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The Best Pro Golfers Right Now, Ranked

Updated July 26, 2021 2.6k votes 181 voters 4.6k views86 items

List RulesOnly active golfers on a top-level (PGA, European, etc.) professional tour

The best professional golfers in the world right now are the players who go out every week and make the tournament field fear them. They are the golfers who have an opportunity to win every time they put their names on the list.

Brooks Koepka, the Euro rookie of the year in 2014, dominated the golf world in 2018 and 2019 by winning three of the eight majors played, and he finished in the top five at every major in 2019, winning his second straight PGA Championship and finishing second at both the Masters and U.S. Open. Is that enough to make him the number one current golfer? Who is the best current golfer in the world?

The Official World Golf Rankings have a point system to determine who the best golfers in the world right now are. But we want to know what you think. Who should be the top-ranked golfer on tour? Is it Dustin Johnson or Rory McIlroy? Is Jordan Spieth back in the hunt? Or has the return of Tiger Woods, maybe the best golfer of all time, got you convinced?

Vote for the best golfers in the world today, and add any favorites you don't see below.

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  • 1

    PGA Tour: 24 wins
    Major Performances
    Masters Tournament - Won: 2020
    PGA Championship - 2nd/T2: 2019, 2020
    U.S. Open - Won: 2016
    The Open Championship - T2: 2011

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  • 2

    PGA Tour: 6 wins
    Major Performances
    Masters Tournament - 4th: 2018
    PGA Championship - T4: 2018
    U.S. Open - Won: 2021
    The Open Championship - T11: 2019

  • 3

    PGA Tour: 8 wins
    Major Performances
    Masters Tournament - T2: 2019
    PGA Championship - Won: 2018, 2019
    U.S. Open - Won: 2017, 2018
    The Open Championship - T4: 2019

  • 4

    PGA Tour: 19 wins
    Major Performances
    Masters Tournament - 4th: 2015
    PGA Championship - Won: 2012, 2014
    U.S. Open - Won: 2011
    The Open Championship - Won: 2014

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  • 5

    PGA Tour: 14 wins
    Major Performances 
    Masters Tournament - 4th: 2020
    PGA Championship - Won: 2017
    U.S. Open - T8: 2020
    The Open Championship - T11: 2019

  • 6

    PGA Tour: 4 wins
    Major Performances
    Masters Tournament - T2: 2019
    PGA Championship - T10: 2020
    U.S. Open - T3: 2019
    The Open Championship - T2: 2018

  • 7

    PGA Tour: 45 wins
    Major Performances
    Masters Tournament - Won: 2004, 2006, 2010
    PGA Championship - Won: 2005, 2021
    U.S. Open - 2nd/T2: 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2013
    The Open Championship - Won: 2013

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  • 8

    PGA Tour: 6 wins
    Major Performances
    Masters Tournament - Won: 2021
    PGA Championship - T4: 2016
    U.S. Open - T2: 2017
    The Open Championship - T6: 2013

  • 9

    PGA Tour: 8 wins
    Major Performances
    Masters Tournament - T21: 2016
    PGA Championship - T4: 2020
    U.S. Open - Won: 2020
    The Open Championship - T51: 2018

  • 10

    PGA Tour: 12 wins
    Major Performances
    Masters Tournament - Won: 2015
    PGA Championship - 2nd: 2015
    U.S. Open - Won: 2015
    The Open Championship - Won: 2017

  • 11

    PGA Tour: 82 wins
    Major Performances
    Masters Tournament - Won: 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2019
    PGA Championship - Won: 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007
    U.S. Open - Won: 2000, 2002, 2008
    The Open Championship - Won: 2000, 2005, 2006

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  • 12

    PGA Tour: 1 win
    Major Performances
    Masters Tournament - 2nd: 2012
    PGA Championship - T2: 2017
    U.S. Open - T2: 2015, 2021
    The Open Championship - Won: 2010

  • 13

    PGA Tour: 10 wins
    Major Performances
    Masters Tournament - 2nd/T2: 2015, 2017
    PGA Championship - T3: 2012
    U.S. Open - Won: 2013
    The Open Championship - T2: 2018

  • 14

    PGA Tour: 7 wins
    Major Performances
    Masters Tournament - T5: 2019
    PGA Championship - T13: 2016
    U.S. Open - Won: 2012
    The Open Championship - T12: 2018

  • 15

    PGA Tour: 4 wins
    Major Performances
    Masters Tournament - T9: 2019
    PGA Championship - T3: 2019
    U.S. Open - T21: 2011, 2019
    The Open Championship - T12: 2018

  • 16

    PGA Tour: 1 win
    Major Performances
    Masters Tournament - T5: 2019
    PGA Championship - T4: 2020
    U.S. Open - 5th: 2018
    The Open Championship - 3rd: 2019

  • 17

    PGA Tour: 14 wins
    Major Performances
    Masters Tournament - Won: 2013
    PGA Championship - 3rd/T3: 2006, 2018
    U.S. Open - T4: 2015
    The Open Championship - 2nd: 2012

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  • 18

    PGA Tour: 0 wins
    Major Performances
    Masters Tournament - T17: 2018
    PGA Championship - T29: 2020
    U.S. Open - 2nd: 2018
    The Open Championship - 2nd: 2019

  • 19

    PGA Tour: 9 wins
    Major Performances
    Masters Tournament - Won: 2018
    PGA Championship - T2: 2017
    U.S. Open - 4th: 2018
    The Open Championship - 10th: 2019

  • 20

    PGA Tour: 5 wins
    Major Performances
    Masters Tournament - 2nd: 2018
    PGA Championship - T3: 2014
    U.S. Open - T2: 2014
    The Open Championship - T2: 2014

  • 21

    PGA Tour: 2 wins
    Major Performances
    Masters Tournament - T21: 2021
    PGA Championship - T8: 2019
    U.S. Open - T2: 2016
    The Open Championship - Won: 2019

  • 22

    PGA Tour: 5 wins
    Major Performances
    Masters Tournament - T18: 2021
    PGA Championship - Won: 2020
    U.S. Open - T35: 2019
    The Open Championship - Won: 2021

  • 23

    PGA Tour: 3 wins
    Major Performances
    Masters Tournament - T4: 2016
    PGA Championship - T2: 2020
    U.S. Open - T10: 2007
    The Open Championship - T3: 2010

  • 24

    PGA Tour: 6 wins
    Major Performances
    Masters Tournament - T4: 2013
    PGA Championship - T12: 2013
    U.S. Open - T18: 2016
    The Open Championship - T2: 2015

  • 25

    PGA Tour: 12 wins
    Major Performances
    Masters Tournament - Won: 2012, 2014
    PGA Championship - 2nd: 2010
    U.S. Open - T5: 2007
    The Open Championship - T23: 2012

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