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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
657 145
Jack Nicklaus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Jack Nicklaus age 77

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)

2
573 214
Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Tiger Woods age 42

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)

3
320 111
Arnold Palmer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Arnold Palmer age 88

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

4
293 93
Ben Hogan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Ben Hogan 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
289 86
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Bobby Jones 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
243 77
Sam Snead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Sam Snead 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
234 83
Gary Player is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Gary Player age 82

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
214 54
Tom Watson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Tom Watson age 68

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

9
251 128
Phil Mickelson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Phil Mickelson age 47

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

10
194 64
Byron Nelson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Byron Nelson 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)

11
183 58
Walter Hagen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Walter Hagen 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)

12
144 54
Gene Sarazen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Gene Sarazen 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)

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13
150 72
Lee Trevino is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Lee Trevino age 78

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

14
163 71
Seve Ballesteros is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Seve Ballesteros Died at 54 (1957-2011)

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

15
125 48
Harry Vardon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Harry Vardon Died at 67 (1870-1937)

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

16
130 72
Nick Faldo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Nick Faldo age 60

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

17
113 67
Billy Casper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Billy Casper age 86

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

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18
146 73
Greg Norman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Greg Norman age 62

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

19
118 64
Ernie Els is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Ernie Els age 48

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

20
108 72
Vijay Singh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Vijay Singh age 54

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

21
122 84
Rory McIlroy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Rory McIlroy age 28

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

22
97 50
Jordan Spieth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Rocky Holmes added Jordan Spieth age 24

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

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23
83 69
Raymond Floyd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Raymond Floyd age 75

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

24
84 61
Hale Irwin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Hale Irwin age 72

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

25
71 51
Tom Kite is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Tom Kite age 68

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

26
100 52
Fred Couples is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Fred Couples age 58

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

27
93 53
Johnny Miller is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Johnny Miller age 70

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

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28
70 35
Payne Stewart is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Payne Stewart Died at 42 (1957-1999)

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

29
83 48
Ben Crenshaw is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Ben Crenshaw age 65

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

30
70 46
Cary Middlecoff is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Cary Middlecoff Died at 77 (1921-1998)

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

31
66 50
Curtis Strange is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Curtis Strange age 62

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

32
61 43
Jimmy Demaret is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Jimmy Demaret Died at 73 (1910-1983)

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

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33
63 34
Annika Sörenstam is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Annika Sörenstam age 47

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)

34
64 27
Bernhard Langer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Bernhard Langer age 60

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

35
53 29
Old Tom Morris is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Old Tom Morris Died at 87 (1821-1908)

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

36
49 27
Young Tom Morris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Young Tom Morris Died at 24 (1851-1875)

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

37
46 35
Tommy Armour is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Tommy Armour Died at 74 (1894-1968)

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

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38
52 42
John Henry Taylor is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
John Henry Taylor Died at 92 (1871-1963)

US Open: 1 win (1900)
British Open: 5 wins (1894, 1895, 1900, 1909, 1913)

39
53 25
Dustin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Dustin Johnson age 33

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

40
36 19
Nick Price is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Nick Price age 60

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

41
37 20
Colin Montgomerie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Colin Montgomerie age 54

PGA Tours: 6 wins

42
56 48
Jim Furyk is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Jim Furyk age 47

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

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43
59 36
Sergio García is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Sergio García age 37

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

44
40 39
Gene Littler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Gene Littler age 87

PGA Tours: 29 wins
US Open: 1 win
(1961)

45
48 39
David Duval is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
David Duval age 46

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

46
48 35
Bobby Locke is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Bobby Locke Died at 70 (1917-1987)

PGA Tours: 15 wins
British Open: 4 wins
(1949, 1950, 1952, 1957)

47
36 34
Ted Ray is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Ted Ray Died at 66 (1877-1943)

US Open: 1 win (1920)
British Open: 1 win (1912)

48
42 37
Lanny Wadkins is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Lanny Wadkins age 68

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

49
37 24
Tom Weiskopf is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Tom Weiskopf age 75

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

50
50 44
Bubba Watson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Bubba Watson age 39

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