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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
961 313
Jack Nicklaus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Jack Nicklaus 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)

2
946 325
Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Tiger Woods 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)

3
475 186
Arnold Palmer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Arnold Palmer 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
407 150
Ben Hogan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Ben Hogan 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
395 142
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Bobby Jones 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
341 119
Sam Snead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Sam Snead 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
330 132
Gary Player is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Gary Player 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
267 84
Byron Nelson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Byron Nelson 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)

9
263 82
Walter Hagen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Walter Hagen 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
387 202
Phil Mickelson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Phil Mickelson age 48

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

11
315 97
Tom Watson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Tom Watson 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)

12
185 84
Gene Sarazen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Gene Sarazen 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)

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13
205 108
Lee Trevino is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Lee Trevino 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
218 107
Seve Ballesteros is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Seve Ballesteros Died at 54 (1957-2011)

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

15
171 106
Nick Faldo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Nick Faldo age 61

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

16
162 75
Harry Vardon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Harry Vardon Died at 67 (1870-1937)

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

17
151 90
Billy Casper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Billy Casper age 87

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

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18
187 109
Greg Norman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Greg Norman age 63

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

19
155 105
Ernie Els is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Ernie Els age 49

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

20
144 119
Vijay Singh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Vijay Singh age 55

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

21
182 132
Rory McIlroy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Rory McIlroy age 29

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

22
160 91
Jordan Spieth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Rocky Holmes added Jordan Spieth age 25

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

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23
109 92
Raymond Floyd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Raymond Floyd age 76

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

24
104 81
Hale Irwin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Hale Irwin age 73

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

25
114 50
Annika Sörenstam is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Annika Sörenstam 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)

26
140 84
Fred Couples is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Fred Couples age 59

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

27
126 78
Johnny Miller is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Johnny Miller age 71

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

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28
108 64
Ben Crenshaw is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Ben Crenshaw age 66

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

29
87 76
Tom Kite is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Tom Kite age 69

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

30
95 62
Payne Stewart is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Payne Stewart Died at 42 (1957-1999)

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

31
86 66
Cary Middlecoff is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Cary Middlecoff Died at 77 (1921-1998)

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

32
74 62
Jimmy Demaret is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Jimmy Demaret Died at 73 (1910-1983)

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

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33
76 73
Curtis Strange is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Curtis Strange age 63

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

34
88 47
Bernhard Langer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Bernhard Langer age 61

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

35
72 45
Old Tom Morris is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Old Tom Morris Died at 87 (1821-1908)

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

36
69 43
Young Tom Morris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Young Tom Morris Died at 24 (1851-1875)

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

37
60 47
Tommy Armour is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Tommy Armour Died at 74 (1894-1968)

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

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38
55 31
Nick Price is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Nick Price age 61

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

39
60 42
Bobby Locke is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Bobby Locke Died at 70 (1917-1987)

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

40
78 45
Dustin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Dustin Johnson age 34

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

41
51 35
Tom Weiskopf is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Tom Weiskopf age 76

PGA Tours: 16 wins
British Open: 1 win
(1973)

42
51 45
Lanny Wadkins is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Lanny Wadkins age 69

PGA Tours: 21 wins
US PGA: 1 win
(1977)

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43
63 54
David Duval is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
David Duval age 47

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

44
50 51
Gene Littler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Gene Littler age 88

PGA Tours: 29 wins
US Open: 1 win
(1961)

45
47 31
José María Olazábal is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
José María Olazábal age 52

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

46
70 66
Jim Furyk is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Jim Furyk age 48

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

47
80 57
Sergio García is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Sergio García age 38

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

48
70 67
Bubba Watson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Bubba Watson age 40

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

49
55 56
John Henry Taylor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
John Henry Taylor Died at 92 (1871-1963)

US Open: 1 win (1900)
British Open: 5 wins (1894, 1895, 1900, 1909, 1913)

50
49 40
Peter Thomson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Peter Thomson age 89

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