If you have any interest in golf, you may be aware that golf is club-n-ball sports. Players join golf clubs and exhibit their performance in hitting balls into a number of holes made in series, in a golf course, in the minimum possible strokes.
Basic Forms for Playing Golf
Golf does not need a standardized playing are. Either nine or eighteen holes are arranged in a progression of a course. There is a tee box at each hole for the starting of the game. It also has a putting green that contains the actual cup. Besides, other standard forms of terrain are rough, fairway and hazard. But each hole has a unique layout and arrangement.
Stroke play is the most commonly played format at all levels. The player of this format plays the lowest number of strokes. Alternatively, an individual or a team, known as match play has to make the lowest score on the maximum holes in a complete round.
Top 10 Men World Golf Ranking
The ranking is made on the basis of the endorsement by 4 major championships and 6 leading tours that lead to the International Federation of PGA tours. The six tours include PGA tour, PGA tour of Australia, Asian tour, Sunshine tour and japans Golf tour.
In addition to the above leading professional tours, tours to Canada, Asia, Latin America, Korea, European Challenge are taken into account in awarding the Ranking Points. These rankings are based on the finishing positions of players and are associated with the strength of the field.
The ranking points of individual players are accumulated over a rolling period of two years. Thereafter, the points awarded for an individual event that is maintained for a period of 13 weeks are placed in order to give extra emphasis on the recent performances. The official ranking is announced every Monday that follows the completion of tournaments of the previous week, played around the world.
Based on the ranking announced on 20th of March 2016, the following are the top 10 professional men’s players:
1. Jordan Spieth
He was born to an American athletic family, in 1993. His father Shawn and mother Chris and younger brother were basketball players. Initially, Spieth was a left-handed pitcher in baseball and left it at the age of 12 to concentrate on golf. He won the Valspar Championship in March 2015 and broke records at the masters Tournament of 2015. He holds the record for the lowest 36 holes and 56 holes. He was declared the 2015 Player of the year.
2. Jason Day
Born in Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia on 12th November 1987 was named amongst the top 10 in June 2011. He won his first WGC title; WGC- Accenture Match Play Championship, in 2016.Thereafter, he was taken into the elite company of Tiger Woods and Geog Ogilvy. In the 2015 PGA Championship, he scored a record of 20 strokes under par.
3. Rory McLLroy
Born on 4th may 1989, in North Ireland, he is a member of the European and PGA Tours. In the official world ranking, he ranked the top for 95 weeks. He won the 2011 US Open with the record score under par (-16). In the 2012 PGA Championship, he made the record of eight strokes margin of victory.
4. Gerry Lester, Bubba Waston Jr
Born on 5th November 1978 in America, he is one of the few left-handed golfers who play on PGA tours. Considered as multiple major champions, he won the masters Tournament in 2012 and 2014. He received a 2nd world ranking in February 2015. He has an average drive of 288.2 meters and can hit a ball to over 320 meters.
5. Rick Yutaka Fowler
He is an American golfer, born on 13th December 1988 at Anaheim, Calif. He was ranked the number one amateur golfer in 2007, and 2008, for 37 weeks. In the official ranking of January 24, 2016, he was ranked the 4th, after his victory in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.
6. Adam Scot
He was born in Adelaide, Australia in 1980 to a golfer father Phil and started playing golf at an age of four. Joining the European team in 2001, he won his first European title at the Alfred Dunhill Championship played in South Africa. In 2006, he was ranked the number 3. He won the Byron Nelson Championship in 2008.
7. Par Henrik Stenson
He was born on 5th April 1976 and is a Swedish golfer. He plays both on PGA and European tours. He ranked in the top 10 for 100 weeks. He finished as runner-up at the 2013 Open Championship and ranked 3rd in the World Rankings. He won FedEx Cup of the US PGA tours and European Tour’s Race to Dubai.
8. Justin Race
He is an English golfer and was born on 30th July 1980. He plays mostly on the PGA tours. Playing at the 2013 US Open at Merion Golf Club, he won his first major championship. Between November 2007 and July 2008, he ranked in the top ten for 34 weeks. He won his first World Golf Championship in March 2012.
9. Dustin Hunter Johnson
An American golfer, he was born on 22nd June 1984. Considered as the longest driver and was named among the top five, consecutively for three years during 2009 to 2011. He was ranked 3rd in 2015. In the 2011 Open Championship and the 2015 US Open, he was adjudged second best, in a tie.
10. Patrick Nathaniel Reed
He is an American golfer and was born on 5th August 1990. He plays on the PGA Tour and European Tour. He became notable for his victory at the WGC-Cadillac Championship of 2014. He earned $1.53 million for his one shot win over Bubba Watson. He finished second at the Valspar Championship and was considered third at the hero World Challenge.
The above is the list of top 10 professional golfers, according to the ranking of 20th March 2016. Subsequently, there might have been changes in their world rankings. Nevertheless, they are considered among the top 10.
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