Famous Left-hand Golfers

In wake of Bubba Watson’s recent Masters success, we take a look at the world’s most famous left-hand golfers…


Phil Mickelson
Without doubt, Mickelson is the most successful left-handed golfer of all time. Having spent over 700 weeks in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking, the American has won 42 events on the PGA Tour, including five majors. Nicknamed ‘Lefty’, Phil Mickelson can also play right-handed and was introduced into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012.

Mike Weir
The Canadian is another major winner, best known for his Masters win in 2003 which saw him become the first left hander to win the event. Weir spent an impressive 110 weeks in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking from 2001 to 2005 and comes in at 22 in the PGA Tour career earnings with a substantial $27M.

Bob Charles
The Kiwi born Bob Charles was a legend of the game in the 60s and early 70s, becoming the first ever left hander to win a major at the British Open in 1963. With 68 professional wins including 23 on the PGA Tour, he ranks amongst the very best left handers the world has seen. He has been formerly knighted by in his native homeland.

Bubba Watson
One of the game’s big hitters and 2014’s Master Champion. The American left hander shot a final round of 69 to overhaul a two shot deficit on his co-overnight leader Jordan Speith, clinching his second Green Jacket in three years. The hugely popular and likeable Bubba became the 17th player to win two Masters and at just 35, surely has more majors in his sights.

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