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The Best Golfers Of All Time

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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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  • Tiger Woods1
    3,555
    1,405

    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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  • Jack Nicklaus2
    2,862
    1,182

    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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  • Ben Hogan3
    1,350
    484

    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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  • Sam Snead4
    1,164
    401

    Sam Snead

    United States of America

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

  • Arnold Palmer5
    1,513
    616

    Arnold Palmer

    United States of America

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

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  • Phil Mickelson6
    1,214
    748

    Phil Mickelson

    United States of America

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

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  • Bobby Jones7
    1,054
    643

    Bobby Jones

    United States of America

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

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  • Byron Nelson8
    813
    339

    Byron Nelson

    United States of America

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

  • Lee Trevino9
    754
    407

    Lee Trevino

    United States of America

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

  • Tom Watson10
    868
    525

    Tom Watson

    United States of America

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

  • Walter Hagen11
    829
    349

    Walter Hagen

    United States of America

    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)

  • Gary Player12
    883
    609

    Gary Player

    South Africa

    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)

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  • Gene Sarazen13
    591
    345

    Gene Sarazen

    United States of America

    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)

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  • Fred Couples14
    526
    410

    Fred Couples

    United States of America, Italy

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

  • Nick Faldo15
    546
    431

    Nick Faldo

    England

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

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  • Dustin Johnson16
    319
    259

    Dustin Johnson

    United States of America

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

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  • Harry Vardon17
    400
    273

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

  • Raymond Floyd18
    346
    245

    Raymond Floyd

    United States of America

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

  • Old Tom Morris19
    224
    165

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

  • Billy Casper20
    397
    291

    Billy Casper

    United States of America

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

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  • Johnny Miller21
    354
    267

    Johnny Miller

    United States of America

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

  • Payne Stewart22
    299
    241

    Payne Stewart

    United States of America

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

  • Seve Ballesteros23
    643
    541

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

  • Bernhard Langer24
    271
    233

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

  • Ernie Els25
    471
    389

    Ernie Els

    South Africa

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