top player on the boys golf team at Granite Bay High School and graduated at age 16. She then accepted a golf scholarship to the University of Arizona, the 2000 national champions, where she was a teammate of fellow freshman, Lorena Ochoa. After one season at Arizona, Gulbis left college in Tucson to turn professional in July 2001 at age 18. At the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in October 2001 at Daytona Beach, Florida, Gulbis finished tied for third to earn her card for the 2002 season. Although Gulbis did not win a tournament until her sixth season on tour, she finished sixth on the LPGA money list in her fourth season with over $1 million in earnings in 2005. She placed in the top 10 in four
    6.80
    5 votes
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    Paul Goydos

    Paul Goydos

    Paul David Goydos (born June 20, 1964) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. Goydos was born and raised in Long Beach, California. He attended Woodrow Wilson Classical High School, Long Beach State University and turned pro in 1989. He started out as a struggling mini-tour player supplementing his income as a substitute teacher. In 1991 and 1992, he played on the Nationwide Tour, earning one victory at the 1992 Ben Hogan Yuma Open. He earned his PGA Tour card for 1993 by going through Qualifying School. Goydos has won two PGA Tour events – The 1996 Bay Hill Invitational and the 2007 Sony Open in Hawaii. He has amassed more than 40 top-10 finishes and has more than $10 million in career earnings. His best finish in a major was a T-12 at the 1999 U.S. Open. Goydos had only two starts in 2004, both coming at the end of the year, because of sinus surgery and hip problems; he played in 2005 under a Major Medical Exemption. His victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii in 2007 elevated Goydos into the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings. Goydos lost in a playoff at The Players Championship in 2008 to Sergio García when he put his tee
    6.80
    5 votes
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    Richard Green

    Richard Green

    Richard George Green (born 19 February 1971) is an Australian professional golfer. Green was born in Williamstown, Melbourne, Victoria. He turned professional in 1992, and joined the PGA Tour of Australasia the same year. Green has been a member of the European Tour since 1996, with his first win coming at the 1997 Dubai Desert Classic, where he became the first left-hander to win on the European Tour since Bob Charles at the Swiss Open in 1974. His consistent performances in 2004 took him to a career best European Tour Order of Merit finish of 17th. That same year he won the MasterCard Masters, which is one of Australia's most prestigious tournaments, and also topped the PGA Tour of Australasia's Order of Merit. In 2007 he won his second European Tour event at the BA-CA Golf Open in Austria. Green holds a share of the course record at Carnoustie with a 64, achieved in the final round of the 2007 Open Championship. The round saw him jump 27 places on the last day of the tournament to finish in a tie for 4th with Ernie Els. He has featured in the top 30 of the Official World Golf Rankings. Green is also a keen motor racing fan and owns a Porsche 911 racing car in which he has
    6.80
    5 votes
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    Giuseppe Cali

    Giuseppe Cali

    Giuseppe Calì (born 28 September 1952) is an Italian professional golfer. Calì was born in Mirano. He turned professional in 1971 and has won twelve professional tournaments in his home country, including five in 1988. Calì played on the European circuit from the mid 1980s to the late 1990s - sometimes on the European Tour itself and sometimes on the second tier Challenge Tour. His best results on the European Tour were sixth places at the 1990 Italian Open and the 1991 Mediterranean Open. In 1990 he won both the Cerruti Open and the Memorial Olivier Barras on the Challenge Tour and topped the Challenge Tour money rankings. He also claimed more than a dozen non-tour regular career (i.e. under fifty) professional tournaments. Calì joined the European Seniors Tour in 2003, and has won the 2005 Mobile Cup and the 2006 London Seniors Masters at that level. Calì represented Italy in the Alfred Dunhill Cup and the World Cup (four times each).
    9.00
    3 votes
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    Frank Lickliter

    Frank Lickliter

    Franklin Ray Lickliter II (born July 28, 1969) is an American professional golfer. He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings. Lickliter was born in Middletown, Ohio, adjacent to his hometown of Franklin, Ohio. Lickliter is a 1987 graduate of Franklin High School and a 1991 graduate of nearby Wright State University. He turned professional in 1991. Lickliter first joined the Nike Tour (now called the Nationwide Tour), where he earned a win in 1995. He joined the PGA Tour in 1996, and won events in 2001 and 2003. His best finish in a major is T4 at the 1998 PGA Championship. In 2007 he finished 139th on the PGA Tour money list, which was not good enough to retain his card for 2008. He earned his card for 2008 by winning the 2007 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut WD = Withdrew "T" = tied Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
    7.75
    4 votes
    24
    Gary McCord

    Gary McCord

    Gary Dennis McCord (born May 23, 1948) is an American professional golfer, commentator, author, and actor. McCord was born in San Gabriel, California and raised in southern California. He was a two-time Division II All-American at UC Riverside. He won the NCAA Division II individual championship in 1970 and turned professional in 1971. McCord's best two finishes on the PGA Tour were at the Greater Milwaukee Open, placing second in both 1975 and 1977. During his years on tour, he had nearly two dozen top-10 finishes. McCord was involved in an embarrassing episode during the 1984 FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis. When lining up a putt on the 15th green, McCord's pants split open, exposing his backside as he was not wearing any underwear. McCord wrapped a towel around his midriff, and went off to find a replacement pair of pants. Eventually Peter Jacobsen offered McCord his rain pants for a "fee" of $20. McCord credits golf pro Brad Britton for teaching him the ins and outs of the golf swing and especially the mental game. At age 37 in 1986, McCord joined CBS Sports as a golf analyst, a capacity in which he still serves. He is noted for his outspokenness, a trait that has seen him
    7.75
    4 votes
    25
    Laurie Auchterlonie

    Laurie Auchterlonie

    Lawrence "Laurie" Auchterlonie (8 December 1868 – 20 January 1948) was a Scottish professional golfer. He was a native of St Andrews, the "Home of Golf". In 1902, representing the Chicago Golf Club, he won the eighth U.S. Open at Garden City Golf Club in Garden City, New York. Auchterlonie's win was the first time that 80 was broken in all four rounds, as he posted a score of 78-78-74-77=307. He played with the recently invented Haskell rubber-cored ball, which was at least partly responsible for the lower scoring . The new ball had first been used to win an important tournament the previous year, when it was used by Walter Travis at the U.S. Amateur and Sandy Herd at The Open Championship. It soon became the standard golf ball. Auchterlonie competed in the U.S. Open eleven times, finishing in the top-10 on seven occasions. His other victories included the 1901 Western Open. He died in St Andrews at the age of 80. Laurie Auchterlonie was the brother of Willie Auchterlonie, who won The Open Championship in 1893. Willie Auchterlonie had a son named Laurie who was to succeed his father as honorary professional to the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. This Laurie Auchterlonie
    7.75
    4 votes
    26
    Mikael Lundberg

    Mikael Lundberg

    Mikael Lundberg (born 13 August 1973) is a Swedish professional golfer who currently plays on the European Tour. Lundberg was born in Helsingborg, Sweden. He represented Sweden in the 1994 Eisenhower Trophy and turned professional in 1995. He spent several years on the developmental Challenge Tour, where he was victorious in the 1997 Himmerland Open, and won a place on the main European Tour via a fourth place finish on the 2000 Challenge Tour Rankings. After two steady seasons on tour, a 137th place finish on the 2003 Order of Merit cost him his European Tour card and he returned to the Challenge Tour in 2004. Lundberg won back his place on the European Tour by winning the 2005 Cadillac Russian Open, which was an official money event on both tours, but finished outside the top 150 on the 2006 Order of Merit, and returned to the Challenge Tour the next season. Another top ten finish on the Challenge Tour rankings in 2007 saw him regain his European Tour card for 2008, when he won the Russian Open for the second time, giving him a two year exemption on the main tour. Amateur
    7.75
    4 votes
    27
    Mark Calcavecchia

    Mark Calcavecchia

    Mark John Calcavecchia (born June 12, 1960) is an American professional golfer and a former PGA Tour member. During his professional career, he has won thirteen PGA Tour events, including the 1989 Open Championship. Calcavecchia currently plays on the Champions Tour. Calcavecchia was born in Laurel, Nebraska. While he was a teenager, his family moved from Nebraska to West Palm Beach, Florida in 1973. He attended North Shore High School in West Palm Beach, and won the Florida high school golf championship in 1977 while playing for the North Shore golf team. While playing in junior tournaments, Calcavecchia often competed against Jack Nicklaus' son, Jackie, and as a result began a lifelong friendship at the age of 14 with the legendary pro. He received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Buster Bishop and coach John Darr's Florida Gators men's golf teams in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 1978 to 1980. Calcavecchia earned first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) honors in 1979. Calcavecchia turned professional in 1981 and joined the PGA Tour in 1982. Calcavecchia was at his
    6.60
    5 votes
    28
    Paul Broadhurst

    Paul Broadhurst

    Paul Andrew Broadhurst (born 14 August 1965) is an English golfer, originally from Atherstone in Warwickshire. Broadhurst was the leading amateur at the 1988 Open Championship. He joined the European Tour in 1989, picked up his first win at the Credit Lyonnais Cannes Open that year, and was the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year. Further European Tour wins followed in 1991, 1993 and 1995. His only appearance in the Ryder Cup to date was in 1991. Broadhurst's highest finish on the Order of Merit is ninth in 1996. He suffered a serious injury to his right hand during the second round of the 2000 Dubai Desert Classic, and was unable to compete for the remainder of that season. He also struggled in 2001 and 2002, but improved to 89th in the Order of Merit in 2003, thus regaining full exempt status. In 2005, he picked up his fifth European Tour win, and his first for a decade, at the Portuguese Open and in 2006 he made a successful defence of his title. Broadhurst's run of good form in 2006 enabled him to reach the top 50 in the Official World Golf Rankings. Broadhurst's young son is being credited with helping get his career back on track. He has been playing better since his son told
    6.60
    5 votes
    29
    Bernhard Langer

    Bernhard Langer

    Bernhard Langer (born 27 August 1957) is a German professional golfer. He is a two-time Masters champion, and was one of the world's leading golfers throughout the 1980s and 90s, being the first official number one ranked player in 1986. After turning fifty, he became one of the most successful players on the Champions Tour. Langer was born in Anhausen near Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany. He turned professional in 1976 and has won many events in Europe and the United States, among them The Masters in 1985 and 1993. He was the inaugural World Number 1 when the Official World Golf Rankings were introduced in 1986. He was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001 (but deferred his induction until 2002). He ranks second in career wins on the European Tour, with forty and has also played regularly on the U.S. based PGA Tour, especially in the late 1980s and since 2000. He has shown great durability, finishing in a tie for fifth at The Open Championship the month before his forty-eighth birthday and regaining a place in the top hundred of the rankings three months before his fiftieth birthday. He is one of the game's most successful globetrotters, being one of only a handful of players
    7.50
    4 votes
    30
    Graeme McDowell

    Graeme McDowell

    Graeme McDowell MBE (born 30 July 1979) is a Northern Irish professional golfer who plays on both the PGA Tour and European Tour. He is well known for winning the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, where he ended a 40-year drought for Europeans at the tournament. McDowell has won seven events on the European Tour, and the 2010 U.S. Open which was also his first and only win on the PGA Tour. He has also represented Ireland at the World Cup and been a member of the European Ryder Cup team on three occasions. He has appeared in the top-10 in the Official World Golf Ranking and his best is 4th (January to March 2011). Before turning professional, McDowell had a successful amateur career both in Ireland and in the United States. McDowell was born in Portrush, Northern Ireland, and played with Rathmore Golf Club since he was eight or nine years old. His uncle, Uel Loughery, coached him there when he was younger. At the age of 14, McDowell played senior cup for Rathmore. He studied engineering at Queen's University in Belfast, then transferred to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he played college golf through the spring of 2002. As a senior with the Blazers in 2002, McDowell
    7.50
    4 votes
    31
    Marc Farry

    Marc Farry

    Marc-Antoine Farry (born 3 July 1959) is a French professional golfer. Farry was born in Paris, and started playing golf at the age of seven. He turned professional in 1979, and spent his early career teaching pro in Florida, United States. Farry was a full member of the European Tour from 1989 to 2004. He has won 16 tournaments on the French domestic tour, including the 2000 French PGA Championship, but has only one win to his name on the European Tour, the 1996 BMW International Open, which was reduced to 36 holes because of rain. His best finish on the European Tour Order of Merit was 49th in 1999. At the 2003 Open de France, the French Sports Ministry decided to conduct voluntary drug tests on some of the competitors. The top three at the end of the tournament, and another three players selected at random were tested. Farry was one of the names pulled out of the hat, along with Graeme McDowell and François Delamontagne, with Philip Golding, David Howell and Peter O'Malley also being tested as the leading finishers. While the other five provided negative tests, Farry's came back positive for prednisolone, an anti-inflammatory. It was the first positive drug test recorded on the
    7.50
    4 votes
    32
    Philip Golding

    Philip Golding

    Philip Keith Golding (born 25 July 1962) is an English professional golfer. Golding was born in Luton, Bedfordshire. He was a promising cricketer who played for Middlesex Colts before he took up golf at the age of 17. He turned professional in 1981, becoming an assistant at his local golf club. Golding has been a regular fixture at the European Tour's qualifying school, where in 2007 he stretched his record to 18 appearances. He has often won a tour card, but up to the age of forty he had never done well enough on the Tour to retain his card automatically. In 2003 Golding won the Open de France, one of Europe's most prestigious events, on his 201st tour start. His prize of €416,660 was more than twice as much as he had ever won in a complete season before that year, and he went on to finish the season in a career best 32nd place on the Order of Merit. After falling away again in 2004 he had a solid season in 2005, with a pair of top ten finishes, but he has struggled since, returning to qualifying school again in 2006 and 2007. In 2008, he was again unable to retain his place on the elite tour, and dropped back down to the second tier Challenge Tour for 2009. Having won the Open de
    7.50
    4 votes
    33
    Michael Jonzon

    Michael Jonzon

    Michael Jonzon (born 21 April 1972) is a Swedish professional golfer. Jonzon was born in Skara, Sweden. He turned professional in 1991 and has spent most of his career on the European Tour and the Challenge Tour. He has two European Tour titles, the 1997 Portuguese Open and the 2009 Castelló Masters Costa Azahar, and several wins in lower level professional events. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
    8.67
    3 votes
    34
    Peter Hedblom

    Peter Hedblom

    Peter Mikael Hedblom (born 20 January 1970) is a Swedish professional golfer. Hedblom was born in Gävle, Sweden. He won the 1986 Swedish Boys Championship when he was 16. The following year he won the Doral Junior Classic in the United States and the Scandinavian Amateur Open. He was a member of the Continental Europe team that won the 1986 Jacques Léglise Trophy and also played in the event in 1987. He turned professional in 1988. Hedblom has played mainly on the European Tour, on which he has won three tournaments. His best year-end ranking on the Order of Merit was 29th in 2008. His first win on the European Tour was at the Moroccan Open in 1996. He didn't win on the tour again until 2007 when he was victorious at the Maybank Malaysian Open, which was co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour. He picked up his third win in 2009 at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles. He has also won three tournaments on the Challenge Tour. He represented Sweden in the 1996 Alfred Dunhill Cup. Before his venture into golf, he was actively involved in ice hockey. He took up ice hockey when he was six years old and broke his leg in 2001. This mishap came about when he participated in a yearly ice
    8.67
    3 votes
    35
    Tiger Woods

    Tiger Woods

    Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods (born December 30, 1975) is an American professional golfer whose achievements to date rank him among the most successful golfers of all time. Formerly the World No. 1, he is the highest-paid professional athlete in the world, having earned an estimated US$90.5 million from winnings and endorsements in 2010. Woods turned professional in 1996, and by April 1997 he had already won his first major, the 1997 Masters. He first reached the number one position in the world rankings in June 1997. Through the 2000s, Woods was the dominant force in golf, spending 264 weeks from August 1999 to September 2004 and 281 weeks from June 2005 to October 2010 as world number one. From December 2009 to early April 2010, Woods took leave from professional golf to focus on his marriage after he admitted infidelity. His multiple infidelities were revealed by several different women, through many worldwide media sources. This was followed by a loss of form, and his ranking gradually fell to a low of #58 in November 2011. He snapped a career-long winless streak of 107 weeks when he captured the Chevron World Challenge in December 2011. As of June 4, 2012, he is ranked #4, after
    10.00
    2 votes
    36
    Brad Faxon

    Brad Faxon

    Bradford John Faxon, Jr. (born August 1, 1961) is an American professional golfer. He has won eight times on the PGA Tour. Faxon was born in Oceanport, New Jersey and raised in Barrington, Rhode Island. He attended Furman University, and earned a Bachelor of Economics degree in 1983. At Furman, Faxon was a two-time All-American (1982, 1983) as a member of the golf team. He played on the 1983 Walker Cup team. Faxon won the Haskins Award for the most outstanding collegiate golfer in the United States in 1983. He also received that same year's Golf Magazine and NCAA Coaches Awards as the nation's outstanding amateur golfer. He turned professional in 1983. Faxon has won eight times on the PGA Tour and played on two Ryder Cup teams. While admittedly not a great driver of the golf ball or a great ball-striker, Faxon has built a reputation as one of the best pure putters in golf history. He led the PGA Tour in Putting Average in 1996, 1999, and 2000 (when he set the single-season record with only 1.704 putts/greens in regulation), and finished 13th in 2005 at the age of 44. Faxon explains his success on the greens thus: "My only secret is confidence... I just try to hit every putt as if
    7.25
    4 votes
    37
    Ernie Els

    Ernie Els

    Theodore Ernest "Ernie" Els (/ˈɛls/; born 17 October 1969) is a South African professional golfer. A former World No. 1, he is known as "The Big Easy" due to his imposing physical stature (he stands 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)) along with his fluid golf swing. Among his 65 career victories are four major championships: the U.S. Open in 1994 at Oakmont and in 1997 at Congressional, and The Open Championship in 2002 at Muirfield and in 2012 at Royal Lytham & St Annes. He is one of six golfers to twice win both the U.S. Open and The Open Championship. Other highlights in Els' career include topping the 2003 and 2004 European Tour Order of Merit (money list), and winning the World Match Play Championship a record seven times. He was the leading career money winner on the European Tour until overtaken by Lee Westwood in 2011, and was the first member of the tour to earn over 25 million Euros from European Tour events. He has held the number one spot in the Official World Golf Ranking and holds the record for weeks ranked in the top ten with 788. Els rose to 15th in the world rankings after winning the 2012 Open Championship. He was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2010, on his first
    7.25
    4 votes
    38
    George Lyon

    George Lyon

    George Seymour Lyon (July 27, 1858 – May 11, 1938) was a Canadian golfer, an Olympic gold medallist, an eight-time Canadian Amateur Championship winner, and a member of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. Lyon was born in Richmond, Ontario, near Ottawa. His early sporting career was in cricket, where, as a batsman he represented Canada eight times, averaging 14.07 and scoring 238 not out in a club game, at that time the highest score ever made in Canada. Although he began playing golf at the age of 38, he won the gold medal in golf in the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, Missouri. He won the Canadian Amateur Championship a record eight times between 1898 and 1914, and won the Canadian Seniors' Golf Association Championship ten times between 1918 and 1930. Lyon lost in the finals of the 1906 U.S. Amateur Championship, and in the semi-finals of the 1908 British Amateur Championship, when in his 50th year. He traveled to London in 1908 to defend his Olympic title, but plans to stage a golf tournament there were cancelled at the last minute, since representatives from England and Scotland were unable to agree on the format, and golf has not been held in the Olympics since. In 1955, Lyon
    7.25
    4 votes
    39
    Helen Alfredsson

    Helen Alfredsson

    Helen Christine Alfredsson (born 9 April 1965) is a Swedish professional golfer who plays primarily on the U.S. based LPGA Tour and is also a life member of the Ladies European Tour. Alfredsson was born in Gothenburg, Sweden. She represented Sweden in European Junior and Senior Team championships. She was a member of the Swedish team in the Espirito Santo Trophy World Amateur Team Championship in 1986 and 1988 and is a six-time Swedish national champion winning from 1981 through 1984, in 1986 and 1988. She attended United States International University, graduating in 1988 with a degree in International Business and then tried a career in Paris as a model. During 1986-1988 she played five times on the Swedish Telia Tour, winning at least once a year. She turned professional on 1 January 1989. Alfredsson began her professional career on the Ladies European Tour where she was rookie of the year in 1989. The next year, in 1990, she claimed her maiden professional win at the Women's British Open. She won twice on the LET in 1991 and won once each on the ALPG and Japanese tours. She earned exempt status for the 1992 LPGA Tour season by tying for 17th at the LPGA Final Qualifying
    7.25
    4 votes
    40
    James Kingston

    James Kingston

    James Hubert Kingston (born 30 November 1965) is a South African professional golfer. Kingston was born in Ottosdal, South Africa. He turned professional in 1988, and is currently a member of the European Tour and the Sunshine Tour. He has also competed on the Asian Tour, where he collected four tournament victories. In 2007 Kingston finished top of the Order of Merit on the Sunshine Tour, aided by his victory at the European Tour co-sanctioned South African Airways Open. That win was his first on the European Tour, and helped him to his best Order of Merit finish of 17th in 2008. Victory at the Sunshine Tour's Vodacom Championship in February 2008, lifted Kingston into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time. Kingston secured his first win of 2009 with a playoff triumph against Anders Hansen at the 2009 Mercedes-Benz Championship in Cologne. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
    7.25
    4 votes
    41
    Jonathan Byrd

    Jonathan Byrd

    Jonathan Currie Byrd (born January 27, 1978) is an American professional golfer. He was the 2002 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, and has won five times on the PGA Tour. Byrd was born in Anderson, South Carolina. He attended Clemson University from 1997 to 2000. During his Clemson career, Byrd was the first four-time First Team All-ACC player in Clemson history and was named a First Team All-America in 1999. He represented the United States on the Walker Cup team in 1999. Byrd turned professional in 2000 and played on the Buy.Com Tour (now Nationwide Tour), winning the BUY.COM Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs and finishing eighth on the money list. In his first season on the PGA Tour in 2002, Byrd won the Buick Challenge and was named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. Byrd won the B.C. Open in 2004 and the John Deere Classic in 2007. Byrd had an average season in 2008 with two top-10s and a little over $1,000,000 in earnings. His best finish in 2009 was at the Memorial Tournament, where he was joint second round leader with Jim Furyk. Byrd would go on to finish T3. On July 7, 2009, Byrd 's father, James, died aged 65 after a long struggle with brain cancer. The death of his father caused Byrd
    7.25
    4 votes
    42
    Nick Job

    Nick Job

    Nicholas James Job (born 27 July 1949) is an English professional golfer. Job turned professional in 1965 and joined the European Tour in its first official season in 1972. He finished in the top-100 on the European Tour Order of Merit twelve times, with a best ranking of 26th in 1981. His best tournament result on the European Tour came at the 1978 Greater Manchester Open, where he lost to Brian Barnes in a playoff. Since turning fifty he has won five times on the European Seniors Tour. Note: The only major Job played in was The Open Championship. DNP = Did not play WD = Withdrew CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
    7.25
    4 votes
    43
    Shiv Chowrasia

    Shiv Chowrasia

    Shiv Shankar Prasad Chowrasia (born 15 May 1978), also known as "Chipputtsia", and "Chow" is an Indian professional golfer. After he turned professional in 1997, he went on to win eight titles on the Indian Tour and finished second twice in the Indian Open. In February 2008, he won the inaugural Indian Masters, which was a part of the 2008 European Tour. In February 2011, Chowrasia won his second European Tour event winning the 2011 Avantha Masters in New Delhi. Chowrasia's father worked as the greenskeeper at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club in Kolkata, India. It was at this golf course that Chowrasia picked up golf at the age of 10. The self-taught golfer is nicknamed "Chip-putt-sia" because of his short game. Before entering professional golf, he was a caddie for a few years. After entering professional golf in 1997, his earnings at the end of 1998 were $1,220. Chowrasia finished second to Arjun Atwal in the 1999 Indian Open held at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club. He joined the Asian Tour in 2006 after making steady progress in India with cumulative earnings being $36,983 along with eight Indian Tour titles. His first season in the Asian Tour had a good opening event in the Pakistan
    7.25
    4 votes
    44
    Butch Harmon

    Butch Harmon

    Claude "Butch" Harmon, Jr. (born August 28, 1943) is an American golf instructor and former professional player. He is the son of 1948 Masters Tournament champion Claude Harmon, Sr. and has been in the golf industry since 1965. Butch Harmon was raised in New Rochelle, New York; his father was the head pro at the nearby Winged Foot Golf Club. The family also lived part of the year in Florida, when Butch's father served as the winter professional at the Seminole Golf Club. Butch began playing golf from an early age, as did his three younger brothers, Craig, Bill, and Dick, who also all became golf professionals. Butch graduated from Iona Grammar School (1958) and then New Rochelle High School (1962). Butch excelled at all sports, and was a star halfback on the 1961 New Rochelle High School football team that compiled a 5-2-1 record. Harmon attended the University of Houston, and served in the U.S. Army for three years, seeing duty in the Vietnam War. Harmon was a PGA Tour player from 1970 to 1971, with one win to his name on the Tour, the 1971 Broome County Open, a satellite event. He lived in Morocco for several years in the 1970s, serving as the personal instructor to King Hassan
    8.33
    3 votes
    45
    Simon Dyson

    Simon Dyson

    Simon Dyson (born 21 December 1977) is an English professional golfer. He plays on the European Tour, having formerly played on the Asian Tour. Dyson was born in York, England. In 1999, he was runner-up in the English Amateur and won the Finnish Amateur title. He was also a member of the Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team that year, before turning professional in September. In 2000, Dyson topped the Asian Tour Order of Merit after winning three tournaments on that tour, and was also Rookie of the Year. He also played a small number of events on the European Tour in 2000. Since 2001 he has played mainly on the European Tour, and has finished in the top 100 on the Order of Merit nine times, the only exception being in 2003. In March 2006 he won his maiden European Tour title at the Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia Open and he followed up later that year by winning the KLM Open in a play-off over Richard Green. These victories helped him to finish a career-high, at the time, 21st place on the Order of Merit and climb into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time in his career. Dyson very nearly won the season ending Volvo Masters tournament at Valderrama in 2007,
    8.33
    3 votes
    46
    Charles B. Macdonald

    Charles B. Macdonald

    Charles Blair Macdonald (November 14, 1855 – April 21, 1939) was a major figure in early American golf. He built the first 18-hole course in the United States, was a driving force in the founding of the United States Golf Association, won the first U.S. Amateur championship, and later built some of the most influential golf courses in the United States, to the extent that he is considered the father of American golf course architecture. He is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Macdonald was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario to naturalized American parents — a Scottish father and Canadian (part Mohawk) mother — and grew up in Chicago. In 1872 at age 16, he was sent to St Andrews University, and while there he took up playing golf with a vengeance. Tutored by Old Tom Morris, Macdonald soon became proficient enough that he played matches on the Old Course at St Andrews against several of the leading golfers of the day, including Young Tom Morris. Macdonald returned to Chicago in 1874 and became a successful stockbroker, but rarely played golf for the next 17 years (a period he termed the "Dark Ages"). By the late 1880s, a group of Scottish immigrants had brought the game to the New
    9.50
    2 votes
    47
    Donnie Hammond

    Donnie Hammond

    Donald William Hammond (born April 1, 1957) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour, Nationwide Tour, and Champions Tour. Hammond was born in Frederick, Maryland. He attended Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida and was a member of the golf team. He turned pro in 1979 and joined the PGA Tour in 1983. Hammond earned his tour card by winning the 1982 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament at TPC-Sawgrass by a record 14 strokes. Hammond has won two PGA Tour events in his career: The 1986 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic and the 1989 Texas Open. In winning his second PGA Tour title by 7 strokes (258) over Paul Azinger, he came within one stroke of the then-Tour scoring record. His best finish in a major is a T-5 at the 1992 British Open. During his PGA Tour career, he amassed 40 top-10 finishes. Hammond played on the Tour from 1983 until 1998. After that he competed on the Nationwide Tour where he won once in 2000. On turning fifty years of age in 2007, Hammond began playing on the Champions Tour. Hammond is a charter member of the Jacksonville University Sports Hall of Fame. Hammond has four children, one son Matthew, three daughters Brittany, Brooke, and Halle.
    9.50
    2 votes
    48
    Felipe Aguilar

    Felipe Aguilar

    Felipe Aguilar Schuller (born November 7, 1974) is a Chilean professional golfer who has won over 30 events in Chile. Aguilar is currently a member of the European Tour. In 2006 he became the second Chilean, after Roy Mackenzie to earn full membership to the European Tour but failed to retain full playing rights at the end of the season. In 2007 he won two events on the Challenge Tour in a 4-week span. Due to his success on the Challenge Tour he rejoined the European Tour in 2008. In February 2008, Aguilar won his first European Tour event at the Astro Indonesia Open. He birdied the final hole while the erstwhile leader Jeev Milkha Singh bogeyed for a two shot swing that saw the Chilean win by one stroke.
    9.50
    2 votes
    49
    Jeff Hawkes

    Jeff Hawkes

    Jeffrey Owen Hawkes (born 3 September 1953) is a South African professional golfer. Hawkes was born in Mthatha (then Umtata), Eastern Cape. In addition to his home in Bruma near Johannesburg, he also resides in Bracknell, Berkshire, England. Hawkes turned professional in 1974. He played on the European Tour for over twenty years, making the top one hundred on the European Tour Order of Merit every year from 1977 to 1991, with a best ranking of 34th in 1987. His sole European Tour win came at the 1991 Canon European Masters Swiss Open. He has also won three tournaments on the Southern Africa Tour, now the Sunshine Tour. Hawkes joined the European Seniors Tour in 2004, but has yet to win at that level, although his playing schedule is rather limited as he also works as a golf commentator and analyst for Sky Sports in the United Kingdom. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1977 & 1982) "T" = tied Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
    9.50
    2 votes
    50
    Todd Hamilton

    Todd Hamilton

    William Todd Hamilton (born October 18, 1965) is an American professional golfer. Hamilton was born in the small west-central Illinois city of Galesburg. He grew up in an even smaller Henderson County town on the Mississippi called Oquawka. He attended Union High School in Biggsville, Illinois and played golf regularly on the local 9-hole golf course (now an 18 holes), Hend-Co Hills. He went to the University of Oklahoma for college where he continued to play. Hamilton turned professional in 1987 but was unable to gain entrance to the PGA Tour. Instead he played internationally for many years, primarily on the Japan Golf Tour. When he left the Japan Golf Tour, he was the all-time leading non-Japanese money winner on it, with earnings of over 630 million yen and had won 11 times. After eight tries, at the age of thirty eight, Hamilton went back to Qualifying School in 2003 where he finally earned his first PGA Card. Hamilton won his first PGA Tour event at the 2004 Honda Classic. He birdied the final two holes to beat Davis Love III by one stroke at 12 under par. Later that year, Hamilton defeated Ernie Els in a four-hole playoff to win The Open Championship at Royal Troon Golf
    9.50
    2 votes
    51
    Luke Donald

    Luke Donald

    Luke Campbell Donald MBE (born 7 December 1977) is an English professional golfer who has been the World Number One. He plays mainly on the U.S. based PGA Tour but is also a member of the European Tour. Donald had an outstanding year in 2011, winning several tournaments and awards. He won the PGA Tour money list and European Race to Dubai to complete a historic double. He is the only player to ever win both money lists on the PGA and European Tours in the same year. He was named the PGA Player of the Year and PGA Tour Player of the Year, becoming the first Englishman to win either award. He was also named the European Tour Golfer of the Year. He also became the first Englishman to win the PGA Tour's Vardon Trophy and the first golfer other than Tiger Woods to win the Mark H. McCormack Award for the most weeks at number one during a calendar year. In May 2012, Donald was awarded honorary life membership of the European Tour for his achievements in 2011. In May 2011 Donald became the number one golfer in the Official World Golf Ranking after winning the BMW PGA Championship. He held the number one position for 40 weeks between May 2011 and March 2012 before being briefly dethroned on
    7.00
    4 votes
    52
    Pelle Edberg

    Pelle Edberg

    Per Oscar "Pelle" Edberg (born 13 April 1979) is a Swedish professional golfer. Edberg was born in Jönköping. He turned professional in 1997, and after several unsuccessful attempts at the European Tour qualifying school, finally gained his tour card in 2004, having played most of that year on the second tier Challenge Tour. Edberg failed to retain his playing privileges on the European Tour in his rookie season, and after a year of limited opportunities in 2006, regained his tour card for 2007 at final qualifying school. In 2007 he finished tied for 12th place at the Open Championship, and had three top 10 finishes, including a tie for 3rd at the Smurfit European Open as he finished the season ranked well inside the top 100 of the Order of Merit, in 51st position. In 2008 Edberg continued his consistent play, ending the season in 85th place on the Order of Merit, recording his best finish on tour to date along the way, a share of 2nd place in the SAS Masters. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
    7.00
    4 votes
    53
    Ross Drummond

    Ross Drummond

    Ross Drummond (born 29 November 1956) is a Scottish professional golfer from Paisley whose most successful year on the PGA European Tour was chronicled by The Guardian's golf correspondent, Lawrence Donegan, in the book Four Iron in the Soul. Drummond did not win a tournament on the European Tour despite a long career, although he did finish as a runner-up at the 1996 Slaley Hall Northumberland Challenge. Having retired from the European Tour at the end of 2004, Drummond now plays regularly on the European Seniors Tour. Drummond played for 24 years on the PGA European Tour and has frequently been described as a "journeyman" professional. Since 2007, he has been playing on the European Seniors Tour. Drummond turned pro in 1975. He won the Tooting Bec Cup for the lowest single-round score posted by a British or Irish player at the 1987 Open Championship at Muirfield, carding a 66 in his second round. In 1996, he finished runner-up to Retief Goosen in the inaugural Slaley Hall Northumberland Challenge and third behind Jesper Parnevik and Colin Montgomerie at the Trophée Lancôme, and finished in 42nd place on that year's European Tour Order of Merit. Drummond's 1996 season, which
    7.00
    4 votes
    54
    Dorothy Campbell

    Dorothy Campbell

    Dorothy Iona Campbell (March 24, 1883 – March 20, 1945) was the first internationally dominant female golfer. She was also known in her lifetime as Dorothy Hurd, Mrs. J.V. Hurd and as Dorothy Howe. She has also been referred to by the portmanteau, Dorothy Campbell Hurd Howe. Born into a golfing family in North Berwick, Scotland, she began swinging golf clubs when she was just 18 months old. Within a few years she was competing with her sisters. She was the first woman to win the American, British and Canadian Women's Amateurs. Over the course of her career, she won 11 national amateur crowns between Great Britain, the United States, Canada, and Scotland, the last of which came in 1924 at the age of 41. She moved to Canada in 1910 and three years later moved to the United States permanently, where she married Jack V. Hurd in 1913. She won many of her titles as Mrs. J. V. Hurd, but she and Hurd were divorced in 1923. She married Edward Howe in 1937 and divorced again in 1943. She won over 700 first prizes during her golf career. She died in a railway accident, through a moment's inattention when failing to notice an oncoming train. She was inducted to the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame
    6.00
    5 votes
    55
    Eamonn Darcy

    Eamonn Darcy

    Eamonn Darcy (born 7 August 1952) is one of the most successful golfers produced by Ireland. Darcy was born in Delgany, County Wicklow. He turned professional in 1968 and played on the European Tour from 1972, winning four European Tour tournaments. His best years were 1975, when he came third on the Order of Merit, and 1976, when he improved to second. While he did not fully live up to this early promise, and did not compete on a level with the "Big 5" of European golf who emerged around this time (Ballesteros, Faldo, Langer, Lyle and Woosnam) he went on to enjoy a long career. He finished in the top 20 on the Order of Merit nine times in total and made the top 100 as late as 1999, when he was 47. In 2002 he joined the European Seniors Tour. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
    6.00
    5 votes
    56
    Genevieve Hecker

    Genevieve Hecker

    Genevieve Hecker (1884 - July 29, 1960) was an American amateur golfer. A member of the Essex County Country Club in West Orange, New Jersey, she won New York City's Metropolitan Golf Championship in 1900, 1901, 1905, and 1906. Hecker was born in 1884. In October 1901, she won the U.S. Women's Amateur at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield Township, Union County, New Jersey. She also tied with Margaret Curtis and two others for the championship's lowest qualifying score. The following year she won the U.S. Amateur again on a course at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. In 1903, Hecker married Charles T. Stout and in 1904 she published Golf for Women, the first book ever written exclusively for female golfers. The book included a chapter by Irish golfer Rhona Adair who won four straight Irish Ladies Close Championships and the 1900 and 1903 British Ladies Amateurs. Hecker died on July 29, 1960.
    6.00
    5 votes
    57
    Anders Hansen

    Anders Hansen

    Anders Rosenberg Hansen (born 16 September 1970) is a Danish professional golfer. Hansen was born in Sønderborg, Denmark. He turned professional in 1995. It took him a few years to establish himself on the European Tour, with his first top 116 Order of Merit finish (the level a player requires to automatically regain his card) coming in 1999. His maiden European Tour victory was the 2002 Volvo PGA Championship and he finished in the top 60 on the Order of Merit every year from 2000 to 2011, with a best of seventh in 2011. He has featured in the top 25 of the Official World Golf Rankings and has been the highest ranked Danish golfer. Hansen represented Denmark in the WGC-World Cup in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007. Hansen had six top 10's in 2006 including a 3rd at the Dubai Desert Classic, playing the two final days in the leaderball with Tiger Woods and Retief Goosen, and a second at the Italian Open for the second straight year. Hansen qualified for the PGA Tour for 2007, capturing the fourth available spot, eight strokes off the winner, George McNeill, but failed to maintain his playing rights at the end of the season. His second European tour victory came when he won the
    8.00
    3 votes
    58
    Bobby Lincoln

    Bobby Lincoln

    Robert James Lincoln (born 8 September 1953) is a South African professional golfer who was a regular winner on the Southern African Tour from 1985 to 2000, and now plays on the European Seniors Tour. Lincoln played on the European Tour in the late 1970s and early 1980s with little success. He was over thirty before he found success on his home tour by winning the 1985 Wild Coast Pro-Am. He went on to win three times in each of the following three years. He served on the Southern Africa Tour Players Committee from 1991 to 2006 Lincoln joined the European Seniors Tour in 2006, and claimed his first senior win in 2007 at the Jersey Seniors Classic. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
    8.00
    3 votes
    59
    Davis Love III

    Davis Love III

    Davis Milton Love III (born April 13, 1964) is an American professional golfer. Love was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina before turning professional in 1985. He earned his PGA Tour card in the autumn of 1985, on his first attempt. He quickly established himself on the PGA Tour, winning his first tour event in 1987. He was later to be in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings for over 450 weeks and reached a high of third. Love has won 20 events on the PGA Tour, including one major championship, the 1997 PGA Championship. He also won the prestigious Players Championship in 1992 and 2003. On November 9, 2008, he won his 20th career PGA Tour tournament, at the Children's Miracle Network Classic. This win gave him a lifetime exemption on the tour, at the age of 44. In 2011 he signed an endorsement deal with Bridgestone Golf. In January 2011, Love was named the captain of the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup team. Love was born to Davis M. Love Jr. and his wife, Helen, shortly after his father contended at the 1964 Masters Tournament. His father, who was a former pro and nationally recognized golf instructor, introduced him to the game. His
    8.00
    3 votes
    60
    Eric Axley

    Eric Axley

    Eric Allen Axley (born April 22, 1974) is an American professional golfer. Axley was born in Athens, Tennessee. He turned professional in 1997. In 2006, Axley won the Valero Texas Open, claiming his first PGA Tour win. After a poor 2009 season, Axley lost his PGA Tour playing rights. Axley divides his time among the NGA Hooters Tour, eGolf Professional Tour, and PGA Tour. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
    8.00
    3 votes
    61
    Harriot Curtis

    Harriot Curtis

    Harriot Sumner Curtis (June 30, 1881 – October 25, 1974) was an American amateur golfer and an early participant in the sport of skiing. From the Manchester, Massachusetts area, she was one of ten children. Her father was a colonel in the Union Army cavalry during the American Civil War. Her brother, James Freeman Curtis became a lawyer in New York City and was the Assistant United States Secretary of the Treasury under President William Howard Taft. Her cousin, Laurence Curtis, who served as the second President of the United States Golf Association in 1897-98, encouraged the family to take up the game of golf. As a result, Harriot and her sister younger Margaret began playing golf at an early age. As young ladies they played out of the Essex County Club in Manchester and were members of the Women's Golf Association of Massachusetts. Founded in 1900, it the first state women's golf association in the United States. In 1904, Harriot Curtis was a co-winner of the Medal given to the golfer who shoots the lowest score in qualifying rounds at the United States Women's Amateur Golf Championship. At the 1906 U.S. Championship, held at the Brae Burn Country Club near Boston, she defeated
    8.00
    3 votes
    62
    Markus Brier

    Markus Brier

    Markus Brier (born 5 July 1968) is one of relatively few Austrian touring professional golfers, and as of 2008 is his country's highest ranked player. Brier won the Swiss and German Amateur Opens in the mid 1990s, and turned professional in 1995 at a relatively late age. Nine top ten finishes, including five top threes, on the 1999 Challenge Tour earned him third place on the season ending money list and playing privileges on the European Tour for 2000. He has retained his tour card since then through his final position on the order of merit every year, except for 2002 when he regained it through final qualifying school. Since joining the European Tour, Brier has continued to play in his home event, the Austrian Open, winning it on two occasions during a period when it was a Challenge Tour event. In 2006 the tournament was promoted back onto the main European Tour schedule, now under the sponsored title BA-CA Golf Open. In its first year back, Brier once again took the title, in the process becoming the first Austrian golfer to win a European Tour event. This win helped him to his then best year-end finish on the Order of Merit of 49th. Brier's second European Tour win came in 2007
    8.00
    3 votes
    63
    Matt Kuchar

    Matt Kuchar

    Matthew Gregory Kuchar (born June 21, 1978) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and formerly the Nationwide Tour. He has won four times on the PGA Tour, with these wins spanning over 10 years. He briefly enjoyed success in the early 2000s before suffering a slump where he struggled to maintain his playing status on the PGA Tour. He rejuvenated himself and built a new flat swing from 2008 onwards which enabled himself to enjoy much better results. He is renowned as a very consistent performer on the tour having amassed close to $15 million in prize money and recorded 30 top-10 finishes between 2009-2012. This included finishing as the PGA Tour's leading money winner in 2010. In May 2012, Kuchar won the The Players Championship, the flagship event of the PGA Tour, his biggest tournament victory to date. As a result, he moved to a career high number five in the world rankings. He has spent over 40 weeks ranked inside the worlds top-10. Kuchar was born in Winter Park, Florida, and graduated from Seminole High School in Sanford in 1996. He then attended Georgia Tech in Atlanta, where he was a two-time first-team All-American on the golf team. In 1997, he won the
    8.00
    3 votes
    64
    Ross Fisher

    Ross Fisher

    Ross Daniel Fisher (born 22 November 1980) is an English professional golfer, who has had several wins on the European Tour, including the 2009 Volvo World Match Play Championship. Fisher was born in Ascot, Berkshire. His home course is the famous Wentworth Golf Club, Surrey, England, location of the European Tour administrative headquarters. As a child, he attended Charters School, a state comprehensive close to Wentworth. Fisher joined the European Tour in 2006. He earned his card by finishing 18th on the Challenge Tour's money list in 2005. During Fisher's first season on the European Tour he won a Jaguar for a nearest to the pin contest in the 2006 Quinn Direct British Masters. In 2007, Fisher won the KLM Open by one stroke over Joost Luiten, and subsequently finished the year ranked 43rd on the Order of Merit. Fisher started the 2008 season with a joint-second place in the HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai, beaten by Phil Mickelson in a three-way play-off that also featured Lee Westwood. In July 2008, Fisher won the European Open on the Heritage Course at The London Golf Club; the first staging of the event at the venue in Kent, England. Despite never having played the
    8.00
    3 votes
    65
    Stewart Cink

    Stewart Cink

    Stewart Ernest Cink (born May 21, 1973) is an American professional golfer who won the 2009 Open Championship. He has spent over 40 weeks in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings from 2004 to 2009. Cink was born in Huntsville, Alabama and grew up in nearby Florence, where he attended Bradshaw High School. After completing high school in 1991, he graduated from Georgia Tech in Atlanta in 1995 with a degree in Management, where he played golf for the Yellow Jackets; he turned professional in 1995. While at Georgia Tech he earned the nickname "Big League Stew", because of his professional manner on the course. After winning the Mexican Open and three events on the Nike Tour (now the Nationwide Tour) in 1996, Cink joined the PGA Tour in 1997 and won the Canon Greater Hartford Open in his rookie season. Cink performed consistently on the Tour over the next few years, picking up another win at the 2000 MCI Classic. Until his victory in the Open Championship in 2009, 2004 was his most successful season, with a fifth-place finish on the money list and wins at the MCI Heritage and at the WGC-NEC Invitational, which is one of the World Golf Championships events. On February 24,
    8.00
    3 votes
    66
    Stuart Appleby

    Stuart Appleby

    Stuart Appleby (born 1 May 1971) is an Australian professional golfer. Appleby was born in Cohuna in rural northern Victoria, and grew up on a nearby dairy farm. He began in golf by hitting balls from paddock to paddock after his farm chores were completed. As a youth, he played Australian Rules Football. Appleby turned professional in 1992 and began his career on the PGA Tour of Australasia. In 1995 he won twice on the Nike Tour (now known as the Nationwide Tour), the second tier men's tour on in the U.S. He was the 8th player to win his first Nationwide Tour start. He qualified to compete on the PGA Tour the following year by finishing the season fifth on the money list. Appleby has won nine times on the PGA Tour. He was a member of the International Team in the Presidents Cup four times, and featured in the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings in 2004. His best performance in a major championship came in 2002, where he lost in a fourway play-off to Ernie Els at The Open Championship. In 2010, during the final round of the inaugural Greenbrier Classic, Appleby became the fifth player in history to shoot a 59 in an official PGA Tour event. Appleby won the 2010 PGA Tour
    8.00
    3 votes
    67
    Julieta Granada

    Julieta Granada

    Julieta Granada (born 17 November 1986) is a Paraguayan professional golfer on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour and the Ladies European Tour. Born in Asunción, Paraguay, Granada moved to the United States with her mother at the age of 14 in 2001 after receiving a scholarship to attend the David Leadbetter Golf Academy in Bradenton, Florida. While a student there, she earned numerous junior amateur titles. She was named to the American Junior Golf Association All-America Team from 2001 to 2004, and was the AJGA player of the year in 2004, when she won the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship. Granada graduated in 2005 from the Pendleton School, a private school established solely for students attending the Leadbetter Academy and other affiliated IMG sports academies. Granada turned professional in June 2005 at age 18 and competed on the Futures Tour that summer, joining in mid-season. She placed second in her first and sixth events and won her first professional title at the season-ending YWCA Futures Classic in late August in York, Pennsylvania. Granada won $29,153 in nine Futures Tour events to finish seventh on the 2005 money list, which advanced her to the final stage of the LPGA qualifying
    6.75
    4 votes
    68
    Paula Creamer

    Paula Creamer

    Paula Creamer (born August 5, 1986) is an American professional golfer on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour. As a professional, she has won 11 tournaments, including 9 LPGA Tour events. Creamer has been as high as number 2 in the Women's World Golf Rankings. She was the 2010 U.S. Women's Open champion. As an amateur, Creamer won numerous junior golf titles, including 11 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) tournaments. Creamer joined the LPGA Tour in the 2005 season, and her victory in that year's Sybase Classic made her the LPGA's second-youngest event winner. Creamer was born in Mountain View, California and raised in Pleasanton, the only child of an airline pilot father and stay-at-home mother. The family's home overlooked the first tee of the Castlewood Country Club's golf course. Creamer participated in acrobatic dancing and gymnastics during her childhood, and started playing golf when she was 10 years old. At the age of 12, she won 13 consecutive regional junior events in northern California, and the following year she became the top-ranked female junior golfer in the state. During Creamer's amateur career, she won 19 national tournaments, including 11 American Junior Golf
    6.75
    4 votes
    69
    Gary Cowan

    Gary Cowan

    Gary Cowan (born 28 October 1938) is a Canadian golfer who has achieved outstanding results at the highest class in amateur competition. Cowan was born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He began to play golf at the municipal golf course, Rockway, in Kitchener, and found great rivalries there with such excellent players as Moe Norman and Gerry Kesselring. The three were coached by Lloyd Tucker. Cowan reached the semi-finals of the Ontario Amateur Championship at age 17 in 1956, a record for a player so young. He won the 1956 Canadian Junior Championship. His first national championship victory at men's level was the 1961 Canadian Amateur Championship, which was to be his only win, but he reached the finals on four other occasions (1959, 1960, 1964, 1968), and finished second at stroke play twice more (1974, 1978). Cowan finished as the low individual scorer at the 1962 Eisenhower Trophy, an international amateur team event, in Japan. Cowan went on to win the United States Amateur Championship on two occasions. In 1966, he was victorious at the Merion Golf Club in suburban Philadelphia, after defeating Deane Beman in an 18-hole playoff. Then in 1971, he won at the Wilmington Country
    9.00
    2 votes
    70
    J. B. Holmes

    J. B. Holmes

    John Bradley "J.B." Holmes (born April 26, 1982) is an American professional golfer. Holmes was born in Campbellsville, Kentucky. Holmes began to play on the varsity golf team at Taylor County High School in Campbellsville when he was in the third grade. He suffered a mild form of dyslexia when in school. Holmes' childhood friend, Brandon Parsons, is his caddy. While in high school he played on the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour. He attended the University of Kentucky in Lexington, helping to achieve SEC Title while there, and represented the United States in the 2005 Walker Cup before turning professional later that year. Holmes won the 2005 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament. He tied for tenth in his first PGA Tour start at the 2006 Sony Open in Hawaii and in February that year he won the FBR Open, making him the fastest golfer to reach $1,000,000 in career earnings on the PGA Tour. It was his fifth tournament as a professional and his fourth on the PGA Tour. After this victory his form fell away, and this continued in 2007 when he made only 2 top ten finishes and ended the year in 118th place on the money list. On February 3, 2008, Holmes won the FBR Open for the second Tour win of his
    9.00
    2 votes
    71
    John Bickerton

    John Bickerton

    John Edward Bickerton (born on 23 December 1969) is an English golfer. Bickerton was born in Redditch, England. He turned professional in 1991. Bickerton joined the Challenge Tour, Europe's second tier professional golf tour, in 1993. He won the 1994 Gore-Tex Challenge on his way to 6th on the season ending money list, which gave him automatic promotion to the European Tour for 1995. He initially struggled to establish himself at Europe's top level, returning to the Challenge Tour in 1997. In 1998, he again finished 6th in the rankings to gain his European Tour card, which he has kept ever since. Bickerton's best finish on the European Order of Merit is 20th in both 1999 and 2006. After 287 events and five second place finishes, he won on the European Tour for the first time at the Abama Open de Canarias in October 2005. Nine months later he claimed his second tour title at one of the European Tour's richest events, the Open de France. Bickerton was a member of the Great Britain & Ireland team at the 2000 Seve Trophy. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10. Professional
    9.00
    2 votes
    72
    John Daly

    John Daly

    John Patrick Daly (born April 28, 1966) is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour. Daly is known primarily for his driving distance off the tee (earning him the nickname "Long John"), his non-country club appearance and attitude, and his rough-and-tumble personal life. Daly remains one of the most popular and intriguing figures on the PGA Tour. His two greatest on course accomplishments are his "zero to hero" victory in the 1991 PGA Championship, and his playoff victory over Costantino Rocca in the 1995 British Open. Daly's last PGA Tour victory came in San Diego in 2004, earning him a two-year playing exemption. For 2012, Daly does not have full playing privileges on the PGA Tour, and must rely on his status as a past champion, and on sponsor invitations, to gain entry to events. Daly is the only man from either Europe or the United States to win two major golf championships but not participate in the Ryder Cup. Daly was born in Carmichael, California. With his father, mother, older sister and older brother, he moved from California to Dardanelle, Arkansas when he was four, and he began playing golf the following year. He attended Helias High School in Jefferson City,
    9.00
    2 votes
    73
    Terry Gale

    Terry Gale

    Terry R. Gale (born 7 June 1946) is an Australian professional golfer. Gale had a successful amateur career before turning professional at a relatively advanced age in 1976. From the mid 1970s to the early 1990s he won regularly on the PGA Tour of Australasia, the Japan Golf Tour and the pre-Asian Tour Asian circuit. Since turning fifty he has been a member of the European Seniors Tour, where he has won seven tournaments. His best season on that tour was 2003, when he finished third on the Order of Merit. He also plays on the Japanese Seniors Tour. Off the course, Gale was the second Chairman of the PGA Tour of Australasia. His son, Mark Gale was a professional Australian rules footballer. Gale Sr was also a talented cricketer in his youth, representing his state on occasion, although never at First Class level.
    9.00
    2 votes
    74
    Al Espinosa

    Al Espinosa

    Abel Ruben "Al" Espinosa (March 24, 1891 – January 4, 1957) was an American professional golfer. Espinosa won nine times on the PGA Tour in the 1920s and 1930s. He was on the 1927, 1929, and 1931 Ryder Cup teams although he did not play in 1927. He lost to Leo Diegel in the 1928 PGA Championship finals. In 1929, he tied with Bobby Jones in the U.S. Open but lost by 23 strokes in the 36-hole playoff. He won the Mexican Open four times. His brother Abe also won on the PGA Tour. Espinosa, who was of Mexican American descent, was born in Monterey, California and died in San Francisco, California. this list may be incomplete NYF = Tournament not yet founded NT = No tournament DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in PGA Championship match play "T" indicates a tie for a place Yellow background for top-10
    7.67
    3 votes
    75
    Annika Sörenstam

    Annika Sörenstam

    Annika Sörenstam ( listen (help·info)) (born 9 October 1970) is a Swedish professional golfer whose achievements rank her as one of the most successful female golfers in history. Before stepping away from competitive golf at the end of the 2008 season, she won 90 international tournaments as a professional, making her the female golfer with the most wins to her name. She has won 72 official LPGA tournaments including ten majors and 18 other tournaments internationally, and she tops the LPGA's career money list with earnings of over $22 million—over $8 million ahead of her nearest rival. Since 2006, Sörenstam has held dual American and Swedish citizenship. The winner of a record eight Player of the Year awards, and six Vare Trophies given to the LPGA player with the lowest seasonal scoring average, she is the only female golfer to have shot a 59 in competition. She holds various all-time scoring records including the lowest season scoring average: 68.6969 in 2004. Representing Europe in the Solheim Cup on eight occasions between 1994–2007, Sörenstam was the event's all-time leading points earner until her record was surpassed by England's Laura Davies during the 2011 Solheim
    7.67
    3 votes
    76
    David Brown

    David Brown

    David "Deacon" Brown (18?? - 1930) was a Scottish golfer. He was a roofing slater by trade and a keen golfer. In 1886 he was working in Musselburgh when The Open Championship was about to be played. John Anderson, who was secretary of the Musselburgh Club at the time, invited him to play and provided him with a pair of striped trousers, a frock coat and a lum hat to wear. He shocked the professionals by winning the event and then turned professional himself. Brown moved to England to become club professional at Newbiggin By The Sea Golf Club in about 1888 (and then later at Malvern Club). He played in the Open Championship regularly and featured prominently. At the turn of the century he moved to Boston in the United States. In 1903 he tied with Willie Anderson for first place in the U.S. Open after 72 holes, but he lost the playoff. Brown enjoyed playing the stock market but lost most of his wealth during the Wall Street slump in 1929 and returned to Musselburgh, where he died the following year. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" indicates a tie for a place Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10
    7.67
    3 votes
    77
    Fred Couples

    Fred Couples

    Frederick Steven Couples (born October 3, 1959) is an American professional golfer who competes on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour. A former World No. 1, he has won numerous events, most notably the 1992 Masters Tournament. In August 2011 he won his maiden senior major at the Senior Players Championship and followed this up in July 2012 when he won the Senior British Open Championship. He will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2013. Because of his long drives, Couples has been given the nickname "Boom Boom". Couples was born in Seattle, Washington, to Tom and Violet (Sobich) Couples. His paternal grandparents immigrated from Italy and changed the family name from "Coppola" to "Couples" to make it sound less ethnic, and his mother was of Croatian descent. His father was a groundskeeper for the Seattle Parks Department and the family, which included brother Tom, Jr., and sister Cindy, lived in a modest house on Beacon Hill near the city's Jefferson Park golf course, where Couples developed his signature loose, rhythmic swing in order to gain enough distance to keep up with the older children. Couples attended O'Dea High School in Seattle and graduated in 1977, then
    7.67
    3 votes
    78
    Jay Haas

    Jay Haas

    Jay Dean Haas (born December 2, 1953) is an American professional golfer formerly of the PGA Tour who now plays on the Champions Tour. Haas was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up in Belleville, Illinois. He attended Wake Forest University and was a member of the NCAA Championship team of the middle 1970s with Curtis Strange and Bob Byman that Golf World has called "the greatest college team of all time". He won the individual championship in 1975. He turned professional in 1976. Haas has had a solid career on the PGA Tour, winning nine times between 1978 and 1993. He had a resurgence in 2003, when he finished in the top 30 on the money list for the first time since 1995 and made the United States Presidents Cup team. The following year he was one of Hal Sutton's two captain's picks for the Ryder Cup, and made his third appearance in that event. Haas was eligible to play in Champions Tour events from the start of the 2004 season and he lost to Hale Irwin by one stroke at the Senior PGA Championship in his first appearance at that level. He has still featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Ranking after his 50th birthday. In 2005, he won twice on the Champions Tour,
    7.67
    3 votes
    79
    Nicolas Colsaerts

    Nicolas Colsaerts

    Nicolas Colsaerts (14 November 1982) is a Belgian professional golfer who currently plays on the European Tour. Colsaerts was born in Schaerbeek, Belgium. He turned professional in 2000, the day of his 18th birthday and went on to gain his European Tour card. He won his playing privileges back for 2010 by finishing third on the Challenge Tour in 2009. Colsaerts led the Irish Open at the halfway stage in 2006, but fell away over the weekend and finished in a tie for 53rd place. Similarly, he led the Scandinavian Open after the third round but finished tied for 24th. Colsaerts nearly won the 2009 Challenge of Ireland after a final round 68, but lost at the third hole of a sudden-death playoff to English golfer Robert Coles. However, he eventually won his maiden victory on the Challenge Tour a few weeks later at the SK Golf Challenge and added the Dutch Futures later in October. In 2010 he had a best finish of third at the BMW Italian Open, and retained his tour card for 2011 after finishing 67th on the Race to Dubai rankings. In 2011 he won his first European Tour title at the Volvo China Open. He then reached the semi-finals of the 2011 Volvo World Match Play Championship in Spain,
    7.67
    3 votes
    80
    Paul McGinley

    Paul McGinley

    Paul McGinley (born 16 December 1966) is an Irish golfer who plays on the European Tour. He is most famous for holing a 10 foot on the 18th hole to defeat Jim Furyk at the The Belfry which won the Ryder Cup for Europe at the 2002 Ryder Cup. He currently resides in Sunningdale, England. McGinley was born in Dublin. He turned professional in 1991. He has won four events on the European Tour and won the World Cup of Golf for Ireland with Pádraig Harrington (who attended the same secondary school, Coláiste Éanna, as McGinley) in 1997. His best finish on the European Tour Order of Merit is third in 2005 and he has featured in the top twenty of the Official World Golf Rankings. McGinley famously offered a handshake to J. J. Henry as Henry lined up a long putt to half their 2006 Ryder Cup match at the K Club, an action prompted by the incursion of a streaker on the final green. In August 2012, European Ryder Cup captain José María Olazábal named McGinley as one of his vice-captains to face the United States in their defence of the Ryder Cup. He had previously acted in this capacity for Colin Montgomerie at the 2010 Ryder Cup. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" =
    7.67
    3 votes
    81
    Sergio García

    Sergio García

    Sergio García Fernández (born 9 January 1980) is a Spanish professional golfer who plays on both the United States PGA Tour and the European Tour. He has spent much of his career in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings (over 300 weeks between 2000 and 2009). He reached a career high ranking of two after winning the HSBC Champions tournament in November 2008. He has achieved career earnings of over $28 million. García began playing golf at the age of three and was taught by his father, Victor, who is a club professional in Madrid, Spain. He was a star player as a junior, winning his club championship at age 12. Four years later, he set a record as the youngest player to make the cut at a European Tour event, the 1995 Turespaña Open Mediterranea. This record was broken by amateur Jason Hak in November 2008 at the UBS Hong Kong Open, beating García's record by 107 days. Also in 1995, García became the youngest player to win the European Amateur. He followed that with a win in the Boys Amateur Championship in 1997. He won a professional tournament, the 1997 Catalonian Open, on the European Challenge Tour, as an amateur. In 1998 he won The Amateur Championship, and reached the
    7.67
    3 votes
    82
    Tadd Fujikawa

    Tadd Fujikawa

    Tadd Fujikawa (born January 8, 1991) is a Japanese American professional golfer. Playing as an amateur at age 15, he qualified for the 2006 U.S. Open, the youngest golfer ever to do so. In 2007, he made the cut in a PGA Tour event at the Sony Open in Hawaii. At the age of 16 years, 4 days, he was the second youngest player to ever achieve that feat. Fujikawa was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was born three months premature and doctors gave him a 50-50 chance of survival. He weighed 1 pound, 15 ounces and was so small that he could fit in his grandfather's palm. His parents worried that he would grow up with a mental disability. Partially as a result of his premature birth, at age 18 Fujikawa stood 5 feet 1 inch/1.55 m tall. As of March 2007 he stated his weight was 150 pounds. In 2006, Fujikawa qualified for the U.S. Open at Winged Foot by winning the Hawaii sectional qualifier(67-69-136), becoming the youngest player in history to qualify for the tournament. At the U.S. Open, Fujikawa shot 81-77(158) and missed the cut by nine strokes. Fujikawa made his second PGA Tour start (2006 U.S. Open was the first) at the 2007 Sony Open in Hawaii, having gained entry by shooting 67 in the
    7.67
    3 votes
    83
    Tobias Dier

    Tobias Dier

    Tobias Dier (born 29 September 1976) is a German professional golfer. Dier was born in Nürnberg. He won the 1998 German Amateur Open Championship and turned professional later that year. He won a European Tour card by finishing sixth on the Challenge Tour Order of Merit in 1998. He has two European Tour wins, the 2001 North West of Ireland Open, and the 2002 TNT Dutch Open, including a round of 60 at the Hilversum Golf Club. Since then he struggled for form and dropped back down to the Challenge Tour from 2006.
    7.67
    3 votes
    84
    Arnold Palmer

    Arnold Palmer

    Arnold Daniel Palmer (born September 10, 1929) is an American professional golfer, who is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of men's professional golf. He has won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955. Nicknamed "The King," he is one of golf's most popular stars and its most important trailblazer, because he was the first superstar of the sport's television age, which began in the 1950s. He is part of "The Big Three" in golf, along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, who are widely credited with popularizing and commercialising the sport around the world. Palmer won the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998, and in 1974 was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Palmer was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He learned golf from his father, Milford (Deacon) Palmer who had suffered from Polio at a young age, and was head professional and greenskeeper at Latrobe Country Club, allowing young Arnold to accompany his father as he maintained the course. He attended Wake Forest University, on a golf scholarship. He left upon the death of close friend Bud Worsham and enlisted in the United States Coast Guard, where
    10.00
    1 votes
    85
    Niclas Fasth

    Niclas Fasth

    Niclas Fasth (born 29 April 1972) is a Swedish professional golfer. Fasth was born in Gothenburg. He turned professional in 1993 and won three events on the second tier European Challenge Tour that year. Since 1994 he has been a member of the European Tour for every season except for 1999. He qualified for the U.S. based PGA Tour at the 1997 Qualifying School, and played the PGA and European Tours concurrently in 1998. He had a bad season on both and in 1999 found himself back on the Challenge Tour. Since then he has concentrated on playing in Europe and in 2001, he finished tenth on the European Order of Merit. He also finished second to David Duval in the 2001 Open Championship which enabled Fasth to qualify for the 2002 Ryder Cup. He had good seasons in 2005 and 2006, winning twice on the European Tour in both years and finishing thirteenth and fifteenth on the Order of Merit. In 2007, he finished fourth in the U.S. Open and the week after, he won his sixth European Tour event, the BMW International Open. These performances helped Fasth to a fifth place finish on the Order of Merit. Fasth has featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Rankings. His primary sponsor is
    10.00
    1 votes
    86
    Shiv Kapur

    Shiv Kapur

    Shiv Kapur (born 12 February 1982) is an Indian professional golfer. Kapur went to Purdue University and played the amateur circuit in the United States. He had a successful amateur career, winning the Indian and Malaysian Amateur Opens in 2000 and an individual gold medal at the 2002 Asian Games. He turned professional in 2004 and made a considerable impact in his second season on the Asian Tour by winning the season ending Volvo Masters of Asia and finishing the year fourth on the Asian Tour Order of Merit. Kapur works with instructor Peter Murphy out of Dallas, Texas. He joined the European Tour in 2007, having earned enough as an affiliate member in 2006 to merit a tour card. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
    10.00
    1 votes
    87
    Alastair Forsyth

    Alastair Forsyth

    Alastair Forsyth (born 5 February 1976) is a Scottish professional golfer. Forsyth was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He was a member of a winning Great Britain & Ireland Jacques Léglise Trophy team in 1994 and he won the 1996 Scottish Amateur Stroke Play Championship. Forsyth turned professional in 1998. He won the MasterCard Tour Order of Merit in 1999, having won the St Omer Open Championship (not a European Tour event at the time) during the season. Forsyth has played on the European Tour since 2000, after winning the qualifying school in 1999. In his debut season, he just missed out on the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award, which went to England's Ian Poulter. His best season to date was 2003, when he finished 19th on the European Tour Order of Merit. His first tour victory came at the 2002 Carlsberg Malaysian Open and his second came at the 2008 Madeira Islands Open BPI - Portugal. In May 2008, he overtook Colin Montgomerie to become the highest ranked Scottish player on the Official World Golf Rankings. He tied for ninth place in the 2008 PGA Championship. DNP = did not play CUT = missed the half way cut "T" indicates a tie for a place. Green background for wins. Yellow
    6.50
    4 votes
    88
    Boonchu Ruangkit

    Boonchu Ruangkit

    Boonchu Ruangkit (born 12 May 1956) is a Thai professional golfer who plays on the Champions Tour. As a young man, Boonchu tried for a career in kick boxing, but he gave it up after being knocked out cold in his third bout. He made his mark in golf when he won the 1985 Australian Amateur and he turned professional the following year. He has won five titles on the Asian Tour since its first modern season in 1995, and has several other victories to his name. He was the runner-up on the Asian Tour Order of Merit in 1995 and also made the top ten in 1998 and 2004. In the latter year he won the Thailand Open for the second time in his career at the age of 47. In 2006, Boonchu turned 50 and became eligible to play in senior tournaments. He finished first in the 2006 Champions Tour Qualifying School and joined the Champions Tour in 2007. In 2010, he joined the European Seniors Tour and won four events (including three straight) and the Order of Merit.
    6.50
    4 votes
    89
    Cecil Leitch

    Cecil Leitch

    Charlotte Cecilia Pitcairn Leitch (13 April 1891 – 16 September 1977) was a British amateur golfer. She was born in Silloth, Cumberland, England, the daughter of a local physician and one of three sisters who excelled at the game of golf. In 1914 she won the first of her four British Ladies Amateurs, taking the title from Muriel Dodd. Her opportunity to possibly win several more was interrupted for five years during World War I. When the Championship was restarted after the war, she won her second straight title then the following year made it three in a row. In the Championship finals on six occasions, in 1926 she won her fourth British title, a record she shares with Joyce Wethered. Cecil Leitch retired having won 12 national titles plus she captured five French Ladies Amateurs and one Canadian Women's Amateur. She wrote two books on golf, the first titled Golf was published in 1922 in Philadelphia and London by J. B. Lippincott Co. and the second titled Golf Simplified published in London by Thornton Butterworth in 1924.
    6.50
    4 votes
    90
    Colin Montgomerie

    Colin Montgomerie

    Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born 23 June 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer. He has won a record eight European Tour Order of Merit titles, including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993 to 1999. He has won 31 European Tour events, the most of any British player, placing him fourth on the all time list of golfers with most European Tour victories. He won three consecutive Volvo PGA Championship's at Wentworth Club between 1998 to 2000. He has finished runner-up on five occasions in major championship's. He has not, to date, won a major title or an official tournament on the PGA Tour in the United States and North America. His career high world ranking is second. Although Scottish by birth and ancestry, he was raised in Yorkshire, England, where his father, James Montgomerie, was Managing Director of Fox's Biscuits. He spent a number of years with the Ilkley Golf Club, where he was tutored by the past professional Bill Ferguson. He was educated at both Leeds Grammar School and Strathallan School, Perthshire. During his time in Leeds, he became a supporter of Leeds United, but was a loyal supporter of Glasgow Rangers. His father later became the secretary of Royal Troon
    6.50
    4 votes
    91
    David Carter

    David Carter

    David Malcolm Carter (born 16 June 1972) is an English golfer. Carter was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and represented his country of birth at junior level. He later moved to England and turned professional in 1989. After several visits to qualifying school he had his rookie season on the European Tour in 1995. His best season was 1998, when he won the Murphy's Irish Open, which remains his only official money victory on the tour, and finished 19th on the Order of Merit. However he is probably best known for winning that year's World Cup for England in partnership with Nick Faldo. He also won the 1996 Indian PGA Championship. In March 1997 Carter almost lost his life when he required emergency brain surgery after collapsing in his hotel in Dubai. Carter moved to the Czech Republic in 2008. In April 2010 opened his first own golf academy at the Albatross Golf Course - David Carter Albatross Golf Academy. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Yellow background for top-10. Professional
    6.50
    4 votes
    92
    Delroy Cambridge

    Delroy Cambridge

    Delroy Cambridge (born 12 November 1949) is a Jamaican professional golfer. Cambridge turned professional in 1971. He has spent many years in the United States, where he worked as an assistant professional at Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale, New York and played in local and regional events in the New York region. He is more notable for his achievements in senior (over 50) golf. In 2000 he became the first Jamaican to qualify to play on the European Seniors Tour and he made the top twenty-five on that tour's Order of Merit every year from 2001 to 2006, with a best ranking of third in 2002. He has won five European Seniors Tour tournaments. This list is probably incomplete
    8.50
    2 votes
    93
    Harold Hilton

    Harold Hilton

    Harold Horsfall Hilton (12 January 1869 – 5 March 1942) was an English amateur golfer. Hilton was born in West Kirby and attended West Buckland School in Devon. In 1892, he won The Open Championship at Muirfield, becoming the second amateur to do so. He won again in 1897 at his home club, Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. The only other amateurs who have won the Open Championship are John Ball and Bobby Jones. Hilton also won The Amateur Championship on four occasions, including 1911, when he became the only British player to win the British and U.S. Amateurs in the same year. Hilton retired with a 99-29 record (77.3%) at the The Amateur Championship. In 1912 he played a major part in designing Ferndown Golf Club in Dorset, now an Open Championship qualifying course and one of the Top 100 courses in the UK. He died in 1942. Hilton was also a golf writer. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1978. Note: Hilton played in only the British Open, U.S. Amateur, and the British Amateur. NYF = Tournament not yet founded NT = No tournament DNP = Did not play "T" indicates a tie for a place R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in match play Green background for
    8.50
    2 votes
    94
    Marge Burns

    Marge Burns

    Marjorie "Marge" Burns (July 13, 1925 – June 3, 2009) was an American and former collegiate and professional golfer. A graduate of Woman's College UNC in 1948, Burns went on to win the North Carolina Amateur Championship an unprecedented ten times and won the Teague Award as the outstanding amateur athlete in the Carolinas five times.
    8.50
    2 votes
    95
    Mark Brown

    Mark Brown

    Mark Brown (born 9 February 1975) is a New Zealand professional golfer. Brown was born in Lower Hutt. He had played golf on the PGA Tour of Australasia, the Canadian Tour and the Asian Tour without much success until 2007 when he had four top ten finishes on the Asian Tour and finished 15th on the Order of Merit. In 2008, he won his first Asian Tour event at the SAIL Open Golf Championship at Jaypee Greens in India. The following week he won the Johnnie Walker Classic, which was also held in India and was co-sanctioned by the European Tour and the PGA Tour of Australasia. This victory propelled Brown to 64th in the Official World Golf Rankings and he became the highest ranked golfer from New Zealand. He finished 2008 by winning the PGA Tour of Australasia's Order of Merit. Mark is often confused with Mark Brown, a club professional from the United States of America who played in the PGA Championship in 2000 and 2001. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10. Amateur Professional
    8.50
    2 votes
    96
    Mike Cunning

    Mike Cunning

    Michael Cunning (born July 30, 1958) is an American professional golfer. Cunning was born in Phoenix, Arizona. He played collegiately at the University of Arizona. He turned professional in 1980. Cunning played on the PGA Tour in 1984, making only one cut in 16 events. He played again on the Tour in 1992 after finishing T13 at the 1991 Q-school. In 1992, he made 11 cuts in 30 events with one top 10 finish and lost his tour card by finishing 165th on the money list. He played on the Nike Tour in 1993, makin 14 cuts in 23 events with two top 10 finishes. He has played only sparingly in the U.S. since then. Cunning has played in Asia since 1981, and has been a regular on the Asian Tour since it began in its modern form in 1995. In 1997 he topped the Order of Merit with earnings of US$170,619, despite a best tournament finish of second place. In 2003 he won his only Asian Tour title to date at the Royal Challenge Indian Open. He has also made appearances on the European Tour and the Japan Golf Tour. In 2009 he won the Aberdeen Brunei Senior Masters on the European Seniors Tour.
    8.50
    2 votes
    97
    Robert Karlsson

    Robert Karlsson

    Robert Karlsson (born 3 September 1969) is a Swedish professional golfer who plays on the European Tour and as of 2011 on the PGA Tour. Karlsson was born in Katrineholm, Sweden where his father was a greenkeeper at the local golf club. He turned professional in 1989 and qualified for membership of the European Tour at the 1990 Qualifying School. Since then he has retained his card and has had a steady career on tour, the highlight of which came in 2008 when he won the Order of Merit. He has finished in the top twenty of the Order of Merit seven times throughout his career and has won eleven events on tour. At the 2006 Celtic Manor Wales Open, Karlsson broke the European Tour's 36 hole and 54 hole scoring records by shooting 124 for the first two rounds and 189 for the first three. However as the course was a par 69, which is rare at the top level, his to-par scores were a much less remarkable 14 under after two rounds and 18 under after three. Karlsson's second victory of 2006 at the Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe in July helped him reach the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings and in 2008 he entered the top 25. His win at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
    8.50
    2 votes
    98
    Robert-Jan Derksen

    Robert-Jan Derksen

    Robert-Jan Derksen (born 3 January 1974) is a Dutch professional golfer. Derksen was born in Nijmegen. He won the Dutch Amateur Championship four years in a row from 1993 to 1996 and turned professional in 1996. Derksen began his professional career on the Asian Tour in 1997. At the end of the year, he returned to Europe and earned his European Tour card for the 1998 season via qualifying school. He initially struggled to maintain his place on the main tour and has returned to qualifying school on five occasions. He has not always been successful in regaining his card, dropping down to the second tier Challenge Tour twice, where he finished 8th on the end of season rankings in 2001. His first win on the European Tour came in 2003 at the prestigious Dubai Desert Classic. His only other title to date was the 2005 Madeira Island Open Caixa Geral de Depositos, a European and Challenge tour dual ranking event. His best year-end ranking on the Order of Merit has been 36th in 2007. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10. Amateur Professional
    8.50
    2 votes
    99
    Shingo Katayama

    Shingo Katayama

    Shingo Katayama (Japanese: 片山 晋呉, born 31 January 1973) is a Japanese golfer. Katayama was born in Chikusei, Ibaraki Prefecture. He turned professional in 1995 and has played full time on the Japan Golf Tour since 1997. He topped the Japan Golf Tour money list five times: 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2008. He has won 26 tournaments on the Japan Golf Tour, ranking seventh on the career wins list and ranked third on the career money list with over 1.5 billion ¥. Katayama has played in several major championships and World Golf Championships events, and his most notable achievement outside of Japan is his tied fourth place finish at the 2001 PGA Championship. He played the 3rd round with the champion David Toms. He was called "Cowboy Shingo" due to his distinctive cowboy-style hat. He has featured in the top thirty of the Official World Golf Rankings. Placing fourth with a 10-under par at the 2009 Masters, he tied Toshimitsu Izawa (2001) for the best showing of a Japanese golfer at the tournament. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
    8.50
    2 votes
    100
    Stephanie Arricau

    Stephanie Arricau

    Stéphanie Arricau (born 14 June 1973 in Orthez) is a French professional golfer. She studied marketing and management and had a long amateur career as a junior and an adult before turning professional at the age of 26. She has played on the Ladies European Tour since 2000, winning the Unión Fenosa Open de España Femenino and the Arras Open de France Dames in 2004 and the KLM Ladies Dutch Open and the Estoril Ladies Open of Portugal in 2006. She was a member of the U.S. based LPGA Tour in 2005, but failed to retain her card. She represented France in the 2005 Women's World Cup of Golf.
    8.50
    2 votes
    101
    Tom Kite

    Tom Kite

    Thomas Oliver Kite, Jr. (born December 9, 1949) is an American professional golfer and golf course architect. He spent 175 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Rankings between 1989 and 1994. Kite was born in McKinney, Texas. He began playing golf at age six, and won his first tournament at age 11. Kite attended the University of Texas on a golf scholarship and was coached by Harvey Penick. He turned professional in 1972 and has been a consistent money winner ever since. Known for his innovation, he was the first to add a third wedge to his bag, one of the first players to use a sports psychologist, and one of the first to emphasize physical fitness for game improvement. He also underwent laser eye surgery in a bid to improve his game late in his career. He has 19 PGA Tour victories, including the 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. He competed on seven Ryder Cup squads (1979, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1993) and served as the 1997 captain. Kite holds a unique record of making the cut for the first four U.S. Opens held at Pebble Beach: 1972, 1982, 1992, and 2000. Kite also holds the distinction of playing in the most Masters Tournaments without a win. In 1989 he was named
    8.50
    2 votes
    102
    Ignacio Garrido

    Ignacio Garrido

    Ignacio Garrido (born 27 March 1972) is a Spanish professional golfer. He is the eldest son of Antonio Garrido who won five times on the European Tour and who played in the 1979 Ryder Cup. His uncle, German Garrido, also has won on the European Tour. Garrido was born in Madrid. He turned professional in 1993 and after playing the Challenge Tour that year, he joined the European Tour in 1994. His best year on the Tour was 1997, when he finished sixth on the Order of Merit. The highlights of his career include playing for the European Team in the 1997 Ryder Cup and winning the prestigious Volvo PGA Championship in 2003. The Garridos were the second father and son combination to have played in the Ryder Cup after Percy and Peter Alliss, and the first to have won on the European Tour since it began in 1972. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Yellow background for top-10. Amateur Professional
    7.33
    3 votes
    103
    Jim Colbert

    Jim Colbert

    James Joseph Colbert (born March 9, 1941) is an American professional golfer. Colbert was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He attended Kansas State University, where he finished second in the NCAA golf championships in 1964, before graduating and turning professional in 1965. Colbert won eight times on the PGA Tour, including twice in 1983 when he finished a career best fifteenth on the money list. As a senior Colbert has won 20 tournaments on the Champions Tour, including a senior major championship, the 1993 Senior Players Championship. Colbert has worked as a golf analyst for ESPN and has his own golf course management company based in Pahrump, Nevada. He also helped design a golf course in Manhattan, Kansas, named Colbert Hills, which is ranked by Golfweek as the best public course in Kansas, and by Golf Digest as the sixth-best course overall in the state. Colbert was inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in 1998. Senior major championship is shown in bold. DNP = Did not play WD = Withdrew CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" indicates a tie for a place Yellow background for top-10
    7.33
    3 votes
    104
    Lorena Ochoa

    Lorena Ochoa

    Lorena Ochoa Reyes (born 15 November 1981) is a Mexican professional golfer who played on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour from 2003 to 2010, and was the top-ranked female golfer in the world for over three years, from April 2007 to her retirement in May 2010. As the first Mexican golfer of either gender to be ranked number one in the world, she is considered the best Mexican golfer of all time. Born and raised in Guadalajara, Ochoa was the third of four children of a real estate developer and an artist. She took up golf at the age of five, won her first state event at the age of six, and her first national event at seven. An 11-year-old Ochoa approached the professional Rafael Alarcon, 1979 winner of the Canadian Amateur Championship, as he worked on his game at Guadalajara Country Club, where her family lived near the 10th tee. She asked him if he would help her with her game. Alarcon asked her what her goal was, "She said she wanted to be the best player in the world." As a junior, she captured 22 state events in Guadalajara and 44 national events in Mexico. She won five consecutive titles at the Junior World Golf Championships and in 2000 she enrolled at the University of Arizona in
    7.33
    3 votes
    105
    Michael Allen

    Michael Allen

    Michael Louis Allen (born January 31, 1959) is an American professional golfer, currently on the Champions Tour. Allen was born in San Mateo, California and played college golf at the University of Nevada in Reno. He turned professional in 1984 and played on the European Tour 1986-89 and 1992, winning the 1989 Scottish Open. Allen played on the PGA Tour 1990-95, 2002, and 2004-09. He has played over 300 events on the PGA Tour and has three second place finishes (2004 Chrysler Classic of Greensboro, 2007 Turning Stone Resort Championship and 2010 Viking Classic) and three third place finishes, but no wins. He played on the Nationwide Tour 1997-2001 and 2003, winning the NIKE Greater Austin Open in 1998. Allen received a special invitation to play at the Senior PGA Championship on the Champions Tour at the Canterbury Golf Club in Beachwood, Ohio because of his career earnings on the PGA Tour. He was a surprise winner of the event in his Champions Tour debut making his first win a major. He shot a first round of 4-over-par, but made only 3 bogeys in the final 3 rounds to win by 2 strokes over Larry Mize and 3 strokes over Bruce Fleisher. A member of the Olympic Club in San Francisco
    7.33
    3 votes
    106
    Rebecca Hudson

    Rebecca Hudson

    Rebecca Emma Gisela Hudson (born 13 June 1979 in Doncaster, England) is an English professional golfer who plays on the Ladies European Tour. Hudson had a very successful junior and amateur career. She was Yorkshire Girls Champion in 1994, Yorkshire Champion 1995,1997 and 1998, English Girls Champion in 1995 and 1996 and won the Daily Telegraph Junior Golfer of the Year Award in 1994, 1995 and 1997. She also won the Joyce Wethered Award for the young player making the best effort at combining top level golf with education. She was 1997 French under-21 champion, 2000 Spanish Open champion, 2000 Scottish strokeplay champion, 2000 English Strokeplay champion, 2000 and 2002 British Ladies Amateur champion, 2000 British Amateur strokeplay champion and 2000 English strokeplay champion. In 2001 she was English amateur champion, British strokeplay champion and winner of Smyth Salver for leading amateur at the Weetabix Women's British Open. She won the 2000 Daily Telegraph Women's Golfer of the Year award, was a member of the Great Britain & Ireland Curtis Cup team in 1998, 2000 and 2002, and was a member of the Great Britain and Ireland 2000 Espirito Santo Trophy World Amateur Team
    7.33
    3 votes
    107
    Roger Chapman

    Roger Chapman

    Roger M. Chapman (born 1 May 1959) is an English professional golfer who previously played on the European Tour and now plays on both the European Senior Tour and Champions Tour. He is a two time senior major champion, having won the 2012 Senior PGA Championship and the 2012 U.S. Senior Open. Chapman was born in Nakuru, Kenya. He won the English Amateur in 1979 and represented Great Britain & Ireland in the 1981 Walker Cup, beating Hal Sutton twice in one day. Chapman turned professional later that year and won a European Tour card on his first visit to the Qualifying School. He finished in the top 100 on the European Order of Merit 19 years out of 21 from 1982 to 2002, with a best ranking of 17th in 1988. After six second place finishes on the tour he finally won the 2000 Brazil Rio de Janeiro 500 Years Open on his 472nd tour start. He also won the 1988 Zimbabwe Open on the Sunshine Tour. Chapman won the Hassan II Golf Trophy in Morocco in 2000. Chapman represented England in the 2000 Alfred Dunhill Cup. In May 2012, Chapman won the Senior PGA Championship, one of the five senior major championships for his maiden victory on the Champions Tour. After holding a five stroke lead
    7.33
    3 votes
    108
    Stephen Dodd

    Stephen Dodd

    Stephen Dodd (born 15 July 1966) is a Welsh professional golfer who after a relatively moderate career, unexpectedly won two events on the European Tour in the 2005 season at the age of 38. Dodd was born in Cardiff. He had a successful amateur career highlighted by victory in The Amateur Championship at Royal Birkdale in 1989, which qualified him to play in The Open Championship that year and the U.S. Masters the following year. He was named Welsh sports personality of the year in 1989. He turned professional in 1990. Dodd spent the early years of his professional career on Europe's second tier Challenge Tour. In 1992 he won the Bank Austria Open on that tour, but his results were generally patchy. He first gained his place on the main European Tour in 1995, but found himself returning to qualifying school every year until 2001, when he finally broke into the top 100 on the Order of Merit to automatically retain his playing status. He then steadily improved, having new personal best seasons in 2003 and 2004, finishing 80th and 58th respectively on the money list. The 2005 season marked a sudden improvement in Dodd's fortunes. He won the first tournament he entered that season, the
    7.33
    3 votes
    109
    Anton Haig

    Anton Haig

    Anton Jason Haig (born 8 May 1986) is a South African professional golfer. Haig was born in Nelspruit. He turned professional on 1 September 2004 and plays on the Sunshine Tour and the Asian Tour. He has won four times worldwide with his biggest win to date occurring at the multi-tour sanctioned Johnnie Walker Classic in March 2007. This victory earned him full European Tour membership and propelled Haig into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings. After a poor 2009 season, Haig had to regain his European Tour card at qualifying school. Haig fared no better in 2010 and lost his card at the end of the season. Haig announced his retirement from professional golf in November 2011 due to back injuries. In March 2012, Haig announced he would be returning to professional golf and finished T-18 at the Handa Faldo Cambodian Classic on the Asian Tour.
    6.25
    4 votes
    110
    Eddie Lowery

    Eddie Lowery

    Edward Edgar Lowery (October 14, 1902 – May 4, 1984) was an American caddy, amateur golfer and businessman. Lowery is best known as the 10-year-old caddy of Francis Ouimet during the 1913 U.S. Open, held at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, which Ouimet won in a playoff over Harry Vardon and Ted Ray. An iconic photograph of Lowery and Ouimet striding down the fairway together is one of the most memorable in American golf history. It was used as the logo for the United States Golf Association's Centennial celebrations, appears on the cover of Mark Frost's account of the 1913 Open The Greatest Game Ever Played: Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf and inspired a memorial statue in Brookline. Lowery was prominently featured in the 2005 film The Greatest Game Ever Played, portrayed by actor Josh Flitter. Lowery and Ouimet remained lifelong friends, and when Ouimet died in 1967, Lowery was one of the pallbearers. Lowery was the fifth child born in Newton, Massachusetts, to John and Maria Lowery (née Curran), who were Irish immigrants. He moved to San Francisco, California, and championed the rising amateur careers of Ken Venturi (1964 U.S. Open
    6.25
    4 votes
    111
    Johnny Farrell

    Johnny Farrell

    John Joseph Farrell (April 1, 1901 – June 14, 1988) was an American professional golfer, best known for winning the 1928 U.S. Open. Farrell was born in White Plains, New York. He turned professional in 1922. In 1928, Farrell won the U.S. Open. He tied with amateur Bobby Jones after the regulation 72 holes, at the Olympia Fields Country Club near Chicago, and won a 36-hole playoff by one stroke. He was voted the 1927 and 1928 Best Golf Professional in the United States, after a winning streak of six consecutive tournaments, on his road to a total of 22 career PGA Tour wins. He played for the United States in the first three Ryder Cups: 1927, 1929, and 1931. Farrell was the head professional at the Quaker Ridge Golf Club in New York from 1919-1930. In 1931, Farrell played in his third Ryder Cup. He also met and married Catherine Hush. In 1934, Farrell accepted the Head Golf Professional's job at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey. The Farrell's had five children: Johnny, Jimmy, Billy, Peggy and Cathy. The Farrell family dedicated itself to golf, becoming Golf Family of the Year in 1966. Billy Farrell played professional golf, and is best known for being the first player
    6.25
    4 votes
    112
    Steve Flesch

    Steve Flesch

    Stephen J. Flesch (born May 23, 1967) is an American professional golfer, competing on the PGA Tour. Flesch was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and attended Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Kentucky. After graduation he played golf at the University of Kentucky and turned professional in 1990. Flesch finished in the top ten on the Asian Tour Order of Merit in 1993, 1994 and 1996. He won the NIKE Tour Championship to earn a PGA Tour card for the following season. His first win on the PGA Tour was the 2003 HP Classic of New Orleans, but is probably best known for his come-from-behind victory at the 2004 Bank of America Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas. He has been featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings. Entering the 2008 Masters Tournament, Flesch was ranked number 107 in the world rankings. After three rounds, he was in third place at eight-under, three strokes behind leader and eventual champion Trevor Immelman. Playing in the penultimate pairing on breezy Sunday, Flesch posted a 78 to finish six strokes back, tied for fifth. This strong showing in a major tournament strengthened his world ranking by 28 slots, improving it to number 79. PGA Tour playoff
    6.25
    4 votes
    113
    Barry Lane

    Barry Lane

    Barry Lane (born 21 June 1960) is an English professional golfer. Lane was born in Hayes, Middlesex. He turned professional in 1976 and first played on the European Tour in 1982. For the first few seasons he failed to finish high enough on the Order of Merit to retain his card and he made several visits to the Qualifying School, but by 1986 he was established on the tour. His best years came in the early to mid nineties, when he made the top ten of the order of merit three times, with a best of fifth in 1992. He won four European Tour events between 1988 and 1994. He had a relatively bad period in his later thirties, but after the turn of the Millennium his form improved again and he picked up his fifth win on the Tour at the 2004 Daily Telegraph Damovo British Masters. Lane has won several professional tournaments off of the European Tour, most lucratively the 1995 Andersen Consulting World Championship of Golf. This event was a precursor of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and Lane's prize was US$1,000,000, which was a very rare level of prize in golf at that time. Lane made his only Ryder Cup appearance in Europe's home defeat at The Belfry in 1993, losing all three of
    7.00
    3 votes
    114
    Billy Casper

    Billy Casper

    William Earl Casper, Jr. (born June 24, 1931) is an American professional golfer who was one of the most prolific tournament winners on the PGA Tour from the mid 1950s to the mid 1970s. Casper was born in San Diego, California. His father started him in golf at age five. Casper caddied during his youth at San Diego Country Club to earn money for golf, and spent one semester at the University of Notre Dame on a golf scholarship, after graduating from high school. He returned to San Diego to marry his wife Shirley in 1952. Casper competed frequently as an amateur against fellow San Diegan Gene Littler. He turned professional in 1954. Casper had 51 PGA Tour wins in his career, with his first coming in 1956. This total places him seventh on the all time list. His victories helped him finish third in McCormack's World Golf Rankings in 1968, 1969 and 1970, the first three years they were published. He won three major championships: the 1959 and 1966 U.S. Opens, and the 1970 Masters Tournament. He was the PGA Tour Money Winner in 1966 and 1968. He was PGA Player of the Year in 1966 and 1970. Casper won the Vardon Trophy for lowest scoring average five times: 1960, 1963, 1965, 1966, and
    7.00
    3 votes
    115
    Bob Ferguson

    Bob Ferguson

    Robert Ferguson (1848–1915), was a Scottish golfer who won a hat-trick of titles at The Open Championship in 1880, 1881 and 1882. He was especially noted for his putting. He is one of only four men who have won The Open three years in a row. The prize for his first win was £7. Ferguson was a native of Musselburgh, East Lothian, which was then one of the three venues in the Open Championship rotation. He started caddying at the age of eight and played his first competition at Leith when he was eighteen. His playing career was cut short by a bout of typhoid and he became the Custodian of the Links at Musselburgh. NT = No tournament DNP = Did not play "T" indicates a tie for a place Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10
    7.00
    3 votes
    116
    Danny Lee

    Danny Lee

    Danny Jin-Myung Lee (born 24 July 1990) is a professional golfer from Rotorua, New Zealand. Lee was born in South Korea and emigrated to New Zealand at the age of eight. His name in Hangul is 이진명. He became a naturalized New Zealander on 2 September 2008 at Rotorua, where he attended Rotorua Boys' High School. Lee became the youngest ever winner of the U.S. Amateur Championship in August 2008, aged 18 years and one month, six months younger than Tiger Woods when he won in 1994. His age record was broken the following year by 17-year-old An Byeong-hun. He became number one in the World Amateur Golf Ranking on 20 August 2008 and remained number one until he turned pro in April 2009. He was awarded the 2008 Mark H. McCormack Medal on 27 August. In October, he represented New Zealand at the Eisenhower Trophy in Adelaide, Australia. A final round 11-over 84 saw him finish T37 in the individual standings. The New Zealand team finished tied for 11th. In February 2009, Lee won the Johnnie Walker Classic in Perth, Australia, a professional tournament co-sanctioned by the European, Asian, and Australasian tours. He was the youngest ever winner on the European Tour, surpassing Dale Hayes, and
    7.00
    3 votes
    117
    Maurice Bembridge

    Maurice Bembridge

    Maurice Bembridge (born 21 February 1945) is an English golfer. Bembridge turned professional at an early age in 1960 and won the British Assistants’ Professional Championship in 1966 and 1967. He won nine top level professional tournaments in Europe, including six after the commencement of the modern European Tour in 1972, and he also won several tournaments in Africa and one in New Zealand. His best finish on the European Tour Order of Merit was second in 1973 when it was points-based (he finished eighth on the money list). At the 1974 Masters Tournament, Bembridge tied the course record by shooting a 64 in the final round. After turning fifty he played on the European Seniors Tour, winning twice at that level. Bembridge played for Great Britain or Great Britain & Ireland in the Ryder Cup four times, winning six matches, losing eight and halving three. He also represented England in the World Cup twice.
    7.00
    3 votes
    118
    Per-Ulrik Johansson

    Per-Ulrik Johansson

    Per-Ulrik Johansson (born 6 December 1966) is a Swedish golfer. Like many European golfers he took a golf scholarship in the United States as sports scholarships do not exist in Europe. He attended the Arizona State University and was a member of the same NCAA Championship winning team as Phil Mickelson. Johansson turned professional later in 1990 and won a European Tour card on his first visit to Qualifying School. He was the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year in 1991. In his first ten seasons on the European Tour he made the top twenty of the Order of Merit four times, with a best ranking of eleventh in 1997. He won five European Tour events between 1991 and 1997 and has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings. In 2001, Johansson moved to the United States to play on the PGA Tour, after successfully negotiating the 2000 Qualifying School. He was a member of the PGA Tour for four seasons, but failed to make the same impact as he had in Europe. His best PGA Tour finish is tied sixth, which by coincidence he achieved once in each of those four seasons. In 2001 and 2002 he only just held onto his card via his money list placing. In 2003 he failed to do so, but he
    7.00
    3 votes
    119
    Stephen Bennett

    Stephen Bennett

    Stephen Bennett (born 23 April 1959) is an English professional golfer. Bennett was born in Cleethorpes. He turned professional in 1979 and won a place on the European Tour on his first visit to Qualifying School. He played on the Tour through much of the 1980s and 1990s, but didn't always manage to retain his tour card. His best season was 1985, when he finished 33rd on the Order of Merit, and picked up his only European Tour win at the Tunisian Open. He also won the 1986 Zimbabwe Open. After leaving the tour he ran a golf academy called Swingtime in Grimsby. Bennett was coached by Eric Sharp, father in law to fellow professional Gordon J. Brand. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
    7.00
    3 votes
    120
    Jim Furyk

    Jim Furyk

    James Michael Furyk (born May 12, 1970) is an American professional golfer, 2010 FedEx Cup champion, and 2010 PGA Tour Player of the Year. He has won one major championship, the 2003 U.S. Open. Furyk is known for consistently playing at the top level and for a visibly unconventional, looping golf swing. Due to his ability to perform at such a high level despite that swing and his deliberate approach to the game, his devoted fan base has given him the nicknames "The Grinder" and "The Businessman". In September 2006 he reached a career high of second in the Official World Golf Ranking. He ranked in the top-10 for over 350 weeks between 1999 and 2010. Despite his previous consistent results, Furyk has since become known as one of the biggest 'tankers' in golf after failing regularly to close out recent tournaments including the 2012 US Open, World Golf Championship at Firestone, and most notably, his Ryder Cup singles match against Sergio Garcia at Medinah. Furyk was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania. At that time, his father Mike was an assistant pro at Edgmont Country Club and later also spent time as a pro at West Chester Golf and Country Club as well as Hidden Springs Golf Course
    6.00
    4 votes
    121
    Shigeki Maruyama

    Shigeki Maruyama

    Shigeki Maruyama (丸山茂樹, Maruyama Shigeki; born 12 September 1969) is a Japanese professional golfer. Maruyama was born in Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. He attended Nihon University and turned professional in 1992. He is known for his ever-present smile on the golf course which has given rise to his nickname of the "Smiling Assassin". He began his career on the Japan Golf Tour, quickly becoming one of the leading players on that tour. Two excellent finishes in World Golf Championships events in 1999 helped to earn him membership of the U.S. based PGA Tour for the 2000 season, and he has played mainly in America since then. He has three PGA Tour victories. At the end of the 2008 season he announced he was returning to Japan after failing to maintain full playing rights on the PGA Tour. Maruyama was a member of The International Team in the Presidents Cup in 1998 and 2000. He had a 5-0-0 win-loss-tie record in the 1998 matches. He has featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Rankings. On 5 June 2000, he shot a first round 58 at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland while qualifying for the 2000 U.S. Open. This is a record for any competitive event. In recognition
    6.00
    4 votes
    122
    Emanuele Canonica

    Emanuele Canonica

    Emanuele Canonica (born 7 January 1971) is an Italian professional golfer. Canonica was born at Moncalieri in the province of Turin in the Piedmont region. He won the Italian National Juniors Championship in 1990 and was part of the gold medal winning Italian team at the European Youths' Championship that year. He turned professional in 1991. Having played in several Challenge Tour events, Canonica qualified for the 1995 European Tour at the 1994 qualifying school. He initially struggled to keep his tour card, finishing 117th on the Order of Merit in each of his first two seasons. 121st place the following year meant limited playing opportunities in 1998, but after regaining full playing status via qualifying school his performances improved, finishing 70th on the money list in 1999 and then a career best 27th in 2000. A disappointing 2001, where he played just 11 events and finished 132nd on the money list, meant another season with fewer tournament invitations in 2002. He made the most of the invites he did receive with three top 10 finishes, including the Canarias Open de España where he was joint runner up, to end the season in 52nd place on the Order of Merit and regain his
    8.00
    2 votes
    123
    Gil Morgan

    Gil Morgan

    Gilmer Bryan Morgan II, OD (born September 25, 1946) is an American professional golfer. Morgan was born in Wewoka, Oklahoma. He graduated from East Central State College in Ada, Oklahoma in 1968. In 1972, Morgan earned a Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee before turning professional at golf later that year. He is a member of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. Morgan won seven events on the PGA Tour between 1977 and 1990. He was also one of the most consistent top five finishers during this period. The most prestigious tournament he won on the PGA Tour was the 1978 World Series of Golf. He also played on the 1979 and 1983 Ryder Cup teams. Although he never won a major title during his time on the PGA Tour, Morgan showed signs of brilliance. For example, during the 1992 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, Morgan became the first player to ever reach 10-under-par (–10) during U.S. Open competition when he recorded a birdie on the third hole during the third round. He later added two more birdies to reach –12 after the seventh hole. He would later finish badly to finish at –4. This was good enough for the 54-hole lead. However, a final round 81
    8.00
    2 votes
    124
    Loren Roberts

    Loren Roberts

    Loren Lloyd Roberts (born June 24, 1955) is an American professional golfer. Roberts was born in San Luis Obispo, California. He competed for San Luis Obispo Senior High School and Cal Poly-SLO. In 1975, he turned professional after his sophomore season due to the university's dropping its NCAA Division II golf team. In the late 1970s, Roberts worked as an assistant pro at San Luis Obispo Golf and Country Club as well as Morro Bay Golf Course. He won the Foot-Joy PGA Assistant Professional Championship of 1979 and was second in 1980. The first professional tour where he briefly competed was the PGA Tour of Australasia, after his 1979 PGA victory. On his fifth attempt, Roberts earned his PGA Tour card at the PGA Tour Qualification Tournament in 1980 for the 1981 season. He returned to the tournament in 1981, 1982, 1986 and 1987, earning his card every year except 1981. He did not get his first win on the PGA Tour until 1994 at age 38, yet it sparked a nine-season run of eight victories. His career earnings are over $15 million. He is known as "Boss of the Moss" for his putting skills. He has featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Rankings. Roberts' best finish in a major
    8.00
    2 votes
    125
    Michael Hoey

    Michael Hoey

    Michael George Hoey (born 13 February 1979) is a Northern Irish professional golfer. Hoey was born in Ballymoney but played much of his early golf at Shandon Park Golf Club in East Belfast. He won the British Amateur Championship in 2001 and was a member of the victorious 2001 Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team. As British Amateur Champion, he was invited to play in the U.S. Masters in 2002, where he missed the cut by a single stroke. He turned professional later that year. Until 2009, Hoey had struggled to secure his place on the main European Tour and had mostly competed the second tier Challenge Tour where he has three tournament victories, the 2005 BA-CA Golf Open, the 2007 Tessali-Metaponto Open di Puglia e Basilicata, and the 2008 Banque Populaire Moroccan Classic. He finished 8th on the end of season rankings in 2005, which gave him automatic promotion to the European Tour. Following a largely unsuccessful début season in 2006, he returned to the Challenge Tour the following year. He regained his playing privileges on the European Tour for the 2009 season at final qualifying school. Early in 2009, Hoey finished runner-up to Retief Goosen in the Africa Open on the
    8.00
    2 votes
    126
    Mike Harwood

    Mike Harwood

    Michael Geoffrey Harwood (born 8 January 1959) is an Australian golfer. Harwood was born in Sydney. He turned professional in 1979 and has extensive experience on the PGA Tour of Australasia and the European Tour. He won five times in Europe, including a 1990 victory in tour's home tournament at Wentworth, which was then called the Volvo PGA Championship. He achieved a career best European Tour Order of Merit ranking of sixth that year. The following year he was runner-up to fellow Australian Ian Baker-Finch at the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. In his prime he played occasionally in the United States, but he never had a top ten finish in any PGA Tour event other than the Open Championship. In the mid 1990s his results declined sharply. Harwood won his first title on the European Seniors Tour at the season ending OKI Castellon Senior Tour Championship by 3 strokes over Angel Franco. The win caused Harwood to finish 9th on the 2009 final money list and earning him the title of Rookie of the Year. It was his first professional tournament win in 18 years. Harwood continues to play on the Tour, achieving plenty of success. He again finished in the Top 10 in the Order of Merit in
    8.00
    2 votes
    127
    Richard S. Johnson

    Richard S. Johnson

    Carl Richard Stanley Johnson (born 15 October 1976) is a Swedish professional golfer. Johnson was born in Stockholm. His paternal grandfather is an American from New Jersey who settled in Sweden and married a Swede. Johnson played on the European Tour and won the ANZ Championship in 2002. Johnson joined the PGA Tour in 2003 after successfully negotiating qualifying school. He has managed to gain at least partial status on the tour every year since. He placed in the top 50 of the money list in 2006. He earned his card for the 2008 PGA Tour season at the 2007 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament. He won his first event in 2008, the U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee. Johnson was formerly a pro skateboarder. He also played handball and tennis in his youth. Johnson resides in Jupiter, Florida. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
    8.00
    2 votes
    128
    Damien McGrane

    Damien McGrane

    Damien McGrane (born 13 April 1971) is an Irish golfer. McGrane was born in Kells, County Meath, Ireland. He turned professional in 1991. McGrane has had full status on the European Tour since 2003, and has earned over €3.5m in prize-money. He clinched his first European Tour Title on 20 April 2008 at the Volvo China Open, winning by nine strokes, and ended the 2008 season ranked in the top thirty of the Order of Merit for the first time. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10. Source:
    9.00
    1 votes
    129
    Joe Durant

    Joe Durant

    Joseph Scott Durant (born April 7, 1964) is an American professional golfer. Durant was born in Pensacola, Florida. He attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, where he majored in Marketing and graduated in 1987. At Huntingdon, he was a three-time NAIA All-American and won the 1987 NAIA Championship. Durant turned professional in 1987. He has won four times on the PGA Tour. Durant won the 2001 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic with a score of 324 (-36), setting the tournament record which stands today. He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings. His best finish in a major is T18 at the 2007 PGA Championship. In 2007 and 2008, he finished No. 129 on the PGA Tour official money list, and began playing some on the Nationwide Tour. By 2009, he was down to No. 131 and lost his PGA Tour card; however, he rebounded in 2010 to finish No. 115 on the money list to earn a spot on the Tour for 2011. PGA Tour playoff record (0–1) DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Yellow background for top-10.
    9.00
    1 votes
    130
    Laura Davies

    Laura Davies

    Laura Jane Davies CBE (born 5 October 1963) is an English professional golfer who has achieved the status of her nation's most accomplished female golfer of modern times, being the first non-American to finish at the top of the LPGA money list as well as winning the LET Order of Merit a record seven times: in 1985, 1986, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2004 and 2006. As of 2012, she has 81 professional wins worldwide, with 20 on the LPGA, including four majors and, since turning professional in 1985, has won at least one title somewhere in the world every season, except for 2005. She is a member of U.S.-based LPGA Tour, a life member of the Ladies European Tour, and needs only one major victory or two regular LPGA Tour wins to enter the World Golf Hall of Fame. A native of Coventry, Laura Davies began as an amateur international player for Great Britain, compiling a notable record. She was the 1983 English Intermediate Champion, the 1984 Welsh Open Stroke Play Champion and the South Eastern Champion in both 1983 and 1984. She was also a member of the Great Britain and Ireland Curtis Cup Team in 1984. She turned professional in 1985. Laura Davies started her professional career on the WPGET (now
    9.00
    1 votes
    131
    Margaret Curtis

    Margaret Curtis

    Margaret Curtis (October 8, 1883 – December 24, 1965) was an American golf and tennis champion and lifelong social worker. From the Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts area, she was the youngest of ten children. Her father was a colonel in the Union Army cavalry during the American Civil War. Her brother James Freeman Curtis became a lawyer in New York City, and was the Assistant United States Secretary of the Treasury under President William Howard Taft. Her cousin Laurence Curtis, who served as the second President of the United States Golf Association in 1897–98, encouraged the family to take up the game of golf. As a result, Margaret and her sister Harriot began playing golf at a young age and as young ladies became members of the Women's Golf Association of Massachusetts. Founded in 1900, it was the first state women's golf association in the United States. In 1897, 13-year-old Curtis qualified fourth in her first appearance at the U.S. Women's Amateur. In 1906 her sister Harriot won the Championship. Although health problems had prevented Margaret from competing for several years, she captured her first of three U.S. championships in 1907 by beating her sister in the finals.
    9.00
    1 votes
    132
    Severiano Ballesteros

    Severiano Ballesteros

    Severiano "Seve" Ballesteros Sota (Spanish pronunciation: [seβeˈɾjano βaʎesˈteɾos]; 9 April 1957 – 7 May 2011) was a Spanish professional golfer, a World No. 1 who was one of the sport's leading figures from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s. A member of a gifted golfing family, he won more than 90 international tournaments in an illustrious career, including five major championships between 1979 and 1988: The Open Championship three times, and the Masters Tournament twice. He gained attention in the golfing world in 1976, when at the age of 19 he finished second at The Open. He played a leading role in the re-emergence of European golf, helping the European Ryder Cup team to five wins both as a player and captain. He won the World Match Play Championship a record-tying five times. Widely known for his dashing and imaginative style of play, with a sublime short game and erratic driving of the golf ball, he is generally regarded as the greatest Continental European golfer of all time. He won a record 50 times on the European Tour. Because of back-related injuries, Ballesteros struggled with form during the 1990s. In spite of this, he continued to be involved in the game of golf,
    9.00
    1 votes
    133
    J. L. Lewis

    J. L. Lewis

    John Lee "J.L." Lewis (born July 18, 1960) is an American professional golfer. He has won twice on the PGA Tour: the John Deere Classic in 1999, and the 84 Lumber Classic in 2003. In 1999 he won the Honda Invitational in Guadalajara, Mexico. In 2010, Lewis earned a spot on the Champions Tour after placing well on the tour's Q School. Lewis was born and raised in Emporia, Kansas. His parents, John and Donna Lewis, taught in Emporia schools for thirty years. His athletic ability was evident from an early age: he played Little League Baseball from 1967 to 1973, and was a winning pitcher with multiple no-hitters. Lewis began playing golf at the age of seven at Emporia Country Club, where he won at the ECC Men's Club Championship twice before graduating from high school. He lettered in football, basketball, and golf at Emporia High School. In 1978, he was named to the all-state high school basketball team, and was awarded a golf scholarship to Emporia State University. After his sophomore year at Emporia State, Lewis transferred to Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University–San Marcos). While at Texas State, his team won the 1983 Division II golf championship, and he
    6.67
    3 votes
    134
    Mike Weir

    Mike Weir

    Michael Richard Weir, CM, O.Ont (born May 12, 1970) is a Canadian professional golfer on the PGA Tour. He spent over 110 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Rankings between 2001 and 2005. He is best known for winning the Masters in 2003. Born in Sarnia, Ontario, Weir grew up in the Sarnia suburb of Brights Grove. He learned to play golf at Huron Oaks Golf Course, and was coached there by Steve Bennett. Like many Canadian boys, his first sport was hockey; he was a natural left-handed shot, and began playing golf left-handed as a follow-on from his hockey experience. Weir was fortunate in that the son of his godfather played left-handed and had a partial set of spare clubs that he handed down to Weir—three woods and four irons. From his earnings as a caddy and pro shop worker, he purchased a left-handed wedge that he used until the grip wore out. When he was 12, he won a junior tournament in which the first prize was a complete set of irons; he replaced his original four irons with the clubs he had won. While working at Huron Oaks, he also met Jack Nicklaus at age 11, when the golf legend came to the club to play an exhibition. This meeting set the stage for a pivotal
    6.67
    3 votes
    135
    Martin Kaymer

    Martin Kaymer

    Martin Kaymer (born 28 December 1984) is a German professional golfer. He became the No. 1 ranked golfer in the Official World Golf Ranking on 27 February 2011 after his runner-up finish in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, but lost the top spot to Lee Westwood eight weeks later. Kaymer was born in Düsseldorf, West Germany. He turned professional in 2005 and is a member of the European Tour. He has won ten tournaments on the tour including four in 2010 to win the Race to Dubai, formerly the Order of Merit, for the first time. Among those wins was the 2010 PGA Championship, a victory which made him only the second German to win a major championship, after Bernhard Langer. He also won the 2011 WGC-HSBC Champions, which made him only the tenth player to have won both a major championship and a World Golf Championship event. Kaymer sank a putt on the 18th hole on the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup which retained the cup for Europe and successfully overturned a four-point deficit against the United States at the start of the final day's play. Kaymer picked up his first professional win at the age of 20 as an amateur at the Central German Classic in 2005 on the third-tier EPD
    5.75
    4 votes
    136
    Anthony Kim

    Anthony Kim

    Anthony Ha-Jin Kim (born June 19, 1985) is an American professional golfer. A Korean American, Kim was born in Los Angeles, California and resides in Dallas, Texas. He attended La Quinta High School in La Quinta, California. After high school, he attended the University of Oklahoma for three years; this is where he met his caddie, Brodie Flanders. He was part of the winning USA team in the 2005 Walker Cup. Kim turned professional in 2006 and after receiving a sponsor's exemption he finished in a tie for second on his PGA Tour debut at the 2006 Valero Texas Open. He earned his PGA Tour card through the qualifying school for the 2007 season. He made a strong start and broke into the top 100 in the Official World Golf Rankings in May 2007 with four top 10 finishes during his rookie season on the PGA Tour. In the 2007 U.S. Open, he shot a final round 67 earning him a tie for 20th place (he started the day at T57). His 67 was the lowest for the round and second lowest for the tournament. In May 2008, Kim won his first PGA Tour tournament at the Wachovia Championship, defeating former British Open champion Ben Curtis by five shots. Kim's 16-under par 272 total is the lowest score in the
    7.50
    2 votes
    137
    Becky Brewerton

    Becky Brewerton

    Rebecca Dawn Brewerton (born 20 October 1982) is a Welsh professional golfer and a member of the Ladies European Tour and the LPGA Tour. Brewerton was born in St Asaph, Wales. She had a successful amateur career. She was Welsh Girls Champion in 1997 and 1998 and Welsh Ladies Champion in 1999 and 2001. She became British Ladies Open amateur strokeplay champion in 1999 and 2002, a year she also became European Women's Individual Amateur Champion. Brewerton represented Great Britain and Ireland in the Curtis Cup in 2000, and the Vagliano Trophy in 2001 and 2003. She was in line to be selected to the 2002 Curtis Cup squad but was not selected for the final team. She played in the 2002 Espirito Santo Trophy World Amateur Golf Team Championships and was named as the Daily Telegraph Golfer of the year. Brewerton received two invitations to play on the Ladies European Tour in 2003. She held the halfway lead at the Tenerife Ladies Open in May finally finishing the tournament in second place and was beaten into second place again at the Wales WPGA Championship by a 74 foot birdie putt on the final green by Shani Waugh. Brewerton turned professional after she finished 13th at the 2003 Ladies
    7.50
    2 votes
    138
    David Duval

    David Duval

    David Robert Duval (born November 9, 1971) is an American professional golfer and former World No. 1 who competes on the PGA Tour. Duval was born in Jacksonville, Florida, the son of golf instructor and club professional Bob Duval and Diane Poole Duval, a member of the FSU Flying High Circus during college. His brother Brent was two years older, and sister Diedre was five years younger. During his early years, his father was club professional at Timuquana Country Club, where he learned to play golf under his father's guidance. When David was nine, his brother Brent developed aplastic anemia. The family sought treatment at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, where David underwent surgery to donate bone marrow. Unfortunately, the transplant was not successful, and Brent died as a result of blood poisoning on May 17, 1981 at age 12. Bob Duval was unable to cope, and moved out of the family home for a year. Counseling enabled him to reunite with his wife and children in 1982, and David continued to receive golf instruction from his father. He graduated from the Episcopal High School of Jacksonville in 1989, the same year he was the U.S. Junior Amateur champion. He
    7.50
    2 votes
    139
    Joe Lloyd

    Joe Lloyd

    Joseph "Joe" Lloyd (1864-?) was an English professional golfer who won the third U.S. Open at the Chicago Golf Club in 1897. Lloyd grew up playing at Hoylake. He was the first golf professional in France, being hired in 1883 at the Pau Golf Club in Pau, France, by Englishmen spending their winters there. From 1895 to 1909, he spent his summers as the club professional at the Essex Country Club, in Manchester, Massachusetts (Donald Ross succeeded him as club professional there.) Lloyd retired from the Pau Golf Club in 1925. Lloyd played in the 1896 U.S. Open, and lead at the halfway point, but finished a few strokes behind. In the 1897 tournament, he was trailing entering the final round, but an eagle at the par-5 18th hole gave him a one-stroke victory over Willie Anderson (who would later win four U.S. Opens). Lloyd played in only the U.S. Open and The Open Championship. NYF = Tournament not yet founded DNP = Did not play WD = Withdrew "T" indicates a tie for a place Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10
    7.50
    2 votes
    140
    May Hezlet

    May Hezlet

    Mary Linzee "May" Hezlet (1882–1978) was a British amateur golfer. Born in Gibraltar, she and her sisters Florence and Violet Hezlet grew up in Ireland and became top golfers in their era. In 1899, at the golf course in Newcastle, County Down, May Hezlet defeated Rhona Adair to win the first of her five Irish Ladies Close Championships, three of which came in succession from 1904 to 1906. In two of those victories her sister Florence was the runner-up. That same year (1899), she became the youngest-ever winner of the British Ladies Amateur, an age record that still stands. Hezlet won the British Ladies Amateur again in 1902 then in 1904 at Scotland's Royal Troon Golf Club she lost in the final to Lottie Dod. She won her third British title in 1907 and her fifth Irish Ladies Close Championship in 1908 at the Royal Portrush Golf Club. Hezlet published a book titled Ladies Golf in 1904 that was immensely popular and a 2nd edition was published 1907 with an additional updating chapter. In 1912, she contributed to The New Book of Golf by Horace G. Hutchinson. In 1909, she married Arthur Edwin Ross. Her brother Charles O. Hezlet was runner-up in The Amateur Championship in 1914, played
    7.50
    2 votes
    141
    Robert A. Gardner

    Robert A. Gardner

    Robert Abbe Gardner (April 9, 1890 – June 21, 1956) was an American multi-sport athlete best known for winning the U.S. Amateur in golf twice. Gardner was born in Hinsdale, Illinois. He spent most of his life in the Chicago area. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale University in 1912, where he was a member of Skull and Bones. While a sophomore at Yale, Gardner won the 1909 U.S. Amateur golf tournament over Chandler Egan at the Chicago Golf Club. He was the youngest winner, at 19 years, 5 months, of the U.S. Amateur. His record stood for 85 years until Tiger Woods won his first of three Amateurs at age 18 years, 8 months. Gardner would make the finals of the U.S. Amateur three more times, winning in 1915 and losing in 1916 and 1921. He also lost in the finals of two other prominent amateur events, the 1911 Western Amateur and the 1920 British Amateur. Golf was not the only sport Gardner excelled at. On June 1, 1912, at an intercollegiate track and field competition in Philadelphia, he set the world pole vault record at 13 feet 1 inch (3.99 m). This record would be short lived as Marc Wright vaulted 13 feet 2+⁄4 inches (4.020 m) one week
    7.50
    2 votes
    142
    Rodger Davis

    Rodger Davis

    Rodger Miles Davis (born 18 May 1951) is an Australian professional golfer. Davis was born in Sydney. He turned professional in 1974 and spent his regular career playing mainly on the PGA Tour of Australasia and the European Tour. He won the PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit in 1990 and 1991. He made the top ten of the European Tour Order of Merit four times in the late 1980s and early 1990s. His seven European Tour wins included two of Europe's most prestigious tournaments; the British PGA Championship, which he won in 1986, and the season ending Volvo Masters, which he claimed in 1991. He was ranked in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings for 29 weeks between 1987 and 1992. His best finish on the PGA Tour was a tie for fifth at the 1986 NEC World Series of Golf. As a senior he has played mainly on the U.S. based Champions Tour, where he has one win, the 2003 Toshiba Senior Classic. His best finish in a major championship is a tie for 2nd with American golfer Paul Azinger at the British Open in 1987. Davis represented Australia in team competitions several times, and was a member of his country's winning three man team at the 1986 Alfred Dunhill Cup. this list may
    7.50
    2 votes
    143
    Willie Anderson

    Willie Anderson

    William Law Anderson (21 October 1879 – 25 October 1910) was a Scottish immigrant to the United States who became the first golfer to win four U.S. Opens, with victories in 1901, 1903, 1904, and 1905. He is still the only man to win three consecutive titles, and only Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, and Jack Nicklaus have equalled his total of four championships. He is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Anderson was born in North Berwick, in East Lothian, Scotland. He emigrated from Scotland to the United States in 1896, along with his father, Thomas Anderson, and his brother Tom. He played in the U.S. Open the following year, finishing in second place by one stroke, after Joe Lloyd eagled the final hole. His first significant win came in 1899 at the Southern California Open, before he started his run at the U.S. Open. In the 14 straight Opens that he played, Anderson won four, was second once, third once, fourth twice, fifth three times, 11th twice and 15th once. He won titles with both the old gutta-percha golf ball, and the rubber-cored ball which came into use in 1902. Anderson also won the Western Open in 1902, 1904, 1908, and 1909. Anderson's accuracy with all clubs, combined
    7.50
    2 votes
    144
    Mikko Ilonen

    Mikko Ilonen

    Mikko Ilonen (born December 18, 1979) is a Finnish professional golfer. Ilonen was born in Lahti, Finland. He won the 2000 Amateur Championship, and turned pro in 2001. He plays mainly on the European Tour, where he has won two events. His best major finish is tied 9th at the 2001 Open Championship. He won his first professional tournament at the 2007 Indonesia Open, an event co-sanctioned by the European Tour and Asian Tour. He was the first Finn to win a European Tour event and to feature in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings. In 2007 he finished the season in a career best 34th on the European Tour Order of Merit. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Yellow background for top-10. Amateur Professional
    5.50
    4 votes
    145
    Darren Clarke

    Darren Clarke

    Darren Christopher Clarke, OBE (born 14 August 1968) is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who currently plays on the European Tour and has previously played on the PGA Tour. He has won 22 tournaments worldwide on a number of golf's main tours including the European Tour, the PGA Tour, the Sunshine Tour and the Japan Golf Tour. His most notable win came at Royal St George's where he won the 2011 Open Championship, his first major win after more than 20 years and 54 attempts. Clarke has also won two World Golf Championship events, most notably the 2000 WGC-Andersen Consulting Match Play Championship where he squared off with, and defeated, Tiger Woods. These victories came when Clarke enjoyed his most prominent spell as a golfer – he was ranked in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings for 43 weeks between 2000 and 2002. His highest finish on the European Tour money list is second, which he achieved in 1998, 2000 and 2003. Clarke is currently ranked as the sixth highest career money winner on the European Tour. Clarke has represented Ireland as both an amateur and as a professional, notably at the World Cup and Alfred Dunhill Cup, and was a member of five
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    H. Chandler Egan

    H. Chandler Egan

    Henry Chandler Egan (August 21, 1884 – April 5, 1936) was an American amateur golfer and golf course architect of the early 20th century. Egan was born in Chicago, Illinois, which at the end of the 19th century was the epicenter of golf in the United States — the first 18-hole golf course in the country, the Chicago Golf Club, in Wheaton, was built there in 1895. Egan played his first game of golf in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin at the age of 12. He attended secondary school at the Rugby School in Kenilworth, and was a star football player on its team. The school did not have a golf team, so Chandler developed his golf game at his father's club, Exmoor Country Club. He was accepted to Harvard University, where he soon became the captain of the college golf team. The team won three team NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships from 1902 to 1904, and Egan won the individual title in 1902. Egan won his first non-collegiate tournament in the 1902 Western Amateur, which was played at the Chicago Golf Club. Not only was the tournament played in his home metropolitan area, but the runner-up was his cousin Walter Egan. A year later, the Egan cousins switched places with Walter winning and
    6.33
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    John Huston

    John Huston

    Johnny Ray "John" Huston (born June 1, 1961) is an American professional golfer who currently plays on the Champions Tour. Huston was born in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. He attended Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama and was a member of the golf team. He turned pro in 1983. Huston has won seven PGA Tour events and has had more than 80 top-10 finishes in his career. He has a history of being a "streaky" player, who either plays extremely well or mediocre. At the 1998 United Airlines Hawaiian Open, he broke a 53 year-old record for 72-hole scoring by shooting 260, a 28-under-par performance. Huston attributed his record-breaking score to magnets that he placed in his shoes and in the cover of his mattress. He also had a course-record 61 at the 1996 Memorial Tournament. He finished in the top-100 on the money list every year but one during the first 17 years of his career. Huston's best finish in a major championship was T3 at the 1990 Masters Tournament; he also had a solo 4th place finish at the 2000 U.S. Open. He has featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Rankings. Huston's first Champions Tour win was at the 2011 Dick's Sporting Goods Open, which was his third start and
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    148
    Mark James

    Mark James

    Mark Hugh James (born 28 October 1953) is an English professional golfer who had a long career on the European Tour and captained Europe in the 1999 Ryder Cup. He now plays senior golf on the U.S.-based Champions Tour. James was born in Manchester, England and educated at Stamford School. He won the English Amateur championship in 1974 and was a member of the Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team in 1975. His first professional win was the 1977 Lusaka Open and the following year he picked up the first of his eighteen wins on the European Tour at the Sun Alliance Match Play Championship. He also holds the record worst ever European Tour event score of 111 at the 1978 Italian Open in Sardinia. James never won a major championship, but he had four top-five finishes at The Open Championship. He was consistently competitive on the European Tour with twenty top-thirty finishes on the Order of Merit, including seven top-ten finishes, the best of them third place in 1979. He was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2000, but after treatment he made a comeback in 2001. James represented Great Britain & Ireland or Europe in the Ryder Cup seven times including 1989 when Europe tied the match
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    Mhairi McKay

    Mhairi McKay

    Mhairi McKay (born 18 April 1975) is a Scottish professional golfer who plays mainly on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour and is also a member of the Ladies European Tour. McKay was born in Glasgow. She is a former pupil of Fernhill School and was introduced to golf by her parents. They moved from Glasgow to Girvan, close to the famous Turnberry golf links where she learned to play and is still a club member. She had a successful amateur career and was the Golf Foundation Under 13 girls’ champion in 1987 and Under 14 champion in 1988. She also won the Daily Telegraph Junior Golf Championship in 1991 and won back-to-back British Girls Championships in 1992 and 1993. She represented Great Britain & Ireland in the Curtis Cup matches of 1994 and 1996 and played in the 1996 Espirito Santo Trophy World Amateur Team Championship. McKay was the first international player to be offered a golf scholarship at Stanford University in California where she was a classmate of Tiger Woods (she took a Portuguese literature class with him). She graduated in 1997 with a B.A. in Public Policy having been Pac-10 champion in 1997, Pac-10 All Conference from 1994 to 1997) and Pac-10 All Academic 1st Team in 1997.
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    Morgan Pressel

    Morgan Pressel

    Morgan Pressel (born May 23, 1988) is an American professional golfer, currently playing on the LPGA Tour. She turned pro at age 17 and is the youngest-ever winner of a modern LPGA major championship. Pressel has reached as high as fourth in the world rankings. Born in Tampa, Florida, to Mike Pressel and Kathy Krickstein Pressel, she attended Banyan Creek Elementary School, Omni Middle School, and graduated in 2006 from the Saint Andrew's School in Boca Raton, a private school affiliated with the Episcopal Church. She has stated that her Jewish faith plays a large role in her life. Following her mother's death from breast cancer in September 2003, 15-year-old Pressel moved in with her grandparents Evelyn Krickstein and Dr. Herb Krickstein, a retired physician and pathologist who is her coach as well as her grandfather, while her two younger siblings stayed with their father. Pressel continues to live with her grandparents, who are the parents of former top-10 tennis player Aaron Krickstein, Pressel's uncle. For the eldest Krickstein, this is the second time he has groomed a young athlete into a star. Aaron Krickstein holds the record for being the youngest player ever to win a
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    151
    Glenna Collett-Vare

    Glenna Collett-Vare

    Glenna Collett Vare (June 20, 1903 – February 3, 1989) was an American Hall of Fame golfing champion whom the Hall calls the greatest female golfer of her day, and who dominated American women's golf in the 1920s. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Glenna Collett was raised in Providence, Rhode Island by athletic-minded parents and at a young age was involved in sports such as swimming and diving. At age 14 she took up the game of golf, and within two years had developed her skills to the point where she competed in the 1919 U.S. Women's Amateur, and won her first-round match. Two years later at age 18, she was the Championship medallist for shooting the lowest qualifying score. In the pre-professional era, the U.S. Women's Amateur was the most prestigious event in the country. Her strength was off the tee. Collett was a student of golf instructor Ernest Jones. While setting a new single-round scoring record, in 1922 Glenna Collett claimed her first of six U.S. championships. The following year she was upset in the third round, but went north to win the Canadian Women's Amateur. In 1924 Glenna Collett achieved the most remarkable record in golfing history, both female and male.
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    Henry Cotton

    Henry Cotton

    Sir Henry Thomas Cotton, KCMG, MBE (26 January 1907 – 22 December 1987) was an English professional golfer known for winning three Open Championships. Cotton was born in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire. A prestigious cricketer, while attending Alleyn's School in Dulwich, South London, he and the other non-prefects were ordered by the six prefects in the school team to transport their cricket clothing back to the school on public transport. After returning to the school, he wrote a letter to the headmaster explaining that he was not amused. The headmaster ordered that he be caned in punishment, but Cotton refused. Resultantly banned from the cricket team, Cotton and his brother took up their second sport golf at the Aquarius Golf Club in Honor Oak from 1920. In 1923 Cotton won the Hutchings Trophy, the club championship. The brothers left in 1924 to become professionals. Cotton started his career as a professional golfer at the age of 17, and was known for working extremely hard at his game, often practising until his hands bled. Cotton placed great emphasis upon accuracy and differed from modern golf teachers in the great emphasis he placed upon the role of the hands in the golf swing.
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    Jamie Donaldson

    Jamie Donaldson

    Jamie Ross Donaldson (born 19 October 1975) is a Welsh professional golfer who plays on the European Tour. Donaldson was born in Pontypridd. He turned professional in 2000. Having failed to come through the European Tour's qualifying school, in 2001 he played predominantly on the second tier Challenge Tour. He won the BMW Russian Open and the Telia Grand Prix in Sweden on his way to second place in the Challenge Tour Rankings. He also made the most of limited opportunities on the elite tour, making five cuts from seven events, with two top ten finishes, as he ended the season inside the top 100 on the Order of Merit to earn his European Tour card for 2002. Donaldson spent the next few years playing on the European Tour, reaching a best of 58th on the final Order of Merit in 2003, but began to be troubled by back problems in 2004. In 2007 he was back on the Challenge Tour, but showed a return to form, picking up his third Challenge Tour win at the Abierto Telefonica de Guatemala on his way to 4th place on the end of season rankings. He was back on the European Tour in 2008 and was again inside the top 100 on the Order of Merit to maintain his playing rights for the 2009 season. He
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    154
    Lottie Dod

    Lottie Dod

    Charlotte "Lottie" Dod (24 September 1871 – 27 June, 1960) was an English sportswoman best known as a tennis player. She won the Wimbledon Ladies' Singles Championship five times, the first one when she was only fifteen in the summer of 1887. She remains the youngest ladies' singles champion, though Martina Hingis was three days younger when she won the women's doubles title in 1996. In addition to tennis, Dod competed in many other sports, including golf, field hockey, and archery. She also won the British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship, played twice for the England women's national field hockey team (which she helped to found), and won a silver medal at the 1908 Summer Olympics in archery. The Guinness Book of Records has named her as the most versatile female athlete of all time, together with track and field athlete and fellow golf player Babe Zaharias. Dod was born in Bebington, Merseyside to Joseph and Margaret Dod. Joseph, from Liverpool, had made a fortune in the cotton trade. The family was wealthy enough to provide for all members for life; Lottie and her brother Willy never had to work. Besides Willy, Lottie had a sister, Annie, and another brother, Tony, all of whom
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    155
    Minea Blomqvist

    Minea Blomqvist

    Minea "Minni" Blomqvist, (born 12 March 1985 in Espoo, Finland) is a professional golfer who plays mainly on the U.S. based LPGA Tour but is also a member of the Ladies European Tour. Blomqvist was a member of the Finnish National Ladies Team from 2001–2003 and played in the 2002 Espirito Santo Trophy World Amateur Golf Team Championships. She was a two-time member of the European PING Junior Solheim Cup Team in 2002 and 2003 winning all her matches in the winning 2003 side and she represented Europe in the 2003 Vagliano Trophy. She played as an amateur on the Telia Tour four times in 2000 and 2001 missing the cut each time. In 2002 she played in three Telia Tour events and recorded two top twenty finishes plus a win at the Sparbanken Ladies Open. In 2003 she played in five Telia tour tournaments, recorded two runner up finishes plus a win at the CA Ladies Trophy. and was named Telia Tour Player of the Year. Blomqvist turned professional late in 2003 and in 2004 claimed her maiden victory in only her second tournament as a professional at the Pam Golding Ladies International on the Nedbank Women's Golf Tour in South Africa following this up with a win in the Telkom Women's Classic
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    156
    Ross McGowan

    Ross McGowan

    This article is about the golfer. For the anchorman for KTVU, see Ross McGowan (anchorman) Ross Ian Thomas McGowan (born 23 April 1982) is an English professional golfer. McGowan was born in Basildon, Essex, and grew up in Banstead, Surrey and educated at Epsom College. With the assistance of College Prospects of America, he went to university in the United States and played collegiate golf at the University of Tennessee. McGowan won the 2006 English Amateur, where he defeated Oliver Fisher in the final by the score of 5&4. Shortly after that he turned professional. McGowan led the 2007 Challenge Tour Rankings going into the Apulia San Domenico Grand Final, thanks to two wins and three runner-up finishes during the year. Having finished in a tie for 28th place in the final event of the season, he dropped to second place on the money list, as Michael Lorenzo-Vera won the tournament and jumped to the top of the Challenge Tour's money list. Courtesy of his final Challenge Tour Rankings position in 2007, McGowan graduated to the European Tour for the 2008 season. He moved into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings in January of that year, and in June played in his first major
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    157
    Suzann Pettersen

    Suzann Pettersen

    Suzann Pettersen (born 7 April 1981) is a Norwegian professional golfer. She plays mainly on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour, and is also a member of the Ladies European Tour. Her career best world ranking is second. She has held that position at several times, most recently beginning 22 August 2011. Pettersen was born in Oslo, Norway. Both her parents, Axel and Mona, participated in sports. Suzann Pettersen is a distant relative of merchant Gunerius Pettersen (1826–1892). She was a successful amateur golfer. She is a five-time Norwegian Amateur Champion (1996–2000), and won the British Girls Championship in 1999. She represented Norway in the Espirito Santo Trophy World Amateur Team Championship in 1998 and 2000, becoming World Amateur Champion in her second appearance. She also represented Europe in the 1997 and 1999 Junior Ryder Cup Matches. Pettersen turned professional in September 2000 at age 19 and gained her Ladies European Tour card with an 11th place finish at the 2001 LET Qualifying School. In her 2001 rookie season, she played in ten events without missing a cut. In her second start as a professional,Pettersen won the Open de France Dames in a playoff over Becky Morgan. She
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    158
    Michael Campbell

    Michael Campbell

    Michael Shane Campbell, CNZM (born 23 February 1969) is a New Zealand golfer who is best known for having won the 2005 U.S. Open and the richest prize in golf, the £1,000,000 HSBC World Match Play Championship, in the same year. He is a member of the European Tour. Ethnically, he is predominantly Māori, from the Ngati Ruanui (father's side) and Nga Rauru (mother's side) iwi. He also has some Scottish ancestry, being a great-great-great-grandson of John Logan Campbell, a Scottish emigrant to New Zealand. Campbell was born in Hawera, Taranaki. As a young child, he lived near his mother's Wai-o-Turi marae at Whenuakura, just south of Patea, and also spent much of his time with whanau at his father's Taiporohenui marae, near Hawera. Like many young New Zealand boys, Campbell dreamed of playing for the All Blacks, and began playing rugby union, but his mother vetoed his participation. While he was talented at several other sports, such as softball, squash and table tennis, his passion turned out to be golf. At age seven, he began playing golf on the Patea golf course which had the greens fenced to keep sheep off them. He was introduced to the game by an uncle, Roger Rei, but was also
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    159
    Carl Mason

    Carl Mason

    Stuart Carl Mason (born 25 June 1953) is an English professional golfer. Mason was born in Buxton, Derbyshire. He won several amateur tournaments, before turning professional and becoming something of a journeyman on the European Tour. After twenty years of trying he finally won on tour for the first time in 1994. His biggest successes, however, have come after turning 50. Since then he has become the highest career money winner on the European Seniors Tour, picked up 25 tournament victories and headed the Order of Merit three times. Mason turned professional in 1973, following an outstanding amateur career playing out of Goring and Streatley Golf Club, and was a rookie on the European Tour the following year. He finished in 67th place on the Order of Merit that year and was recipient of the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award. He made the top 100 on the European Tour Order of Merit twenty three years in a row up to 1996, with a best ranking of 19th in 1994. In 1980, he finished tied for 4th with Jack Nicklaus in The Open Championship held at Muirfield. Despite those successes, Mason only won twice on the European Tour, both times in 1994. His first victory came at the 455th
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    160
    Chad Campbell

    Chad Campbell

    David Chad Campbell (born May 31, 1974) is an American professional golfer. Campbell was born in Andrews, Texas and grew up in west Texas. He was a member of a strong junior college men's golf squad during the years (1992–94) he played at Midland College. He was the conference medalist in 1993, the year that the MC team dominated the Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) and won the regional title. In 1994, the Chaps repeated as WJCAC champions and finished second in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) championship. That year, Campbell was WJCAC medalist, Region V Tournament medalist and the NJCAA Tournament medalist runner-up. In 1994, he was named an NJCAA All-American. He was listed as the number one player in the final NJCAA national poll. After two years at MC, he won a scholarship and transferred to the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV). He turned professional in 1996. Prior to 2000, Campbell played on the third-tier NGA Hooters Tour, where he won 13 tournaments and was the leading money winner three times. In 2001 he played on the second-tier Buy.com Tour, now known as the Nationwide Tour, where he won three tournaments and earned
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    161
    Denis Durnian

    Denis Durnian

    Denis Durnian (born 30 June 1950) is an English professional golfer. Durnian was born in Wigan, Greater Manchester. He turned professional in 1969 and played on the European Tour from the early 1970s to the early 1990s. He never won a European Tour event, but he finished second four occasions, with one being a defeat in a matchplay final, and twice losing out in a playoff. His best finish on the European Tour Order of Merit was twentieth in 1988. In 1985 he won the PLM Open, which became a European Tour event the following season, and he was twice the British Club Professional Champion. Durnian played in The Open Championship every year from 1982 to 1990, only making the 36 hole cut on one occasion, in 1983 at Royal Birkdale, when he went on to finish tied for 8th place. During the second round he set the record for the lowest nine hole total in the Open with 28 on the front nine. After turning fifty Durnian joined the European Seniors Tour. He has won three tournaments at that level and was second on the end of season Order of Merit in both 2001 and 2002. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1981) WD = Withdrew "T" = tied Yellow background for
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    162
    Fred McLeod

    Fred McLeod

    Frederick Robertson McLeod (25 April 1882 – 8 May 1976) was a Scottish-American golfer who had a distinguished career in the United States, which included victory in the 1908 U.S. Open. He was born in Kirk Ports, North Berwick, East Lothian, Scotland. McLeod's mother was from Bolton in East Lothian and his father was from the Isle of Skye. His father was employed as the manager of a temperance book stall and also worked as a caddy. McLeod began his working life as a postman at the age of fourteen. At seventeen he joined the Bass Rock Golf Club in North Berwick, which was a club for artisans. It did not have its own course and the members played on a public links. McLeod soon had some success in local competitions, and in 1903 he left for the United States to try his luck as a golf professional there, a route followed by many other Scots around that time as the golf clubs which were springing up rapidly in the U.S. had no experienced local professionals on whom they could call. He quickly found employment at the Rockford Country Club in Illinois, and later worked at several other clubs. Despite not having been a leading player in Scotland, McLeod soon made a name for himself as a
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    163
    Phil Blackmar

    Phil Blackmar

    Philip Arnold Blackmar (born September 22, 1957) is an American professional golfer. He played on the PGA Tour from 1985 to 2000 and now plays on the Champions Tour. He was the tallest player on the PGA Tour during his time on tour, standing 6'7". Blackmar was born in San Diego, California. He played college golf at the University of Texas where he was a three-time All-Southwest Conference selection. He graduated in 1979 with a degree in finance and turned pro in 1980. Blackmar played on mini-tours for a few years before earning his 1985 PGA Tour card by finishing second at the 1984 qualifying school. He won three PGA Tour events, all in playoffs: 1985 Canon Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open, 1988 Provident Classic, and 1997 Shell Houston Open. He stopped playing the tour after the 2000 season and worked as an analyst and commentator for U.S. TV networks. After turning 50 in September 2007, Blackmar began playing on the Champions Tour. He won his first Champions Tour event in 2009 at the AT&T Championship by one stroke over three players. He went 36 holes bogey-free over the weekend in San Antonio, Texas. this list is incomplete DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way
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    164
    Phil Mickelson

    Phil Mickelson

    Philip Alfred Mickelson (born June 16, 1970) is an American professional golfer. He has won four major championships and a total of 40 events on the PGA Tour. He has reached a career high world ranking of 2nd in multiple years. He is nicknamed "Lefty" for his left-handed swing, even though he is otherwise right-handed. Mickelson was elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame in November 2011 and was inducted in May 2012. Mickelson was born in San Diego, California, to parents Phil Mickelson Sr. (an airline pilot and former naval aviator) and Mary Mickelson. He was raised there and in Scottsdale, Arizona. Although right-handed otherwise, he plays golf left-handed, as he learned by watching his right-handed father swing and mirroring it. Mickelson began golf under his father's instruction before starting school. Phil Sr.'s work schedule as a commercial pilot allowed them to play together several times a week and an extensive practice area in their San Diego backyard allowed young Phil to hone his creative short game. Mickelson graduated from the University of San Diego High School in 1988. Mickelson attended Arizona State University in Tempe on a golf scholarship and graduated in 1992.
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    165
    Richard McEvoy

    Richard McEvoy

    Richard McEvoy (born 13 June 1979) is an English professional golfer. McEvoy was born in Shoeburyness, Essex. His amateur wins included the 2001 Lytham Trophy, and the 2001 Irish Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship. He was a member of the 2001 Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team, and turned professional at the end of the year. McEvoy won two third-tier PGA EuroPro Tour events in 2002, before gaining a European Tour card with victory at the 2003 final qualifying school. He has played several seasons on the tour, but never made enough money in a season to retain his card, until 2010. He regained privileges via the second tier Challenge Tour Rankings in 2005, having won the Panasonic Panama Open during that season, qualifying school in 2006 and through the Challenge Tour again in 2009. Amateur
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    166
    Rickie Fowler

    Rickie Fowler

    Rick Yutaka Fowler (born December 13, 1988) is an American professional golfer. He was the number one ranked amateur golfer in the world for 36 weeks in 2007 and 2008. Fowler was born and raised in Murrieta, California, where he went to Murrieta Valley High School. For years he played only on a driving range and is almost entirely self-taught. During his freshman year in high school, he posted an all-time course record of 62 at his home course, SCGA, in Murrieta, California. In his senior year in high school, Fowler won the SW League Final with a total score of 64-69=133, and led his team to the state final in 2007. After high school he attended Oklahoma State University. He posted his first collegiate victory at the Fighting Illini Invitational hosted by the University of Illinois on October 1, 2007, by shooting a 203 (70-63-70) to win the tournament by one stroke. In the summer of 2005 Fowler won the Western Junior and competed in the U.S. Amateur, where he was defeated by the eventual champion Richie Ramsay. In 2006 Fowler shot a 137 for two rounds at the U.S. Junior Amateur and was knocked out in the second round of match play. The championship was won by Philip Francis. Fowler
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    167
    Ryuji Imada

    Ryuji Imada

    Ryuji Imada (今田 竜二, Imada Ryūji, born 19 October 1976) is a U.S.-based Japanese professional golfer. Imada was born in Mihara, Hiroshima, Japan. He came to the United States when he was 14 to attend a Tampa golf academy for Asian players. His instructor was (and still is) Richard Abele, who became his legal guardian. Under Abele's teaching, he won several of the top tournaments on the amateur circuit and reached the final of the 1997 U.S. Amateur Public Links. His accomplishments in the American Junior Golf Association led to a scholarship to University of Georgia, where he played for two years and helped the Bulldogs win the 1999 NCAA title. Imada turned professional in 1999. From 2000 to 2004 he played on the second tier Nationwide Tour, winning the 2000 BUY.COM Virginia Beach Open and the 2004 BMW Charity Pro-Am at The Cliffs. On the Monday following his win, Imada fired a back-nine score of 29 in U.S. Open qualifying at Scotch Valley, in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. He was the medalist, with a score of 64, and advanced to sectional qualifying. His third place finish on the 2004 money list earned him promotion to the PGA Tour. In Imada's first season at the elite level, he had a
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    168
    Adam Scott

    Adam Scott

    Adam Derek Scott (born 16 July 1980) is an Australian professional golfer who plays mainly on the PGA Tour. On 7 January 2007, he reached a career high Official World Golf Ranking of third with a second place finish at the Mercedes-Benz Championship. He has been ranked inside the top 10 for over 220 weeks in his career. Scott has won 18 tournaments around the world, on a number of golf's major tours. His biggest wins of his career so far have been at the 2004 Players Championship and the 2011 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. In 2012, Scott led The Open Championship by four strokes with four holes to play, but bogeyed them all, losing by a single stroke. Scott was born in Adelaide, Australia. He attended The Southport School, an Anglican boys' school, and completed his high school education at The Kooralbyn International School where he also undertook extra subjects in golf. He was a member of the Golf Australia National Squad. He later briefly attended University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Scott is currently the touring professional at The Palms Golf Course Sanctuary Cove, located on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Scott turned professional midway through the 2000 season after some
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    169
    Ben Hogan

    Ben Hogan

    William Ben Hogan (August 13, 1912 – July 25, 1997) was an American professional golfer, generally considered one of the greatest players in the history of the game. Born within six months of two other acknowledged golf greats of the twentieth century, Sam Snead and Byron Nelson, Hogan is notable for his profound influence on the golf swing theory and his legendary ball-striking ability, for which he remains renowned among players and fans. His nine career professional major championships tie him (with Gary Player) for fourth all-time, trailing only Jack Nicklaus (18), Tiger Woods (14) and Walter Hagen (11). Furthermore, he is one of only five golfers to have won all four major championships currently open to professionals (the Masters Tournament, the British Open, the U.S. Open, and the PGA Championship), the other four being Gene Sarazen, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. Born in Stephenville, Texas, he was the third and youngest child of Chester and Clara (Williams) Hogan. His father was a blacksmith and the family lived ten miles southwest in Dublin until 1921, when they moved 70 miles (112 km) northeast to Fort Worth. In 1922, when Hogan was nine, his father Chester
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    170
    Jee Young Lee

    Jee Young Lee

    Jee Young Lee (born 2 December 1985) is a South Korean professional golfer now playing on the United States LPGA Tour. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Lee began playing golf at age 14 and turned professional in 2004, playing on the LPGA of Korea Tour. In 2005, as a member of the KLPGA, she won the CJ Nine Bridges Classic, while still not yet a member of the LPGA. That same year, she won the TaeYoung Cup on the KLPGA Tour. LPGA Tour playoff record (0-1) DNP = did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut WD = withdrew "T" = tied Yellow background for top-10.
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    John Bland

    John Bland

    John Louis Bland (born 22 September 1945) is a South African professional golfer who has won more than thirty professional tournaments around the world. Bland was born in Johannesburg. Turning professional in 1969, he was a leading player on the Southern African Tour for over twenty years. He spent the northern summers playing on the European Tour, where he won twice. He was a more consistent contender than this tally might suggest, as he finished in the top-20 on the Order of Merit six times. After reaching the age of fifty in 1995, Bland has played mainly on the U.S. based Champions Tour. He won five tournaments in this venue, including four in 1996, when he finished third on the money list. He has also won a tournament on the European Seniors Tour. Bland is a friend of fellow South African golfer Gary Player and regularly plays in the Gary Player Invitational charity golf series to raise money for children's causes around the world. Note: The Open Championship was the only major Bland played. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Yellow background for top-10.
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    Ricky Barnes

    Ricky Barnes

    Richard Kyle Barnes (born February 6, 1981) is an American professional golfer who currently plays on the PGA Tour. Barnes was born in Stockton, California. He played college golf at the University of Arizona from 2000 to 2003. During that time he was named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 2000, Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year in 2001, second-team All-American in 2000 and 2001 and first-team All-American in 2003. In 2002 he won the 102nd U.S. Amateur, defeating Hunter Mahan 2 & 1 in the final. Barnes and Mahan would share the 2003 Ben Hogan Award and would lead the United States to victory at the 2002 Eisenhower Trophy. In 2003 he was the low amateur at The Masters, where he finished 21st after outscoring his playing partner, Tiger Woods, by seven shots in the opening round. Barnes turned professional in 2003 and joined the Nationwide Tour in 2004. His best finish on tour came in the 2006 Oregon Classic where he lost to Cliff Kresge in a playoff. Barnes finished in the 25th spot on the 2008 Nationwide Tour money list which earned him his PGA Tour card for 2009. At the 2009 U.S. Open, Barnes set the 36-hole scoring record after shooting an 8-under 132 through the first two rounds in
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    173
    Anders Forsbrand

    Anders Forsbrand

    Anders Forsbrand (born 1 April 1961) was one of the first Swedish professional golfers to make a major impact on the European Tour. Forsbrand was born in Filipstad, Sweden, and turned professional in 1981. He first played on the European Tour in 1982, and has been a member since. He won seven individual titles on the European tour and finished in the top ten of the Order of Merit three times, with a best of fourth place in 1992. In 1993, he became the first Swedish golfer to play in all four major championships in the same year, Forsbrand led Sweden to Victory in both the World Cup and Dunhill Cup. He has a special penchant for low scoring and still holds the record for the lowest final two rounds in a Major Championship from the British Open in 1994. In 2004, Bernhard Langer, the European Ryder Cup Captain, named Forsbrand as his vice-captain for the 35th Ryder Cup Matches against the United States at Oakland Hills Country Club, in which the European team had a resounding victory over the US Team. Forsbrand began playing on the European Seniors Tour after turning 50 in 2011. In August 2012, he won the SSE Scottish Senior Open, becoming the first Swede to win on the European
    5.67
    3 votes
    174
    John Ball

    John Ball

    John Ball, Jr. (24 December 1861 – 2 December 1940) was a prominent English amateur golfer of the late 19th and early 20th century. Ball was born in Hoylake, Merseyside. His father was the prosperous owner of the Royal Hotel, located near the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, in Hoylake. Ball grew up playing golf as a youth on the Royal Liverpool course, which was established in his early boyhood. After winning The Amateur Championship in 1888, Ball became the first English-born player to win The Open Championship in 1890, and in the same year won his second Amateur, the first to win both titles in the same year. Ball subsequently won the 1892, 1894, 1899, 1907, 1910, and 1912 Amateurs, a record eight titles in all, in addition to two runner-up finishes. Ball retired with a 99-22 record (81.8%) at the The Amateur Championship. Ball was also runner-up in the 1892 Open. Ball died in Holywell, Wales. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1977. Note: Ball played in only The Open Championship and The Amateur Championship. LA = Low Amateur NYF = Tournament not yet founded NT = No tournament DNP = Did not play WD = Withdrew "T" indicates a tie for a place DNQ = Did not qualify for
    5.67
    3 votes
    175
    John Erickson

    John Erickson

    John Erickson (born January 5, 1964) is an American professional golfer who played the Canadian Tour from 1987 to 1994 and the PGA Tour of Australasia Tour from 1987 to 1992. Erickson was a top national collegiate player at Fresno State - Sun Bowl All American, 1985 Big West Conference champion, NCAA All American as well as a quarter finalist in the 1983 U.S. Amateur. As a pro he won several events worldwide including the 1991 Windsor Charity Classic shooting a 17 under par tournament record score of 271 (68-67-67-69) on the Canadian Tour. He was one of the last players to win an international event using a persimmon driver. In 1991, Erickson was a Sony World ranked professional player. In November 2008, Erickson made a return to professional competition and the winner's circle taking home a 7 stroke victory in the Las Vegas Classic Club Open played at Las Vegas National Golf Club which hosted the Las Vegas Invitational on the PGA Tour throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The event was unique in that it required players to use equipment no later than 1979. No metal woods, long putters, or wedges over 56 degrees were allowed. The event followed the rules and guidelines of the Traditional
    5.67
    3 votes
    176
    Norman Drew

    Norman Drew

    Norman Vico Drew (born 25 May 1932) is a Northern Irish professional golfer. Drew was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and started his golfing career at Balmoral Golf Club in Belfast. From a young age he was renowned for his short game. Drew turned professional in 1954. Drew played in the 1959 Ryder Cup at Eldorado Golf Club in the U.S. where he was the youngster of the team. During the 1959 Ryder Cup he made history by becoming the first player to gain representative honours at the Walker Cup, Ryder Cup and Canada (World) Cup level. Drew also holds an unbeaten record in the Ryder Cup having drawn his only match against Doug Ford, who had won both the U.S. Open and the U.S. Masters. In more recent years Drew has competed in the European Seniors Tour between 1992 and 1996. Drew married his wife Valerie in 1958. They have two children, Heather and Gordon. Gordon Drew is also a professional golfer at Donaghadee Golf Club, County Down, Northern Ireland. Amateur Professional
    5.67
    3 votes
    177
    Ben Crenshaw

    Ben Crenshaw

    Ben Daniel Crenshaw (born January 11, 1952) is an American professional golfer. Crenshaw was born in Austin, Texas. He attended and played golf at Austin High School and the University of Texas, where he won three NCAA Championships from 1971 to 1973. He turned professional in 1973. In 1973, Crenshaw became the second player in Tour history to win the first event of his career; this accomplishment was achieved earlier by Marty Fleckman (1967) and later repeated by Robert Gamez (1990) and Garrett Willis (2001). Following five runner-up finishes in major championships without a victory, including losing a sudden-death playoff for the 1979 PGA Championship, in 1984 he won The Masters. In the mid-1980s, he suffered from Graves' disease, a disease of the thyroid, but he continued to accumulate victories, finishing with 19 on the PGA Tour, including an emotional second Masters victory in 1995, which came a week after the death of his mentor Harvey Penick. In 1999, he was selected as captain of the United States Ryder Cup team for the matches at The Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts. He was criticized from some quarters for his captaincy over the first two days as his team slipped to
    6.50
    2 votes
    178
    David Lynn

    David Lynn

    David Anthony Lynn (born 20 October 1973) is an English golfer who plays on the European Tour. He won the 1994 Greek Amateur Championship, where he finished eight shots ahead of David Howell. He turned professional in 1995. Lynn has won twice in his professional career. Firstly at the 1997 Team Erhverv Danish Open on the Challenge Tour and then at the 2004 KLM Open on the European Tour. His best European Tour Order of Merit finish to date is 26th in 2004. He has featured in the top 50 on the Official World Golf Ranking. He notably finished second in the 2012 PGA Championship, eight strokes behind winner Rory McIlroy on five under par after consecutive rounds of 68 over the weekend. This was only his second appearance in a major championship and the result ensured a return to next year's PGA Championship, as well as a first ever visit to the Masters Tournament. He also moved up to a career high ranking of 40th. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Yellow background for top-10.
    6.50
    2 votes
    179
    Harry Cooper

    Harry Cooper

    Harry E. Cooper (August 6, 1904 – October 17, 2000) was a prominent PGA Tour golfer of the 1920s and 1930s. After he retired from competitive golf, he became a well-regarded instructor, into his 90s. Cooper was born in the town of Leatherhead, England. His father was a professional golfer who had served as an apprentice to Old Tom Morris at St. Andrews. His mother, Alice Cooper, was also a golf professional, a very rare career for women in that era. His family moved to Texas when Cooper was young, and his father took a job as a club professional in Dallas. Cooper turned professional in 1923. His first pro win, the Galveston Open in 1923, came before he turned twenty years of age. A perennial U.S. Open contender (with seven top-10 finishes and second place in 1927 and 1936), Cooper was nicknamed "Lighthorse Harry" by Damon Runyon for his quick pace of play in winning the inaugural Los Angeles Open in 1926. Cooper played in the inaugural Masters Tournament and placed second there in 1936 and 1938. He reached the semi-finals of the 1925 PGA Championship. In all, he finished in the top-10 19 times in major championships. In the 1936 U.S. Open at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New
    6.50
    2 votes
    180
    James Foulis

    James Foulis

    James Foulis (11 December 1870 – 31 October 1928) was a Scottish professional golfer who won the second U.S. Open. Foulis was born in the "Home of Golf", St Andrews in Scotland. His father was foreman at Old Tom Morris's golf shop and clubmaking business, and Foulis spent some time working at the shop. In 1895 he travelled to the United States to take up a job as golf professional at Chicago Golf Club, which was the first club in the United States to have an eighteen hole course. He was the first golf professional in the western States. Foulis was one of the eleven players who took part in the first U.S. Open in 1895, and he came third. The following year he won the tournament at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on Long Island. He was representing the Chicago Golf Club and he won $200. He was helped out by the fact that twice British Open champion Willie Park, Jnr, who would have been odds-on favourite if he had reached the United States in time to play, did not arrive in America until the day after the tournament. The following year the Open was played at Foulis's home club, and he finished third. The most notable aspect of his game was his driving; it is said that he often drove over
    6.50
    2 votes
    181
    Jimmy Demaret

    Jimmy Demaret

    James Newton Demaret (May 24, 1910 – December 28, 1983) was an American professional golfer. He won 31 PGA Tour events in a long career between 1935 and 1957, and was the first three-time winner of the Masters. Demaret was born in Houston, Texas. He reached his peak in the late 1940s with wins in the Masters in 1947, runner-up to Ben Hogan in the 1948 U.S. Open, and leading money winner and Vardon Trophy winner in 1947. He reached the semifinals of the PGA Championship four times in all but never won. He lost a playoff for the 1957 U.S. Open, at age 47. He played on three Ryder Cup teams: 1947, 1949, and 1951. His career declined in the 1950s, although he managed several key wins including the 1952 Bing Crosby Pro-Am. His last Tour win came in 1957 at age 47, although he also teamed at age 51 with Sam Snead to win the Canada Cup for the U.S. in Puerto Rico. His playing style was developed by necessity through the windy conditions of his native Texas. Demaret favored a low fade (left-to-right flight) on his longer shots; the method gave good distance and excellent control. His skills were highly rated by his contemporaries; Ben Hogan, whose career overshadowed Demaret's, opined that
    6.50
    2 votes
    182
    Oliver Fisher

    Oliver Fisher

    Oliver James Fisher (born 13 September 1988) is an English professional golfer who plays on the European Tour. Fisher was born in Chingford, London. He was a winner of the Faldo Series, Nick Faldo's development programme for young golfers, in 2003, 2004 and 2005 and as such was regarded as one of the best prospects of his generation. In 2005 he became the youngest player to take part in the Walker Cup. In late 2006, while still an amateur, Fisher entered the European Tour's qualifying school. He finished fifth to become the youngest Briton to win a tour card and immediately turned professional. He made the cut at his first five European Tour events and ended the season just outside the top 100 on the 2007 Order of Merit to retain his card for 2008. A solid 2008 season which included a runner-up finish at the MAPFRE Open de Andalucía by Valle Romano, where he lost out in a playoff with Thomas Levet, saw him finish in 51st place on the Order of Merit. Fisher was coached from 9 years old until January 2009 by PGA Advanced Professional Chris Jenkins who is co-owner of Crowlands Heath Golf Club. The 2009 season proved a struggle for Fisher as he finished 125th on the Race To Dubai
    6.50
    2 votes
    183
    Paul Lawrie

    Paul Lawrie

    Paul Stewart Lawrie MBE (born 1 January 1969) is a Scottish professional golfer who is best known for winning The Open Championship in 1999. Lawrie was born in Aberdeen. He turned professional in 1986 and became a member of the European Tour in 1992. He performed steadily without doing much to draw attention to himself, aside from a 6th place finish in the 1993 Open Championship. In his first seven seasons his only top 50 finish on the Order of Merit came in 1996 when he was 21st. However he also finished in the top 100 in all but one of the other six seasons, and picked up a debut tour win at the 1996 Catalan Open. Lawrie's career was transformed in 1999. After winning the Qatar Masters, which is a European Tour event, early in the season, he went on to win the 1999 Open Championship at Carnoustie in July. This was the Open where the Frenchman Jean van de Velde blew a three-shot lead on the final hole. Lawrie won a four-hole playoff against Van de Velde and American Justin Leonard. An unusual aspect of Lawrie's victory was that he was neither leader nor co-leader at any time during his regulation 72 holes, only moving into a share of the lead when the leaders came back to him
    6.50
    2 votes
    184
    Andrew Magee

    Andrew Magee

    Andrew Donald Magee (born May 22, 1962) is an American professional golfer who played for more than 20 years on the PGA Tour. Magee was born in Paris, France, where his father, a Texas oil man, was working at the time. He grew up in Dallas, Texas. Magee attended the University of Oklahoma from 1981–1984. While there he was a distinguished member of the golf team, winning All-American honors three times. He turned pro in 1984 and joined the PGA Tour in 1985. Magee won four PGA Tour events. His first win came in 1988 at the Pensacola Open. In 1991, he won two Tour events and was awarded Golf Digest's Most Improved Golfer Award. His most recent win was at the 1994 Northern Telecom Open. His best finish in a major was T5 at the 1992 British Open. He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings. Magee is the only person in PGA Tour history to hit a hole-in-one on a par 4 hole during a PGA Tour event. He did this with a driver at the 332-yard 17th hole of the 2001 Phoenix Open. The ball caromed off Tom Byrum's putter on its way to the bottom of the cup. Byrum, in the group ahead, was squatting down looking over a putt. In 1999 Magee won the Southern Company Citizenship
    7.00
    1 votes
    185
    Bill Longmuir

    Bill Longmuir

    William George Longmuir (born 10 June 1953) is a British professional golfer. Longmuir was born in Thundersley, Essex, England to Scottish parents. Despite having lived in England all his life, he regards himself as Scottish and is classified as such for international competition. He turned professional in 1968 and was a regular on the European Tour from 1976 to 1992, finishing as a tournament runner-up three times. He made the top 90 on the Order of Merit every year from 1976 to 1990, which a best ranking of 24th in 1982. In 1979, Longmuir won the Tooting Bec Cup having shot the lowest single round by a British player in The Open Championship, with a 65 in the first round at Royal Lytham. Longmuir joined the European Seniors Tour in 2003 and finished runner up on the Order of Merit that year. In 2006 he played on the United States based Champions Tour after coming through its Qualifying School. His son, Callum, often caddies for him on the European Seniors Tour. Note: Longmuir played in The Open Championship only. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Yellow background for top-10.
    7.00
    1 votes
    186
    Howard Clark

    Howard Clark

    Howard K. Clark (born 26 August 1954) is an English golfer who played on the European Tour for many years and had his most successful period in the mid 1980s. Clark was born in Leeds, England. He learned the game from his father, who was a scratch amateur. He won the 1971 Boys Amateur Championship and played for Great Britain & Ireland in the 1973 Walker Cup. He turned professional that year and joined the European Tour in 1974. His first professional tournament win came in the 1976 TPD Under-25s Championship and his first win on the European Tour was two years later at the 1978 Portuguese Open. Clark's final tally of European Tour wins was eleven, including pairs of wins in four consecutive seasons from 1984 to 1987. He also won the individual title at the World Cup of Golf in 1985. His best placing on the Order of Merit was third, which he achieved in both 1984 and 1986. His form fell away in the early 1990s, but revived for a time in the middle of that decade, and he made the top twenty of on the Order of Merit in 1994 and 1995. His last season on the tour was 1999 and he subsequently worked as an on course commentator for Sky Sports. Clark played in the Ryder Cup six times and
    7.00
    1 votes
    187
    Hunter Mahan

    Hunter Mahan

    Hunter Myles Mahan (born May 17, 1982) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. Mahan was born in Orange, California. He had a successful amateur career, winning the 1999 5A Texas State High School Golf Championship while attending McKinney High School and the 1999 U.S. Junior Amateur. After high school, Mahan enrolled at the University of Southern California, where he was named Pacific-10 Conference Freshman of the Year. Mahan only played one year at USC before he transferred to Oklahoma State University, where he was a two-time Big 12 Conference Player of the Year and a two-time first-team All American. Mahan was the runner-up at the U.S. Amateur in 2002, in which he was defeated by Ricky Barnes 2 & 1. He won the Haskins Award in 2003 for outstanding collegiate golfer. Mahan turned professional in 2003 and made it through qualifying school to earn a PGA Tour card for the 2004 season. His first PGA Tour victory, which came at the 2007 Travelers Championship, lifted Mahan into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings. In August 2007 Mahan entered the top 50 and by March 2008 he had reached the top 30. His performances in 2007 saw U.S. Presidents Cup
    7.00
    1 votes
    188
    Marcus Fraser

    Marcus Fraser

    Marcus Fraser (born 26 July 1978) is an Australian professional golfer on the European Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia. Born in Corowa, New South Wales, Fraser spent his early years working at a supermarket. He completed a distinguished amateur career in 2002, finishing as the top individual in the Eisenhower Trophy world teams event. He turned professional in 2002 and completed his first seasons playing on Europe's second tier Challenge Tour. In 2003, he won three tournaments in one month, the Danish Open, the Talma Finnish Challenge and the Russian Open, which was also a European Tour event. The last of those wins secured his card on the European Tour for 2004. He has maintained his playing status since by consistently finishing inside the top 120 on the Order of Merit, with a best of 51st place in 2004. Fraser has played in over 200 events on the European Tour. On 25 April 2010, Fraser won the 2010 Ballantine's Championship with a closing 69 to finish four shots clear. In June 2012, Fraser lost out in a playoff to Danny Willett at the BMW International Open in Cologne. He led after a 64 during round one, but finished with a bogey on the 72nd hole to fall into a playoff. Fraser
    7.00
    1 votes
    189
    Mary Browne

    Mary Browne

    Mary Kendall Browne (June 3, 1891 – August 19, 1971) was the first American female professional tennis player, a World No. 1 amateur tennis player, and an amateur golfer. She was born in Ventura County, California, United States. According to Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Browne was ranked in the world top ten in 1921 (when the rankings began), 1924, and 1926, reaching a career high of World No. 3 in those rankings in 1921. Browne was included in the year-end top ten rankings issued by the United States Lawn Tennis Association in 1913 (when the rankings began), 1914, 1921, 1924, and 1925. She was the top ranked U.S. player in 1914. Browne was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1957. Browne had been playing golf for only a few years when at the 1924 U.S. Women's Amateur, she was runner-up to champion Dorothy Campbell Hurd. NH = tournament not held. A = did not participate in the tournament. SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played. Through 1923, the French Championships were open only to French nationals. The World Hard Court Championships (WHCC), actually played on clay
    7.00
    1 votes
    190
    Nancy Lopez

    Nancy Lopez

    Nancy Marie Lopez (born January 6, 1957) is an American professional golfer. She became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1977 and won 48 LPGA Tour events during her LPGA career, including three major championships. She won the New Mexico Women's Amateur at age 12, and the U.S. Girls' Junior in 1972 and 1974, at ages 15 and 17, respectively. Playing in the U.S. Women's Open as an 18-year-old amateur in 1975, she finished tied for second. In 1976, Lopez was named All-American and Female Athlete of the Year for her play at the University of Tulsa. She won the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) National Championship and was a member of the U.S. Curtis Cup and World Amateur teams. She left college after her sophomore year and turned pro in 1977. That year she finished second again in the U.S. Women's Open. In 1978, her first full season on the LPGA Tour, Lopez won nine tournaments, including at one stretch, five tournaments in a row. She appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, won the Vare Trophy for lowest scoring average, LPGA Rookie of the Year, Player of the Year and was named the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year. She won another eight times in
    7.00
    1 votes
    191
    Olin Browne

    Olin Browne

    Olin Douglas Browne (born May 22, 1959) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour as well as the Champions Tour. Browne was born in Washington, D.C. He graduated from St. Albans School in 1977. He then went on to Occidental College in 1981. He turned professional in 1984. He lives in Hobe Sound, Florida. He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings. Browne won three times on the PGA Tour. On August 8, 2007, Browne was named one of the assistant captains for the 2008 United States Ryder Cup team. At the 1998 Masters Tournament, Browne and Scott Simpson both carded a quadruple bogey on the opening hole of the first round - the worst start in the history of the tournament. Browne qualified for the 2005 US Open at Pinehurst by shooting a final round 59 in the qualifying tournament. He shared the lead the first two days of the open, dropping into a tie for second going into the final day. Browne played in his first Champions Tour event in 2009 at The Principal Charity Classic, where he shared the first round lead but struggled on the weekend. He captured his first Champions Tour victory at the 2011 U.S. Senior Open, making his maiden win on tour
    7.00
    1 votes
    192
    Sandy Lyle

    Sandy Lyle

    Alexander Walter Barr "Sandy" Lyle, MBE (born 9 February 1958) is a Scottish professional golfer. Lyle has won two major championships during his career. Along with Nick Faldo and Ian Woosnam, he became one of Britain's top golfers during the 1980s. He spent 167 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Rankings from their debut in 1986 to 1989. Lyle was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in December 2011 and was inducted in May 2012. Lyle was born in Shrewsbury, England and now lives in Scotland with his wife Jolande and children Lonneke and Quintin. He represented Scotland during his professional career. He was introduced to golf by his father, Alex, who had taken the family from Scotland to England in 1955 when he became resident professional at Hawkstone Park golf course. Their family home was just 40 yards from the pro-shop and 18th green. He began playing with miniature clubs at the age of 3. At schoolboy, junior and amateur level Lyle represented Scotland. As an amateur Lyle made his debut in The Open Championship at age 16 in 1974, and won the Brabazon Trophy in 1975 and 1977. He was a member of the Walker Cup team for both 1975 and 1977. In 1977 he turned
    7.00
    1 votes
    193
    Ben Crane

    Ben Crane

    Benjamin McCully Crane (born March 6, 1976) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. Crane was born in Portland, Oregon. He was age five when his grandfather taught him how to play golf, and he grew up playing at the nearby Portland Golf Club where Ben Hogan won the 1945 Portland Open. He graduated from Beaverton High School in 1994 and went on to attend Baylor University in Texas but did not play golf there. He later played golf and graduated from the University of Oregon. He turned professional in 1999. Crane won an event on the second tier Nationwide Tour in both 2000 and 2001. Crane earned a PGA Tour card for 2002, and the following season won for the first time on the PGA Tour at the BellSouth Classic. He also had a win in 2005. In February 2006, just before he turned thirty, he was the highest-ranked American golfer under that age in the Official World Golf Ranking. Crane has said that he does not like to know with whom he will be paired, saying, "I looked up to a lot of these guys who I'm now playing with. So, I didn't want to have to go to sleep thinking about it." Crane is also considered one of the slowest players in the tour. On at least two
    5.33
    3 votes
    194
    Dorothy Delasin

    Dorothy Delasin

    Dorothy Delasin (born August 26, 1980) is a Filipino-American professional golfer on the LPGA Tour. Delasin was born in Lubbock, Texas and grew up in San Francisco, California. She had dual American and Filipino citizenship but gave it up sometime before 1999. She had a strong amateur career, winning both the U.S. Girls' Junior, in 1996, and the U.S. Women's Amateur, in 1999. Delasin has four career LPGA titles including the 2001 Samsung World Championship. On January 20, 2008, Delasin and Jennifer Rosales of Team Philippines won the 4th Women's World Cup of Golf in Sun City, South Africa, with 4 birdies in the last 4 holes. The duo had a final round of 7-under-par 65 in the best ball, for a 54-hole aggregate of 18-under-par 198. Korea's Ji-Yai Shin and Eun Hee Ji were second on 200 after a final round 67, while Taiwan (Amy Hung and Yun Jye Wei) and Japan (Shinobu Moromizato and Miki Saiki) tied for third on 203. France's Gwladys Nocera and Virginie Lagoutte-Clement, were fifth on 205 following 67. LPGA Tour playoff record (2-0)
    5.33
    3 votes
    195
    Tom Lehman

    Tom Lehman

    Thomas Edward Lehman (born March 7, 1959) is an American professional golfer. His tournament wins include one major title, the 1996 Open Championship; and he is the only golfer in history to have been awarded the Player of the Year honor on all three PGA Tours: the regular PGA Tour, the Nationwide Tour and the Champions Tour. Lehman was born in Austin, Minnesota, but Alexandria, Minnesota is credited as his official Minnesota hometown. He attended the University of Minnesota, graduating with a degree in Business/Accounting and turned professional in 1982. It took him many years to become a leading tour professional. He played on the PGA Tour with little success from 1983 to 1985, and was then obliged to play elsewhere for the following six seasons. This included time in Asia and South Africa and on the second tier Ben Hogan Tour in the United States. He regained his PGA Tour card by topping the Ben Hogan Tour's 1991 money list, and has enjoyed unbroken membership of the PGA Tour since 1992. He was named PGA Tour Player of the Year in 1996. From 1995 to 1997 Lehman held the 54-hole lead at the U.S. Open, but each time failed to win. During this period he won his only major
    5.33
    3 votes
    196
    Antonio Garrido

    Antonio Garrido

    Antonio Garrido (born 2 February 1944 in Madrid) is a Spanish professional golfer. Garrido played on the European Tour from its first official season in 1972 until 1995 and won five tournaments. His best year was 1977 when he finished third on the Order of Merit. That same season he teamed up with Seve Ballesteros to win the World Cup of Golf for Spain. Two years later the two Spaniards became the first Continental Europeans to be play in the Ryder Cup. Garrido has played on the European Seniors Tour since 1994, and has won twice at that level. Garrido's son Ignacio is a successful European Tour golfer, and in 1997 the Garridos became the second father and son combination to have played in the Ryder Cup after Percy and Peter Alliss. Antonio Garrido's younger brother German was also a European Tour golfer. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" indicates a tie for a place Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
    6.00
    2 votes
    197
    Jeff Hall

    Jeff Hall

    Jeff Hall (born 5 July 1957) is an English professional golfer. Hall was born in Bristol. He turned professional in 1976 and joined the European Tour the following year. He finished in the top one hundred of the European Tour Order of Merit seven times (1978–84) with a best ranking of 28th in 1983. His sole European Tour win came at the 1983 Jersey Open. He also won the 1992 Memorial Olivier Barras on the second tier Challenge Tour.
    6.00
    2 votes
    198
    Lucas Glover

    Lucas Glover

    Lucas Hendley Glover (born November 12, 1979) is an American professional golfer who currently plays on the PGA Tour. He is best known for winning the 2009 U.S. Open. Glover was born in Greenville, South Carolina. He was a three-time High School All-American at Wade Hampton High School. He won the South Carolina State High School championship as a freshman and sophomore and finished as the runner up as a junior and senior. Glover was All-State for all four years of high school. Glover attended Clemson University from 1998 to 2001, where he was a brother of Alpha Tau Omega. He was named first-team All-American in 2000 and 2001 and honorable mention All-American in 1999. He was a member of the 2001 United States Walker Cup team and the 1999 USA vs. Japan Cup Team. He won three college tournaments and also won the South Carolina Amateur in 1998, 1999 and 2000 and the Sunnehanna Amateur in 2001. Glover turned professional in 2001 after graduating from Clemson. He joined the Nationwide Tour in 2002, making 7 of 12 cuts while recording two top-10 finishes and five top-25 finishes in his rookie season. He earned $64,692 and finished 67th on the money list. Glover went to PGA Tour
    6.00
    2 votes
    199
    Scott Drummond

    Scott Drummond

    Scott Drummond (born 29 May 1974) is a British golfer. Drummond was born in Shrewsbury in England. He played amateur golf for England but decided to represent Scotland, the country of his father, when he turned professional in 1996. In the early years of his career Drummond struggled to win a regular place on the main European Tour, and spent a good deal of his time on the second tier Challenge Tour. In 2004 he claimed a surprise win in the prestigious Volvo PGA Championship, which catapulted him 340 places, from 435th to 95th in the world rankings, and gave him a five year exemption on the European Tour. He ended the season in 23rd place on the Order of Merit, and was selected as the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year. He had a consistent 2005 season, but since then he has struggled to reproduce that form, finishing well outside the top 100 on the Order of Merit each season. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut WD = Withdrew "T" = tied Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10. Amateur Professional
    6.00
    2 votes
    200
    Peter Baker

    Peter Baker

    Peter A. Baker (born 7 October 1967) is an English professional golfer. Baker was born in Shifnal, Shropshire, and currently lives near Wolverhampton. He learned golf at his father's nine hole Himley Hall course and was taught by Sandy Lyle's father Alex. In 1985, Baker won the Brabazon Trophy (tie with Roger Roper). He represented Great Britain & Ireland in the 1985 Walker Cup and turned professional the following year. Baker was a consistent performer on the European Tour from the late 1980s until the early years of the new Millennium, with three tournament wins on the tour and a highest Order of Merit finish of seventh in 1993. His one Ryder Cup appearance for Europe came in the losing 1993 team, but he picked up three points out of four, beating Corey Pavin in the singles. In 2007 Baker won two events on the second-tier Challenge Tour, the Credit Suisse Challenge and the Open AGF-Allianz Côtes d’Armor Bretagne on his 40th birthday. He also won the Mauritius Open at the end of 2007, beating José-Filipe Lima by three shots. In 2009 Baker won once again the Credit Suisse Challenge. Baker was one of Ian Woosnam's vice-captains at the 2006 Ryder Cup. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed
    5.00
    3 votes
    201
    Fred Funk

    Fred Funk

    Frederick Funk (born June 14, 1956) is an American professional golfer. Funk was born in Takoma Park, Maryland. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1980 with a degree in law enforcement. He turned professional in 1981, but worked as a golf coach at his alma mater from 1982 to 1988; he did not become a member of the PGA Tour until 1989. He hit his first ever sub 70 round on the PGA Tour at the Kemper Open in 1998 following undergoing laser eye surgery just two days previously. Funk was a member of the United States teams at the 2003 and 2005 Presidents Cup and the 2004 Ryder Cup; he received some criticism in 2004 for opting out of The Open Championship, a major, despite having qualified. He played instead in that week's B.C. Open, a much less prestigious event, but one which also offered Ryder Cup ranking points. Since turning 50 in June 2006, Funk has been eligible for Champions Tour events and debuted in the 2006 U.S. Senior Open. When he turned 50, he still featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings. He won a further PGA Tour tournament in 2007 after his senior debut, becoming only the second over-50 player to win on the PGA Tour in over
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    Marcel Dallemagne

    Marcel Dallemagne

    Marcel Dallemagne (born c. 1898) was a French professional golfer who won several prestigious tournaments in Europe in the 1930s and 1940s.
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    203
    Michael Lorenzo-Vera

    Michael Lorenzo-Vera

    Michael Lorenzo-Vera (born 28 January 1985) is a French professional golfer. Lorenzo-Vera was born in Bayonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques in South-West France. After turning professional in 2005, Lorenzo-Vera played on the Alps Tour, one of Europe's third tier development tours. In 2006, he won the Open International de la Mirabelle D’or, a tournament he had also won the year before as an amateur, on his way to 4th on the Order of Merit, which gave him a place on the Challenge Tour for the following season. On Europe's second-tier tour in 2007, Lorenzo-Vera had recorded eight top-ten finishes going into the last event, the Apulia San Domenico Grand Final, and was 7th on the Challenge Tour's money list. He set a new course record in the first round, and went on the win the tournament, which catapulted him to the top of the end of season Challenge Tour Rankings, and guaranteed his card on the top level European Tour for 2008. The highlight of Lorenzo-Vera's first season on the European Tour was finishing as joint runner-up at the Volvo China Open, having led at half way. He ended the year ranked just outside the top 100 on the Order of Merit, but had done enough to retain his place on the
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    204
    Charles Howell III

    Charles Howell III

    Charles Gordon Howell III (born June 20, 1979) is an American golfer. He has been featured in the top 15 of the Official World Golf Rankings. Howell was born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, the home town of the Masters Tournament. He was introduced to golf at age 7 by next-door neighbor, Graham Hill, with whom he is still friends. He was a member of Augusta Country Club, which is adjacent to Amen Corner at Augusta National Golf Club. Howell graduated from Westminster Schools of Augusta, and soon after attended Oklahoma State University, where he majored in Business Management. In 2000, he was a member of Oklahoma State's winning team and also the individual winner at the NCAA Division I Golf Championships with a record-setting 23-under-par performance. Also in 2000, he won the Haskins Award honoring the most outstanding collegiate golfer in the United States. Howell played in three professional events as an amateur. At the age of 17, Howell participated in his first PGA Tour event. He entered the Buick Challenge but missed the cut. The next year he missed the cut at the Canon Greater Hartford Open. Howell finished in a tie for second at the BUY.COM Greensboro Open on the Nationwide
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    Choi Kyung-Ju

    Choi Kyung-Ju

    Choi Kyung-Ju (Korean: 최경주, born 19 May 1970), also known as K. J. Choi, is a South Korean professional golfer who currently plays on the PGA Tour. Since turning pro in 1994, he has won a total of eighteen professional golf tournaments worldwide, including eight on the PGA Tour, making him Asia's most successful golfer. His most notable victory came at the 2011 Players Championship, and he has spent 40 weeks in the top-10 of the world rankings. After establishing his career on the Asian Tour, where he picked up his first professional win at the 1996 Korean Open, and the Japan Golf Tour, where he won twice in 1999, Choi qualified for membership of the U.S.-based PGA Tour by finishing tied 35th at the 1999 qualifying tournament. He was the first Korean to earn a PGA Tour card. In his rookie season in 2000 he finished 134th on the money list and had to requalify, but since 2001 he has been a consistent performer on the tour. In 2002 he became the first Korean to win on the PGA Tour at the Compaq Classic of New Orleans, and followed it up with another victory at the Tampa Bay Classic later that year. In 2003 he won the Linde German Masters on the European Tour, his first and only win
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    David Feherty

    David Feherty

    David Feherty (born August 13, 1958) is a former professional golfer on the European Tour and PGA Tour. He now works as a writer and broadcaster with CBS Sports and Golf Channel. Feherty was born in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland. He turned professional in 1976 and spent most of his playing career in Europe, where he won five times and finished in the top ten twice in the European Tour's Order of Merit, placing tenth in 1989 and eighth in 1990. He spent 1994 and 1995 playing mainly on the PGA Tour in the U.S., and the best result on the tour was a second place finish at the 1994 New England Classic. His combined career earnings exceeded $3 million. Feherty represented Ireland in international competition and captained the victorious 1990 Alfred Dunhill Cup team. Feherty played for Europe on the 1991 Ryder Cup team. In 1997, Feherty retired from the tours and joined CBS Sports as an on-course reporter and golf analyst. Feherty is a contributor to Golf Magazine and has his own column in the back of the magazine called Sidespin. He is also the New York Times and Booksense bestselling author of four books, A Nasty Bit of Rough, Somewhere in Ireland a Village Is Missing an Idiot,
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    Jamie Anderson

    Jamie Anderson

    James "Jamie" Anderson (27 June 1842 – 16 August 1905) was a nineteenth century professional golfer, who won The Open Championship three times. Anderson was born in St Andrews, Scotland, the son of David "Da" Anderson, greenskeeper at the Old Course. His Open Championships were at Musselburgh in 1877; Prestwick Golf Club in 1878; and St Andrews in 1879. He is one of only four golfers who have won three consecutive Opens, alongside Young Tom Morris (1868–1870), Bob Ferguson (1880–82) and Peter Thomson (1954–56). Anderson did not compete in 1880 because the date of the tournament was set so late that he missed entry. He was runner-up the next year 1881. His nephew David was runner-up in 1888 and all of his sons were golf pro's. Anderson died in a poorhouse in Thornton, Fife, Scotland. NT = No tournament DNP = Did not play "T" indicates a tie for a place Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10
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    208
    John McDermott

    John McDermott

    John J. McDermott Jr. (August 12, 1891 – August 1, 1971) was the first U.S.-born golfer to win the U.S. Open, in 1911 and 1912, and he remains the youngest-ever champion of that event, at age 19. He was the first player to break par over 72 holes in a significant event, which he did at the 1912 U.S. Open. He was one of the world's top players between 1910 and 1914. McDermott was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of a mailman. He was a good student at West Philadelphia High School, but dropped out before graduation to become a professional golfer. He worked as a caddy at the Aronimink Golf Club, and learned golf from its longtime head professional Walter Reynolds. McDermott's first professional job was at the Merchantville Field Club (now the Merchantville Country Club) in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He moved to the Atlantic City Country Club, where his practice regimen became legendary. As a teenager, he made his debut in the U.S. Open in 1909, scoring 322 for 49th place. The first sixteen Opens had all been won by British golfers who had learned the game in England or Scotland, and visited the United States to play in tournaments, or in most cases, lived in the U.S. and
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    209
    Maria Hjorth

    Maria Hjorth

    Maria Anna "Mimmi" Hjorth (born 15 October 1973 in Falun) is a Swedish professional golfer. She attended the University of Stirling in Scotland. She won more than twenty amateur titles including the 1995 European Ladies Amateur Championship. She turned professional in 1996 and played mainly on the Ladies European Tour (LET) that year and in 1997. Since 1998 she has played mainly on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour, while continuing to play in Europe several times each year. She has won two individual titles on the LET and five on the LPGA, and has finished sole or tied second in the prestigious Evian Masters three times. She was a member of five European Solheim Cup teams in 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2011 and played on three winning teams in the Praia d'El Rey European Cup, a team competition sanctioned by the LET. She has also played top division curling in Sweden. LPGA Tour playoff record (0-2) ^ The Women's British Open replaced the du Maurier Classic as an LPGA major in 2001. DNP = did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied for place Yellow background for top-10.
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    210
    Meaghan Francella

    Meaghan Francella

    Meaghan Francella (born May 12, 1982) is an American professional golfer currently playing on the LPGA Tour. Francella was born in Port Chester, New York and was twice the New York State Junior Champion. She attended high school at the School of the Holy Child in Rye, New York. After high school she attended the University of Memphis, where she was named Conference USA Freshman of the Year in 2001. Francella transferred to the University of North Carolina for her junior year. While at North Carolina she was the 2003 Atlantic Coast Conference individual champion and was an NCAA First-Team All-American in 2004. Francella graduated with a degree in communications in 2005. After completing her college eligibility in 2004, Francella joined the Futures Tour. She finished 65th at the 2005 LPGA Qualifying School to earn non-exempt status for the 2006 season. In 2006, she made three starts on the LPGA Tour, making one cut. On the Futures Tour, she won one event, the Lakeland Duramed FUTURES Classic, and recorded six additional top-10 finishes. She ended the season fifth on the Futures Tour money list which earned her fully exempt status on the LPGA Tour for 2007. Francella's first win on
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    211
    Steve Elkington

    Steve Elkington

    Stephen John Elkington (born 8 December 1962) is an Australian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He spent over 50 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Rankings from 1995 to 1998. Elkington was born in Inverell, New South Wales and grew up in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. He moved to the United States to attend college at the University of Houston, where he played on the golf team. He became the first prominent Australian player to play college golf in the United States. He turned professional in 1985. Elkington has 10 wins on the PGA Tour, all of which were in the 1990s. He has 10 top-10 finishes in major championships, including a win in the 1995 PGA Championship at the Riviera Country Club, and a tie for second in the 2005 PGA Championship behind winner Phil Mickelson, which moved him back into the top 50 in the Official World Golf Rankings. Elkington was a member of the International Team in the 1994, 1996, 1998 and 2000 Presidents Cups. In 1995, he was awarded the Vardon Trophy; this award is given annually by the PGA of America to the tour player with the lowest scoring average. Elkington is married and has two children. His family resides in Sydney,
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    Trevor Immelman

    Trevor Immelman

    Trevor John Immelman (born 16 December 1979) is a South African professional golfer and winner of the 2008 Masters Tournament. Immelman was born in Cape Town, South Africa. Born into a golfing family (his father, Johan, is the former commissioner of the Sunshine Tour in South Africa), he took up golf at the age of five. He attended Hottentots Holland High School. He won the U.S. Amateur Public Links in 1998. Immelman turned professional in 1999. In 2000 he played mainly on the second tier professional tour in Europe, the Challenge Tour, and finished tenth on the Order of Merit. He became a full member of the European Tour in 2001 and has made the top twenty of the Order of Merit three times. He has four wins on the European Tour, and in 2004 became the first man to successfully defend the South African Open title since Gary Player in the 1970s. In 2003 Immelman won the WGC-World Cup for South Africa in partnership with Rory Sabbatini. In 2005 he was a member of the losing International Team at the Presidents Cup. He has been playing with increasing frequency on the PGA Tour after receiving a 2 year PGA Tour exemption for 2006 and 2007 on account of this Presidents Cup appearance.
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    213
    Lee Janzen

    Lee Janzen

    Lee McLeod Janzen (born August 28, 1964) is an American golfer who is best known for twice winning the U.S. Open, in 1993 and 1998. Janzen was born in Austin, Minnesota, and spent most of his childhood in Baltimore, Maryland, where he played Little League baseball. When Janzen was 12, his father's company transferred him to Florida and his parents started him in golf and tennis, and he continued playing baseball. Janzen liked golf best and started playing that sport exclusively. He won his first tournament at age 15 as a member of the Greater Tampa Junior Golf Association. Janzen chose to attend a small college – Florida Southern – rather than a big institution like Florida. In 1985 and 1986, Florida Southern won the Division II national team championship. Janzen was the individual medalist in 1986. He turned professional later that same year. In 1989, Janzen joined the PGA Tour. He has won eight times on the PGA Tour, most notably the 1993 and 1998 U.S. Opens. In 1993, Janzen defeated Payne Stewart at Baltusrol in Springfield, New Jersey, en route to tying the 72-hole U.S. Open scoring record of 8-under par. Five years later, he again beat out Stewart to win his second U.S. Open,
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    214
    Santiago Luna

    Santiago Luna

    Santiago Luna Torres (born 29 November 1962) is a Spanish professional golfer. Luna's father was on the staff at Puerta de Hierro Golf Club in Madrid. He turned professional in 1982 and has spent over twenty years on the European Tour, playing in over five hundred tournaments. He ranked in the top one hundred on the Order of Merit twelve times, with a best of 31st place in 1998. His sole win on the European Tour came in 1995 at the Madeira Island Open, but he has several victories in other professional tournaments. He has represented his country in international competition several times, and in 1999 he helped Spain to the runner-up position at the World Cup. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Yellow background for top-10. Professional
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    Johan Edfors

    Johan Edfors

    Johan Edfors (born 10 October 1975) is a Swedish professional golfer who plays primarily on the European Tour. Edfors was born in Varberg. He attended the University of Texas at San Antonio on a Division I athletic scholarship for men's golf. He played for the team under the coaching of Barry Denton for two years. Edfors turned professional in 1997. He spent several years playing the second tier Challenge Tour, but failed to make the top hundred on the Order of Merit until 2003, when he won twice and topped the Challenge Tour Order of Merit. He narrowly failed to hold on to his tour card in 2004, but at the end of 2005 he regained it at the Final Qualifying School. In 2006, Edfors achieved a maiden European Tour win at the TCL Classic and quickly followed up by winning the more prestigious Quinn Direct British Masters and the Scottish Open. His three victories took him into the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings in July 2006, and he finished the year placed 10th on the European Order of Merit. Edfors had to wait almost three years for his next victory, which he achieved at the inaugural Black Mountain Masters in Thailand on the Asian Tour. Edfors is known for being a big
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    Aaron Baddeley

    Aaron Baddeley

    Aaron John Baddeley (born 17 March 1981) is an American-Australian professional golfer. He was born in Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA and now plays on the U.S.-based PGA Tour, has joint U.S. and Australian citizenship and was raised in Australia from the age of two. He represents Australia in international golf. When he was in his late teens, Baddeley was seen as one of the most promising talents in world golf. He was the youngest player ever to represent Australia in the Eisenhower Trophy and he won the Holden Australian Open as an amateur in 1999 and retained his title in 2000, by which time he had turned professional. In 2001, he won the Greg Norman Holden International in Australia. He won the PGA Tour of Australasia's Order of Merit in 2000/01. However of the following few years he came to be overshadowed by his Australian contemporary Adam Scott, who is less than a year older than Baddeley but reached the world top 10 in 2005. In 2002, Baddeley played on the second tier Nationwide Tour in the U.S. and placed tenth on the money list to earn a PGA Tour card for 2003. He had second place finishes on the PGA Tour in 2003 at the Sony Open in Hawaii and 2004 at the Chrysler Classic of
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    217
    Bob Fry

    Bob Fry

    Robert Nelson Fry (November 29, 1922 – January 12, 1993) was an American professional golfer instrumental in the development of golf in the Iowa and Illinois area. Born in Keokuk, Iowa, Fry began his golf career as a caddy at the age of 9. The first documentation of Fry's significant amateur play was in 1942 when the Iowa Open and Iowa Amateur were combined into a 54-hole tournament at the Sunnyside course in Waterloo. He came from nowhere and finished fifth in the field. Starting with a mediocre 77, he went through the last 36 holes with a 71-69. He came back in 1947, after 5 years in the military, to be runner up in the Iowa Amateur bowing in match play to Fred Gordon of Belmond 3 and 2. During 1943 and 1944, Sgt. Bob Fry served as a navigator in the 69th Squadron, 433rd Troop Carrier Group in New Guinea and Guam under Commanding Officer Cecil B. Guile, Lt. Col., Air Corps. 433rd TC was the largest troop carrier group in the world. According to the group's journal, Troop Carrier is, and has been throughout this war, an integral part of the Army Air Forces. When invasions have been made in various theaters of operations and paratroopers and airborne infantry had to be flown in, in
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    Gary Emerson

    Gary Emerson

    Gary Paul Emerson (born 26 September 1963) is an English professional golfer. Emerson was born in Bournemouth, Dorset. He turned professional in 1982 and after regular trips to qualifying school finally made it onto the European Tour in 1995. He has won the 1998 Netcom Norwegian Open on the second-tier Challenge Tour and the 2004 Cadillac Russian Open on the main European Tour. 2005 was his best season to date, with a seventy-second place finish on the European Tour Order of Merit. He finished as joint runner-up at the British Masters in 2006 on his way to 76th place on that seasons money list, but his form fell away after that and he lost his European Tour card at the end of 2007. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
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    George Fazio

    George Fazio

    George Fazio (November 12, 1912 – June 6, 1986) was an American professional golfer and a golf course architect. Fazio, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was a respected player in the mid-twentieth century and competed in seven Masters Tournaments from 1947 to 1954. His best finish was 14th in 1952. Fazio won two PGA Tour events: the 1946 Canadian Open and the 1947 Bing Crosby Pro-Am (in a tie with Ed Furgol). He had career earnings of more than $50,000. He nearly won the 1950 U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club outside Philadelphia, finishing third to Ben Hogan and Lloyd Mangrum in an 18-hole playoff. This event was recently memoralized as one of the 15 most memorable Philadelphia sports moments. Like most golfers of his generation, Fazio earned his living primarily as a club pro during his regular career years. During the 1940s, he was head pro at Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles, where many of Hollywood's celebrities played. After his playing days were over, Fazio went on to become a well-known golf course architect along with his nephew Tom Fazio and course designer Lou Cappelli. The trio built many notable courses, and they are particularly noted for the shapes built into
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    Jason Gore

    Jason Gore

    Jason William Gore (born May 17, 1974) is an American professional golfer. Gore was born in Van Nuys, California. He first attended the University of Arizona before transferring to Pepperdine University. While at Pepperdine, he was part of their NCAA Division I Championship team in 1997. He also played on the victorious Walker Cup team that year. Gore turned professional in 1997. He plays on the PGA Tour after moving from the Nationwide Tour midseason in 2005 after receiving a battlefield promotion, which is given when a player wins three Nationwide Tour events in one season. He has one PGA Tour win, the 84 Lumber Classic in 2005. Gore played in the final group of the 2005 U.S. Open with Retief Goosen. He shot a 14-over 84 to drop all the way to a tie for 48th, and Michael Campbell went on to win the trophy. Gore has not played full-time on the PGA Tour since 2009. Gore has a wife Megan, and a son Jaxson, they currently reside in Valencia, California. this list may be incomplete DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Yellow background for top-10. Amateur
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    Nick Faldo

    Nick Faldo

    Sir Nicholas Alexander Faldo MBE (born 18 July 1957) is an English professional golfer on the European Tour, now mainly an on-air golf analyst. A top player of his era, he won six major championships: three Open Championships and three Masters. He was ranked No. 1 on the Official World Golf Ranking for a total of 98 weeks. Faldo has since become a television pundit for major golf championships. In 2006, Faldo became the lead golf analyst for CBS Sports, and in 2012 joined the BBC Sport on-air team. Faldo was born in Welwyn Garden City, England. He borrowed some clubs from his neighbours after watching Jack Nicklaus play the 1971 Masters on television. While working as a carpet fitter, Faldo won the English Amateur and the British Youths Championship in 1975. After playing on the University of Houston golf team for a year, Faldo turned professional in 1976. He achieved instant success, finishing 8th on the European Tour Order of Merit in 1977 and 3rd in 1978, winning a European Tour event in each of those seasons. In the former year, he became the youngest player to appear in the Ryder Cup at the age of 21. One of the leading players on the European Tour in the early 1980s, he
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    Chick Evans

    Chick Evans

    Charles E. "Chick" Evans, Jr. (July 18, 1890 – November 6, 1979) was a leading amateur golfer of the 1910s and 1920s. Evans was the first amateur to win the U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur in one year, a feat he achieved in 1916. Evans went on to win the U.S. Amateur in 1920, while finishing runner-up three times. Selected to the Walker Cup team in 1922, 1924, and 1928, Evans competed in a record 50 consecutive U.S. Amateurs in his long career. All this was achieved with only seven hickory-shafted clubs. In addition to his golf career, Evans is known for sponsoring a college scholarship for qualified caddies. In 1960, he was voted the Bob Jones Award, the highest honor given by the United States Golf Association in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf. He is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Evans was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and grew up on the north side of Chicago. At the age of eight, Evans was first exposed to golf by being a caddie at a Chicago course, the Edgewater Golf Club. From these beginnings, Evans became one of the most acclaimed American amateur golfers of his time, eventually earning induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1975. The
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    Andrew McLardy

    Andrew McLardy

    Andrew McLardy (born 20 January 1974) is a South African professional golfer. McLardy was born in Triangle, Zimbabwe to Scottish parents. He had a successful amateur career, including representing South Africa twice in the Eisenhower Trophy, before turning professional in 1997. He joined the Southern Africa Tour, now the Sunshine Tour, where he has accumulated five wins. In 1998, McLardy qualified for the European Tour via qualifying school. He finished inside the top 100 on the Order of Merit in both his first two seasons, before he moved to the United States to try his hand at the PGA Tour. He finished tied for fifth at the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament in December 2000, to earn a card for the 2001 season. However, he was largely unsuccessful during his rookie season, and spent 2002 and 2003 on the second tier Nationwide Tour. McLardy returned to Europe in 2004, regaining full playing status on the European Tour for 2005 through qualifying school. He finished every season from 2005 to 2009 inside the top 110 on the Order of Merit, with a career high ranking of 62nd in 2007. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Green background for wins. Yellow background
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    Gordon J. Brand

    Gordon J. Brand

    Gordon John Brand (born 6 August 1955) is an English professional golfer. Brand turned professional in 1976 and enjoyed full playing privileges on the European Tour for 20 years. During his time on tour, he finished inside the top 30 on the Order of Merit seven times and inside the top-100 16 times. His highest ranking came in 1986, fifth place, in which year he finished as runner-up to Greg Norman in The Open Championship at Turnberry. Brand is also remembered for recording a hole in one at the 16th hole during the 1981 Open Championship at Royal St George's Golf Club. In that year he won the Tooting Bec Cup after posting a round of 65. Gordon repeated this feat again in 1986 on his way to finishing runner-up. In 1989, Brand won his sole European Tour event winning by four shots at the Volvo Belgian Open at Royal Waterloo G.C., Brussels. He was also very successful in Africa, winning on the continent seven times notably winning the Open de Côte d'Ivoire no fewer than three times. He was twice a winner of the Safari Tour order of merit. Brand played in the 1983 Ryder Cup, represented England at the 1983 World Cup and was part of the 1986 and winning 1987 Alfred Dunhill Cup teams.
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    Greg Norman

    Greg Norman

    Gregory John Norman AO (born 10 February 1955) is an Australian professional golfer and entrepreneur who spent 331 weeks as the world's Number 1 ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s. He has won over 85 international tournaments in his career, including two majors: The Open Championship in 1986 and 1993. He is nicknamed The Great White Shark or sometimes simply The Shark – a reference to Norman's blond hair, size, aggressive golf style and the shark inhabited Australian waters. Norman was born in Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia to Merv and Toini Norman. His mother was the daughter of a Finnish carpenter, and his father an electrical engineer. As a youth, he played rugby and cricket and was a keen surfer. His mother was a fine golfer with a single-figure handicap. Norman began playing golf at 15, somewhat late for a world-class player, and within two years was playing to a scratch handicap. Norman attended Townsville Grammar School in Townsville, Queensland (enrolled 1964) then moved on to Aspley State High School on the north side of Brisbane. At the age of 20, Norman served as assistant professional under Billy McWilliam OAM at Beverley Park Golf Club in Sydney, New South Wales.
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    Mike Hulbert

    Mike Hulbert

    Michael Patrick Hulbert (born April 14, 1958) is an American professional golfer and sportscaster. Hulbert was born in Elmira, New York. He grew up in Horseheads, New York, and was a childhood friend and high school golf rival of fellow PGA Tour player Joey Sindelar. Hulbert attended East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee; he earned All-American honors as a member of the golf team in 1979 and 1980. He turned pro in 1981 and joined the PGA Tour in 1985. Hulbert won three times on the PGA Tour; his last two wins came in playoffs. His first win came at the Federal Express St. Jude Classic in 1986 by one stroke over Joey Sindelar. His second victory was at the 1989 B.C. Open in a playoff over Bob Estes. In his third win at the 1991 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic, he defeated Kenny Knox on the first hole in a playoff. Hulbert's best finishes in major championships were a T-6 at the 1992 U.S. Open, and a T-7 at the 1986 PGA Championship. He has had more than 45 top-10 finishes in his PGA Tour career including more than a half-dozen 2nd or 3rd place finishes. Hulbert had a knack for the Plantation Course at the Kapalua International, an event he won in 1991, and finished
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    Nick Dougherty

    Nick Dougherty

    Nicholas Dougherty (born 24 May 1982) is an English professional golfer. Dougherty was born in Bootle, Merseyside, and attended Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School near Blackburn, Lancashire. He is a protégé of former professional golfer, Nick Faldo, and had an exceptional amateur career. He won numerous tournaments including the 1999 World Boys Championship and three Faldo Junior Series events. In 2001 he was a member of the victorious Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team. Dougherty turned professional in 2001 and gained membership to the European Tour for 2002 via the final qualifying school. In his début season he finished 36th on the Order of Merit, and was named the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year. He was hindered by glandular fever in 2003, and his 2004 season was also disappointing when he slipped to 97th on the Order of Merit. In early 2005 he earned his first victory on the European Tour at the Caltex Masters in Singapore, going on to reach the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings in the middle of the year, and ended it in 15th place on the final European Tour Order of Merit. He also made a strong start to the 2006 season before struggling later in the
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    Robert Allenby

    Robert Allenby

    Robert Allenby (born 12 July 1971) is an Australian professional golfer. Allenby was born in Melbourne, Victoria. His father, from Leeds, England, emigrated to Australia as a young man. He turned professional in 1992 and was successful almost immediately, topping the PGA Tour of Australasia Order of Merit in his first season and again in 1994. He continues to play some events on his home tour and has won 13 events on it, including one as an amateur. He also began to play on the European Tour and it was his principal tour until 1998. He won four tournaments on it, including three in 1996, when he finished third on the Order of Merit. He has featured in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings. Allenby now plays primarily in the U.S. on the PGA Tour. He earned exempt status for 1999 by finishing 17th at the 1998 Qualifying School. He had a disappointing first season in America, coming 126th on the money list, but came good in 2000 when he won the Shell Houston Open and the Advil Western Open. He claimed another pair of wins the following season. In both of those years he came 16th on the money list. He has not won since but finished in the top 50 each year from 2002–2004. His
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    Sophie Gustafson

    Sophie Gustafson

    Sophie Gustafson (born 27 December 1973) is a Swedish professional golfer. She is a member of U.S. based LPGA Tour and a life member of the Ladies European Tour. She has five LPGA and 21 international wins in her career. She is a four-time LET Order of Merit winner and has represented Europe in the Solheim Cup on each team since 1998. Gustafson turned professional in 1992 whilst studying marketing, economics and law at Aranasskolan & Komvux University in Sweden. In the next three years she played 12 Telia Tour and four Ladies European Tour tournaments. On the Telia tour she had six top ten finishes. Her best finish on the LET was a 22nd at her home tournament in Sweden. 1995 saw her join the Ladies European Tour gaining two top 10 finishes in 13 starts. 1996 was her first full year on the Ladies European Tour. She gained her first professional wins, winning once on the Telia Tour at the Rörstrand Ladies Open and once on the Ladies European Tour at the Déesse Ladies Swiss Open. In 1997 she earned her first win on the Ladies Asian Tour at the Thailand Ladies Open and finished T40th at LPGA Q School to earn non-exempt status for 1998. In 1998 Gustafson won twice on the LET at the
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    Bobby Jones

    Bobby Jones

    Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones Jr. (March 17, 1902 – December 18, 1971) was an American amateur golfer, and a lawyer by profession. Jones was the most successful amateur golfer ever to compete on a national and international level. During his peak as a golfer from 1923 to 1930, he dominated top-level amateur competition, and competed very successfully against the world's best professional golfers. Jones often beat stars such as Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen, the era's top pros. Jones earned his living mainly as a lawyer, and competed in golf only as an amateur, primarily on a part-time basis, and chose to retire from competition at age 28, though he earned significant money from golf after that, as an instructor and equipment designer. Explaining his decision to retire, Jones said, "It (championship golf) is something like a cage. First you are expected to get into it and then you are expected to stay there. But of course, nobody can stay there." Jones is most famous for his unique "Grand Slam," consisting of his victory in all four major golf tournaments of his era (the open and amateur championships in both the U.S. & the U.K.) in a single calendar year (1930). In all Jones played in
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    Bradley Dredge

    Bradley Dredge

    Bradley Dredge (born 6 July 1973) is a Welsh professional golfer. Dredge was born in Tredegar. He turned professional in 1996. Dredge attempted to gain his card on the European Tour via the qualifying school in 1995 and 1996, the second time doing sufficiently well to gain a place on the Challenge Tour for 1997. He finished 15th in the rankings, having won the Klassis Turkish Open during the season, and graduated directly to the European Tour for 1998. He failed to win enough money during his rookie season to retain his status, and returned to the Challenge Tour the following season. He was again successful with a win at the Is Molas Challenge and a second place finish at the Challenge Tour Championship helping him to 8th on the money list, and graduation back to the European Tour. Since regaining his European Tour card, Dredge has established himself on the elite tour, finishing inside the top 100 on the Order of Merit every season except 2000. His first win on the European Tour came at the 2003 Madeira Island Open, and in 2006 he claimed his second title at the Omega European Masters. He achieved a career best Order of Merit position of 16th in 2005, and in the post-season he won
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    Connie Isler

    Connie Isler

    Connie Isler (born December 16, 1983) is the youngest head coach in any NCAA Division I sport. In July 2005 at age 21, and two months after graduating from Georgetown University, the Georgetown Hoyas hired her to replace the resigning Leland Keyser as head coach of the women's golf team. Under Isler's leadership, the Lady Hoyas are experiencing their greatest success ever in the 6-year history of the school's second-newest sport. They won two tournaments in 2005-06, at Campbell University and at home at the Hoya Invitational, and finished second in the Big East Championships. Before landing the coaching position, Isler was interviewing for jobs in finance. She played on the Futures Tour in 2006, but missed the cut in all 10 events she played in. Isler was co-Big East champion her senior year, and a star player at Meade Senior High School in Fort Meade, Maryland, prior to that. Her father is Ret. Gen. Rod Isler.
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    David Howell

    David Howell

    David Alexander Howell (born 23 June 1975) is an English professional golfer from Swindon. His career to date peaked in 2006, when he was ranked in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings for a short time. After training and competing at Broome Manor Golf Club, he became a professional golfer in 1995. He won the 1998 Australian PGA Championship, and the 1999 Dubai Desert Classic. He had no further wins for six years, but his form was nonetheless on a general upwards curve. He was tenth on the European Tour Order of Merit in 2004 and 2005 proved to be even better. In the spring he had back to back second places in The Daily Telegraph Dunlop Masters and the Nissan Irish Open, and in August, won the BMW International Open. By the autumn he reached the top 20 in the world rankings. In November 2005, he won the inaugural HSBC Champions tournament, the first event of the 2006 European Tour season. The win took him to a career high of number 13 in the Official World Golf Rankings, making him the highest-ranked British player and the second highest-ranked European at that time. In May 2006 he won the BMW Championship and moved into the world top ten for the first time and in June he
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    David Toms

    David Toms

    David Wayne Toms (born January 4, 1967) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He has won a total of thirteen events on the PGA Tour including the 2001 PGA Championship. He has spent a considerable amount of time in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings (over 175 weeks between 2001 and 2006) and ranked as high as fifth in 2002 and 2003. Toms was born in Monroe in northeastern Louisiana. He is the son of Thomas E. "Buster" Toms of Minden in northwestern Louisiana. He won the 15-17 Boys' event at the 1984 Junior World Golf Championships. Toms also played little league baseball with future Major League Baseball players Albert Belle and Ben McDonald. After graduating from Airline High School in Bossier City, Louisiana, he attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where he was a member of the golf team. In 1991, Toms finished T23 at the PGA Tour qualifying school to earn his first full tour card for the 1992 season. Toms made his first three cuts on tour including a third place finish at the Northern Telecom Open, although this was the only top-10 he would make all season. The following season was also a struggle for Toms making just 12 of 32
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    Fredrik Andersson Hed

    Fredrik Andersson Hed

    Fredrik Andersson Hed (born 20 January 1972) is a Swedish golfer. Andersson Hed was born in Halmstad. He turned professional in 1992. He has had two victories on the Challenge Tour but found success hard to come by on the main European Tour, where he had to return to qualifying school on numerous occasions. He was known as Fredrik Andersson until his marriage in 2004 when he added his wife's surname. Andersson Hed won his first European Tour title at the BMW Italian Open in 2010 on his 245th attempt. His best year on the European Tour to date has been 2010, when he finished 22nd on the Order of Merit. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Yellow background for top-10. Amateur Professional
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    Gordon Brand, Jnr

    Gordon Brand, Jnr

    Gordon Brand, Jnr (born 19 August 1958) is a Scottish professional golfer who plays on the European Tour. Brand was born in Kirkcaldy. He turned professional in 1981 and quickly achieved success. He won that year's European Tour Qualifying School, and went on to win two European Tour events in his rookie season. He went on to accumulate eight wins on the tour in total, the last of them in 1993. He also won the 1988 West End South Australian Open. He made the top ten on the European Tour Order of Merit six times, with a best placing of fourth in 1987. He last made the top one hundred on the Order of Merit in the 2000 season, during which he turned forty-two. In 1979 Brand played in the Walker Cup amateur team competition. His two Ryder Cup appearances were in 1987, when Europe won on American soil for the first time, and in 1989 when Europe retained the trophy at The Belfry by tying the matches fourteen all. Brand had a 2-4-1 win-loss-tie record, including one tie and one loss in his singles matches. He has represented Scotland in the amateur Eisenhower Trophy and the professional Alfred Dunhill Cup and World Cup many times. Gordon Brand Jnr should not be confused with his English
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    Hale Irwin

    Hale Irwin

    Hale S. Irwin (born June 3, 1945) is an American professional golfer. He is one of the few players in history to have won three U.S. Opens and was one of the world's leading golfers from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. He has also developed a career as a golf course architect. Irwin was born in Joplin, Missouri, and raised in Baxter Springs, Kansas and Boulder, Colorado. He was a star athlete in football, baseball, and golf at Boulder High School and graduated in 1963. Irwin then attended the University of Colorado, where he was a two-time All-Big Eight defensive back, as well as an academic All-American in football. He won the individual NCAA Division I Championship in golf in his senior year in 1967 and turned professional the following year. Irwin had 20 victories on the PGA Tour beginning with the 1971 Sea Pines Heritage Classic and finishing with the 1994 MCI Heritage Golf Classic, and won prize money of just under six million dollars. His 1994 Heritage win at the age of nearly 49 made him one of the oldest winners in Tour history. During his career, Irwin won professional tournaments on all six continents on which golf is played: Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe, North America
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    James Kamte

    James Kamte

    James Bongani Kamte (born 20 July 1982), nicknamed "Cobra", is a South African golfer. He has been playing on the Sunshine Tour and European Challenge Tours for the past four years, and earned his tour card for the 2008 European Tour season by finishing in the top 30 of the qualifying school. Kamte was a football player in his childhood and his nickname, "Cobra", comes from his football days. He grew up in St Francis, and received a bursary through several Golf clubs in the St Francis area and Nomads Golf Club, to attend Woodridge College where he matriculated in 2000. James Kamte turned professional in 2003 after representing Gauteng in the Under-23 division, and subsequently in the Gauteng Seniors side. 2007 was successful for Kamte. On the Sunshine Tour, he started his run on July 2 by finishing second in the Samsung Royal Swazi Sun Open, closely followed by another second place finish at the Vodacom Origins Tournament in Pretoria a week later. On the European Challenge Tour, Kamte's best finish has been second place in the Kenya Open in Nairobi, Kenya. He also had a fourth place finish at the Vodafone Challenge in Germany. After a good run of form, James went on to win his
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    Jason Dufner

    Jason Dufner

    Jason Christopher Dufner (born March 24, 1977) is an American professional golfer who currently plays on the PGA Tour. He is a two-time winner on the PGA Tour and was runner-up at the 2011 PGA Championship in a playoff to Keegan Bradley. Dufner was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He moved to the Washington, D.C. area when he was 11 years old, and then to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida when he was 14. It was there that he started playing golf, and played for St. Thomas Aquinas High School during his sophomore, junior and senior years. Dufner was a walk-on at Auburn University, where he won three times in his college career and was an Honorable Mention All-American in 1997. He graduated from Auburn in 2000 with a degree in economics. In 1998 Dufner played in the finals of the U.S. Amateur Public Links at Torrey Pines, falling to Trevor Immelman, 3 and 2. In his early career, Dufner struggled to hold down a place on the PGA Tour. He was a member of the PGA Tour in 2004 and the Nationwide Tour in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006. Dufner won two events during his time on the Nationwide Tour, the BUY.COM Wichita Open in 2001 and the LaSalle Bank Open in 2006. He finished in 8th place on the Nationwide
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    John Gallagher

    John Gallagher

    John Gallagher (born 17 April 1981) is a Scottish professional golfer on the PGA EuroPro Tour. In April 2009 he earned full tour playing privileges when he shot a closing one-under par 70 in final qualifying at Frilford Heath. His rounds of 68-70-72 (-6) at the April 2012 final qualifier placed him on the Europro tour for the fourth consecutive year. Gallagher's most prolific amateur victory came at the 2007 Scottish Amateur Championship which was played at Prestwick Golf Club in Ayrshire. The final match was a resounding 4&3 win over Keir McNicoll. He also finished 2nd in the 2005 Amateur Championship, defeating 19 year-old sensation Lloyd Saltman in the semi-final. Gallagher reached as high as 14th in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. His key strength is consistently accurate play from tee to green. He is a self-taught right-handed golfer with a "cack-handed" or "cross-handed" grip. He grips every club with his left hand below his right. Born to an Irish father and Scottish mother, Gallagher was raised and educated in Edinburgh, Scotland, where his father John was and is a greenskeeper. Young John grew up playing at a modest local golf club and taught himself the game without the
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    Joost Luiten

    Joost Luiten

    Willibrordus Adrianus Maria "Joost" Luiten (born 7 January 1986) is a Dutch professional golfer. Luiten was born in Bleiswijk. He is currently a member of the European Tour. After a failed bid for a tour card on the Qualifying School he started his professional career on the EPD Tour where he claimed the second place twice in just four starts. Because he was not in possession of a tour card Luiten was solely depending on invites to play on the Challenge Tour. He received one for the Tusker Kenya Open where he birdied the 72nd hole for a shared tenth place, this was exactly enough to earn himself a start in the next tournament where he finished third. On his way to show how to make perfect use of a single invite Luiten went on to win in France, his third start of the season. In his first six events of 2007, he won two of them. On his way to winning the Vodafone Challenge he shot a 61 (-11) in the final round, the lowest final round total by a tournament winner. After finishing sixth on the 2007 Challenge Tour rankings he received a European Tour card for 2008 and claimed two top 10 spots before injury curtailed his season. Luiten was a member of the 2006 Dutch team that won the
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    José María Olazábal

    José María Olazábal

    José María Olazábal Manterola (Spanish pronunciation: [olaˈθaβal], Basque: [olas̻abal]; born 5 February 1966) is a Spanish professional golfer who has enjoyed success on both the European Tour and the PGA Tour, and has won two major championships. In 2012 he captained Europe's Ryder Cup team to a narrow victory over the USA, which seemed improbable at the start of the final day's play when the Europeans trailed 10–6. The comeback to win 14½–13½ was, Olazábal said, inspired by his late friend Seve Ballesteros, to whom he dedicated the win. Olazábal was born in Hondarribia, a town in the Basque autonomous region of Spain. He burst onto the golf scene in 1984 as a junior, winning the (British) Amateur Championship aged 18. Then, in his rookie professional season of 1986, he finished second on the European Tour Order of Merit aged 20. In his first nine seasons, he finished in the top 10 every year except two, including another second place in 1989, and he was a regular member of the top 10 of the Official World Golf Rankings (over 300 weeks). Had Olazábal beaten Ian Woosnam at The Masters in 1991 (he finished second) he would have become the World No. 1. He was unable to play in 1996
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    Kenneth Ferrie

    Kenneth Ferrie

    Kenneth Ferrie (born 28 September 1978) is an English professional golfer. Ferrie was born in Ashington, Northumberland. He won the British Boys Championship in 1996 and made his first appearance in a European Tour event that year as an invitee at his local event, the Slaley Hall Northumberland Challenge. He attended Midland College in Texas, United States, where he was a two time NJCAA All American. Ferrie turned professional in 1999. He began his career on the second tier Challenge Tour in 2000, claiming his first win at the Tessali Open del Sud. He was successful at the 2000 qualifying school, earning the right to play on the European Tour, but he initially struggled at that level, although he continued to have success on the Challenge Tour capturing his second title at the Challenge Total Fina Elf. At the end of the season he had to return to the qualifying school in order to retain his tour card for 2002. In 2002, Ferrie just did enough to retain his playing status on the European Tour, ending the season in 112th place on the Order of Merit, thanks largely to finishing tied for 3rd in the Novotel Perrier Open de France. The following season, Ferrie won for the first time on
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    Peter Fowler

    Peter Fowler

    Peter Randall Fowler (born 9 June 1959) is an Australian golfer. Fowler was born in Hornsby, New South Wales. He turned professional in 1977 and won the Australian Open in 1983. He has spent a large part of his career playing on the European Tour, where he made the top one hundred on the Order of Merit every year from 1983 to 1993, with a best ranking of 22nd in 1989. His only European Tour win came at the 1993 BMW International Open in Germany. After struggling for form in through the mid and late nineties Fowler enjoyed something of an Indian summer between 2002 and 2004, returning to the top hundred for those three seasons, and recording his best finish in The Open Championship in 2003 when he came joint 22nd. Another career highlight for Fowler was winning the 1989 World Cup for Australia in partnership with Wayne Grady. In addition to the team title, Fowler won the prize for the best individual performance. In 2009, Fowler joined the European Seniors Tour, making his début in the Jersey Seniors Classic, which was played at the same venue, La Moye Golf Club, at which he had made his first appearance on the European Tour in 1983. DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way
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    Retief Goosen

    Retief Goosen

    Retief Goosen (born 3 February 1969) is a South African professional golfer who has been in the top ten in the Official World Golf Rankings for over 250 weeks between 2001 and 2007. His main achievements have been two U.S. Open wins (in 2001 and 2004) and heading the European Tour Order of Merit (money list) in 2001 and 2002. Goosen was born in Pietersburg (now Polokwane), South Africa. He is the son of Theo Goosen, a local real estate agent and amateur golfer who introduced the game of golf to Retief at an early age. Theo took a strict approach to parenting. "Look, I never made life easy for my kids," said Theo "We never spoiled them. We never pleasurized them." Goosen even admits that his father put pressure on him. When Goosen was fifteen he was golfing with his friend Henri Potgieter at Pietersburg Golf Club. They were playing through a small drizzle when lightning struck. Henri was knocked from his feet and when he stood back up saw Retief lying on the ground on his back. Henri retold the story to Golf World "I wanted to know his reaction. What I did see was his golf clubs and his golf bag. Then I saw him lying on his back. His tongue was down his throat and his eyes were
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    Rory McIlroy

    Rory McIlroy

    Rory McIlroy MBE (born 4 May 1989) is a Northern Irish professional golfer from Holywood in County Down who is a member of both the European and PGA Tours. He is the current World Number One and a two-time major champion. On 19 June 2011 he won the U.S. Open, setting a record score of 16-under-par on his way to an eight-shot victory. He then won the 2012 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island by a record eight shots on 12 August 2012 for his second major championship victory. He has been cited as the most exciting young prospect in golf and having the potential to become one of the highest earners in sports in terms of endorsements. McIlroy has represented Europe, Great Britain & Ireland, and Ireland as both an amateur and a professional. He had a successful amateur career, topping the World Amateur Golf Ranking for one week as a 17-year-old in 2007. Later that year he turned professional and soon established himself on the European Tour. He had his first win on the European Tour in 2009, and on the PGA Tour in 2010. He represented Europe in the 2010 Ryder Cup. In 2011 at the age of 22, he became the youngest player ever to reach €10 million in career earnings on the European Tour. In
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    Ryo Ishikawa

    Ryo Ishikawa

    Ryo Ishikawa (石川 遼, Ishikawa Ryō, born 17 September 1991), also known by the nickname "Hanikami Ōji" (literally, "Bashful Prince"), is a Japanese professional golfer. On 20 May 2007, Ishikawa became the youngest winner ever of a men's regular tournament on the Japan Golf Tour by winning the Munsingwear Open KSB Cup at the age 15 years and 8 months. He competed as an amateur and it was Ishikawa's first tour appearance. He finished one shot ahead of Japan's 9th top ranked player at the time, Katsumasa Miyamoto. The highest ranked player on the Official World Golf Ranking who took part in the event was Toru Taniguchi who finished T13, 6 shots shy of Ishikawa. Taniguchi ranked number 86 in the world after the event. Ishikawa turned professional in 2008 and won another Japan Golf Tour tournament, the mynavi ABC Championship. By the close of 2008 he had become the youngest ever player to reach the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings. Ishikawa played in PGA Tour tournaments for the first time in 2009. He was cut from the Northern Trust Open, the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the 2009 Masters Tournament. He finished 71st at the Transitions Championship. On 28 June 2009, Ishikawa
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    Thomas Levet

    Thomas Levet

    Thomas Levet (born 5 September 1968) is a French professional golfer who is a member of the European Tour and former member of the PGA Tour. Levet was born in Paris, France. He turned professional in 1988 and won the French PGA Championship that year, but he had to wait for a decade for his first win on the European Tour, which came at the 1998 Cannes Open. In 2002, he finished second at The Open Championship at Muirfield, being one of four players in a playoff. He had a good chance to win, but bogeyed the final hole of the four-hole playoff to fall into sudden death with Ernie Els, where he again bogeyed to lose to Els. After spending 2003 on the PGA Tour, he returned to the European Tour in 2004. He claimed the most prestigious title of his career at the Scottish Open, and was a member of the winning 2004 European Ryder Cup Team. Levet ended the season 5th on the Order of Merit, and returned to the PGA Tour in 2005. Levet suffers from severe vertigo, which almost forced him out of the game, however he has made strides to overcome the condition, and has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings. In 2008 he won his fourth European Tour title, beating
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    Vijay Singh

    Vijay Singh

    Vijay Singh, CF (Fiji Hindi: विजय सिंह, IPA: [ˈʋɪdʒəj sɪ̃ɦ]; born 22 February 1963), nicknamed "The Big Fijian", is a Fijian professional golfer who was Number 1 in the Official World Golf Rankings for 32 weeks in 2004 and 2005. He has won three major championships (The Masters in 2000 and the PGA Championship in 1998 and 2004) and was the leading PGA Tour money winner in 2003, 2004 and 2008. He was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2005 (but deferred his induction until 2006). He won the FedEx Cup in 2008. An Indo-Fijian of Hindu background, Singh was born in Lautoka, Fiji and grew up in Nadi. A resident of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, he is known for his meticulous preparation, often staying at the range hours before and after his tournament rounds working on his game. Singh recollected to reporters about his childhood: "When we were kids we couldn't afford golf balls so we had to make do with coconuts. My father used to say, 'Little Vijay, golf balls don't fall off trees you know,' so I found some that did!" Growing up, he played snooker, cricket, football, and also the island's most popular sport, rugby. He is the son of Mohan Singh, an airplane technician who also
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    Zach Johnson

    Zach Johnson

    Zachary Harris Johnson (born February 24, 1976) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and the 2007 Masters champion. The son of a chiropractor, Johnson was born in Iowa City, Iowa and raised in Cedar Rapids, the oldest of Dave and Julie Johnson's three children. Playing many sports as a youth (baseball, basketball, football, and soccer), Johnson took up golf at age 10 and developed his skills at Elmcrest Country Club. He played number-two on the Regis High School golf team and led them to an Iowa 3A state championship in 1992, his sophomore year. Following graduation from high school in 1994, Johnson enrolled at Drake University in Des Moines. As the number-two player on the Drake golf team, he led the Bulldogs to three NCAA regional meets and two Missouri Valley championships. Johnson's uncle, Tom Harris, qualified for the 1975 NAIA national tournament. Johnson has admitted to not being the best player on his high school or college team, but was quoted in his Masters speech saying, "I just kept getting better every year." Johnson turned professional in 1998 and played on the developmental tour circuit, including the now-defunct Prairie Golf Tour, the Buy.com
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