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Phil Mickelson is ranked #2 and Bubba Watson is ranked #15 on golf's list of all time leading money winners.  Mike Weir ranks #32 and Steve Flesch ranks #74.  These four, along with Bob Charles and Russ Cochran are the six best lefthanded golfers or all time.  

Mickelson emerged as one of the best players in the game in the early 1990's and has remained among the best ever since.  Watson came along more recently with the majority of his success since 2010.    

Brian Harman is another lefthanded golfer with a chance to add his name to the list of the all time best. He has been ranked among the top 100 money winners for the past six years.  He has only one tournament victory, but also has plus 4 third place finishes, 16 times in the top ten, 47 times in the top twenty-five, and made the cut 106 times in 169 events.

The hasn’t been a lefthanded winner on the LPGA tour since Bonnie Bryant in 1974.  After all these years she is still the first and only lefthanded LPGA golfer that has ever won a tour event, or even finished in the top ten in any other event.  That may be changing soon as …

Brittany Benvenuto has played five full seasons on the Symetra Tour after competing at the University of Arizona.  She has improved consistently in each year, and in 2016  she competed in 21 events, made the cut 19 times, and made the top ten 5 times.  She played her first PGA tour event earlier this year, and we will look for her to be playing more this season.

Cathryn Bristow played college golf at the University of Oregon, and has been playing professionally in New Zealand or Australia since that time. She has won a total of four professional tournaments, one on the Symetra tour and three on the Australian Tour, including two in 2016.  There is a good chance that we could also see her playing in LPGA events soon.

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