Have you ever wondered who the best golfers in the world are? Golf is often regarded as quite a ‘boring sport’ but many people don’t realize that since it doesn’t require much vigorous physical activity, it’s actually a game. Golf demands players to possess certain mental skills such as commitment, the ability to focus, staying calm and collected at all times, etc. It takes a certain type of player to be able to participate in this game and is not for anyone.
However, there is no shortage of golf fans around the world and about 5.1 million people enjoy watching their favorite golfers compete in competitions such as the PGA tours, PGA Championship, Masters competitions, Open Championships and many, many more. Nowadays, thanks to the internet, fans who aren’t able to make it in person and bet on their favorite golfer can of course bet online.
Even if you’re new to golf, you may have heard names like Tiger Woods or Justin Thomas as one of the best golfers in the world. Though, the list changes and many new golfers arise to take their places. Let’s look at the top five golfers in the world as of today.
1) Dustin Johnson
Johnson is an American Professional Golfer who plays on the PGA tours. He first became the world number 1-ranked golfer in February 2017 and remained there for 64 consecutive weeks, the 5th longest run as number 1. Although he was in 3rd place by the end of 2018, as of this week, he gains the number one position again. Recently, in February, Johnson won the the inaugural Saudi International on the European Tour by two strokes from China’s Li Haotong. On April 14, 2019, Johnson finished tied for second in the Masters Tournament. He finished one stroke behind champion Tiger Woods.
2) Justin Rose
Justin Peter Rose, MBE is an English professional golfer who plays most of his golf on the PGA Tour. As well as keeping his membership on the European Tour. He has 9 PGA Tour and 11 European Tour victories to go along with an Olympic Gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, he secured his only Major win at the 2013 US Open and recently picked up the FedEx Cup too along with its $10 million pay cheque, and he also recently came in first position at the Farmers Insurance Open, receiving prize money of $1,278,000.
3) Brooks Koepka
Brooks Koepka is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He became World Number 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking after winning the 2018 CJ Cup. He had won the U.S. Open and PGA Championship earlier in the year. Brooks Koepka was golf’s new No. 1 after winning the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges on Sunday by four strokes in October 2018. He displaced Dustin Johnson for the world’s top ranking, shot a final-round 8-under 64 for a 21-under total of 267. Koepka, who had never held the top ranking, led by four strokes after three rounds. “To be No. 1 is something I’ve dreamed of as a kid,” Koepka said “I don’t think this one is going to sink in.”
4) Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy MBE is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who is a member of both the European and PGA Tours. He was world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking for 95 weeks.
5) Justin Thomas
Justin Louis Thomas is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and a former World Number One. In 2017, Thomas experienced a breakout year. Winning four PGA Tour events, including the PGA Championship, his maiden major championship, and also winning the FedEx Cup championship.
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