5 Best Male Golfers at This Moment

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.

 

5 Best Female Golfers at This Moment

If you are interested in golf, you certainly should know about the most skilled golfers in the world. Their professional path is an example of success and might be a huge motivation for you if you are looking to become a professional golfer. Today, we present the top 5 professional female golfers in the world as of the beginning of July 2017.

South Korean professional golfer Chun In-gee (also known as In Gee Chun) is the top 5th golfer on the Women’s World Golf Rankings.  Chun became the first golfer in the history of golf to win majors on three different tours in the same calendar year. She won two majors in the Ladies Professional Golfers Association of Korea Tour (LPGA of Korea Tour or KLPGA), the KB Financial Star Championship, and the Hite Jinro Championship. Besides that, she won the World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup and the Japan Women’s Open Golf Championship on the Japan’s LPGA. The lowest winning score of 21 under par for either men and women belongs to her, which was set in the 2016 Evian Championships.

The next female golfer on our list is a Korean-born New Zealand professional golfer Lydia Ko. On February 2, 2015, she became the 1st golfer on the Women’s World Golf Rankings at the age of 17 years, 9 months and 9 days, which makes her the youngest golfer of either gender to become the number 1 in professional golf. At the age of 18 years, 4 months and 20 days, she became the youngest woman to win a major championship after winning the Evian Championship in France on September 13, 2015. And that is not the complete list of her outstanding achievements. Currently, she is the 4th top ranked female professional golfer in the world.

American professional golfer Alexis “Lexi” Thompson plays in the LPGA Tour. She became the youngest-ever golfer to qualify to play in the U.S. Women’s Open at age 12. Thompson became professional in June 2010 and became the youngest winner of an LPGA tournament at age of 16 years, 7 months and 8 days after winning the Navistar LPGA Classic. Her first won major championship was the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship. She is the top 3rd golfer on the Women’s World Golf Rankings.

Thai professional golfer Ariya Jutanugarn is the first golfer from Thailand to win a major championship. Qualifying for the 2007 Honda LPGA Thailand, Jutanugarn is the youngest golfer ever to qualify for an LPGA Tour event at age of 11. As of July 2017, she was the top 2nd female professional golfer in the world. Previously in June of 2017, she became the number one ranked female golfer.

As of July 2017, the number one professional golfer on the Women’s World Golf Rankings is South Korean golfer Ryu So-yeon (also known as So Yeon Ryu). In 2007, Ryu became professional golfer at age 17. As a professional, her first victory was on the American Cactus Tour in February 2008. Having won the 2011 U.S. Women’s Open and the 2017 ANA Inspiration, she is a two-time major winner.