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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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  • 1
    Jack Nicklaus
    2,801
    1,125

    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
    3,466
    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
    1,319
    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
    1,466
    615

    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
    1,127
    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
    704

    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
    Lee Trevino
    744
    378

    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)

  • 8
    Bobby Jones
    1,017
    635

    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)

  • 9
    Byron Nelson
    785
    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)

  • 10
    Tom Watson
    831
    522

    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
    796
    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
    845
    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
    351

    Fred Couples

    United States of America, Italy

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

  • 15
    Young Tom Morris
    217
    128

    Young Tom Morris

    Scotland

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

  • 16
    Old Tom Morris
    220
    136

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

  • 17
    Dustin Johnson
    297
    227

    Dustin Johnson

    United States of America

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

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  • 18
    Harry Vardon
    391
    262

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

  • 19
    Nick Faldo
    513
    423

    Nick Faldo

    England

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

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  • 20
    Nick Price
    189
    133

    Nick Price

    Zimbabwe

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

  • 21
    Raymond Floyd
    334
    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)

  • 22
    Bernhard Langer
    261
    218

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

  • 23
    Johnny Miller
    345
    259

    Johnny Miller

    United States of America

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

  • 24
    Hale Irwin
    280
    201

    Hale Irwin

    United States of America

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

  • 25
    Payne Stewart
    286
    232

    Payne Stewart

    United States of America

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