Best left-handed golfersFebruary 16, 2018 The Scoop
Quick 9 salutes some of the best lefties to grace our beautiful game
If you take a look at the majority of golfers, not just professionals, you’ll notice one thing, mostly they are right-handed. Take a look at the official golf rankings and you have to go down to 21st on the list to find your first lefty in Brian Harman.
It got us thinking, who are the best left-handed golfers to play the game? Quick 9 runs the rule over our favourite southpaws…
9. Nick O’Hern
Major best: T6 (2006 US Open)
PGA Tour of Australasia victories: 2
Despite failing to record a win on the PGA Tour O’Hern still earned around $7.5 million on tour mainly thanks to 23 top 10s, four 3rd place finishes and his best PGA Tour finish, a tied 2nd place at the 2006 Booze Allen Classic.
In an ode to his native Australia, O’Hern marks his balls with a small picture of a kangaroo.
8. Eric Axley
Major best: T9 (2008 US Open)
PGA Tour victories: 1
Axley won his only PGA Tour title in 2006 and by 2009 had lost his card.
He got it back in 2014 by the skin of his teeth as he finished 50th in the Web.com Finals and finished in the top 50 by around $30.
He now plays the majority of his golf on the Web.com Tour.
7. Brian Harman
Major best: T2 (2017 US Open)
PGA Tour victories: 2
Harman turned professional in 2009 but didn’t win his first PGA Tour title until 2014. His second came in 2017 at the Wells Fargo Championship and Harman has had his best spell since. A tied 2nd finish at the US Open was his other highlight of 2017.
He’s also started 2018 where he left off and has finished inside the top 10 on five occasions.