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The Best Professional Golfers Right Now, Ranked

Updated August 19, 2019 2.1k votes 141 voters 3.1k views60 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? 

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.

  • Dustin Johnson
    Photo: Keith Allison / Wikimedia Commons

    Major performances
    Masters: 1 2nd (2019)
    U.S. Open: 1 win (2016); 1 2nd (2015); 1 3rd (2018)
    British Open: 1 2nd (2011)
    PGA Championship: 1 2nd (2019)

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  • Justin Thomas
    Photo: user uploaded image

    Major performances
    PGA Championship: 1 win (2017)

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  • Rory McIlroy
    Photo: flickr / CC0

    Major performances
    U.S. Open: 1 win (2011)
    British Open: 1 win (2014); 1 2nd (2018); 1 3rd (2010)
    PGA Championship: 2 wins (2012, 2014); 2 3rd (2009, 2010)

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  • Jon Rahm
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    Major performances
    U.S. Open: 1 3rd (2019)

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