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Top American men’s and women’s golfers

Top American men’s and women’s golfers

By syrus

The World Series of Golf continues one of the best golf competitions in the country. The tournament, held in Austin, Texas, is played in a different format. In fact, it is not 18-hole rounds, but direct elimination duels between two players. Below, we tell you everything you need to know about the best golfers in the world.

Collin Morikawa 

He is the current number 2 in the world. He usually plays in the PGA Tour and the European Tour. In his career, he achieved 5 victories in the PGA Tour with 22 consecutive cuts, only being surpassed by the streak of 25 of the legendary Tiger Woods. He was also the first American to win the Race to Dubai on the European Tour. He has been having a great level since 2021.  

Patrick Cantlay

Cantlay was the number 1 golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for 55 weeks. He managed to win 6 times in the PGA Tour, in addition to the FedEx Cup in 2021. He also represented the United States in the 2011 Walker Cup, where he posted a 2-1-1 record.

Scottie Scheffler 

This American golfer is currently playing on the PGA Tour. In 2022 he achieved a great level, becoming a “revelation”. Likewise, in his recent tour, he won the Arnold Palmer Invitational, as well as the Phoenix Open, both in the United States. He is another golfer to pay attention to.

Justin Thomas 

Here’s a golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and was ranked number one in the world. In 2017, he had an incredible year, reaching 5 PGA Tour, including the PGA Championship. In addition, he won the FedEx Cup. This year he will try to return to his peak, although it may not happen in the short term.

Xander Schauffele 

Schauffele is a professional golfer from the United States. He participated in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where he won the gold medal in the golf tournament. Likewise, he was the first rookie to win the Tour Championship. At 28 years old, he is in a great moment in his career and will aspire to grow in the ranking positions.

Sam Burns 

Finally, Sam Burns recently won the Valspar Championship title. At the age of 25, he has only won two titles as a professional, both in 2020. He is not yet a great golfer, but he is one of those with the greatest potential on this list.

Patty Berg

Patty Berg, born in 1918, is believed to be the one who helped revolutionize women’s golf. Besides being the founder of the LPGA Tour, she is also the golfer with the most Majors won, 15 to be exact. On top of that, she also has 63 tour victories in her career.

Betsy Rawls

Born in 1928, she dominated the women’s golf scene in the 1950s. In fact, she won 6 of her 8 Majors during this decade. On top of that, she had 8 tour wins in 1952 and 10 tour wins in 1959, out of her 58 total tour wins.

Kathy Whitworth

Kathy Whitworth, born in 1939, became the first American captain of the inaugural Solheim Cup in 1990. She was an extremely talented golfer and managed to score a victory as many as 88 times on the LPGA Tour. With 98 Tour victories and 6 Majors overall, Kathy undoubtedly earned her place as the first U.S. captain for the inaugural Solheim Cup. Although her career was extremely successful, her best years were the 1960s and 1970s.