PGA

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.

Harry Vardon holds the golf record for most British Open wins. He was soft-spoken but had a reputation for being a straight shooter and getting angry when the time came. Learn how Harry Vardon toured the United States in 1900 to promote the game of golf.

Ken Venturi was one of the PGA Tour's best players in the late 1950s. During his career he won 14 Tour events. He was forced to retire from competition and he found work as a broadcaster. Find out more about Ken Venturi and why his golf career ended prematurely.

Tom Watson was a master of approach shots and the short game. Watson won two Masters tournaments beating Jack Nicklaus in both events. His last Tour win came in 1996. Learn how Tom Watson captured 28 tournament wins including eight majors.

Lanny Wadkins' bold style and competitive nature led him to 21 PGA Tour victories. His reputation as a competitor stems from his remarkable Ryder Cup record, where he won over 20 events. Read about Lanny Wadkins and his Ryder Cup successes.

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.

Horton Smith came on the golf scene in 1928, winning eight events by the time he was 20. He is known for using one of the first clubs that was designed for hitting a ball out of the sand. Learn about Horton Smith and his historic fast start in golf.

John H. Taylor holds the record for top-ten finishes in golf's British Open. He was the only member of the Triumvirate to contend in a British Open after World War I. Find out how John H. Taylor won the title five times from 1894 to 1913.

Peter Thomson reigned supreme in golf's British Open during the 1950s. Thomson preferred to play in European tournaments because he could never get used to American fairways. Learn how Australia's Peter Thomson won a total of five British Open titles.

Jerome Travers was one of the most enigmatic and competitive golfers of the early 1900s. He has trophies from one U.S Open and four U.S. Amateurs, all of which were won in the final round.

Chick Evans was the first player to win the U.S. Open and the U.S. Amateur in the same year. The Evans Scholarship bears his name and was meant for young caddies that could not afford a college education. Learn about Chick Evans's legacy.

Nick Faldo's great success in pro golf included three Masters victories and nine PGA Tour wins. He worked as a broadcaster for the Golf Channel before accepting a position as CBS's golf analyst in fall of 2006.

Raymond Floyd was the oldest-ever winner of the U.S. Open at 44 years old. He is one of two golfers to win PGA Tour tournaments in four different decades. Find out about Raymond Floyd's career wins and tournament honors.

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.

Tommy Armour born in Scotland was one of the finest iron players in the game of golf. He became the most well-known and best-paid golf teachers in America in his later years. Find out about his 24 professional career victories.

Billy Casper has been PGA Player of the Year twice but was never a fan favorite. He was one of the best players in American golf history, becoming a member in the PGA and World Golf Hall of Fame. Learn about the ups and downs of his career.

Harry Cooper has the most victories of any player at the time who never won a major championship. He won eight tournaments, led the money list and won the first Vardon Trophy in 1937. Learn more about Harry Cooper's amazing golf career.

Three-time British Open winner Henry Cotton became a British hero for his triple victories. He was one of the first British pro golfers to regularly compete throughout Europe however he played very little in America. Read more about Henry Cotton's golf career.

Argentina's Roberto De Vicenzo signed an incorrect scorecard, which cost him a Masters win. He won so many national open titles that, to this day, nobody knows how many titles he actually won. Learn about Roberto De Vicenzo's golf career.

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.

Gary Player maintained his body in peak condition, abstaining from alcohol, tobacco and coffee. Player has become famous for his contributions to civil rights in the golfing community. Learn about Gary Player and his work ethic.

Nick Price was a golfer from Zimbabwe who went on to become a PGA champion. He topped the PGA Tour money list in 1994 and also won five events in the United States that year.

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