Historically speaking, golf hasn’t attracted really tall players. Tall athletes play other sports, like basketball or tennis. Not golf.
However, every once in a while a taller-than-average person emerges in golf and becomes a major champion. Dustin Johnson — who can dunk a basketball, you know — won the 2016 US Open and is 6 feet, 4 inches tall. Tony Finau is in contention to win the 2019 Masters, and he’s also 6 feet, 4 inches tall.
The tallest golfer to win a major championship, however, is George Archer. Archer was 6 feet, 5.5 inches tall when he won the 1969 Masters for his only major championship title. He went on to win a total of 12 PGA Tour events.
Bob Tway won the 1988 PGA Championship, and he’s 6 feet, 4 inches tall. Stewart Cink is also 6 feet, 4 inches tall, and he won the 2009 British Open Championship in a playoff over Tom Watson at Turnberry.
Nick Faldo won six major championships with a listed height of 6 feet, 3 inches. Ernie Els won four major championships, and he is also 6 feet, 3 inches tall.
Tiger Woods is 6 feet, 1 inches tall, while Jack Nicklaus won 18 majors at a listed height of 5 feet, 10 inches.