Top 10 Golfers To Watch For In 2023

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Golf has been a popular sport for centuries, played by golfers of all ages. Today, it is played most in the United States followed by Canada, Europe, and Asia. The popularity of golf can be attributed to several factors, including its accessibility, the challenge and strategy involved in the game, the social aspects of playing with others, and the opportunities for competition at both amateur and professional levels.

Additionally, golf has evolved to become more inclusive, with efforts to increase diversity and accessibility, making it even more appealing to a wider audience.

Here’re the top 10 golfers in the world

1. Jon Rahm (ESP)

Born: 10 November 1994, Barrica, Biscay, Spain

Height:  6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

Weight: 220 lb (100 kg; 16 st)

Jon Rahm is a Spanish golfer who has made a name for himself as one of the top players in the world. He turned pro in 2016 and has since won several tournaments, including the U.S. Open in 2021. Rahm is known for his powerful swing and precise ball-striking ability, which have helped him climb the rankings and become a major force on the PGA Tour.

2. Scottie Scheffler (USA)

Born: 21 June 1996, Ridgewood, New Jersey, U.S.

Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)

Weight: 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)

Scottie Scheffler is an American professional golfer who made his debut on the PGA Tour in 2019. He was a standout player in college at the University of Texas and has quickly risen to the ranks as a professional, earning his first PGA Tour victory in 2021 at the Barracuda Championship. Scheffler is known for his consistency and accuracy off the tee, as well as his solid short game.

3. Rory McIlroy (NIR)

Born: 4 May 1989, Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland

Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)

Weight: 11.5 st (161 lb; 73 kg)

Rory McIlroy is a Northern Irish professional golfer who has been one of the most successful players in recent years. He turned pro in 2007 and quickly rose to prominence, winning his first major championship at the 2011 U.S. Open. McIlroy is known for his impressive swing and ability to hit the ball long distances, as well as his excellent short game. He has won numerous tournaments, including four major championships, and has been ranked as the world’s number-one golfer multiple times.

4. Patrick Cantlay (USA)

Born: 17 March 1992, Long Beach, California

Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

Weight: 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)

Patrick Cantlay is an American professional golfer who turned pro in 2012. He is known for his smooth and consistent swing, as well as his excellent putting ability. Cantlay has won several tournaments on the PGA Tour, including the Memorial Tournament in 2019 and the Zozo Championship in 2020. Despite some setbacks including a serious injury that kept him off the course for over a year, Cantlay has continued to work hard and improve his game.

5. Xander Schauffele (USA)

Born: 25 October 1993, San Diego, California

Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

Weight: 175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)

Xander Schauffele is an American professional golfer who has been one of the most consistent performers on the PGA Tour in recent years. He turned pro in 2015 and quickly made a name for himself with his accurate ball-striking and solid all-around game. Schauffele has won several tournaments, including the Tour Championship in 2017 and the Sentry Tournament of Champions in 2019. He has also finished in the top 10 at several major championships, including the U.S. Open and the Masters.

6. Matthew Thomas Fitzpatrick (ENG)

Born: 1 September 1994, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

Weight: 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)

Matthew Thomas Fitzpatrick is an English professional golfer who turned pro in 2014. He has since become one of the top golfers in Europe, winning multiple tournaments on the European Tour, including the 2016 DP World Tour Championship. Fitzpatrick is known for his accurate ball-striking and solid short game, which have helped him achieve success on a variety of courses. He has also made several appearances in major championships, finishing in the top 10 at both the U.S. NBP Playoffs Open and the Masters.

7. Max Homa (USA)

Born: 19 November 1990, Burbank, California, U.S.

Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)

Weight: 180 lb (82 kg; 13 st)

Max Homa is an American professional golfer who turned pro in 2013. He first gained notoriety as a player on the Web.com Tour, where he won his first professional tournament in 2014. Since then, Homa has made a name for himself on the PGA Tour, winning the Wells Fargo Championship in 2019 and the Genesis Invitational in 2021. He is known for his strong all-around game, and his ability to perform well under pressure.

8. Cameron Smith (AUS)

Born: 18 August 1993, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Height: 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)

Weight: 172 lb (78 kg)

Cameron Smith is an Australian professional golfer who turned pro in 2013. He is known for his unique style on the course, often wearing a trademark mullet hairstyle and sporting bright clothing. Smith has won several tournaments on both the PGA Tour and the European Tour, including the Sony Open in Hawaii in 2020 and the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in 2017 and 2021. He is also a regular competitor in major championships, having finished in the top 10 at the Masters and the U.S. Open.

9. Will Zalatoris (USA)

Born: 16 August 1996, San Francisco, California, U.S.

Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

Weight: 175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)

Will Zalatoris is an American professional golfer who turned pro in 2018. He first gained widespread recognition during the 2021 season, when he emerged as one of the top young players on the PGA Tour. Zalatoris finished second at the 2021 Masters, where he impressed fans and fellow players with his consistent ball-striking and solid short game. He has also finished in the top 10 at several other tournaments, including the U.S. Open and the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

10. Jordan Spieth (USA)

Born: 27 July 1993, Dallas, Texas, U.S.

Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)

Weight: 175 lb (79 kg; 12.5 st)

Jordan Spieth is an American professional golfer who turned pro in 2012. He quickly rose to prominence, winning his first major championship at the 2015 Masters Tournament. Spieth has since won several more tournaments, including the U.S. Open and the Open Championship, and has been ranked as the world number one golfer multiple times. He is known for his aggressive style of play, as well as his excellent putting and short game.