Athletes Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?  

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List Rules Vote up the golfers with the best drives, whether that be precision, distance, consistency, etc.

When it comes to golf, driving is always the first step. While having a good short game and sinking putts can typically make or break your handicap, it's the long game that gets the ball where it needs to go first: toward the green. In other words, a golfer's short game and putting skills rely heavily on that first drive. So whether you're talking those with the longest drives, complete accuracy, or consistency, the best drivers in golf are easily some of the best golfers of all time. Of all the professional golfers out there, however, who are the best long game golfers?

In general, a good long game is always essential to success in golf, but when teeing up on a par 5 it becomes all the more important. It's not just the longest drive golfer's are after, either; those distant drives need to be precise as well. Considering this, some of the best drivers in golf history include the likes of Dustin Johnson, all-time great Jack Nicklaus, and Ben Hogan—just to name a few. Sure, these guys are great short game golfers too, but it's their driving skills that make them the best of the best. Who's your pick for the golfers with the best long game?

Take a look at the list of pros below and vote up the guys you think are the best long game golfers of all time. If you see someone is missing from the list, feel free to add them. While you're at it, cast your votes for the most clutch golfers in history.

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Greg Norman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?
age 63

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11 2
Jack Nicklaus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?
age 79

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9 2
Dustin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?

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6 1
John Daly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?
age 52

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7 2
Sam Snead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?
Died at 90 (1912-2002)

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8 3
Ben Hogan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?
Died at 85 (1912-1997)

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9 4
Tiger Woods is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?
age 44

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7 3
Tom Watson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?
age 70

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Arnold Palmer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?
Dec. at 87 (1929 - 2016)

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4 0
Lee Trevino is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?
age 80

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6 3
Fred Funk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?
age 62

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4 1
Johnny Miller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?
age 71

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Bubba Watson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?
age 41

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4 2
Fred Couples is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?
age 59

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5 4
Calvin Peete is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?
age 75

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5 4
Nick Faldo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?
age 62

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3 2
Loren Roberts is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?
age 64

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3 2
Julius Boros is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?
Died at 74 (1920-1994)

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5 5
David Toms is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?
age 51

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5 5
Sergio García is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?

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3 3
Dave Stockton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?
age 78

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3 3
Jason Day is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?
age 32

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2 2
Davis Love III is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?

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2 2
Joe Durant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?
Joe Durant age 54

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1 3
Willie Macfarlane is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who's the Best Driver in Golf History?
Died at 71 (1890-1961)