Golf is a game where a club and a ball is used, the players used different type of club to hit the ball in a series of course in as few step as possible. Golf is played by a limited no of strokes known as stroke plays. Golf was invented in 15 century in Scotland in 1764. Typically golf is a series of hitting the ball in the hole of series, where series consists of 18 holes. Check Top 10 Most Popular Players In The Golf In 2021.
Golfer positions themselves in order to play a stroke is known as stance, It plays a huge role regarding hitting the ball effectively. The golf swing is outwardly similar to many other motions involving swinging a tool or playing implement. There are two basic forms of golf play, match play and stroke play.
- A lost ball or a ball hit out of bounds (OB) results in a penalty of one stroke and distance.
- With the exception of certain circumstances, a one-stroke penalty is assessed if a player causes their ball to move.
- A one-stroke penalty is assessed if a player elects to take relief when their ball comes to rest within a red or yellow penalty area , or from an unplayable lie.
- A two-stroke penalty is incurred for making a stroke at the wrong ball.
- A two-stroke penalty is incurred for hitting a fellow player’s ball if both balls lay on the green prior to the stroke.
- Disqualification can result from cheating, signing for a lower score, or failing to adhere to one or more rules that lead to improper play.
Top 10 Most Popular Players In The Golf In 2021
1. Tiger Woods
Tiger woods is a professional golfer with 12,420,682 social media follower which make him the top popular golfer in the world. he has a word ranking of 285 and 15-time major champion. he had won 82 official PGA tour events, he had also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump in May 2019.
2. Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson is a professional golfer with 2,050,554 social media followers and stands at 34 ranks in the world ranking. Mickelson is one of 17 players in the history of golf to win at least three of the four majors. November 23, 2018, Mickelson won the pay-per-view event, Capital One’s The Match.
3. Bubba Watson
Bubba Watson is a professional golfer with 3,352,636 social media followers and stands at 64 ranks in the world ranking. Watson is among the longest drivers on the PGA Tour; in 2007 he had an average drive of 315.2 yards (288.2 m) and can hit a ball over 350 yards. He was also been qualified for the U.S. team participating in the 2018 Ryder Cup.
4. Rory Macllroy
Rory Macllroy is a professional golfer with 6,662,155 social media followers and stands at 15 ranks in the world ranking. He is a four-time major champion. He had his first win on the European Tour in 2009. McIlroy won the PGA Tour Player of the Year award for the third time (2012, 2014).
5. Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth is a professional golfer with 4,179,479 social media followers and stands at 13 ranks in the world ranking. Spieth won his third major at the 2017 Open Championship, by three shots at 12 under par. September 2021, Spieth played on the U.S. team in the 2021 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin.
6. Sergio Garcia
Sergio Garcia is a professional golfer with 1,539,702 social media followers and stands at 43 ranks in the world ranking. García has achieved career earnings of more than US $43 million. October 2020, García won the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi. He has now won PGA Tour events in three separate decades.
7. Rickie Fowler
Rickie Fowler is a professional golfer with 3,775,704 social media followers and stands at 121 ranks in the world ranking. He was the number one-ranked amateur golfer in the world for 36 weeks in 2007 and 2008. In 2015, Fowler was announced as an official ambassador for PGA Junior League Golf, a program owned and operated by the PGA of America.
8. Jason Day
Jason Day is a professional golfer with 1,170,300 social media followers and stands at 79 ranks in the world ranking. scored a record 20 strokes under par and rose to number three in the world rankings. On 21 October 2019, Day won The Challenge: Japan Skins over Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Hideki Matsuyama.
9. Justin Rose
Justin Rose is a professional golfer with 1,648,600 social media followers and stands at 44 ranks in the world ranking. Rose was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2017 New Year Honors for services to golf. He won the 2018 FedEx Cup Playoffs and its US$10 million prizes.
10. Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson is a professional golfer with 2,376,278 social media followers and stands at 44 ranks in the world ranking. He is ranked second all over the world for his skills most skilled among any golfer. On February 7, Johnson won the Saudi International for the second time. Dustin Johnson became the third player in Tour history to win a Tour title in each of his first 13 seasons.