Who Are the Christians on the PGA Tour?

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As a Christian – I love to discover who the believers in Jesus Christ are on the PGA Tour. It’s neat to see how they are using their platform for the glory of God.

Matthew 5:17 calls Christians to “let their light shine before others so that they may see your good works and give glory to your father who is in heaven.” Obviously some are more vocal about their faith than others.

Growing up, I was a big fan of Tom Lehman. On several occasions, the former British Open champion made his faith known and become a great role model to me. I loved how he carried himself, seemed humble and was well-respected by his peers.

So, as a Christian yourself (or someone who may be interested in the subject), you could be curious about who are the other Christians on Tour. I will try and keep this list updated as the time goes by. While I’m not connected to the Tour or do I know these players’ hearts – I am going by reports about their faith or things they’ve said or wrote.

Feel free to let me know in the comments if you know of other Christians who are not on this list.

Updated as of the 2022-2023 PGA Tour season

PLAYER
Aaron Baddeley
Wesley Bryan
Jonathan Byrd
Stewart Cink
Ben Crane
Bryson DeChambeau**
Sam Burns
Wyndham Clark
MJ Daffue
Will Gordon
Chesson Hadley
Russell Henley
Zach Johnson
Joohyung "Tom" Kim
Philip Knowles
Matt Kuchar
Davis Love III
Ben Martin
Trey Mullinax
Andrew Putnam
Scottie Scheffler
Webb Simpson
Jordan Spieth
Scott Stallings
Kevin Streelman
Davis Thompson
Harold Varner III**
Bubba Watson**
Matthew Wolff**
Carson Young

*Plays primarily on the Champions Tour, but may play the majors.

**Is now playing on LIV Golf.

World #1 and 2022 Masters Champion, Scottie Scheffler and what his faith means to him.

Stewart Cink acknowledges the importance of his faith in Christ after his win at the Heritage.

17 comments

    • Aaron says:

      Hi Steve. You may be right about Jordan – I just haven’t come across any quotes or stories where he discusses his faith in Christ. Have you?

      • Doug McGraw says:

        Spieth is not overt in his devotion to God, though he has referenced on the odd occasion his attendance of the Bible classes organized by fellow believers on the PGA Tour. A good Christian brother of mine drove Spieth and his caddy during the 4 days of the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. He talked about what a wonderful young man he was. Jordan and his caddy, also a Christian, prayed together in the car prior to getting out each day. My friend met his family …. and they all prayed together.

  1. Patrick McClarty says:

    Brandt Snedeker is a Christian. I have been behind him in line to take communion, and have heard him express his faith to friends I know.

    • Aaron says:

      Thanks for letting us know, Patrick! I know he hangs around with some of the other Christians on Tour, like Bubba, but haven’t seen anything publicly written about his faith / testimony.

      • Patrick McClarty says:

        I agree with you there, haven’t seen publicly. But, when in Nashville, he attends a very strong Christian church that teaches the Word. Pastor is awesome. I certainly understand just attending does not make you a Christian, but I have heard he has confessed his Christian faith.

  2. Georgie says:

    Please go to the person and ask before publishing something like this. We are strong believers and want to know who our Brothers in Christ are. So thankful someone commented about Phil Michelson and Jordan Spieth.

    • Aaron says:

      Hi Georgie. I’m only going off of published reports of what players have said about their own Christian faiths and have linked each golfer to those reports. If I can’t find something about their faith somewhere, they aren’t listed (doesn’t mean there aren’t more Christians on the PGA Tour).

  3. Rick says:

    It is good to know that all the Australians on the Tour apart from one live in the real world. Great people who do not require myth and superstition to navigate through life.

    • Tray says:

      Rick, you said “it is good to know”….what is “good” apart from God? What are “great people” apart from God? By What standard? What basis are you operating on in order to provide the preconditions necessary to make the “real world” intelligible? What standard are you using to deem something as “myth” or “superstitious”? You have to provide a basis for such claims, otherwise they are completely arbitrary, and hold no water, as there is no foundation supporting them.

  4. Susie Amerise says:

    I was very happy to hear about Jordan Spieth and his faith in Christ because it shows in all his actions and words. I knew he went to Bible studies with Bubba when he was brand new on tour and winning
    His faith shows in How He treats people and speaks. He is a very humble young man. And here the PGA so much!!! He would never go to Liv! And I am so surprised and sad to hear Bubba is leaving PGA for Liv! Very sad. But God knows his heart and motivations.

    • Aaron says:

      Hi Susie – Yes, it’s a bit harder to find information about Jordan’s faith, because I’ve actually never heard him mention it in interviews, ie. He seems to keep it private. I hope to write more about LIV soon – as (like everyone) I have some opinions about it too!

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