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A list of left handed golfers with pictures. Featuring PGA golfers, famous female golfers, and more, this list has it all. Some notable names include Bubba Watson, Phil Mickelson, and Mke Weir. 

People with left handedness, aka "left handers", "lefties", "a lefty", or even "southpaws" have long had to deal with negative connotations within the western world. The Latin word for left, "sinistra" is where we get the modern word "sinister". By contrast, "dexterity" comes from the Latin word for right handed, "dexter". Today, roughly 11% of the world's population is left handed. That number surged throughout the 20th century as adults stopped forcing left handed children to use their right hand. Left handedness has become unusually prominent within some professions. Of the seven most recent Presidents of the United States, five were left handers. Many other world leaders are lefties as well. Generally speaking, left handed people today tend to be seen as more "right brained". A recent study showed that college educated left handers in the United States earn on average 10-15% more than their right handed equivalents.

Ben Hogan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Left Handed Golfers
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William Ben Hogan was an American professional golfer, generally considered one of the greatest players in the history of the game. Born within six months of two other acknowledged golf greats of the 20th century, Sam Snead and Byron Nelson, Hogan is notable for his profound influence on golf swing ...more

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Bob Charles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Left Handed Golfers
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Sir Robert James Charles ONZ KNZM CBE is a New Zealand professional golfer whose achievements over five decades rank him among the most successful left-handed golfers of all time, being the first lefty to win a golf major, winning more than 70 titles, and beating his age twice during a tournament as ...more

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Bubba Watson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Left Handed Golfers
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Gerry Lester "Bubba" Watson, Jr. is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. One of the few left-handed golfers on tour, he is a multiple major champion, having won the Masters Tournament in 2012 and 2014. In February 2015, Watson reached a career-high 2nd place in the Official ...more

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Eric Axley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Left Handed Golfers
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Eric Allen Axley is an American professional golfer. Axley was born in Athens, Tennessee. He turned professional in 1997. He is one of the few natural left-handers to win on the Tour and PGA Tour. In 2006, Axley won the Valero Texas Open, claiming his first PGA Tour win. After a poor 2009 ...more

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