New Zealand’s Most Famous Golfers

New Zealand is famous for its golf courses, golf clubs and golfers. Many golfers in New Zealand have become famous through the sport. We will inform you about the best, and most famous, golfers in New Zealand. We hope you enjoy.

Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko is a professional golfer who was born in Seoul, in South Korea. In 2013, she entered the professional league. Before that, she was an upcoming amateur golfer. The young woman is only 21 years old but has already won a lot of prizes and championships. For example, at the Evian Championship 2015, and the ISPS Handa New Zealand Women’s Open 2016.

Bob Charles

Bob Charles was born and raised in New Zealand. His parents were already professional, and very successful, golfers, which might explain Bob Charles’ talent for the beautiful sport. He is the only golfer from New Zealand to have ever won The Open Championship, which was in 1963. Other than that, he has been awarded the honour of Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and a Member of the Order of New Zealand.

Ryan Fox

Ryan Fox was born in Auckland and is nowadays based in London and Auckland. He is a professional golfer who won, for example, at the Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open, and at the Coca-Cola Queensland PGA Championship in 2015.

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Michael Campbell

Michael Campbell is also originally from New Zealand, and he even has Māori roots. From 1993 he was part of the professional league of New Zealand. Michael has won countless championships including the Australian Amateur Championship, the Johnnie Walker Classic, the Heineken Classic, the Nissan Irish Open, the Canon Challenge and many more. He also won, together with others, the Alfred Dunhill Cup, the Eisenhower Trophy of New Zealand and the World Cup of New Zealand.