The game golf is played using a club and a ball; there are various kinds of clubs that are used to play the golf game. Here in this blog, we will now discuss the statistics and historical points of the top golfers one by one:
1. Jason day
He was born on 12th November 1987 in Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia. His height is 6ft, and his weight is 195lbs.
He developed an interest in golf from his father who unfortunately died when Jason’s age was 12years. His coach Col Swatton asked him to join a golf academy in Australia where he read a Tiger Woods’ book and got motivated.
A Street in his hometown Beaudesert, Australia, in February 2016, was named in his honor, after his exceptional performance in 2015 season.
2. Jordan Spieth
He was born on 27th July 1993 in Dallas, Texas. His height is 6ft 1in, and his weight is 185lbs.
He was born and brought up in Dallas where he joined Jesuit College and graduated in 2011. His mother and father both participated in college sports, and his brother Steven is on the basketball team of Brown University. His sister Ellie says that Jordan buys a key chain for her as a memento from the cities he visits.
He started a foundation in the name of Jordan Spieth Family for giving awareness, time and financial help to special needy youths, families of military personal and junior golfers. He can be reached on his website Jordanspiethgolf.com.
3. Rory Mcllroy
He was born on 4th May 1989 in Hollywood, Northern Ireland. His height is 5ft10 in, and his weight is 160lbs.
He held a record of the 40-yard drive at the age of 2 and recorded his first ace at the age of 9. He took a drop from school at the age of 16 to focus seriously on amateur golf. He also got inspired from Tiger Woods. He became a champion of Ulster Boys Tournament at the age of 13. He was adjudged youngest player to be declared the winner of Irish Amateur Club at the age of 16.
He developed a website named roymcllroy.com. His Roy Foundation organized charity projects for few selected golf tournaments in2013 golf season. This was the first fundraising project planned during the season for the charity of Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children.
4. Bubba Watson
He was born on 5th November 1978 in Bagdad, Florida. His height is 6ft 3in, and his weight is 180lbs.
His wife Angie and he adopted a boy Caleb as their son on 26th March 2012 and a girl Dakota as their daughter December 2014.
He formed a Foundation named as Bubba Watson in January 2014. Its aim is to raise the everyday lives of needy people with an emphasis on inspiring and helping children, younger people and those involved with U S military. They are the sponsors of Bubba Watson Invitation Tournament at West Florida University, a Division 2 women’s golf tournament, at Stonebrook Village, GC.
He dedicated Travelers Championship of 2010, which he had won, to his spouse and father, Gerry, who was suffering from lung cancer and later died in October 2012.
5. Rickie Fowler
He was born on 13th December 1988 in Murrieta, California. His height is 5ft 9in, and his weight is 150 lbs.
Started playing golf at the age of 3.He had to give up riding the dirtbike, his favorite sport, due to an accident, before the final year of high school, which resulted in the breaking of few bones of his foot. His father, who was an owner of a truck company, was a champion of dirt-bike 1986 Baja 1000 tournament while racing for his Yamaha Team.
As per him, his biggest excitement in golf was to participate in the Walker Cup Tournament.
6. Henrik Stenson
He was born on 5th April 1976 in Gothenburg, Sweden. His height is 6ft 2in, and his weight is 190lbs.
He was introduced to golf, by a family friend, when he was 12 His Dad, Ingemar, started to play golf two years later. But his sister Ulrika, who was 15 years old, continued to pursue horse riding. At the age of 18, Henrik represented golf boys’ team of Sweden in 1994.
His wife Emma also played golf at South Carolina University. He is a representative for Swedish Golf Federation’s Tour.
7. Adam Scott
He was born on 16th July 1980 in Adelaide, Australia. His height is 6ft and weight 180lbs.
He got inspired by Greg Norman, his countrymen, who along with Butch Harmon, a former coach, advised him to play in various seasons of the European Tour.
8. Dustin Johnson
He was born on 22nd June 1984 in Columbia, South Carolina. His height is 6ft 4in and weight 190lbs.
His grandfather, Art Whisnant, was a basketball player at South Carolina. Austin, his younger brother, played basketball for the Charleston Southern University. In 2012 June, Dustin took part in the San Fransisco Giants Houston golf game and hit some shots over 330 yards.
9. Danny Willett
He was born on 3rd October 1987 in Sheffield, England. His height is 5ft 11in and weight 170lbs.
All three matches were won by him including singles over Byeong Hun En for his victorious Europe team in January 2016 in Eurasia Cup played at Kuala Lumpur. He won the European Tour title for the fourth time at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic at Emirates.
10. Justin Rose
He was born on 30th July 1980 in Johannesburg, South Africa. His height is 6ft 3in and weight 195lbs.
Came to England at an age of 5 from South Africa and started playing serious golf at Heartley Wintney Golf Club near his home in Hampshire. He started playing golf in his back garden at the age of 11months when his father, Ken, gave him a plastic club. At the age of 11 scored over 70 points and achieved a handicap of plus -1 when he was 14. His father died in September 2002.
He and wife Kate operate Kate and Justin Rose Foundation (kjrosefoundation.org) for helping the youth of Orlando. They own their personal website known as justinrose.com.
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