The 10 Best Golfers in the World in this 2022

Are you interested in knowing who the best golf professionals are this year? Here we talk about the most outstanding in this sport

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Currently, the World Golf Match Play is taking place: one of the best competitions in this sport on a global scale. Organized in Austin, Texas, this championship is played in a different format. Basically, instead of being played in rounds of 18 holes, these are direct elimination duels between two players. The groups are organized by a seeding system according to the positions they have in the world ranking. So, are you interested in knowing who are the top 10 ranked according to the 2022 World Golf Ranking? Next, we will tell you everything you need to know about the best golfers in the world.

1. Jon Rahm (Spain)

The golfer is the current number 1 in the world and was the best in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for 60 weeks. In addition, he was the first person from Spain to win the United States Open, something he achieved in 2021. He also won the Ohio Memorial Tournament in 2020.

At 27 years old, he is at a key moment in his career and the World Golf Match Play may be the opportunity to continue down that path.

2. Collin Morikawa (USA)

Collin Morikawa is the current number 2 in the world. He usually plays on the PGA Tour and the European Tour. In his career, he achieved 5 victories on the PGA Tour with 22 consecutive cuts, only being surpassed by the legendary Tiger Woods streak of 25. He was also the first American to win the Race to Dubai on the European Tour.

He is 25 years old, so he still has a lot of potentials ahead of him. He has been having a great level since 2021.

3. Viktor Hovland (Norway)

This professional golfer of Norwegian origin plays on the PGA Tour. He was a person who made history in his country since he was the first Norwegian to win the Puerto Rico Open 2020.

In addition, he won the Mayakoba Golf Classic in 2020 and 2021, adding to the US Amateur in 2018. He is another one who aspires to maintain his performance throughout 2022.

4. Patrick Cantlay (USA)

Cantlay was the number 1 golfer in the World Amateur Golf Rankings for 55 weeks. He managed to win 6 times on the PGA Tour, in addition to the 2021 FedEx Cup. In addition, he represented the United States in the 2011 Walker Cup, where he posted a 2-1-1 record.

5. Scottie Scheffler (USA)

This American golfer currently plays the PGA Tour. In 2022 he achieved a great level, becoming a "revelation". Similarly, on his recent tour, he won the Arnold Palmer Invitational, as well as the Phoenix Open, both in the United States. He is another of the golfers to whom we will have to pay attention.

6. Cameron Smith (Australia)

Of Australian origin, in 2022 he consecrated himself in The Players, in a tournament where he was exposed to various weather changes that did not affect his performance. However, he knew how to overcome and achieve a historic victory.

He has won the PGA Tour 5 times, in addition to being runner-up in the 2020 Masters Tournament. His current good level also allows him to have a great future.

7. Justin Thomas (USA)

Here we have a golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and was number one in the world. In 2017, he had an incredible year, reaching 5 PGA Tours, including the PGA Championship. In addition, he won the FedEx Cup. This year it will try to return to its maximum splendor, although it may not happen in the short term.

8. Rory Mcllroy (Northern Ireland)

32 years old, he is one of the most experienced on this list. He was #1 in the world rankings for 95 weeks, as well as being in the top 10 for 300 weeks. He has a great record, where 4 victories in major tournaments stand out: the United States Open (2011), the British Open (2014), and the PGA Championships of 2012 and 2014.

He has 20 wins on the PGA Tour and this is something to be highlighted. He will seek to position himself at the top again.

9. Xander Schauffele (USA)

Schauffele is a professional golfer from the United States. He participated in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, where he won the gold medal in the golf tournament. Similarly, he was the first rookie to win the Tour Championship. At 28 years old, he is at a great moment in his career and will aspire to grow in the ranking positions.

10. Sam Burns (USA)

Finally, Sam Burns recently managed to win the Valspar Championship title. At 25 years old, he only had two titles as a professional, both achieved in 2020. He is not yet a great golfer, but he is one of those with the greatest potential within this list.

In short, you already know the 10 best professional golfers in 2022. We hope you liked this information!