Sunday, November 12, 2017

Tallest Professional Golfers of All-Time

The following is a list of the tallest professional golfers that I am aware of and know about. If anybody knows of a taller professional golfer please leave a comment.



                                                          (Photo by Keith Allison)

The average height of a man in the United States today is 5' 9 1/2". As you can see below all the pro golfers on this list are much taller than that. Does height help a golfer? Theoretically height might help a golfer generate more power but there are plenty of long ball hitters in golf who are not on this list. Tiger Woods is 6' 1" which well short of making this list and Jack Nicklaus is 5' 10".

Tallest Professional Golfers of All-Time


1. Jonathan Thomson - 6' 9"

Young Englishman Jonathan Thomson, known by his nickname "Jigger", is 22 years old and he stand 6' 9" tall making him the tallest professional golfer of all-time. Thomson is a rookie on the European Tour and he's got talent so you will likely be hearing from him down the road.


2. Craig Smith - 6' 8"

At a height of 6' 8", Craig Smith is the second tallest known professional golfer. Smith calls himself The Giant and he has played golf professionally since 2005, mainly on the Asian Tour. Craig Smith's biggest win to date is probably the 2014 Abu Dhabi Men's Open.


3. Phil Blackmar - 6' 7"

The tallest golfer to ever win a tournament on the PGA Tour is 6' 7" Phil Blackmar, who won three times from 1985 to 1997. Blackmar is now 61 years old and he also has one win on the senior PGA Tour Champions circuit.


4. Chris Wood - 6' 6"

Chris Wood from England stands 6' 6" tall and he has won three times on the European Tour so far in his career. Wood is 30 years old and he won in 2016 so he has a chance to become the tallest golf major winner one day.


5. George Archer - 6' 5 1/2"

George Archer holds the distinction of the tallest golf major winner of all-time. Archer, who passed away in 2005 at the age of 65, won the 1969 Masters and stood 6' 5 1/2" tall. George Archer had dyslexia and could barely read and write his name but he won 13 times on the PGA Tour and 19 more times on the senior PGA Tour Champions.


T-6. Robert Karlsson - 6' 5"

Robert Karlsson from Sweden has won 11 times so far in his pro golf career. He's 49 years old,


T-6. Patton Kizzire - 6' 5" 

Patton Kizzire from Alabama is a 32 year PGA Tour pro who played in college for Auburn. Patton has one win on the Web.com Tour. He won his first event on the PGA Tour at the 2017 OHL Classic at Mayakoba. Patton has well over $4 million in career earnings.


T-6. Thomas Pieters - 6' 5"

Thomas Pieters from Belgium is a 27 year old who has already won three times on the European Tour.


T-6 Peter Oosterhuis - 6' 5"

Peter Ooosterhuis is a retired golfer and broadcaster who won once on the PGA Tour and 7 times on the European Tour. Oosterhuis had to retire from broadcasting in 2014 due to early onset Alzheimer's. 


T-6. George Bayer - 6' 5"

George Bayer stood 6' 5" tall and he won four times on the PGA Tour in the 1950s and early 1960s. Bayer passed away in 2003 at the age of 77.


T-6. Dru Love - 6' 5" tall

Davis Love III's son Dru Love is 6' 5" tall. Dru played for Alabama in college and is just starting his pro career.


Notable Golfers Who are 6' 4" Tall

  • Dustin Johnson

  • Stewart Cink 

  • Bob Tway

  • Matt Kuchar

  • Jason Kokrak


Notable Golfer Who are 6' 3" Tall

  • Davis Love III

  • Bubba Watson

  • Ernie Els

  • Phil Mickelson

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