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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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+ - 457 168
Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Tiger Woods age 42

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+ - 253 75
Ben Hogan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Ben Hogan Died at 85 (1912-1997)

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+ - 267 90
Arnold Palmer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Arnold Palmer age 88

5
+ - 234 63
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Bobby Jones Died at 69 (1902-1971)

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+ - 215 60
Sam Snead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Sam Snead Died at 90 (1912-2002)

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+ - 201 65
Gary Player is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Gary Player age 82

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+ - 210 101
Phil Mickelson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

9
+ - 170 54
Byron Nelson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Byron Nelson Died at 94 (1912-2006)

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+ - 182 35
Tom Watson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Tom Watson age 68

11
+ - 166 48
Walter Hagen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Walter Hagen Died at 77 (1892-1969)

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+ - 128 45
Gene Sarazen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Gene Sarazen Died at 97 (1902-1999)

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+ - 132 57
Lee Trevino is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Lee Trevino age 78

14
+ - 139 56
Seve Ballesteros is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Seve Ballesteros Died at 54 (1957-2011)

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+ - 102 38
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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+ - 104 53
Billy Casper is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Billy Casper age 86

17
+ - 108 58
Nick Faldo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Nick Faldo age 60

18
+ - 124 56
Greg Norman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Greg Norman age 62

19
+ - 98 56
Vijay Singh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Vijay Singh age 54

20
+ - 103 52
Ernie Els is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Ernie Els age 48

21
+ - 97 62
Rory McIlroy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Rory McIlroy age 28

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+ - 74 56
Raymond Floyd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Raymond Floyd age 75

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+ - 75 51
Hale Irwin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Hale Irwin age 72

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+ - 68 32
Jordan Spieth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Jordan Spieth age 24

25
+ - 80 40
Johnny Miller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Johnny Miller age 70

26
+ - 86 46
Fred Couples is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Fred Couples age 58

27
+ - 63 45
Tom Kite is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Tom Kite age 68

28
+ - 74 40
Ben Crenshaw is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Ben Crenshaw age 65

29
+ - 64 40
Cary Middlecoff is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Cary Middlecoff Died at 77 (1921-1998)

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+ - 62 44
Curtis Strange is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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+ - 61 26
Payne Stewart is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Payne Stewart Died at 42 (1957-1999)

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+ - 55 38
Jimmy Demaret is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Jimmy Demaret Died at 73 (1910-1983)

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+ - 44 21
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)

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+ - 49 36
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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+ - 51 20
Bernhard Langer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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+ - 49 24
Sergio García is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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+ - 37 22
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)

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+ - 42 30
Tommy Armour is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Tommy Armour Died at 74 (1894-1968)

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+ - 43 30
Bobby Locke is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Bobby Locke Died at 70 (1917-1987)

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+ - 49 28
Annika Sörenstam is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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+ - 39 33
Gene Littler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Gene Littler age 87

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+ - 40 22
Francis Ouimet is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Francis Ouimet Died at 74 (1893-1967)

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+ - 41 37
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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+ - 34 28
Ted Ray is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Ted Ray Died at 66 (1877-1943)

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+ - 44 33
Bubba Watson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Bubba Watson age 39

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+ - 41 32
James Braid is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
James Braid Died at 80 (1870-1950)

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+ - 27 16
José María Olazábal is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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+ - 44 35
David Duval is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
David Duval age 46

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+ - 39 32
Lanny Wadkins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Lanny Wadkins age 68

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+ - 34 20
Tom Weiskopf is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Tom Weiskopf age 75