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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
1,666 584
Jack Nicklaus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
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
1,905 679
Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
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)
Tour Championship: 3 Wins (1999, 2007, 2018)

3
741 377
Arnold Palmer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
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
633 277
Ben Hogan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
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
517 217
Sam Snead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
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)

6
588 260
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 69 (1902-1971)

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

7
487 249
Gary Player is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
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
376 150
Walter Hagen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
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)

9
595 364
Phil Mickelson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 48

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

10
465 183
Tom Watson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
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)

11
382 159
Byron Nelson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
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)

12
318 193
Lee Trevino is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 79

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

13
325 191
Seve Ballesteros is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 54 (1957-2011)

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

14
260 161
Gene Sarazen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
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)

15
262 186
Nick Faldo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 61

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

16
251 163
Ernie Els is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 49

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

17
232 141
Harry Vardon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 67 (1870-1937)

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

18
300 192
Greg Norman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 63

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

19
211 157
Billy Casper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 87

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

20
305 233
Rory McIlroy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 29

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

21
248 194
Vijay Singh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 55

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

22
166 135
Raymond Floyd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 76

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

23
218 112
Annika Sörenstam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
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)

24
194 133
Johnny Miller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 71

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

25
248 190
Jordan Spieth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Rocky Holmes added age 25

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