Australian Golfers on PGA Tour are Cameron Smith, Jason Day, Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy, Stuart Appleby, Marc Leishman and Steve Elkington.
Australia has a rich history of producing talented golfers who have made their name on the prestigious PGA Tour. Known for their exceptional skills, Australian pro golfers have consistently competed at the highest level, showcasing their prowess on golf courses worldwide.
These individuals have become synonymous with success, representing their country with pride and leaving an indelible impact on the sport.
Each PGA Tour winner represents the pinnacle of achievement in professional golf, earning the respect and admiration of fans and fellow players.
Cameron Smith - 29 years old
Australian pro golfer Cameron Smith turned professional in 2013. He won his second LIV Golf start at the LIV Golf Invitational in Chicago in 2022.
Smith, who won the Open Championship in 2022, has garnered five other tournaments on the PGA Tour. As the 2023 Masters Tournament approached, Smith held a global ranking of No. 6, placing him behind Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy, Patrick Cantlay, and Jon Rahm.
During the 2023 Masters Tournament, Smith displayed his skills and finished in a respectable tie for 20th place, concluding the tournament at an impressive 2 under par. This marked his seventh appearance at the Masters, and he had achieved top-10 finishes in previous years.
Furthermore, in August 2022, Cameron Smith made a significant career move by joining LIV Golf, a new league based in Saudi Arabia. Cam Smith LIV Golf contract is worth an estimated $100 million.
Jason Day - 35 years old
Jason Day is a top Aussie golfer competing on the prestigious PGA Tour. Day has won 13 titles on the tour including the 2015 PGA Championship.
In 2021, Day secured his 13th title at the AT&T Byron Nelson, breaking a winless streak that had lasted for five years and eight days, showcasing his resilience and skill on the golf course.
Recently, Day has achieved respectable finishes in PGA tournaments, such as a T39 placement at the Masters' Tournaments in April 2023 and a T9 position at the Genesis Invitational in February 2022, reaffirming his competitive prowess on the professional circuit.
Furthermore, Day has a history as a former Taylormade staffer, showcasing his affiliation with the esteemed golf equipment brand.
As of 2023, Jason Day's WITB (What's In The Bag) equipment setup includes a Ping G430 LST driver, Taylormade Stealth 2 Plus fairway wood, Titleist Vokey wedges, and Taylormade Hi-Toe wedges.
Marc Leishman - 39 years old
Marc Leishman was the first Australian to win the Rookie of the Year award on the PGA Tour in 2009. He has won 13 professional events to date.
Leishman has clinched six impressive victories on PGA, including notable wins at the 2017 BMW Championship and the 2018 CIMB Classic.
A significant milestone in his career came in June 2012 when he emerged triumphant at the Travelers Championship, securing his first PGA Tour title after 96 starts.
In a stunning comeback, he rallied from a six-stroke deficit behind the leaders after the third round, ultimately winning by a single stroke.
Leishman's journey in the prestigious Masters' tournament spans nine appearances, with his best finish being a commendable T4 in 2013, showcasing his ability to compete at the highest level.
Moreover, Marc has proudly represented Australia in the World Cup of Golf, triumphing in the tournament twice, in 2013 and 2018, further solidifying his prowess on an international stage.
Adam Scott - 42 years old
Adam Scott boasts an impressive record with 14 victories to his name in the PGA circuit. Scott has earned the nickname The Big Queenslander.
Notable among his triumphs are his victories at the prestigious 2013 Masters Tournament and the 2020 Genesis Invitational. Additionally, Scott has amassed 31 professional wins worldwide, including 11 on the European Tour, showcasing his global success.
In his career, Scott reached the pinnacle of the sport, holding the esteemed title of World No. 1 golfer from mid-May to August 2014. Among his notable victories, Scott secured his seventh PGA title at the Valero Texas Open in May 2010, further adding to his impressive resume.
In terms of earnings, Scott's remarkable career in the PGA arena has accumulated over $60 million in on-course revenues as of 2023, highlighting both his success and financial rewards in the sport.
A Golf Digest article from November 2022 mentioned Scott's intentions to change his game and his WITB setup for the upcoming 2023 season.
During the 2023 Players Championship, observers spotted Scott utilizing his new custom Miura irons, potentially indicating a forthcoming alteration in his equipment lineup.
Geoff Ogilvy - 45 years old
Aussie linksman Geoff Ogilvy has achieved significant success throughout his career, including eight PGA Tour victories to his credit.
Ogilvy emerged triumphant at the 2008 WGC-CA Championship, securing his second World Golf Championship title and first PGA win since his impressive victory at the 2006 U.S. Open.
His golfing prowess extends to the prestigious Masters' tournament, where he has made 18 appearances, with his best finish being an impressive T4 in 2011, showcasing his ability to compete on the grand stage.
Furthermore, throughout his career, he has secured notable victories, including an Australian Open title and seven PGA events, encompassing three World Golf Championships and the Tournaments of Champions.
Karrie Webb - 48 years old
Karrie Webb has etched her name into the history books as one of the top Australian golfers. She has a total of 56 professional tour wins to date.
Webb achieved a significant milestone early in her career by winning the Women's British Open in 1995. This victory marked her last triumph before transitioning to the LPGA Tour in 1996.
In only her second Ladies Professional Golf Association tournament, Karrie showcased her mental fortitude and skill, displaying the composure of a seasoned professional. She emerged victorious in a gripping sudden-death playoff against Martha Nause and Jane Geddes.
Throughout her career, Webb amassed 41 LPGA titles and 50 victories worldwide. Her impressive collection includes triumphs at the Women's British Open, U.S. Women's Open, LPGA Championship, ANA Inspiration, and Evian Championship.
Regarding financial success, Karrie Webb has a net worth of $15 million from her professional golfing career.
Robert Allenby - 51 years old
Robert Allenby has enjoyed notable success throughout his career, particularly on his home tour, where he has secured 13 victories.
Allenby's achievements extend beyond his home tour, as he has also triumphed on various prestigious tours around the world, including the PGA Tour, the European Tour, and the Asian Tour.
In 2005, Allenby etched his name in golf history by becoming the first golfer to achieve the coveted "triple crown" in Australian golf. He emerged victorious in the Australian Masters, Australian PGA, and Australian Open, all in the same year.
Throughout his career, Allenby had the honor of representing the International Team in the prestigious Presidents Cup on multiple occasions, participating in 1994, 1996, 2000, 2003, and 2009.
While Allenby has not claimed a major victory in one of the Big Four championships, he has secured four wins on the PGA circuit. Notable among his victories are the esteemed Western Open and the Pennsylvania Classic.
Stuart Appleby - 52 years old
Stuart Appleby is gearing up for the Senior PGA Championship on 25 May 2023 at Fields Ranch East. Appleby has amassed an impressive record throughout his career, including nine PGA Tour victories.
A notable highlight in Appleby's career occurred in 2010 when he achieved a remarkable feat. During the last round of the Greenbrier Classic, he scored remarkably 59, becoming only the fifth player in PGA history to accomplish this feat.
Appleby has also had the honor of representing the International Team in the prestigious Presidents Cup on five occasions. This further exemplifies his prowess and recognition as a skilled and respected golfer.
In 2004, Appleby's outstanding performances on the golf course propelled him into the top ten of the Official World Golf Ranking.
Although Appleby has not clinched a major championship victory, his best showing in a major came in 2002 at The Open Championship, where he engaged in a thrilling four-way playoff, ultimately losing to Ernie Els.
Appleby continues to compete on the PGA Tour Champions as of May 2023, showcasing his ongoing dedication to the sport and his pursuit of success in senior golf.
Steve Elkington - 60 years old
Steve Elkington won the prestigious US PGA Championship in 1995. The 6 feet 2 inches tall veteran Aussie linksman turned professional in 1985.
Elkington consistently performed high in major championships, securing ten top-10 finishes. His success extended beyond major championships. He twice won The Players Championship, first in 1991, and repeated the feat six years later in 1997.
In addition to his achievements on the PGA circuit, Elkington amassed an impressive record with ten victories. His successes extended globally, with one triumph on the Asian Tour and one win on the Australasian Tour.
During a period spanning from 1995 to 1998, Steve consistently ranked among the best golfers in the world.
Greg Norman - 68 years old
Greg Norman is one of the best Australian golfers of all time. He left an indelible mark on the sport with his exceptional achievements.
During his illustrious career, Norman secured an impressive 20 PGA Tour victories, further highlighted by his triumphs in two major championships: The Open Championship in 1986 and 1993.
Beyond the PGA arena, Norman's dominance extended to the international stage, where he amassed an astounding 91 professional victories. This includes an impressive tally of 71 international tournament wins.
Although Norman experienced his fair share of close calls, finishing in 2nd place on the PGA 31 times, his consistency and skill were undeniable.
He spent a remarkable 331 weeks atop the Official World Golf Ranking, earning him the esteemed title of the world's top-ranked golfer.
Furthermore, his success was not limited to the international stage. He proudly represented his home country of Australia, securing victories in the Australian Open five times, the Australian PGA Championship three times, and the Australian Masters twice.
The 68-year-old Norman is active in the golf arena in a different capacity though. He is the CEO of Saudi PIF-funded LIV Golf at the moment.