The Most Famous

GOLFERS from Canada

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This page contains a list of the greatest Canadian Golfers. The pantheon dataset contains 62 Golfers, 2 of which were born in Canada. This makes Canada the birth place of the 9th most number of Golfers behind Sweden and Germany.

Top 2

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the most legendary Canadian Golfers of all time. This list of famous Canadian Golfers is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity.

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1. George Lyon (1858 - 1938)

With an HPI of 53.35, George Lyon is the most famous Canadian Golfer.  His biography has been translated into 16 different languages on wikipedia.

George Seymour Lyon (July 27, 1858 – May 11, 1938) was a Canadian golfer, an Olympic gold medalist in golf, an eight-time Canadian Amateur Championship winner, and a member of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. He worked in the insurance industry.

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2. Mike Weir (1970 - )

With an HPI of 40.05, Mike Weir is the 2nd most famous Canadian Golfer.  His biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Michael Richard Weir, (born May 12, 1970) is a Canadian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He spent over 110 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Ranking between 2001 and 2005. He plays golf left-handed and is best known for winning the Masters Tournament in 2003, making him the only Canadian man to ever win a major.

Pantheon has 2 people classified as golfers born between 1858 and 1970. Of these 2, 1 (50.00%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living golfers include Mike Weir. The most famous deceased golfers include George Lyon. As of October 2020, 1 new golfers have been added to Pantheon including George Lyon.

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