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Viktor Hovland

Viktor Hovland (born September 18, 1997 in Oslo, Norway) is a Norwegian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He won the 2018 U.S. Amateur and then became the first Norwegian to win on the PGA Tour (at the 2020 Puerto Rico Open) and on the European Tour (at the 2021 BMW International Open). Hovland picked up his second and third PGA Tour wins at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in 2020 and 2021.

Collin Morikawa

Collin Morikawa (born February 6, 1997 in Los Angeles, USA) is a professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and the European Tour.

Matt Fitzpatrick

Matthew Thomas Fitzpatrick (born September 1, 1994 in Sheffield) is an English professional golfer. After winning the U.S. Amateur in 2013, he later won his first professional tournament at the 2015 British Masters.

Justin Thomas

Justin Louis Thomas (born April 29, 1993 in Louisville, Kentucky) is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and is a former world number one.

Will Zalatoris

William Patrick Zalatoris (born August 16, 1996) is an American professional golfer who competes on the PGA Tour. He won the 2020 TPC Colorado Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour and finished runner-up in the 2021 Masters Tournament in his debut there.

Xander Schauffele

Alexander Victor Schauffele (* October 25, 1993 in San Diego, California) is a US professional golfer who plays on the North American PGA Tour. Since 2015 he has won four tournaments on the PGA Tour and one on the European Tour.

Jon Rahm

Jon Rahm Rodríguez (born November 10, 1994 in Barrika, Basque Country) is a Spanish golfer of the DP World Tour and the PGA Tour. In 2020 and 2021 Rahm led the world golf rankings for over 30 weeks. His greatest achievement was winning the US Open major in 2021.

Patrick Cantlay

Patrick Cantlay (born March 17, 1992 in Long Beach, USA) is an American professional golfer. He had a successful amateur career and was number one in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for 55 weeks. As a professional, he has won eight times on the PGA Tour as well as the 2021 FedEx Cup. He is a member of the 2022 class of the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame.

Cameron Smith

Australian Cameron Smith (* August 18, 1993 in Brisbane) can look back on an extremely successful 2022. He won the Open Championship and five other tournaments on the PGA Tour, including the Players Championship.

William Ben Hogan

William Ben Hogan (b. August 13, 1912 in Texas; † July 25, 1997 in Fort Worth, Texas) was a role model as a golfer for many subsequent professionals in the sport. His swing is still considered the perfect sequence of movements.

Scott Alexander Scheffler

The US American Scott Alexander Scheffler (* June 21, 1996) plays on the PGA Tour. From March to October 2022 he was number 1 in the official world golf rankings. He won the 2022 Masters tournament.

Mildred "Babe" Zaharias

Mildred Ella "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias (born June 26, 1911 in Port Arthur, Texas; † September 27, 1956 in Galveston, Texas; born Mildred Didrikson, called Babe Zaharias) was a U.S. track and field athlete and golfer.

Kathrynne Ann Whitworth

Kathrynne Ann Whitworth (born September 27, 1939) is an American golfer. During her playing career she won 88 LPGA Tour tournaments, more than any other on the LPGA Tour.

Joo-Hyung Kim

Kim Joo-hyung (Korean: 김주형; born June 21, 2002), also known as Tom Kim, is a South Korean golfer who made history by winning the Shriners Children's Open in Las Vegas as the second-youngest multiple winner on the PGA Tour.

Annika Sörenstam

The Swede Annika Sörenstam (* October 9, 1970 in Bro near Stockholm) has already hung up her professional career as a golfer.

Nelly Korda

Nelly Korda (b. July 28, 1998 in Bradenton, Florida) has been playing golf at the professional level on the LPGA Tour since 2017, where she has since earned nine tournament victories. Korda won the 2021 Olympic golf tournament in women's singles, becoming the third Olympic champion in the event.

John Daly

The US American John Daly (* April 28, 1966 in Carmichael, California) is certainly a bird of paradise in professional golf.

Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones (real name Robert Tyre Jones Jr.; born March 17, 1902 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA; † December 18, 1971) is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. Despite his outstanding track record, he remained an amateur throughout his life and did not turn professional.

Arnold Palmer

The US American Arnold Daniel Palmer (* September 10, 1929 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania; † September 25, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was one of the most famous players in golf, along with Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.

Gary Player

South African Gary Player was born in Johannesburg on November 1, 1935. His main nickname as a professional golfer is "Black Knight" because of his always black sportswear.

Bryson DeChambeau

Bryson James Aldrich DeChambeau, born September 16, 1993 in Modesto, California, is an American professional golfer. He has won eight times on the PGA Tour, including one major tournament, the 2020 U.S. Open.

Marcel Siem

Marcel Siem (* July 15, 1980 in Mettmann) is a German professional golfer.

Miguel Ángel Jiménez

Miguel Ángel Jiménez (* January 5, 1964 in Málaga) is a Spanish professional golfer.

Alexander Cejka

Alexander Cejka (also Alexander Čejka) born December 2, 1970 in Marienbad, Czechoslovakia, is a German professional golfer of Czech origin.

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy, born May 4, 1989 in Holywood, Northern Ireland, is a Northern Irish professional golfer.

Theodore Ernest "Ernie" Els

Theodore Ernest "Ernie" Els, born in Johannesburg on October 17, 1969, is a South African professional golfer. He has been among the world's top players since the mid-1990s. He plays on the European Tour as well as on the US PGA Tour. He has four major victories to his credit.

Philip Alfred "Phil" Mickelson

Phil Mickelson was born on June 16, 1970 in San Diego, California.

Martin Kaymer

Born in Mettmann on December 28, 1984, Martin Kaymer is one of Germany's top golfers. He has won two majors during his career and successfully played the decisive putt for the German team at the Ryder Cup in 2012.

Pádraig Harrington

Born on August 31, 1971 in Ballyroan, Dublin, Pádraig Harrington is an Irish professional golfer who plays on both the PGA European Tour and the US PGA Tour. He is a three-time major winner.

Nicholas Alexander "Nick" Faldo

The Briton Nick Faldo (born on July 18, 1957 in Welwyn Garden City) is - like Bernhard Langer - one of the best European golfers of all time.

Bernhard Langer

Bernhard Langer (Photo: Peter from Liverpool - CC BY 2.0 license via Flickr)

He is the first German who became internationally famous for his golf, and whose name is still in the list of those who belong to the greats of this sport: Bernhard Langer.

Eldrick "Tiger" Woods

Anyone who talks about professional golfers cannot ignore Tiger Woods. Born on December 30, 1975 in Cypress, California, the US American already had the status of a true legend at a young age.

Jack William Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus at The Masters (Photo: Torrey Wiley - CC BY 2.0 Lizenz via Flickr)

Tiger Woods is world famous, and even many non-golfers know his name. The situation is different with Jack Nicklaus. But even without his name meaning anything to anyone, Nicklaus must also be accorded the status of a true golf legend.
Nicklaus was born on January 21, 1940 in the US city of Columbus, Ohio. In keeping with his age, which is now 82, his great days as a professional golfer are already decades behind him. But the "Golden Bear," as he is nicknamed, still leaves his mark today.

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