Tiger Woods is a professional golfer who set an amazing career in motion in 1997, when he became the youngest man and the first African American to win the U.S. Masters. Tiger played in his first professional tournament in 1992, at age 16, the Los Angeles Open, and made the 36-hole cut and tied for … Read more


Gary Player, in full Gary Jim Player, byname the Black Knight, (born November 1, 1935, Johannesburg, South Africa), South African who was one of the world’s best professional golfers in the post-World War II era. He is most famous for becoming the only non-American to win the “Grand Slam of Golf” consisting of the Masters, … Read more


Frederick Steven Couples is an American professional golfer who has competed on the PGA Tour and the PGA Tour Champions. A former World No. 1, he has won 64 professional tournaments, most notably the Masters Tournament in 1992, and the Players Championship in 1984 and 1996. In August 2011, he won his first senior major … Read more


Arnold Palmer was an American professional golfer, generally regarded as one of the greatest and most charismatic players in the sport’s history. Highly-successful business executive, prominent advertising spokesman, skilled aviator, talented golf course designer and consultant, devoted family patriarch and a man with a down-to-earth common touch that made him one of the most popular … Read more


Nick Faldo

A six-time major championhip winner, Nick Faldo is one of the greats of English golf and one of the top handful of golfers from his competitive era, roughly the late 1970s through the mid-1990s. Faldo was born July 18, 1957, in Welwyn Garden City, England, the only child of George Arthur and Joyce Faldo. His father worked … Read more


Phil Mickelson

Philip Alfred Mickelson was born on June 16, 1970, in San Diego, California. began an amateur golfing career as a teen. He won 34 San Diego Junior Golf Association titles. Hi graduated from the University of San Diego High School in 1988, and headed to Arizona State University to study psychology. During his time at … Read more


Sam Snead is one of the giants of golf, a golfer who remained competitive at the highest levels well into his 60s and died as the all-time leader in PGA Tour wins. He was the greatest athlete among golf’s great champions. The swing he employed to win tournaments over six decades remains the archetype of … Read more

Seve Ballesteros

Severiano Ballesteros Sota was a famous Spanish golfer, born in Pedreña, a small town in Cantabria in northern Spain. It is a town that has become famous for its golf course, opened in 1928 and which has been the birthplace of José Manuel Carriles and Ramon Sota (uncle of Severiano Ballesteros), both famous Spanish golfers. … Read more


Robert Tyre Jones Jr. (March 17, 1902 – December 18, 1971) was an American amateur golfer who was one of the most influential figures in the history of the sport. Jones founded and helped design the Augusta National Golf Club, and co-founded the Masters Tournament, which has been annually staged by the club since 1934 … Read more


Gregory John Norman is known as much for his entrepreneurial spirit in the boardroom as his dominance on the golf course. He was born on February 10, 1955 in Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia. He played rugby and Aussie Rules football while growing up but became hooked on golf at age 15 after serving as a … Read more