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The Best Golfers Of All Time

Updated August 22, 2020 48.8k votes 6.4k voters 66.1k views153 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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  • 1
    Jack Nicklaus
    2,804
    1,128

    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)

  • 2
    Tiger Woods
    3,472
    1,357

    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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  • 3
    Ben Hogan
    1,321
    469

    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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  • 4
    Arnold Palmer
    1,468
    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)

  • 5
    Sam Snead
    1,129
    385

    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)

  • 6
    Phil Mickelson
    1,195
    705

    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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  • 7
    Bobby Jones
    1,017
    637

    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)

  • 8
    Byron Nelson
    786
    329

    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)

  • 9
    Lee Trevino
    744
    380

    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)

  • 10
    Tom Watson
    831
    523

    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)

  • 11
    Walter Hagen
    797
    339

    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)

  • 12
    Gary Player
    847
    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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  • 13
    Gene Sarazen
    576
    336

    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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  • 14
    Fred Couples
    518
    353

    Fred Couples

    United States of America, Italy

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

  • 15
    Young Tom Morris
    217
    130

    Young Tom Morris

    Scotland

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

  • 16
    Old Tom Morris
    220
    137

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

  • 17
    Dustin Johnson
    297
    229

    Dustin Johnson

    United States of America

    PGA Tours: 21 wins
    US Open: 1 win
    (2016)

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  • 18
    Harry Vardon
    393
    262

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

  • 19
    Nick Price
    189
    134

    Nick Price

    Zimbabwe

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

  • 20
    Raymond Floyd
    336
    234

    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)

  • 21
    Bernhard Langer
    263
    218

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

  • 22
    Nick Faldo
    513
    424

    Nick Faldo

    England

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

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  • 23
    Payne Stewart
    288
    232

    Payne Stewart

    United States of America

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

  • 24
    Johnny Miller
    345
    260

    Johnny Miller

    United States of America

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

  • 25
    Hale Irwin
    281
    201

    Hale Irwin

    United States of America

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