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List Rules Rank the best golfers to ever play the game!

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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1
1,726 583
Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 43

PGA Tours: 79 wins
Masters: 4 wins
(1997, 2001, 2002, 2005)
US Open: 3 wins (2000, 2002, 2008)
British Open: 3 wins (2000, 2005, 2006)
US PGA: 4 wins (1999, 2000, 2006, 2007)
Tour Championship: 3 Wins (1999, 2007, 2018)

2
1,497 526
Jack Nicklaus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 78

PGA Tours: 73 wins
Masters: 6 wins
(1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986)
US Open: 4 wins (1962, 1967, 1972, 1980)
British Open: 3 wins (1966, 1970, 1978)
US PGA: 5 wins (1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980)

3
683 321
Arnold Palmer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 89

PGA Tours: 62 wins
Masters: 4 wins
(1958, 1960, 1962, 1964)
US Open: 1 win (1960)
British Open: 2 wins (1961, 1962)

4
580 242
Ben Hogan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 85 (1912-1997)

PGA Tours: 64 wins
Masters: 2 wins
(1951, 1953)
US Open: 4 wins (1948, 1950, 1951, 1953)
British Open: 1 win (1953)
US PGA: 2 wins (1946, 1948)

5
526 223
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 69 (1902-1971)

PGA Tours: 9 wins
US Open: 4 wins 
(1923, 1926, 1929, 1930)
British Open: 3 wins (1926, 1927, 1930)

6
464 195
Sam Snead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 90 (1912-2002)

PGA Tours: 82 wins
Masters: 3 wins
(1949, 1952, 1954)
British Open: 1 win (1946)
US PGA: 3 wins (1942, 1949, 1951)

7
441 218
Gary Player is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 83

PGA Tours: 24 wins
Masters: 3 wins
(1961, 1974, 1978)
US Open: 1 win (1965)
British Open: 3 wins (1959, 1969, 1974)
US PGA: 2 wins (1962, 1972)

8
339 133
Walter Hagen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 77 (1892-1969)

PGA Tours: 45 wins
US Open: 2 wins
(1914, 1919)
British Open: 4 wins (1922, 1924, 1928, 1929)
US PGA: 5 wins (1921, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927)

9
418 159
Tom Watson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 69

PGA Tours: 39 wins
Masters: 2 wins
(1977, 1981)
US Open: 1 win (1982)
British Open: 5 wins (1975, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983)

10
529 318
Phil Mickelson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 48

PGA Tours: 42 wins
Masters: 3 wins
(2004, 2006, 2010)
British Open: 1 win (2013)
US PGA: 1 win (2005)

11
347 139
Byron Nelson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 94 (1912-2006)

PGA Tours: 52 wins
Masters: 2 wins
(1937, 1942)
US Open: 1 win (1939)
US PGA: 2 wins (1940, 1945)

12
239 140
Gene Sarazen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 97 (1902-1999)

PGA Tours: 39 wins
Masters: 1 win
(1935)
US Open: 2 wins (1922, 1932)
British Open: 1 win (1932)
US PGA: 3 wins (1922, 1923, 1933)

13
279 172
Lee Trevino is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 79

PGA Tours: 29 wins
US Open: 2 wins
(1968, 1971)
British Open: 2 wins (1971, 1972)
US PGA: 2 wins (1974, 1984)

14
292 168
Seve Ballesteros is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 54 (1957-2011)

PGA Tours: 9 wins
Masters: 2 wins
(1980, 1983)
British Open: 3 wins (1979, 1984, 1988)

15
231 162
Nick Faldo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 61

PGA Tours: 9 wins
Masters: 3 wins
(1989, 1990, 1996)
British Open: 3 wins (1987, 1990, 1992)

16
270 163
Greg Norman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 63

PGA Tours: 20 wins
British Open: 2 wins
(1986, 1993)

17
207 122
Harry Vardon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 67 (1870-1937)

US Open: 1 win (1900)
British Open: 6 wins (1896, 1898, 1899, 1903, 1911, 1914)

18
218 146
Ernie Els is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 49

PGA Tours: 19 wins
US Open: 2 wins
(1994, 1997)
British Open: 2 wins (2002, 2012)

19
189 137
Billy Casper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 87

PGA Tours: 51 wins
Masters: 1 win
(1970)
US Open: 2 wins (1959, 1966)

20
221 170
Vijay Singh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 55

PGA Tours: 34 wins
Masters: 1 win
(2000)
US PGA: 2 wins (1998, 2004)

21
268 202
Rory McIlroy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 29

PGA Tours: 13 wins
US Open: 1 win
(2011)
British Open: 1 win (2014)
US PGA: 2 wins (2012, 2014)

22
192 93
Annika Sörenstam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 48

LPGA Tours: 72 wins
ANA: 3 wins
(2001, 2002, 2005)
WPGA: 3 wins (2003, 2004, 2005)
US Open: 3 wins (1995, 1996, 2006)
British Open: 1 win (2003)

23
222 159
Jordan Spieth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Rocky Holmes added age 25

PGA Tours: 11 wins
Masters: 1 win
(2015)
US Open: 1 win (2015)
British Open: 1 win (2017)

24
142 124
Raymond Floyd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 76

PGA Tours: 22 wins
Masters: 1 win
(1976)
US Open: 1 win (1986)
US PGA: 2 wins (1969, 1982)

25
167 121
Johnny Miller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 71

PGA Tours: 25 wins
US Open: 1 win
(1973)
British Open: 1 win (1976)

26
135 114
Hale Irwin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 73

PGA Tours: 20 wins
US Open: 3 wins
(1974, 1979, 1990)

27
181 121
Fred Couples is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 59

PGA Tours: 15 wins
Masters: 1 win
(1992)

28
138 99
Ben Crenshaw is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 66

PGA Tours: 19 wins
Masters: 2 wins
(1984, 1995)

29
140 102
Payne Stewart is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 42 (1957-1999)

PGA Tours: 11 wins
US Open: 2 wins
(1991, 1999)
US PGA: 1 win (1989)

30
113 94
Cary Middlecoff is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 77 (1921-1998)

PGA Tours: 40 wins
Masters: 1 win
(1955)
US Open: 2 wins (1949, 1956)

31
136 75
Bernhard Langer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 61

PGA Tours: 3 wins
Masters: 2 wins
(1985, 1993)

32
110 118
Tom Kite is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 69

PGA Tours: 19 wins
US Open: 1 win
(1992)

33
95 92
Jimmy Demaret is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 73 (1910-1983)

PGA Tours: 31 wins
Masters: 3 wins
(1940, 1947, 1950)

34
128 74
Dustin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 34

PGA Tours: 16 wins
US Open: 1 win
(2016)

35
84 51
Nick Price is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 61

PGA Tours: 18 wins
British Open: 1 win
(1994)
US PGA: 2 wins (1992, 1994)

36
95 66
Young Tom Morris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 24 (1851-1875)

British Open: 4 wins (1868, 1869, 1870, 1872)

37
100 71
Old Tom Morris is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 87 (1821-1908)

British Open: 4 wins (1861, 1862, 1864, 1867)

38
79 66
Tommy Armour is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 74 (1894-1968)

PGA Tours: 25 wins
US Open: 1 win
(1927)
British Open: 1 win (1931)
US PGA: 1 win (1930)

39
87 104
Curtis Strange is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 63

PGA Tours: 17 wins
US Open: 2 wins
(1988, 1989)

40
117 84
Sergio García is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 38

PGA Tours: 10 wins
Masters: 1 win
(2017)

41
74 51
Colin Montgomerie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 55

PGA Tours: 6 wins

42
96 86
Jim Furyk is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 48

PGA Tours: 17 wins
US Open: 1 win
(2003)

43
85 66
Davis Love III is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

44
105 97
Bubba Watson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 40

PGA Tours: 9 wins
Masters: 2 wins
(2012, 2014)

45
63 30
Justin Rose is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 38

46
70 69
Julius Boros is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 74 (1920-1994)

PGA Tours: 18 wins
US Open: 2 wins
(1952, 1963)
US PGA: 1 win (1968)

47
83 78
David Duval is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 47

PGA Tours: 13 wins
British Open: 1 win
(2001)

48
67 54
Tom Weiskopf is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 76

PGA Tours: 16 wins
British Open: 1 win
(1973)

49
63 61
Lanny Wadkins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 69

PGA Tours: 21 wins
US PGA: 1 win
(1977)

50
67 55
Peter Thomson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 89

PGA Tours: 6 wins
British Open: 5 wins
(1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1965)