Top 10 Golfers in the World

 By: Anil Singh
Martin Kaymer a professional German Golfer was born on 28th December 1984

He recently gained the No.1 spot in the Official Golf Ranking. He bagged the title on 27th February 2011 after his performance in the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship. He was born in D蕼sseldorf, Germany. This member of European tour turned professional in the year 2005.He is only second German to win 2010 PGA Championship after Bernhard Langer.

Lee John Westwood, born on 24th April 1973 is an English professional golfer.

He held the No.1 title from 31st October 2010 till 26th February 2011. He has won tournaments on almost every major continent which includes victories on the European Tour and the PGA Tour. Very few golfers have been able to achieve that. He has been representing Europe in the Ryder Cups since last seven years. From the year 1998 to 2001, he has always been in the top 10 spot of the official World Rankings.

Luke Campbell Donald is an English Golfer born on 7th December 1977.

He mostly plays U.S. based PGA Tour but, is also a member of the European Tour. He reached the top ten in the Official World Golf Rankings for the first time in his career in 2006. For a short period of time he was highest ranked European Golfer. He reached highest position of his career in February 2011 by winning WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Graeme McDowell is a Professional Northern Irish Golfer born on 30th July 1979.

He has won six events on the European Tour, including 2010 U.S. Open, his first win on the PGA Tour. He represented Ireland in the World Cup and has been a member of European Ryder Cup team. He had a successful amateur career in Ireland as well as in United Stated before turning professional, where he won many tournaments and was recognized as the most outstanding collegiate golfer in 2002. He has represented Ireland internationally.

ldrick Tont Woods a.k.a. Tiger Woods is an American Professional Golfer born in December 30, 1975.

This formerly World No.1 Golfer is the highest-paid professional athlete in the world, having earned around 90 millions from his winning in the year 2010. He has won 14 professional golf championships, which is the second highest of any male player. The highest is by Jack Nicklaus who leads with 18. Woods has been awarded PGA Player of the Year for a record ten times. He announced he would take an indefinite leave from professional golfing, to concentrate on his marriage. Many media sources revealed his multiple infidelities by over a dozen women.

Philip Alfred Mickelson is an American professional golfer born on 16th June 1970.

He has won four major championships and a total of 38 events on the PGA Tour. He reached a career high ranking of 2nd place multiple years. Although he is a right-handed golfer, he is nicknamed as "Lefty" because of his popular left-handed swing. As per Fortune magazine his 2207 income was over 51 million dollars, majority of which was earned through endorsements.

Paul Alexander Casey is an English golfer born on 21st July 1977.

He is a member of the U.S. based PGA Tour and the European Tour. His highest World Golf Ranking was third which he achieved in the year 2009. He started his professional career in 2000, prior to which he was a successful amateur career.

Rory McIlroy, born on 4th May 1989 is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland.

As an amateur and professional he has represented Ireland. He had a successful amateur career, topping the World Amateur Golf Ranking for one week as a 17-year-old in 2007. IN the year 2007 only he turned professional and established himself on the European Tour. His first win on the European tour and PGA Tour was in the year 2009 and 2010 respectively. He has featured in the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings and represented Europe in the Ryder Cup.

Matthew Gregory Kuchar is an American professional golfer born in June 21, 1978.

He has played on both the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. He was born in Florida and graduated from Georgia Tech. In 1997, he won the U.S. Amateur.IN 1998 he received the Fred Haskins award as the nation's top collegiate golfer. HE turned profession in the year 2000. PGA Tour professional Bryce Molder was one of Kuchar's teammates at Georgia Tech.

Steven Stricker is an American professional golfer born in February 23, 1967

He has ranked as high as No. 2 in the Official World Golf Rankings. He is best known for his exceptional putting touch along with his simple and smooth stroke.
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