It doesn’t take much digging on the OWGR to find that Brooks Koepka is the top-ranked American, or that Rory McIlroy is No. 1 in the world and in Northern Ireland. But who is the top golfer from places where the sport lacks such a foothold?
When you visit the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) website, you see the familiar names.
Rory, Rahm, Brooks, Tiger. The gang’s all there.
But did you know you can explore who the top-ranked golfers are by world region? Or by country?
You can. And, if you’re not careful, you can fall down a rabbit hole.
That’s exactly what I did.
I plan to spotlight various countries around the world, spotlighting their top-ranked golfer, as well as what type of foothold golf has there. It’s an interesting and intriguing way to learn about some of the players who are a bit further down the OWGR… OK, maybe a long way down the list.
A minor-league golfer might not make waves in the USA, but he could be numero uno in his own pocket of the world, as you’ll see in the coming slides.
As we got through today’s list, we will check out some of the lesser-known golfers, and ones from places that you might not be all that familiar with.
Global travel is currently a bad idea given the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, I’ve found a loophole to take you around the world to check out a few of golf’s lesser told stories.