The PGA Tour recently came out with a list of the top 10 golfers in the last decade. These golfers have changed the face of golf, especially when Tiger Woods was mostly absent from play. Woods is arguably still in the running for any competition he seems to enter, but this list has some of the best golfers to take over the next decade of golf.
So who stood out the most in the last decade?
10. Phil Mickelson
Mickelson won the Masters in 2010. More recently, he won the 2018 World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship and the 2019 Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
9. Bubba Watson
Watson has won the Masters twice in this time frame, once in 2012 and then another in 2014. Watson’s 12 PGA Tour victories were the third most in the decade. This is including the two Masters and two World Golf Championships.
8. Jason Day
Day has had a great stretch of play. At one point, he was even the No. 1 golfer in the world. Day has won more than a handful of times during the 2010s. This includes a major, a Players, two World Golf Championships, and two FedExCup Playoffs events.
7. Justin Rose
Rose has also had several solid victories. He, too, reached No. 1 status around 2018. He always stays hungry and is motivated to get better every day.
6. Justin Thomas
Thomas has 11 different titles since his debut in the 2014-15 season. He is just the fifth player to win at least 11 PGA Tour titles before turning 27. At this age, he still has a lot of golf left in him to impress us more in the next decade.
5. Tiger Woods
Woods has gone through some personal and injury issues before making a comeback to the field. But he was able to claim a fifth Masters in 2019, which puts him just one more away from tying Jack Nicklaus for all-time Masters wins. He also has won a few more majors along the way to add to his resume.
4. Brooks Koepka
Koepka is the only player to accomplish back-to-back victories at The U.S Open and the PGA Championship, doing it in 2017-18. He is also the current No. 1 golfer in the world. He has one of the most confident, or cocky, attitudes in golf that keeps his motivation going strong.
3. Jordan Spieth
Spieth has won 11 PGA titles, with three of those being majors, since he started early in this decade. He also came close to a Grand Slam but fell just short of it.
2. Dustin Johnson
Johnson was the only golfer to qualify for all 10 Tour Championships this decade. Since 2010, he has won 18 times. He has had one too many close finishes that almost claimed himself a victory at. His consistency at a high level makes him a great golfer to watch.
1. Rory McIlroy
Mcllroy is the only player, alongside Woods, to win multiple majors by eight or more shots. McIlroy also has 18 PGA Tour victories in this time frame that are tied with Johnson for most in that span.