Pro Golfers from North Carolina

Current Pro Men’s Golfers from North Carolina (PGA 2023)

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.

North Carolina has 5 players out of that top 200. That may not seem like a lot, but it’s actually very impressive that 2.5% of the top golfers in the WORLD come from the state of North Carolina.

It also ties North Carolina with South Carolina for the 4th most of any US state, behind only California, Texas and Florida (all much larger states than the two Carolinas).

PGA Players from North Carolina

Here are the five golfers from North Carolina in the World Golf Rankings top 200 in the spring of 2023 including what town they’re from.

Ben GriffinChapel Hill
J.T. PostonHickory
Tom HogeStatesville
Webb SimpsonRaleigh
Will GordonDavidson

North Carolina Golf Hall of Famers

I figure anyone interested in the current pro golfers from North Carolina would probably also be interested to know what players from the state are in the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Here is who I’ve found so far:

NameCityInduction Year
Davis Love IIICharlotte2017
Mark O’MearaGoldsboro2015
Charlie SiffordCharlotte2004
Raymond FloydFort Bragg1989

Golf Hometown Fun Facts

Golf Ball Sitting Next to the Cup

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.

More States

We are continuing to add more golfer hometown resources to the site. Here are a few of the other states you can check out:

Current Pro Men’s Golfers from New York

Current Pro Men’s Golfers from Nevada

Current Pro Men’s Golfers from New Jersey

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