Of all the professional sports, none welcomes dad bods more than golf. For a sport that’s more about form and strategy than pure athleticism, it makes sense that professional players are able to carry around a little more paunch than other athletes.
So in celebration of golf, and dads everywhere, here are seven golfers who are making money as professional athletes, but who also could just as easily spend their Sundays on riding lawnmowers and grilling burgers for the family. We won’t dare rank these dad bods, because each dad bod is like a unique snowflake and deserves to be celebrated individually.
Reed won the Masters this year, and currently ranks 13th on the PGA. He’s known as “Captain America” thanks to his success representing America in team events, and he kind of looks like Captain America, if Captain America was a golfer who rocked a perfect mid-level dad bod.
Not toned, not chubby, Reed looks like a regular dude on the golf course. That is, if you know any regular dudes who have won $23 million playing golf.
This picture doesn’t really do proper justice to Dufner’s dad bod. This is a better angle. Dufner currently ranks 51st in the world, but he did win the PGA Championship in 2013, and he constantly wins the dad bod championship in our hearts.
Pat Perez just looks like a golfer, the same way John Daly looked like a golfer in his prime. His dad bod game is almost as on point as his golf game, as he’s the 36th ranked golfer in the world and, as evidenced by this article, one of the top 7 dad bods among professional golfers. It’s even more glorious when he rocks the long-haired approach.
Marc Leishman is another classic example of a golfer who isn’t out of shape by any means, but definitely still has a textbook dad bod. The 19th ranked player in the world has the kind of dad bod that an untucked shirt would hide, but you bet your love handles he still tucks that sucker in anyway. His dad bod is loud and proud, and we respect that.
Andrew “Beef” Johnston
His nickname is “Beef” and he’s sponsored by Arby’s. Of course his dad bod game is next level.
Shane Lowry’s dad bod is glorious. It’s not in your face, it’s not trying to be anything it isn’t, it just is the kind of body possessed by every dad who goes to the gym a few times a week when it fits their schedule.
And finally we have the Thai professional Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who truly has an epic dad bod. If anything, he might be a few pounds heavier than what we’d comfortably consider to be a dad bod, but it doesn’t matter because he owns it, and owning your body shape is the ultimate sign of a dad bod. His dad body is wonderful, and it has our full support and respect.