Pro Golfers from California

Golfers, and athletes of all sports really, take pride in where they’re from. Whether it’s the state, city or area code – you always notice players wanting to rep their home area.

The whole Ryder Cup is basically built on the principle of competing and representing where you’re from.

Fans tend to do the same thing. It’s always more fun to pull for a player when they’re from your home state (or even your hometown).

With all that in mind, we went through the World Golf Rankings and pulled the home states (or countries) of every player in the top 200 (as of 5/26/23).

28 of the 50 states in the US have at least one player representing them in that top 200.

We found 21 players from the state of California, the most (by far) of any state. In fact, it’s almost triple the amount of the next highest state (Texas with 8).

Here are all 21 guys in the World Golf Rankings top 200 in the spring of 2023 including what town they’re from.

Akshay BhatiaNorthridge
Beau HosslerMission Viejo
Brandon WuDanville
Brendan SteeleIdyllwild
Cameron TringaleMission Viejo
Collin MorikawaLos Angeles
David LipskyLos Angeles
Eric ColePalm Springs
J.J. SpaunLos Angeles
Joseph BramlettStanford
Justin SuhSan Jose
Kurt KitayamaChico
Lanto GriffinMount Shasta
Maverick McNealyPortola Valley
Max HomaBurbank
Patrick CantlayLong Beach
Phil MickelsonSan Diego
Rickie FowlerAnaheim
Sahith TheegalaOrange
Will ZalatorisSan Francisco
Xander SchauffeleLa Jolla

Golf Hometown Fun Facts

California has the most players of any state in the top 200 with 21. Second most is Texas with 8, followed by Florida (7), and North Carolina and South Carolina with 5 each.

California actually has more players than any country (outside the US) in the top 200 as well. England has the most, 15, of any foreign country.

More States

We just started adding our golfer hometown resources, but we have every state (and country) for current MLB Players.

California also has the most players in the MLB of any state with well over a hundred.