The Best Facial Hair in Golf
Pro golfers are among the most clean-shaven bunch in professional sports, and the average pro golfer today looks more like a loan officer than Rollie Fingers. But a few have dared to put the razor away, and we're here to salute them with a countdown of golf's best facial hair.
10. Sergio Garcia
There is plenty of stubble on Tour, but Garcia makes it look good, and he gets points for consistency he's almost never seen with a clean shave.
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9. Frank Lickliter
Of all the facial-hair options, the goatee is king on the PGA Tour. Players from Tiger Woods to Davis Love III have tried the look at one time or another. But the guy who wears it the best is Lickliter. Before David Duval started missing cuts, he might have taken the prize, but Lickliter pulls it off with the flare of Mark McGwire in his prime.
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8. Stewart Ginn
Ginn, an Australian-born Champions Tour player, wears a full beard that gives him the look of a college professor. He is the only fully bearded player on any top American pro tour.
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5. Craig Stadler
Mark Twain, Teddy Roosevelt, and Friedrich Nietzsche all sported the walrus mustache, but there's only one Walrus. Craig Stadler, 1982 Masters champion and Champions Tour star, earned the nickname from wearing the bushy, droopy style during most of his long career.
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7. Angelo Argea
Caddying for Jack Nicklaus, Argea was on the bag for more than 40 of the Golden Bear's 73 PGA Tour wins. A former Las Vegas taxi driver, Argea had thick and curly gray hair, long sideburns, and a sprawling mustache.
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6. Bubba Watson and Tommy Armour III
Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Luke Perry made long sideburns famous. Bubba Watson and Tommy Armour III have brought the look to the Tour.
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4. Corey Pavin
When Corey Pavin won the 1995 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, N.Y., he looked like a pint-sized Tom Selleck with his thick, black mustache. Most golf fans had never seen his upper lip until he shaved in the late 1990s.
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3. Vijay Singh and Jonathan Kaye
The jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie helped to popularize the soul patch in the 1950s and 60s, and Vijay Singh and Jonathan Kaye have worn it occasionally during their PGA Tour careers.
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1. Old Tom Morris
2. Young Tom Morris
Born in 1821 in St. Andrews, Scotland, Old Tom Morris became a national hero and won the British Open in 1861, 1862, 1864 and 1867. He wore a shaggy white beard befitting a man of his stature. Young Tom Morris, who won the Open from 1868-70 and again in 1872, wore a more stylish handlebar mustache.
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