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The Best Golfers Of All Time

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Here are the best golfers of all time, ranked by fans everywhere. Featuring old golf legends and current pros, these men's golf players rankings are determined by PGA Tour wins, major championships, and of course, fan voting. While famous golfers, like Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods, dominate most top 10 lists, new golfers, like Jon Rahm and Collin Morikawa, are quickly climbing up the top 100. 

Vote up the best male golfers in the world, and see who lands on the coveted spot of the greatest golfer of all time. 

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    177

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

  • 27
    248
    159

    Cary Middlecoff

    United States of America

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

  • 28
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    252

    Payne Stewart

    United States of America

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

  • 29
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    387

    Ernie Els

    South Africa

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

  • 30
    274
    191

    Ben Crenshaw

    United States of America

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

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    167

    Young Tom Morris

    Scotland

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

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    208

    Hale Irwin

    United States of America

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

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    123

    Brooks Koepka

    United States of America

    PGA Tour: 8 wins
    US Open: 2 wins
    (2018, 2019)
    US PGA: 2 wins (2017, 2018)

  • 34
    223
    139

    Jimmy Demaret

    United States of America

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

  • 35
    167
    111

    Peter Thomson

    Australia

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

  • 36
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    441

    Jordan Spieth

    United States of America

    PGA Tour: 12 wins
    Masters: 1 win
    (2015)
    US Open: 1 win (2015)
    British Open: 1 win (2017)

  • 37
    195
    158

    Nick Price

    Zimbabwe

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

  • 38
    201
    127

    Tommy Armour

    United States of America

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

  • 39
    154
    93

    Bobby Locke

    South Africa

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

  • 40
    209
    165

    Jim Furyk

    United States of America

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

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  • 41
    169
    102

    Julius Boros

    United States of America

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

  • 42
    145
    135

    Pádraig Harrington

    Republic of Ireland

    PGA Tour: 6 wins
    British Open: 2 wins
    (2007, 2008)
    US PGA: 1 win (2008)

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    73

    Justin Thomas

    United States of America

    PGA Tour: 14 wins
    US PGA: 1 win (2017)

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    218
    211

    Bubba Watson

    United States of America

    PGA Tour: 12 wins
    Masters: 2 wins
    (2012, 2014)

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  • 45
    177
    148

    Davis Love III

    United States of America

    PGA Tour: 21 wins
    US PGA: 1 win
    (1997)

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    40
    20

    Chi-Chi Rodríguez

    United States of America, Puerto Rico

    PGA Tour: 8 wins
     

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    Patty Berg

    United States of America

    LPGA Tour: 60 wins
    Western Open: 7 wins
    (1941, 1943, 1948, 1951, 1955, 1957, 1958)
    US Open: 1 wins (1946)
    Titleholders Championship: 7 wins (1937, 1938, 1939, 1948, 1953, 1955, 1957)
    US PGA: 2 wins (1956, 1959)

  • 48

    PGA Tour: 6 wins
    Masters: 2 wins
    (1994, 1999)

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    148
    103

    Tom Weiskopf

    United States of America

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

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    222
    185

    Tom Kite

    United States of America

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