The Short List of Left-Handed Winners on the PGA Tour

golfer Phil Mickelson smiles
Phil Mickelson is way out in front on the list of the PGA Tour's lefty winners. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Only five left-handed golfers have posted two or more victories in PGA Tour competition, and just a handful of other lefties have won a single tournament.

By far the winningest left-handed golfer in PGA Tour history is Phil Mickelson. Mickelson ranks ninth all-time in tour history with 42 career wins, which is also more than four times as many wins as any other left-hander.

The List: Most Wins by Lefties on PGA Tour

Those five left-handed golfers with multiple PGA Tour victories are:

  • Phil Mickelson, 42 wins
  • Bubba Watson, 12 wins
  • Mike Weir, 8 wins
  • Bob Charles, 6 wins
  • Steve Flesch, 4 wins

The First Lefty Winner, and the Rest

The first lefthander to win on the PGA Tour was Bob Charles, and it happened at the 1963 Houston Open.

The only other left-handed golfers with wins on the PGA Tour are Ted Potter Jr., Russ Cochran, Eric Axley, Ernie Gonzalez, Sam Adams, Brian Harman and Greg Chalmers.

Left-Handed Winners in the Majors

Phil Mickelson, Mike Weir, Bob Charles and Bubba Watson are the only left-handers to win any of the four major championships.

Mickelson won five majors (The Masters in 2004, 2006 and 2010; the 2005 PGA Championship; and the 2013 British Open). Watson has two wins in majors: the 2012 Masters and 2014 Masters. Weir won the 2003 Masters and Charles won the 1963 British Open.