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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
1,708 570
Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 43

PGA Tours: 79 wins
Masters: 4 wins
(1997, 2001, 2002, 2005)
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
1,479 521
Jack Nicklaus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 78

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
678 315
Arnold Palmer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 89

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

4
571 239
Ben Hogan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 85 (1912-1997)

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
521 221
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 69 (1902-1971)

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

6
460 193
Sam Snead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 90 (1912-2002)

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

7
438 216
Gary Player is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 83

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
526 314
Phil Mickelson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 48

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

9
335 132
Walter Hagen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 77 (1892-1969)

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)

10
409 156
Tom Watson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 69

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

11
342 138
Byron Nelson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 94 (1912-2006)

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

12
236 138
Gene Sarazen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 97 (1902-1999)

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)

13
273 170
Lee Trevino is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 79

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

14
288 168
Seve Ballesteros is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 54 (1957-2011)

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

15
230 159
Nick Faldo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 61

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

16
267 162
Greg Norman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 63

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

17
207 121
Harry Vardon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 67 (1870-1937)

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

18
216 143
Ernie Els is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 49

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

19
187 137
Billy Casper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 87

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

20
266 197
Rory McIlroy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 29

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

21
220 168
Vijay Singh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 55

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

22
185 93
Annika Sörenstam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 48

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
220 155
Jordan Spieth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Rocky Holmes added age 25

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

24
139 124
Raymond Floyd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 76

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

25
164 121
Johnny Miller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 71

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

26
132 114
Hale Irwin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 73

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

27
177 120
Fred Couples is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 59

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

28
136 98
Ben Crenshaw is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 66

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

29
137 100
Payne Stewart is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 42 (1957-1999)

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

30
135 72
Bernhard Langer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 61

PGA Tours: 3 wins
Masters: 2 wins
(1985, 1993)

31
112 94
Cary Middlecoff is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 77 (1921-1998)

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

32
109 117
Tom Kite is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 69

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

33
126 72
Dustin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 34

PGA Tours: 16 wins
US Open: 1 win
(2016)

34
93 92
Jimmy Demaret is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 73 (1910-1983)

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

35
82 51
Nick Price is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 61

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

36
95 66
Young Tom Morris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 24 (1851-1875)

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

37
100 71
Old Tom Morris is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 87 (1821-1908)

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

38
78 66
Tommy Armour is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 74 (1894-1968)

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

39
86 104
Curtis Strange is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 63

PGA Tours: 17 wins
US Open: 2 wins
(1988, 1989)

40
104 94
Bubba Watson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 40

PGA Tours: 9 wins
Masters: 2 wins
(2012, 2014)

41
73 50
Colin Montgomerie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 55

PGA Tours: 6 wins

42
115 83
Sergio García is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 38

PGA Tours: 10 wins
Masters: 1 win
(2017)

43
94 86
Jim Furyk is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 48

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

44
84 66
Davis Love III is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

45
62 30
Justin Rose is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 38

46
70 69
Julius Boros is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 74 (1920-1994)

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

47
61 45
José María Olazábal is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 52

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

48
67 54
Peter Thomson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 89

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

49
71 60
Bobby Locke is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 70 (1917-1987)

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

50
82 78
David Duval is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 47

PGA Tours: 13 wins
British Open: 1 win
(2001)