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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
2,148 741
Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

PGA Tours: 81 wins
Masters: 5 wins
(1997, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2019)
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
1,812 637
Jack Nicklaus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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
788 407
Arnold Palmer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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

4
673 300
Ben Hogan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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
554 233
Sam Snead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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

6
622 277
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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

7
516 262
Gary Player is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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
635 385
Phil Mickelson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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

9
496 198
Tom Watson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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

10
397 166
Walter Hagen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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)

11
400 171
Byron Nelson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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

12
340 203
Lee Trevino is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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

13
341 207
Seve Ballesteros is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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

14
270 171
Gene Sarazen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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)

15
278 203
Nick Faldo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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

16
271 174
Ernie Els is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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

17
335 245
Rory McIlroy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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

18
314 205
Greg Norman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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

19
237 152
Harry Vardon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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

20
218 168
Billy Casper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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

21
258 208
Vijay Singh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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

22
177 142
Raymond Floyd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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

23
231 115
Annika Sörenstam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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)

24
201 141
Johnny Miller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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

25
214 137
Fred Couples is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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