There are hundreds of professional golfers throughout the world. Some have been competing for many years, while others have only been playing for a few years. With hard work, skill and determination a golfer can be considered one of the top players in the world. Many factors go into determining who is the top player like which tournaments they are playing in and how well they did in said tournament. I previously covered the top 5 players in golf. Although the order may shift according to official rankings, here’s a look at the rest of 2016’s top players.
#6 Henrik Stenson
This Swedish professional golfer comes in at the number six spot. He competes in both the PGA and European Tours. He spent over 100 weeks in the world top ten. His highest ranking was second, but he is ranked the number one Swedish Golfer. One of his many accomplishments is the “historic double” where he won both the U.S. PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup and the European Tour’s Race to Dubai, in the same season. He was the first player to do this.
#7 Adam Scott
The number seven spot is held by this Australian professional golfer. In 2013 he became the first Australian to win the Masters Tournament. In total he has won 29 professional tournaments.
#8 Dustin Johnson
American professional golfer, Dustin Johnson currently has the number eight spot. One of his claims to fame is that he has one of the longest drives on the PGA tour. His career high on the list is third, which occured in 2015. One of his top performances came in 2015 in the WGC- Cadillac Championship.
#9 Danny Willett
Coming in at number nine is this English professional golfer. He currently plays in the European Tour exclusively. One of his biggest accomplishments was winning the 2016 Masters Tournament. He is only the second Englishman to achieve this. Additionally he is the first European to win at Augusta National in a very long time.
#10 Justin Rose
Finally number ten is this English professional golfer. He competes mainly on the PGA tour but he keeps his membership with the European Tour. Between the weeks of November 2007 and July 2008 he was considered in the top ten in the world. One of his best performances was in 2013 at the U.S. Open Championship where he placed first.
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