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Johnson Wagner and the Best Mustachioed Golfers

Karla Villegas GamaFeatured ColumnistFebruary 1, 2012

Johnson Wagner and the Best Mustachioed Golfers

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    It is true that golf is a traditional sport and that etiquette is one of the most important things in the game.

    But sometimes, little tweaks, either in apparel or physical attributes, can make it a bit more fun and less rigid.

    Let's remember some of the players who decided to embrace the mustache (or beard) and succeeded in their attempts.

Andres Gonzales

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    This is, by far, one of the coolest mustaches ever. Every time I see Andres Gonzales, I can't help but think about motorcyclists.

    Gonzales had two top-25 finishes last season, and made the cut nine times in 21 events.

Bart Bryant

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    We certainly miss this discreet and classy mustache. 

    Bryant hasn't played in the PGA since 2009. It was on that tour that he won three times.

Corey Pavin

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    In 1982, Corey Pavin turned professional and had one of the greatest mustaches on the tour.

    However, he shaved it in 1995, just after winning the U.S Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club.

Craig Stadler

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    If you try to think of a famous mustache in golf, Craig Stadler will likely come to mind.

    He has won 29 times since he become professional back in 1976. He currently plays on the Champions Tour.

Gary McCord

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    Gary McCord won a Nationwide title and two of the Champions Tours. He's also an author and a commentator, and hasn't returned to Augusta since 1994 due to some of the statements he made that year concerning the course.

    His mustache is, for sure, one of his most memorable attributes.

Geoff Ogilvy

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    At age 34, Geoff Ogilvy has won seven PGA titles, including the 2006 U.S. Open, but growing a mustache has been one of his greatest accomplishments.

    Ogilvy decided to join Movember, a movement that encourages guys to grow mustaches in order to raise money for prostate cancer and men's depression.

Graeme McDowell

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    Graeme McDowell's look is more of a three day beard than a proper mustache, but it's so classy and contemporary that it found it's way onto the list.

    In 2010, the Northern Irish golfer caught the attention of media after winning the U.S. Open.

Johnson Wagner

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    The latest mustache on tour was a true lucky charm. Johnson Wagner won the Sony Open in Hawaii two weeks ago, his third PGA title.

    We can thank his wife Katie for the look; she hated the idea, which encouraged Wagner to keep it.

Miguel Ángel Jiménez

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    Another golfer who has had a mustache and chin strip for years is Miguel Ángel Jiménez.

    The Spaniard has won 21 professional titles, 18 of them in the European Tour, tied for 11th all-time. He has played for the European Ryder Cup team four times.

Tiger Woods

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    Tiger Woods's beard at the AT&T National certainly raised some eyebrows, but to be fair, I think it looked cool.

    He shaved shortly after the press conference, though. Maybe if he follows Johnson Wagner's example, he can win an official tournament soon.

Mike 'Fluff' Cowan

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    He's not a golfer, but Mike "Fluff" Cowan has one of the most famous mustaches on tour. Plus, he has carried the bags of players like Fred Couples and Tiger Woods.

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