Thursday, August 11, 2016

5 Golf Players you Must Follow

Golf, just like any other professional sports, gold has a large fan following. Avid golfers come from all over the world to see the clash of the greatest players of the sport. Not only that but with the rise of social media, it has become very easy to keep track of your favorite sportsperson and keep up to date with their achievements, social life as well as the secret to their success so that it can be imitated.

Golf lovers can have their fix of professional golfing in major tournaments such as the PGA Championship and the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship Tournament where the top names of golf battle their way to supremacy.

Here are some of the world class names you can follow:
  1. Tiger Woods

One of the world’s highest paid athletes, Tiger Woods may have passed the peak of his career but his achievements speak volumes about his skill and his proficiency in golf. He is only second to Jack Nicklaus in the most majors won in the history of golf.  He has a staggering 4 Masters, 3 U.S Opens, 3 British Opens, 4 PGA and 3 U.S. Amateurs major trophies under his belt which is the second best golfing record in the world.
  1. Rory McIlroy

Member of both the European and PGA tours, Rory McIlroy holds the record of being the world number 1 for a total time of 95 weeks. He is also one of the three players to win three majors before hitting 25.

He is also the youngest player to reach $10 million in solely career winnings in just the PGA tour. His representation does not end at Ireland as he plays for Europe as well as Great Britain, making him a true international player.
  1. Jason Day

Standing currently at number one, Jason Day is an Australian professional golfer and is the only player to score a record 20 strokes under par back in the 2015 PGA Championship where he was ranked number 3 in the world ranking.

With ten PGA victories, and also the winner of the Legend Financial Group Classic back in 2007, Jason Day is a force to be reckoned with and has more than enough skill to retain his number one spot.
  1. Dustin Johnson

Started from collegiate level at the Coastal Carolina University, Dustin Johnson is a self trained professional golfer who holds more than 11 professional tournament victories in his illustrious career. His driving distance for 2016 was an astounding 310.10 yards which is one of the highest ever. He’s a growing name and won his last major PGA tournament in 2016.
  1. Bubba Watson

Gerry Lester Jr aka Bubba Watson is one of the few left handed golfers in the professional league and is known as the player with one of the longest drives in golfing history. With over 9 major PGA victories and 2 Masters Tournament victories in 2012 and 2014 respectively, he is a popular and devastating opponent for other golfers and introduced his own style of golfing which he fondly refers to as the “Bubba Golf”

Your golf practice plans should include studying these experts as it will help you master your own game.


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