Famous Golfing Families
Famous Golfing Families is a short golf blog post that looks at some of the most famous families in the world of golf.
This is one of those lists that make some of my readers scream in disbelief.
I can hear them, “Where is so and so?”, or “You missed out blah blah!”
The following list is my list of favourites. Of course, there will be lots of players and families that will be missing and that is why I call these posts short golf blog posts.
Famous Golfing Families
Percy Alliss & Peter Alliss
A very famous family in Golf but this may not be an obvious one to many. Both Percy & Peter have played in the Ryder Cup, and only one other Father & Son combination has done the same.
Can you name them?
Tiger Woods & Charlie Woods
This is probably the most famous family of recent times. Some betting offices are already claiming Charlie Woods to be a legend in his own time. Let’s see what the future brings.
John Daly & John Daly II
This is a great team to watch during the PNC Championship. They are also the only pair to have won on both the European Tour & The PGA Tour.
Annika Sorenstam & Charlotta Sorenstam
Not many will know about these two. In 1998, Charlotta & Annika both played in the Solheim Cup team winning 4.5 points.
Willie Park Sr & Willie Park Jr & Mungo Park.
Probably one of the most historic families in Golf. All three of them are major winners. All three of them won The Open Championship.
Willie Park Sr in 1860 at Prestwick, 1863 at Prestwick, 1866 at Prestwick, 1875 at Prestwick
Mungo Park in 1874 at Musselburgh Links.
Willie Park Jr in 1887 at Prestwick, 1889 at Musselburgh Links
Old Tom Morris & Tom Morris Jr
The most famous of them all.
Old Tom Morris won the Open Championship 4 times & Young Tom Morris who also won the Open Championship 4 times.
Young Tom Morris won the Open Championship 3 years in a row and kept the belt. In 1871 There wasn’t a tournament held and in 1872 Young Tom Morris won again.
Nelly Korda & Jessica Korda
Everyone knows these two. Nelly is the better of the two with 12 professional wins to Jessica’s 6 wins. Both are amazing to watch.
Seve Ballesteros & Javier Ballesteros
The Jedi Master & his Padawan, for the Star Wars fans among us. Seve Ballesteros needs no words, his record speaks for itself. As for Javier, watch this space.
Other notable families include
Craig & Kevin Stadler, Jack Nicklaus & Gary Nicklaus, Minjee & Min Woo Lee, Raymond Floyd & Raymond Floyd Jr and not forgetting Edoardo Molinari & Francesco Molinari.
On the PGA Tour, you can see many golfing families competing against each other in the famous PNC Championship.
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