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
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Donald Ross came to the U.S. to become a pro golfer, but his talent lay in designing golf courses, not playing them. His masterpiece was the Pinehurst No. 2 golf course, which opened in 1903. Learn more about Donald Ross and his golf courses.
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.
Cary Middlecoff spent two years as an Army dentist and was encouraged to try golf by his father. He was listed as the ninth best American golfer of all time in the 1989 PGA Tour rankings. Learn more about Cary Middlecoff's pro golf career.
Tom Morris Sr. and Tom Morris Jr. each won four British Opens. Tom Morris Jr. was considered the most powerful player of his time having won the Open Championship in 1868. Find out more about father-son golf tandem Tom Morris Sr. and Tom Morris Jr.
Byron Nelson made history in 1945 with his streak of 11 consecutive victories on the PGA Tour. He never became as popular as his contemporaries because he played his best before the PGA became popular. Learn more about Byron Nelson's golf career.
Jack Nicklaus is one of the greatest golfers in history, but he was initially shunned for beating Arnold Palmer. But things changed quickly -- Nicklaus has been "officially" and unofficially named the greatest player to ever play the game.
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.
Gene Sarazen dominated the golf field in the 1920s and '30s. In his final Tour appearance he made a hole-in-one at Royal Troon golf course at the age of 71. Learn about Gene Sarazen and how he succeeded in winning all four major championships.
Francis Ouimet was the first American golfer to be captain of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. He was once banned from amateur competition due to his interest in a sporting goods store. Learn more about Francis Ouimet's career.
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.
Gene Littler's rhythmic golf swing and accuracy earned him the nickname "Gene the Machine." He finished fifth on the money list at the age of 45 in 1975 and also won three times that year. Find out more about Gene Littler's impressive golf career.
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.
Harold Hilton is the only British golfer to ever win the U.S. Amateur. He is also one of three amateurs to win the British Open and one of four that won both the U.S. and British Amateurs. Learn more about Harold Hilton's amateur 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.