Best Beards in Golf

Apart from the legendary Frank Beard, and of course Old Tom Morris, golf for a long time was not considered to be a very beard-worthy sport.

However, there has been something of a changing of the guard of late with beards now becoming a more regular sight in a sport that has been somewhat beard bereft. When beards are involved, it can only be a good thing.

Perhaps if Tiger Woods had grown a beard, he would not have strayed, who can really say? Let’s not beat around the chin bush any more and look at some of the best beards in the world of golf.

Graham DeLaet

Graham Delaet

According to his wife, the man has been growing the beard since the British Open finished in July last year, as he does every year. We think that might be a Canadian thing. He is big news on Twitter thanks to his beard – which is causing division between those who love it and those who thinks he is disrespectful to the game. As if. We salute you, Graham.

There is no big reason behind it – he just wanted to grow a proper beard and decided to watched videos and read guides to find out the best way to do it. However, if he starts winning more, we are sure it is all thanks to the beard.

Boo Weekley

Boo Weekley

Already considered to be one of the more likeable characters of the PGA Tour, Boo Weekley has seen his popularity increase undoubtedly thanks to the massive and full chin bush he has been rocking up to events since the start of 2016.

There is something stunning about Weekley’s beard. It obviously takes a lot of time and maintenance to keep that fine grey beard in such stunning condition. Whether his beard effects his performance or not, remains to be seen.

Joey Garber

Joey Garber

Although Joey Garber is still considered something of a rookie on the Web.com Golf Tour, his beard is anything but a rookie’s. It is encouraging to see such a young guy, playing the sport he loves and is rather good at, in a full beard that makes him look like he could easily start work as a lumberjack tomorrow. Mr Garber, keep up the good work.

Shane Lowry

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Shane Lowry is known in the world of golf for having one of the most endearing and friendliest faces, ever. It seems like Lowry has it all right now – winning smile, winning beard and as he seems to be finishing stronger and stronger over the last year – he may be winning all round soon.

Lucas Glover

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To finish our list, we are actually going to pay our respects to one of our fallen. We are talking about Lucas Glover’s gloriously dense and deeply brown beard and sideburns. He has since gotten rid of it and we are sad to see it gone because while he had it, it was one of, if not the best beards in golf.

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Premier League Bearded XI 2015-16

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The Premier League Beard of the Year is Joe Ledley!

It’s been a massive year for Joe Ledley’s beard. Many said it couldn’t last, that it was unkempt, that it has small animals living inside it.

These things may all be true, but while it’s here let’s all sit back and enjoy the show. Currently rated 50:50 if he’ll be fit enough for the Euros, so keep your beards crossed!

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Ledley breaks the Beard of the Year pattern as the first outfield player to be awarded, following Ben Hamer and Tim Howard.

This season has shown something of a renaissance in Premier League beards after last year’s disappointing selection.

Goalkeeper

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Tim Howard, Everton

Back in goal for the Bearded XI, but short of his former glory. This was Howard’s last season in the Premier League and BeardWatch will be sad to see him go. Perhaps his move to MLS will be the catalyst American football needs?

Defenders


James Collins,West Ham

I’ve always got a soft spot for a ginger beard, and this might be just as ginger as they come.


Nicolas Otamendi,Man City

This finely manicured beast has won plaudits across Manchester, and has been kept looking at it’s best to strike fear into his opponents.


Mile Jedinak, Crystal Palace

Dropping into defence as cover, Mile has had another fine season at Palace. The beard is still big and bushy and can do a solid job at the back.

Midfielders

Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea

Not an ever-present this season, but a very welcome sight when it’s poked itself out. Perhaps it’s Cesc’s way of keeping himself warm on those cold, wet Wednesday nights at Stoke…


Joe Allen, Liverpool

Look at little Joe, all happy to have a beard! Unfortunately, it may not last as he’s vowed to chop it all off if he scores in the Europa League final… C’mon Sevilla!


Joe Ledley (c), Crystal Palace

This is a beard that’s gone from strength to strength and rightly takes its place at the top.

★BEARD OF THE SEASON★

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Sandro, West Brom

The only ever-present beard in the Premier League Bearded XI, Sandro diligently moved on loan to West Brom to ensure his place was secure.

Strikers


Olivier Giroud, Arsenal

He’s had his best season at Arsenal since joining, which can entirely be attributed to this beard. Obviously.


Diego Costa, Chelsea

It’s fair to say Chelsea have had their problems this season, and many pundits have commented on their lack of commitment. This is evident with Costa and Fabregas only teasing us with little flashes of beard before cruelly snatching them away.


Emmanuel Adebayor, Crystal Palace

A third entry for Crystal Palace making them the beardiest team of the year. Rock solid effort from Adebayor.

Manager


Quique Sanchez Flores, Watford

Last year’s best bearded manager was Sean Dyche (SEAN DYCHE ffs) so thank goodness for this sexy, sexy Dr House-a-like. Watford ditched him despite keeping them up and playing above expectations. More beard discrimination no doubt.