Golfers with largest fanbase

Pointing out some of the most popular golfers can get a little complicated, especially from the long list of professional golfers that we have to choose from. Needless to say, determining the standards is quite subjective, but fans’ glorification and the army of followers narrate the tale.


And like any other athletes, professional golfers have their fans, but also many backbiters as well. Nonetheless, we have listed down the Top 5 golfers with the largest fan bases.

  • Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Taking the No. 1 spot is none other than Tiger Woods and although many might be surprised to learn that he’s not the most followed golfer on Instagram. But he has a strong fan base from across the globe. 


Woods has been an American professional golfer for more than two decades who has built quite a reputation himself and has many achievements under his belt. Some of his achievements also include Woods winning first on the PGA Tour wins, second place in men’s major championships, and having plenty of other golf records. He is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time and is one of the most well-known golfers in history. Not only that but he has also enabled to revolutionize and globalize the sport, introducing it to a new pinnacle. 


His social media followers boast an overall 12.8 million. Woods has about 3 million followers on Instagram, 3.2 million on Facebook, and 6.6 million followers on Twitter.

  • Paige Spiranac 

Paige Spiranac 

Born on March 26, 1993, Paige Spiranac is a former American professional golfer. She was a part of Division 1 college golf at both San Diego State University and the University of Arizona, triumphing over  All-Mountain West Conference honors during the seasons of 2012–13 and 2013-14. In 2015, she led the Aztecs to their first-ever Mountain West Conference Championship. 


As of now, Spiranac is a social media influencer and golf instructor. She boasts 3.7 million followers on Instagram and over 300,000 subscribers and 161 videos on her YouTube channel, 3.8 million on Facebook, and more than 706k followers on Twitter. So it’s no surprise why Spiranac took over the No. 2 spot.

  • Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy

Rory Daniel McIlroy MBE was born on May  4, 1989. He is an Irish professional golfer who is a part of both the European and PGA Tours. Currently, he’s the No.1 golfer ranked by the Official World Golf Ranking, keeping the title for over 100 weeks during his profession. He has won four major championships including the U.S. Open in 2011, PGA Championship in 2012, Open Championship in 2014, and PGA Championship in 2014. Alongside Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, he is among three players to have won four majors by the age of twenty-five. 


He currently has 2.4 million followers on Instagram, 3.2 million followers on Twitter and 1.3 million followers on Facebook. 

  • Jordan Spieth 

Jordan Spieth 

Jordan Alexander Spieth was born on July 27, 1993. He is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. Speith was the former world No.1 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Some of his many achievements include three major championships and also the winner of the FedEx Cup championship in 2015.


He boasts 1.7 million followers on Instagram, 588k on Facebook, and 2 million followers on Twitter. 

  • Rickie Fowler 

Rickie Fowler 

Rick Yutaka Fowler is an American professional golfer born on December 13, 1988, who currently participates on the PGA Tour. The 33-year-old golfer was ranked the No.1 golfer in the planet for 36 weeks in 2007 and 2008. In 2016, he managed to secure a high fourth in the Official World Golf Ranking following his triumph in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.


Unlike many athletes, Fowler is pretty much active on social media. He has had his Twitter since 2009. So when it comes to his social media platforms, he has 1.8 million followers on Instagram, 376k on Facebook, and 1.6 million followers on Twitter.




The names listed in this article may not be official but based on our research we have pretty much summed up everything that is to know and the numbers of followers for each golfer may likely differ in the future.

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