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He is today's topmost golfer in the world of professional golf; Eldrick "Tiger" Woods was born in 1975 and started playing this game at an early age of 13; he has won the Junior Championships 6 times. In the year 1992, Tiger Woods was honored as the Amateur Golf World Player. He started playing professional golf in 1996. Tiger Woods has set an exceptional record of winning 61 PGA titles in his career. Apart from these PGA tour victories, he has also won 22 other golf tournaments at the professional level.

Jack Nicklaus
He is one the famous American golfers and also known as "The Golden Bear". Jack Nicklaus was ranked as the No.1 golfer in 'McCormack's World Golf Rankings' from 1968 to 1977. He managed to maintain the No. 1 rank by winning most number of major championships. The year, 1962 brought a major victory for Jack Nicklaus with a win over Arnold Palmer in the U.S. Open. In the year 1966, he became the first golfer to win 'Masters Tournament' for two successive years. In the period between 1971 and 1980, Jack Nicklaus won 9 major championships and overtook the record of winning 13 majors, that was set by Bobby Jones.

Arnold Palmer
Nicknamed as 'The King', Arnold Palmer is amongst the greatest golfers of all time. With sports television gaining popularity in the 1950s decade, Arnold Palmer enjoyed a large fan following. Arnold Palmer was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (10th September, 1929); he took golf lessons from his father Decon Palmer. In the year 1954, Palmer won the U.S. Amateur Championship and thereon, took the game of golf seriously. He won the Canadian Open in 1955, while the Masters Tournament in 1958 (his first major championship).

Famous Women Golfers
The profiles of few important and famous female golfers are presented below.

Annika Sorenstam:
One of the most successful and famous golfers, Annika Sorenstam belongs to Sweden; she has won 10 major tournaments and a total of 72 official LPGA tournaments in all. She has won the 'Player of the Year' trophy for a record eight times. Annika Sorenstam has represented Europe (8 times) between 1994 and 2007 for the Solheim Cup. In the year 2003, she became the first woman to participate in a men's PGA tour at 'Bank of America Colonial Tournament'.

Kathy Whitworth
Born in Monahans, Texas on 27th September, 1939, Kathy Whitworth started playing golf at the age of 15. She first tasted success by winning the 'New Mexico State Amateur Championship' in 1957 (and also in 1958). Kathy Whitworth's success in LPGA tour championships came in the form victory at the 'Kelly Girls Open' in 1962. She was honored as 'LPGA Player of the Year' from 1966-1973.

Mickey Wright
Born on 14th February, 1935 in San Diego, California, Mickey Wright is a former professional golf player. Winning the U.S. Girl's Junior title in 1952 was her first important achievement. Mickey Wright's LPGA tour began in 1955 and thereafter, she won as many as 82 titles. She is only behind Kathy Whitworth who won 88 tiles. Out of the 82 titles won by Mickey Wright, thirteen were major championships.

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This article was published on 2010/11/25