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.
One of those 28 states is Louisiana which has a lone representative in the top 200.
Here is the golfer from Louisiana in the World Golf Rankings top 200 in the spring of 2023 including what town they’re from.
About the Players
Sam Burns turned professional in 2017, after an impressive amateur career that saw him recognized as an All-American and the winner of the Jack Nicklaus Award in 2017 while playing for Louisiana State University (LSU).
Burns made his mark on the PGA Tour by capturing his first win at the Valspar Championship in May 2021. He followed this up with a second victory at the Sanderson Farms Championship in October of the same year.
Known for his consistent play and potent scoring ability, Burns is a rising star in professional golf. His impressive performance on the PGA Tour indicates a promising career ahead.
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: