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All the left-handed golfers who have won on the PGA Tour

Phil Mickelson football

August 13, 2024, will mark the 33rd annual International Lefthanders Day.

With that, let’s take a look at the lefties on the PGA Tour.

About 10 percent of the U.S. population is left-handed and one place they can find common ground is the official website of being left-handed,, where it appears the struggle is real:

“August 13th is a chance to tell your family and friends how proud you are of being left-handed, and also raise awareness of the everyday issues that lefties face as we live in a world designed for right-handers.”

On this site, you can purchase things such as left-handed scissors. For left-handed golf clubs, you’re probably better off looking elsewhere.

Fourteen non-righties have combined to win 86 times on the PGA Tour, led by you-know-who, Phil Mickelson.

With Brian Harman’s win at Royal Liverpool in 2023, there have now been three lefties to win the Open Championship, joining Bob Charles (1963) and Phil Mickelson (2013).

Phil Mickelson tosses footballs into the crowd on the 16th hole during the third round of the 2014 Phoenix Waste Management Open at TPC Scottsdale. Photo by Cheryl Evans/The Arizona Republic

We’ll lead off with the most accomplished and most famous left-handed golfer, whose nickname is of course “Lefty,” Phil Mickelson. Winner of six majors, 45 PGA Tour events and more than $92 million in on-course winnings, Mickelson actually throws right-handed. His 45 wins account for more than half of the 86 won by left-handers on Tour.

Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson dons the green jacket after winning the 2012 Masters in a two-hole, sudden-death playoff with Louis Oosthuizen. Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Bubba Watson is a two-time Masters champ, having won the green jacket in 2012 and 2014. With 12 PGA Tour wins and more than $47 million in earnings, Watson is the second on the list of left-handed wins and money.

Mike Weir

Mike Weir is presented with the green jacket by Tiger Woods after winning the 2003 Masters Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Mike Weir won the Masters in 2003, and the icing on the cake is that he got his green jacket from the previous year’s champ, some guy named Tiger Woods. Weir was the first lefty in 40 years to win a major championship and the first to win at Augusta. He has eight career PGA Tour wins and one PGA Tour Champions win.

Bob Charles



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