Famous Golfer Dog Names

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Introduction

If you’re looking to give your dog a famous golfer’s name, you’re most likely either a die-hard golfing fan or a golfer yourself. That or your dog has an incredible knack for putt-putt. Whatever the case is, giving your dog a famous golfer’s name is a great way to not only put together two of your favorite things but also give your dog a unique name and therefore add to their unique personality. If you’re serious about getting them into golf in some other fashion though, we don’t recommend letting your dog be your mobile ball-washer, as they tend to send their work back a bit slobbery, if they choose to return it at all. 

Famous Golfer Dog Names in Pop Culture

Famous Golfer Dog Name Considerations

There’s certainly a lot to consider when giving your dog a name, especially when it’s a famous golfer’s name and tailored to fit some aspect of their looks or personality. Of course, the simplest solution is to just name them after your favorite golfer, but for anyone looking to give them something a bit more unique and personalized to who they are, here are some tips.

A few elements that will help you generate good ideas and make a good selection are your dog’s breed type, overall looks, and the outstanding aspects of their character. For instance, in terms of breed type, if you have an Australian Cattle Dog, Karrie or Webb would be perfectly suitable, as Karrie Webb was one of Australia’s most famous and successful golfers. For the same reason, picking Taylor, Vardon or Braid for your English-based breed would work just as well - especially if they're Olde English.

Looks will work well too but are a bit tougher to find a good fit for, as many golfers had a relatively similar aesthetic across the board, being clean cut and only moderately in shape, both men and women. However, if your dog has shaggy, white or gray, unkempt hair, well, you might be in luck and at that point can take your pick of nearly half the list. 

Finally, personality can be a great way to pair your dog up with a famous golfer’s name as plenty of golfers were characters. If they go crazy after doing something good, Seve or Ballestreros would be great fits. If they have a hitch in their step like Lee Trevino’s swing, both his first and last name would work. Whatever you choose, make sure it suits both you and them with a fair amount of depth and thought — at least as much as you’d take analyzing how to get out of the rough and back into good position. 

Male Famous Golfer Dog Names

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Jack
After Jack Nicklaus, 18 Majors, 2 US Amateurs, 3 Players titles, 73 PGA Tour victories and more
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Nicklaus
After Jack Nicklaus who has 10 Champions trophies and 115 worldwide wins overall
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Woods
After Tiger Woods, who has 14 major championships and 3 career grand slams
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Jones
After Bobby Jones, in 1930 won US and British Opens and US and British Amateurs
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Hagen
After Walter Hagen, who has 11 major championships including 5 PGA Tours; was first and six-time Ryder Cup team captain
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Arnold
After Arnold Palmer, credited for making the Masters popular
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Palmer
After Arnold Palmer, who has 62 PGA Tour wins, 10 Champions Tour wins, 94 worldwide
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Mickelson
After Phil Mickelson, who has 38 PGA Tour titles, 44 worldwide victories
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Watson
After Tom Watson, who has 13 Championship Tour titles, 68 worldwide; known as Watson Pars for his crazy shots to par holes
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Byron
After Byron Nelson, who, in 1946, won 11 straight tournaments
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Nelson
After Byron Nelson, who won 52 US pro events and 64 worldwide
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Ballesteros
After Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros, one of the sport's leading players from the mid-70s to mid-90s
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Wright
After Mickey Wright, who won 82 LPGA events including 13 majors
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Suggs
After Louise Suggs, who won 58 LPGA tournaments
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Rawls
After Betsy Rawls, who has 58 worldwide victories including 10 majors
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Webb
After Karrie Webb, who totaled 50 worldwide wins, 36 LPGA titles
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King
After Betsy King, who has 34 LPGA wins, including 7 majors
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Whitworth
After Kathy Whitworth, who has more pro titles than any golfer besides Nicklaus, Player, and De Vincenzo; tied w/ Woods at 97
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Trevino
After Lee Trevino, who won 29 Champions Tours, six majors
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Faldo
After Nick Faldo, who won 40 pro tournaments, 9 PGA events and 6 majors
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Thomson
After Peter Thomson, one of very few to win 5 British Opens, plus has 81 pro victories including 11 Champions Tours
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Alcott
After Amy Alcott, who has 30 total pro victories including 29 LPGA and 5 majors
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Locke
After Bobby Locke, who amassed 72 worldwide victories, 15 US pros, and 4 British Opens
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Caponi
After Donna Caponi Byrnes, golfer-turned-TV-analyst
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Byrnes
After Donna Caponi Byrnes, who won 28 worldwide tournaments including 24 LPGA and 4 majors
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Barnes
After Jim Barnes, who won the first PGA Championship in 1916, plus all of the other majors available at the time
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Singh
After Vijay Singh, who won 34 PGA events and 3 majors
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Armour
After Tommy Armour, the Silver Scot, who has 26 worldwide victories, quite a few at the time, and 25 US pros
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Hale
After Hale Irwin, No. 1 in career Champions Tour victories with 45, out of 87 worldwide
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Floyd
After Raymond Floyd, aka The Stare, who won 66 worldwide tournaments including 22 PGA, 14 Champions, and 4 majors

Female Famous Golfer Dog Names

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Tiger
After Tiger Woods, one of the all-time best with 71 PGA Tour wins, 97 worldwide wins
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Snead
After Sam Snead, who still leads PGA Tour in victories with 82
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Player
After Gary Player, one of The Big Three; won the career Grand Slam, 24 PGA Tour events
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Gene
After Gene Sarazen, who invented the sand wedge
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Sarazen
After Gene Sarazen, who was the first to win the career Grand Slam
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Casper
After Billy Casper, who won 51 PGA Tour victories, none of which were on the Champions Tour, 68 worldwide
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Seve
After Seve Ballesteros, who holds most European Tour victories with 50
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Vardon
After Harry Vardon, one-third of the "Great Triumvirate"; his grip, the Vardon grip, now known as overlapping grip, is the most used by modern golfers
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Patty
After Patty Berg, a historical women's golfer who served in the military and was able to win 63 events worldwide
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Berg
After Patty Berg, a founding member of the LPGA
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Mickey
After Mickey Wright, a dominant female golfer of her time
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Louise
After Louise Suggs, who bested the likes of Ben Hogan and Sam Snead in her time
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Annika
After Annika Sorenstam, a top five all-time female golfer
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Soren
After Annika Sorenstam, who won 93 worldwide events including 72 LPGA and 10 majors
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Babe
After Babe Zaharias, an Olympian turned golfer, won 10 majors and 41 LPGA events, of which she was a founding member
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Zaharias
After Babe Zaharias, who was a founding member of the LPGA
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Betsy
After Betsy Rawls, who had at least one vicory every year from 1951-1970
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Karrie
After Karrie Webb, the most successful female Australian golfer ever
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Juli
After Juli Inkster, married for 30 years with two kids and won numerous prestigious titles before, during, and after motherhood
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Inkster
After Juli Inkster, who has 39 pro titles, 31 LPGA, 7 majors
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Betts
After Betsy King, after seven years without a win, she amassed 37 worldwide wins
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Lee
After Lee Trevino, who has 89 worldwide victories
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Carner
After Joanne Carner, who won 2 US Opens, 43 LPGA, 48 total pro
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Pak
After Se Ri Pak, inspirational female Korean golfer with 31 worldwide victories, 25 LPGA, 5 majors
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Taylor
After J.H. Taylor, who some credit with inventing the dog leg; part of the Great Triumvirate; won five British Opens between 1894 and 1913
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Braid
After James Braid, a member of the Great Triumvirate; he won 5 British Opens between 1901 and 1910
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Haynie
After Sandra Haynie, who played with Wright and Whitworth yet still won 43 worldwide events, 42 LPGA and 4 majors
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Vijay
After Vijay Singh, who was No. 1 in the world for a time and has 58 worldwide wins
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Demaret
After Jimmy Demaret, the flashy dresser who won 31 US pros, 3 Champions Tours
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Els
After Ernie Els, The Big Easy, who has 63 worldwide wins, including 25 European Tours, 18 PGA, 2 US Opens and a British Open

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