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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
2,177 748
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
1,826 641
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
679 300
Ben Hogan is listed (or ranked) 3 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)

4
793 409
Arnold Palmer is listed (or ranked) 4 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)

5
560 233
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
623 282
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
517 265
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
643 387
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
499 202
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
399 169
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
403 174
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
343 207
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
344 210
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
272 174
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
276 174
Ernie Els is listed (or ranked) 15 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)

16
278 207
Nick Faldo is listed (or ranked) 16 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)

17
340 247
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
319 206
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
237 155
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
262 211
Vijay Singh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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

21
219 172
Billy Casper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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

22
234 116
Annika Sörenstam is listed (or ranked) 22 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)

23
178 145
Raymond Floyd is listed (or ranked) 23 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)

24
217 139
Fred Couples is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

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

25
265 206
Jordan Spieth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Rocky Holmes added

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