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The Best Golfers Of All Time

Updated April 5, 2021 52.4k votes 7.1k voters 70.6k views163 items

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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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    Jack Nicklaus

    United States of America

    PGA Tour: 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)

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    1,590

    Tiger Woods

    United States of America

    PGA Tour: 82 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)

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    Ben Hogan

    United States of America

    PGA Tour: 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)

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    Arnold Palmer

    United States of America

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

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    464

    Sam Snead

    United States of America

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

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    648

    Bobby Jones

    United States of America

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

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    Tom Watson

    United States of America

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

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    353

    Walter Hagen

    United States of America

    PGA Tour: 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)

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    433

    Lee Trevino

    United States of America

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

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    1,234
    791

    Phil Mickelson

    United States of America

    PGA Tour: 44 wins
    Masters: 3 wins
    (2004, 2006, 2010)
    British Open: 1 win (2013)
    US PGA: 1 win (2005)

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    Byron Nelson

    United States of America

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

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    Gary Player

    South Africa

    PGA Tour: 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)

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    346

    Gene Sarazen

    United States of America

    PGA Tour: 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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    Nick Faldo

    England

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

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    443

    Fred Couples

    United States of America

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

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    537

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

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    280

    Dustin Johnson

    United States of America

    PGA Tour: 24 wins
    Masters: 1 win
    (2020)
    US Open: 1 win (2016)

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

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    Billy Casper

    United States of America

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

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    Raymond Floyd

    United States of America

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

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    Rory McIlroy

    Northern Ireland

    PGA Tour: 18 wins
    US Open: 1 win
    (2011)
    British Open: 1 win (2014)
    US PGA: 2 wins (2012,  2014)

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

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    Ernie Els

    South Africa

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

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    273

    Johnny Miller

    United States of America

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

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    Brooks Koepka

    United States of America

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