I’ve been a collegiate sports performance coach for 20 years. One thing I always felt was effective was showing guys the heights and weights of players at their position in the pros.
I honestly don’t think this is all that important when it comes to golf, but I had a few people reach out when they saw my breakdowns for other sports so here we are.
I took the top 100 players* on the current official world golf rankings (as of January 2023) to calculate the averages below.
In addition, just for fun, I listed the tallest, shortest, heaviest and lightest players as well. Go ahead and impress someone today with your newfound random golf knowledge.
*The world golf rankings list the top 1000 players in the world. I only pulled the top 100 players minus a few players who don’t have a fully completed profile on the PGA website. So, when listing the tallest players etc. this is only taking into account the top 100 players.
Average Height of a Professional Golfer
The average height of a pro golfer is 72.13 inches (just over 6’0″ tall).
Average Weight of a Professional Golfer
The average weight of a pro golfer is 183.02 pounds.
Who are the Tallest Players in Professional Golf?
As stated earlier, this is only amongst the top 100 players in the world golf rankings.
|Tallest Players in Pro Men’s Golf|
Who are the Shortest Players in Professional Golf?
There are three guys listed at 5’7″.
|Shortest Players in Pro Men’s Golf|
Who are the Heaviest Players in Professional Golf?
The five biggest guys (out of the top 100) all weigh over 215 pounds.
|Heaviest Players in Pro Men’s Golf|
Who are the Lightest Players in Professional Golf?
Here are the three lightest players, all weighing 155 pounds or less.
|Lightest Players in Pro Men’s Golf|
So, what did I learn?
Like with most sports, there is a wide range of sizes and body types at the highest level of golf.
From 5’7″ to 6’5″ and 150 pounds to 235 pounds, it seems that as long as you have the skill you can play professional golf at almost any size.
Finally, I want to reiterate one last time that I only pulled the top 100 players in the world golf rankings to put together the information above. I would almost guarantee that there are players taller, shorter etc than the guys listed here. But, I felt the top 100 was enough to get a good average and a good sense of just how big professional golfers are.