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With 62 biographies, Golfers are the 75th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Cricketers, Geographers, and Lawyers.

Pantheon has 62 people classified as golfers born between 1821 and 1997. Of these 62, 53 (85.48%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living golfers include Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and Gary Player. The most famous deceased golfers include Arnold Palmer, Seve Ballesteros, and Babe Didrikson Zaharias. As of October 2020, 7 new golfers have been added to Pantheon including Walter Hagen, Old Tom Morris, and George Lyon.

Living Golfers

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Deceased Golfers

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Newly Added Golfers (2020)

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Most golfers were born in United States (23), United Kingdom (12), and South Africa (6). By city, the most common birth places were Johannesburg (4), Dallas (2), and Seoul (2).The most common death places of golfers were United States (6), Spain (1), and United Kingdom (1). By city, these were Pittsburgh (1), Santander, Spain (1), and Galveston, Texas (1).

The earliest biographies classified as golfers in Pantheon are Walter Hagen, George Lyon, and Old Tom Morris.  The concentration of golfers was largest during the Television Era, which lasted from 1950 to 1989. Some birth or death locations for earlier golfers are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Golfers were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 9 most globally memorable Golfers since 1700.

Golfers are found within the Sports domain which also includes Soccer Players, Athletes, Basketball Players, Cyclists, and Tennis Players.