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 5/19/23).
28 of the 50 states in the US have at least one player representing them in that top 200.
We found 3 players from the state of Indiana. That’s tied with four other states for 7th most of any US State (tied with Georgia, New York, Tennessee and Washington).
Three may not seem like a lot but it’s pretty impressive when you think of it in terms of 1.5% of the top golfers in the WORLD coming from the state of Indiana.
Here are the 3 guys from Indiana in the World Golf Rankings top 200 in the spring of 2023 including what town they’re from.
Golf Hometown Fun Facts
California has the most golfers 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.
We are slowly but surely adding our golfer hometown resources to the site. Here are a few of the other states published so far:
Current Pro Men’s Golfers from Georgia
Current Pro Men’s Golfers from Illinois