The PGA is an acronym for the Professional Golf Association. It is the governing body for men's professional golf. Read profiles of PGA greats like Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus
Tiger Woods is one of the most accomplished golfers of all time. His popularity has pushed the game of golf into worldwide popularity. He is on pace to beat Jack Nicklaus for wins. Learn more about Tiger Woods and his destiny to become one of the greatest golfers.
Walter Travis began playing golf at the ripe age of 35. Travis founded the American Golfer Magazine and also became involved in the designing of golf courses later in life. Learn about Walter Travis one of the best American golf players in the early 1900s.
Lee Trevino won 27 times on the PGA Tour from 1968-84. He became the first person to win the U.S. Open with all four rounds scored in the 60s. Find out how Lee Trevino became one of the most accomplished and popular golfers of all time.
Curtis Strange is one of only six players to win back-to-back U.S. Open championships. He returned later in his career after a string of injuries and dwindling motivation. Learn how Curtis Strange dominated pro golf in the late 1980s.
Ralph Guldahl is one of only six players to win back-to-back U.S. Opens. He left the professional golf world in 1942 after losing enthusiasm for playing the game. Learn why Ralph Guldahl's magic touch quickly faded after his peak.
Sam Snead's legendary golf swing led him to 81 PGA victories and his longevity in the sport led to the development of what would become the Senior PGA Tour. Learn more about Sam Snead and how he became the oldest player to win on the PGA Tour.
Henry Picard was one of the best golf players in the 1930s. He became a club professional and a well-respected instructor in his later years. His final Tour win came in 1945. Learn more about Henry Picard and his impressive golfing career.
Chi Chi Rodriguez is known for his success in pro golf and for the work he did for charitable causes. Chi Chi is also known throughout the golfing world as an incredible showman. His green antics are legendary. Learn about Chi Chi Rodriguez's golf career.
Flamboyant Jimmy Demaret was as much entertainer as golfer. He helped establish The Champions Golf Club in Houston where he made sure colorful flowers adorned the golf course. Learn about Jimmy Demaret's golf career and his unique wardrobe choices.
Lloyd Mangrum was a popular and successful golf player in the decade after World War II. He was a major contender in the Masters, finishing in the top 8 from 1947-1956, and he finished 2nd in 1949.
Greg Norman did not take up golf until he was 16 years old. Norman obtained a reputation for losing tournaments in the final round of play, especially the 1996 Masters. Learn why Greg Norman was better known for how he lost than how he won.
Long before Tiger Woods took the golfing world by storm in the 1990s, Arnold Palmer transcended the sport and became a national folk hero. Learn how Palmer popularized golf in the United States.
Tom Kite has earned more than $9 million in PGA Tour earnings. He has earned nearly ten million dollars of the course of a 25 year career even though he plays more for recreation than a job. Learn more about Tom Kite's successful golfing career.
Bobby Locke was a South African golf player with unorthodox methods. Locke was known for charging the press $100 for every instructional question they asked him. Find out more about Bobby Locke's successful pro golf career.
Spencer Haywood was the ABA's Most Valuable Player at 21 and the NBA's preeminent power forward at 23. He averaged 24.9 points and 12.1 rebounds in five seasons with Seattle Supersonics and led them to the playoffs.
Walter Hagen was the first American professional golfer. Hagen set himself apart from other golfers not through his athletic talents but by his instinct for great showmanship. Learn more about Walter Hagen's life and successful golfing career.
Ben Hogan had to overcome many hardships to become one of golf's all-time great champions. He won the Colonial Invitational in 1959, which turned out to be his last win; he retired a year later. Find out more about Ben Hogan's golfing career.