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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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592 123
Jack Nicklaus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Jack Nicklaus age 77

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497 193
Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Tiger Woods age 42

3
258 70
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Bobby Jones Died at 69 (1902-1971)

4
272 84
Ben Hogan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Ben Hogan Died at 85 (1912-1997)

5
291 99
Arnold Palmer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Arnold Palmer age 88

6
228 67
Sam Snead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Sam Snead Died at 90 (1912-2002)

7
218 72
Gary Player is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Gary Player age 82

8
195 46
Tom Watson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Tom Watson age 68

9
229 116
Phil Mickelson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

10
175 52
Walter Hagen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Walter Hagen Died at 77 (1892-1969)

11
181 61
Byron Nelson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Byron Nelson Died at 94 (1912-2006)

12
134 51
Gene Sarazen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Gene Sarazen Died at 97 (1902-1999)

13
150 63
Seve Ballesteros is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Seve Ballesteros Died at 54 (1957-2011)

14
140 66
Lee Trevino is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Lee Trevino age 78

15
112 44
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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118 64
Nick Faldo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Nick Faldo age 60

17
108 62
Billy Casper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Billy Casper age 86

18
135 67
Greg Norman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Greg Norman age 62

19
110 59
Ernie Els is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Ernie Els age 48

20
104 65
Vijay Singh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Vijay Singh age 54

21
107 75
Rory McIlroy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Rory McIlroy age 28

22
80 65
Raymond Floyd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Raymond Floyd age 75

23
84 41
Jordan Spieth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
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24
96 48
Fred Couples is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Fred Couples age 58

25
80 59
Hale Irwin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Hale Irwin age 72

26
90 49
Johnny Miller is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Johnny Miller age 70

27
70 49
Tom Kite is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Tom Kite age 68

28
82 44
Ben Crenshaw is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Ben Crenshaw age 65

29
68 44
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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66 49
Curtis Strange is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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60 42
Jimmy Demaret is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Jimmy Demaret Died at 73 (1910-1983)

32
64 33
Payne Stewart is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Payne Stewart Died at 42 (1957-1999)

33
60 23
Bernhard Langer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

34
50 27
Old Tom Morris is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Old Tom Morris Died at 87 (1821-1908)

35
55 31
Annika Sörenstam is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

36
52 40
John Henry Taylor is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
John Henry Taylor Died at 92 (1871-1963)

37
44 25
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 34
Tommy Armour is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Tommy Armour Died at 74 (1894-1968)

39
56 31
Sergio García is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

40
40 38
Gene Littler is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Gene Littler age 87

41
36 33
Ted Ray is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Ted Ray Died at 66 (1877-1943)

42
42 36
Lanny Wadkins is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Lanny Wadkins age 68

43
33 18
Colin Montgomerie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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46 34
Bobby Locke is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Bobby Locke Died at 70 (1917-1987)

45
47 23
Dustin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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30 20
Larry Nelson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Larry Nelson age 70

47
30 18
José María Olazábal is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

48
42 27
Francis Ouimet is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Francis Ouimet Died at 74 (1893-1967)

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34 18
Nick Price is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Nick Price age 60

50
42 42
Julius Boros is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Julius Boros Died at 74 (1920-1994)