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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
1,769 605
Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 1 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)

2
1,534 532
Jack Nicklaus is listed (or ranked) 2 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)

3
595 246
Ben Hogan is listed (or ranked) 3 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)

4
691 334
Arnold Palmer is listed (or ranked) 4 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)

5
473 198
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
533 232
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
449 224
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
545 323
Phil Mickelson is listed (or ranked) 8 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)

9
343 135
Walter Hagen is listed (or ranked) 9 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)

10
352 141
Byron Nelson is listed (or ranked) 10 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)

11
424 166
Tom Watson is listed (or ranked) 11 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)

12
288 173
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
244 142
Gene Sarazen is listed (or ranked) 13 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)

14
297 173
Seve Ballesteros is listed (or ranked) 14 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)

15
235 166
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
224 147
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
211 125
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
274 170
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
194 138
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
276 208
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
225 176
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
199 95
Annika Sörenstam is listed (or ranked) 22 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)

23
227 165
Jordan Spieth is listed (or ranked) 23 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)

24
146 127
Raymond Floyd is listed (or ranked) 24 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)

25
171 125
Johnny Miller is listed (or ranked) 25 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)

26
184 123
Fred Couples is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 59

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

27
136 117
Hale Irwin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 73

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

28
142 103
Ben Crenshaw is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 66

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

29
144 104
Payne Stewart is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 42 (1957-1999)

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

30
116 95
Cary Middlecoff is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 77 (1921-1998)

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

31
141 79
Bernhard Langer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 61

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

32
112 120
Tom Kite is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 69

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

33
99 92
Jimmy Demaret is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 73 (1910-1983)

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

34
134 74
Dustin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 34

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

35
88 51
Nick Price is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 61

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

36
98 66
Young Tom Morris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 24 (1851-1875)

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

37
103 71
Old Tom Morris is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 87 (1821-1908)

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

38
83 67
Tommy Armour is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 74 (1894-1968)

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

39
99 88
Jim Furyk is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 48

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

40
87 107
Curtis Strange is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 63

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

41
119 88
Sergio García is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 38

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

42
107 101
Bubba Watson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 40

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

43
75 55
Colin Montgomerie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 55

PGA Tours: 6 wins

44
87 71
Davis Love III is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time

45
66 32
Justin Rose is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 38

46
65 47
José María Olazábal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 52

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

47
71 56
Peter Thomson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 89

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

48
73 71
Julius Boros is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 74 (1920-1994)

PGA Tours: 18 wins
US Open: 2 wins
(1952, 1963)
US PGA: 1 win (1968)

49
69 55
Tom Weiskopf is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
age 76

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

50
73 62
Bobby Locke is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Golfers Of All Time
Died at 70 (1917-1987)

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