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 Mississippi which has a lone representative in the top 200.
Here is the golfer from Mississippi in the World Golf Rankings top 200 in the spring of 2023 including what town they’re from.
About the Players
Davis Riley turned professional in 2019 after a successful college career at the University of Alabama, where he was a two-time All-American.
He quickly made his presence felt on the Korn Ferry Tour, earning his first professional win at the 2020 TPC San Antonio Championship at the Oaks. He followed up with another victory in the same year at the Panama Championship.
Riley picked up his first PGA win in April of 2023 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
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: