Golf has its roots in the UK, which is no wonder why the sport managed to remain popular for so long. Not only that, but throughout the years, we were able to witness some of the best players who happened to be British. They conquered the world and were hailed as the best of their era.
That is what we are going to reminisce about in this article. We'll be taking a look at UK golfers with the most PGA Tour wins. As you may know, the PGA Championship is one of the four major championships in men's golf, and it takes place each year. Without any further ado, let's start diving into the details.
Often hailed for his dedication to the sport, Nick Faldo is one of the best golfers of all time. He was ranked as World Number 1 in the official world golf rankings for 97 weeks. Even though he spends his retirement days working as a commentator and analyst, no one can take away his greatness.
Ever since turning professional in 1976, Faldo recorded 43 professional wins, 9 of which were in the PGA Tour.
An interesting fact about Justin Rose is that even though he is an English golfer, he was actually born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Rose won his first major championship at the 2013 US Open and became the first UK golfer to win a major since Nick Faldo in 1996 and the first UK golfer to win the US Open since Tony Jacklin in 1970.
In 2018, Rose managed to climb up the rankings and become the World Number 1 in the official world golf ranking. As of right now, he has 10 PGA Tour wins and a total of 24 professional wins.
Next up, we have Rory McIlroy, who turned professional in 2007. He has represented the UK, Ireland and Europe both as a professional and as an amateur. McIlroy is one of three players to win four majors before turning 25, alongside Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.
Throughout the years, he's won numerous awards and recognitions, and he's had a total of 20 PGA Tour Wins. He even won the PGA Tour Championship in 2012 and 2014. It is also worth noting that Rory McIlroy has been named the RTÉ Sports Person of the Year on two occasions – 2011 and 2014.
Laura Davies is the UK’s most accomplished modern female golfer and is the first non-American to top the LPGA money list. Out of her 87 professional wins, which is truly a staggering number, 20 come from the PGA Tour.
After turning professional in 1985, Davies lifted the standards of women’s golf as she became the first female golfer to win the LET Order of Merit 7 times.
Finally, we have arguably the best UK golfer of all time – Henry Cotton. European Tour’s Rookie of the Year is named after him. Now, Henry Cotton had 37 professional wins and had tons of achievements over the years, even though none of them came from the PGA Tour as he never played in this championship.