Golf is one of the most beloved sports in the world. In addition, it is one of the well-paying careers for athletes. However, only a handful of players has managed to get to the heights of success in the sport. Besides that, it is never easy to stay at the top.
1. Jason Day
This golf player currently enjoys the position of the top golfer in the world. He has held this position since September 2015. It is a position he intends to maintain for a while. He is still in his prime, and there is no telling how long he could keep this position. The player is also part of the PGA tour.
2. Jordan Spieth
This former number one golf player is a member of the PGA tour. He is American by descent, and he has also won the major twice. In addition, he is currently the champion of the FedEx Cup.
3. Dustin Johnson
The American player is also a member of the PGA Tour. There was some controversy recently at the US Open held at Oakmont Country Club. One of the players who came to his defense was Tiger Woods, who felt the official were not air to him. He went on to win the tournament.
4. Rory McIlroy
The former world number one once held the title for 95 weeks. The Northern Ireland player is a member of PGA and European Tours. In recent days, he has said he does not intend to attend the Rio Olympics. According to him, his family is more important than any tournament.
5. Bubba Watson
He is one of the leading golf players in the world. In addition, he has won the Masters Tournament twice. The player happens to be among the few left-handed players in the sport who have enjoyed tremendous success.
6. Rickie Fowler
He is a professional player who is a member of the PG tour. He was once ranked as the top amateur golf player for 36 weeks in a row. In recent weeks, he has had some rough times. However, this is not worrying to him as he claims.
7. Henrik Stenson
This Swedish player was ranked second in the world. That is the best ranking of any Swedish player ever. The player is a member of both the PGA and European Tours. In addition, the player has been in the top ten for over a hundred. It is quite an achievement.
8. Adam Scott
This golfer was once ranked the number one golfer in the world. He held this title for a few months in the year 2014. He is a good player who mostly plays on the PGA Tour. He has won 29 major tournaments globally.
9. Danny Willett
Danny Willet mainly plays on the European Tour. He is one of only two English men to have won the Masters Tournament. In addition, he was the first European in seventeen years to win anything at Augusta National.
10. Justin Rose
The player mainly plays his golf on the PGA Tour. However, he maintains memberships at the European Tour. He was the first English man to win the US open since 1970. He is an excellent player who has a bright future ahead of him.
A player could be at the top today and disappear from the top ten in the next week. It requires commitment and practice. These are players that have proven themselves in the recent week.