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best Australian golfers

The best Australian golfers of all time

We've ranked the best golfers to come from the land Down Under. Do you agree?
 

No fewer than 39 golfers hailing from the Down Under have won on the main tours in the men’s and women’s games, including 14 major champions. We’ve ranked the best Australian golfers in order from 41 to 1. Do you agree with our list?

Before we begin, a special mention to Norman von Nida, who won 46 times in an incredible career spanning four decades from the 1930s to 1960s, including 30 wins on the PGA Tour of Australasia and four top 10 finishes at the Open.

Best Australian golfers

41. Min Woo Lee – 1 win (1 European Tour)
40.
Lucas Herbert – 1 win (1 European Tour)
39. Su-Hyun Oh – 1 win (1 Ladies European Tour)
38. Wade Ormsby – 4 wins (1 European Tour)
37. Matt Jones – 3 wins (1 PGA Tour)
36. Michael Clayton – 9 wins (1 European Tour)
35. Peter Lonard – 12 wins (1 PGA Tour)
34. Andrew Dodt – 4 wins (2 European Tour)
33. Marcus Fraser – 6 wins (3 European Tour)
32. Katherine Kirk – 11 wins (3 LPGA Tour)
31. John Senden – 6 wins (2 PGA Tour)
30. Minjee Lee – 7 wins (5 LPGA Tour)
29. Greg Chalmers – 11 wins (1 PGA Tour)
28. Cam Smith – 4 wins (2 PGA Tour, 2 European Tour)
27. Bob Shearer – 27 wins (1 PGA Tour, 2 European Tour)
26. Brett Rumford – 9 wins (6 European Tour)
25. Rod Pampling – 7 wins (3 PGA Tour, 1 European Tour)
24. Brett Ogle – 15 wins (2 PGA Tour, 1 European Tour)
23. Aaron Baddeley – 8 wins (4 PGA Tour, 2 European Tour)
22. Robert Allenby – 22 wins (4 PGA Tour, 4 European Tour)
21. Craig Parry – 23 wins (2 PGA Tour, 6 European Tour)
20. Peter Senior – 34 wins (4 European Tour)
19. Bruce Devlin – 29 wins (8 PGA Tour)
18. Marc Leishman – 13 wins (5 PGA Tour, 1 European Tour)
17. Joe Kirkwood Sr – 15 wins (13 PGA Tour)
16. Bruce Crampton – 45 wins (14 PGA Tour)
15. Hannah Green – 7 wins (1 major, 2 LPGA Tour)
14. Wayne Grady – 11 wins (1 major, 2 PGA Tour, 2 European Tour)
13. Ian Baker-Finch – 17 wins (1 major, 2 PGA Tour, 2 European Tour)
12. Goeff Ogilvy – 12 wins (1 major, 8 PGA Tour, 4 European Tour)
11. Steve Elkington – 17 wins (1 major, 10 PGA Tour, 1 European Tour)
10. Graham Marsh – 70 wins (10 European Tour)
9. Jim Ferrier – 33 wins (1 major, 18 PGA Tour)
8. David Graham – 38 wins (2 majors, 8 PGA Tour, 3 European Tour)
7. Jan Stephenson – 26 wins (3 majors, 16 LPGA Tour, 1 Ladies European Tour)
6. Kel Nagle – 95 wins (1 major, 2 PGA Tour)

So who makes it into our top 5? Head to the next page to find out…

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Joe Hughes

Tour editor covering men's golf, women's golf and anything else that involves the word golf, really. The talk is far better than the game, but the work has begun to change that.

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