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Rank the best golfers to ever play the game! Vote for who you think is the greatest golfer of all time and see if they can reach the coveted number 1 spot. These are the best golfers of all time as ranked by you, the people. If you're a huge golf fan, a weekend warrior, or even if you just know who Tiger Woods is, go ahead and cast your vote. To truly have a crowdsourced opinion of who the world's best golfer is the opinion of everyone is needed... not just "experts."

The top golfers ever are an elite group. Golf is probably the world's most frustrating sport and these men and women have mastered it. They have conquered their bodies and their minds and willed their way to becoming the all time best golfers. Nearly every Masters champion is represented on this list. So go ahead and vote for your favorites now!

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Jack Nicklaus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Jack Nicklaus age 77

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2
473 180
Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Tiger Woods age 42

3
262 81
Ben Hogan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Ben Hogan Died at 85 (1912-1997)

4
276 96
Arnold Palmer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Arnold Palmer age 88

5
245 68
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Bobby Jones Died at 69 (1902-1971)

6
222 63
Sam Snead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Sam Snead Died at 90 (1912-2002)

7
207 70
Gary Player is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Gary Player age 82

8
219 108
Phil Mickelson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

9
177 58
Byron Nelson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Byron Nelson Died at 94 (1912-2006)

10
171 49
Walter Hagen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Walter Hagen Died at 77 (1892-1969)

11
188 40
Tom Watson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Tom Watson age 68

12
131 48
Gene Sarazen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Gene Sarazen Died at 97 (1902-1999)

13
143 59
Seve Ballesteros is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Seve Ballesteros Died at 54 (1957-2011)

14
134 61
Lee Trevino is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Lee Trevino age 78

15
107 42
Harry Vardon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Harry Vardon Died at 67 (1870-1937)

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112 60
Nick Faldo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Nick Faldo age 60

17
104 56
Billy Casper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Billy Casper age 86

18
99 59
Vijay Singh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Vijay Singh age 54

19
103 67
Rory McIlroy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Rory McIlroy age 28

20
126 61
Greg Norman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Greg Norman age 62

21
103 56
Ernie Els is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Ernie Els age 48

22
77 60
Raymond Floyd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Raymond Floyd age 75

23
76 55
Hale Irwin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Hale Irwin age 72

24
76 37
Jordan Spieth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Rocky Holmes added Jordan Spieth age 24

25
84 44
Johnny Miller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Johnny Miller age 70

26
89 47
Fred Couples is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Fred Couples age 58

27
76 41
Ben Crenshaw is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Ben Crenshaw age 65

28
65 47
Tom Kite is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Tom Kite age 68

29
63 46
Curtis Strange is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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65 42
Cary Middlecoff is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Cary Middlecoff Died at 77 (1921-1998)

31
62 29
Payne Stewart is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Payne Stewart Died at 42 (1957-1999)

32
56 40
Jimmy Demaret is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Jimmy Demaret Died at 73 (1910-1983)

33
45 23
Old Tom Morris is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Old Tom Morris Died at 87 (1821-1908)

34
49 38
John Henry Taylor is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
John Henry Taylor Died at 92 (1871-1963)

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52 21
Bernhard Langer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

36
51 27
Sergio García is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

37
38 24
Young Tom Morris is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Young Tom Morris Died at 24 (1851-1875)

38
44 32
Bobby Locke is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Bobby Locke Died at 70 (1917-1987)

39
50 30
Annika Sörenstam is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

40
42 32
Tommy Armour is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Tommy Armour Died at 74 (1894-1968)

41
39 35
Gene Littler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Gene Littler age 87

42
41 24
Francis Ouimet is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Francis Ouimet Died at 74 (1893-1967)

43
41 39
Julius Boros is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Julius Boros Died at 74 (1920-1994)

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35 30
Ted Ray is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Ted Ray Died at 66 (1877-1943)

45
45 36
Bubba Watson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Bubba Watson age 39

46
41 34
James Braid is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
James Braid Died at 80 (1870-1950)

47
45 36
David Duval is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
David Duval age 46

48
42 21
Dustin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

49
30 14
Colin Montgomerie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

50
28 18
José María Olazábal is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time