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The Best Golfers Of All Time

Updated April 19, 2021 53.3k votes 7.2k voters 71.4k 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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    3,687
    1,595

    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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    555

    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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    1,570
    670

    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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  • 5
    1,186
    466

    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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    1,081
    657

    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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  • 7
    896
    558

    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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    832
    353

    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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    446

    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)

  • 10
    1,241
    802

    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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    362

    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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    613

    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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    569
    451

    Nick Faldo

    England

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

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    599
    353

    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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    540

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

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    456

    Fred Couples

    United States of America

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

  • 17
    410
    282

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

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    300

    Billy Casper

    United States of America

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

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    294

    Dustin Johnson

    United States of America

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

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    391

    Ernie Els

    South Africa

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

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    351
    256

    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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    615

    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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    243

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

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    498

    Greg Norman

    Australia

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

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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)