The first professional male golfer on our list is Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia Fernández. As a professional, Garcia has won 31 international golf tournaments, most notable of which are the 2008 Players Championship and the 2017 Masters Tournament. He spent much of his career in the Official World Golf Ranking’s top 10. Precisely, he spent over 400 weeks in the top 10 of the list. After winning the HSBC Champions in November 2008, Garcia became the 2nd best golfer in the world, which is his best career ranking. He is known as a strong iron player and is noted for his accuracy. As a golfer, he achieved career earnings of more than $43 million. As of July 9, 2017, he was on the 5th place of the Official World Golf Ranking.
Next on our list is Northern Irish professional golfer Rory Mcllroy, who has been the number one golfer in the Official World Golf Ranking for 95 weeks. He won the 2011 U.S. Open, 2012 PGA Championship, 2014 Open Championship, and 2014 PGA Championship. He is one of the three golfers along with Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus to win three majors by the age of 25. In 2011, he became the youngest player ever to reach €10 million in career earnings on the European Tour at the age of 22. A year later, he became the youngest golfer to reach $10 million of career earnings on the PGA Tour. Mcllroy utilizes the interlocking grip on full shots. He was the number four golfer on the Official World Golf Ranking as of the beginning of July 2017.
American professional golfer Jordan Alexander Spieth was included in the Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” list, which called him an example of everything great about sports. Spieth is a two-time major winner, his first win being the 2015 Masters Tournament when he shot a 270 (-18) and earned $1.8 million. In 1997, he tied Tiger Woods’ 72-hole record and became the youngest golfer after Woods to win the Masters. Since amateur golfer Bobby Jones, he has been the youngest winner of the U.S. Open. As of July 9, 2017, Spieth is the number 3 golfer on the Official World Golf Ranking.
Japanese professional golfer Hideki Matsuyama is the top 2nd golfer on the Official World Golf Ranking. He won the Asian Amateur Championship twice, in 2010 and 2011. Matsuyama is a four-time PGA Tour winner and an eight-time Japan Golf Tour winner. The most successful season in Matsuyama’s career was the one of 2017 when he won two Tour titles, including his first victory in a World Golf Championship. In this season, he won $5.945.990, which made him the second golfer on the money prize list behind Dustin Johnson before July 2017.
The last but not the least golfer on our list is number one of the Official World Golf Ranking, American professional golfer Dustin Hunter Johnson. He reached that position after winning the 2017 Genesis Open. He is the golfer with most victories in World Golf Championships after Tiger Woods, having won 5 titles. Also, he is the first golfer to win each of the four World Golf Championship events. Johnson became the third golfer in Tour history to win a Tour title in his first 10 seasons after Jack Nicklaus (17) and Tiger Woods (14) after winning the 2017 Genesis Open.