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The origin of the game of golf dates back to the fifteenth century in Scotland and throughout the centuries, numerous players have taken up the sport of golf and have gone on to deem themselves as certified greats of the game, owing to their numerous achievements. But we often wonder who the best golf players are to have ever played the game. Let us take a look at them:

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Top 10 Best Golf Players of All Time

Rank Name of the golfer
1 Tiger Woods
2 Jack Nicklaus
3 Sam Snead
4 Arnold Palmer
5 Ben Hogan
6 Bobby Jones
7 Tom Watson
8 Gary Player
9 Gene Sarazan
10 Phil Mickelson

 Best Golf Player: Phil Mickelson

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Starting off the list, we have Phil Mickelson. The man who has had numerous successes in his career. The reason he features in the list of best golf players is that he has managed to have 45 PGA Tour wins, six majors, and including three Masters. His win at the 2013 British Open can be regarded as his most stunning win as he became the oldest player in the history of the game to win the coveted championship at 50 years, 11 months, and seven days.

A few of his accomplishments are:

  • Winner of six major championships (3 Masters, 1 British Open, 2 PGA Championships)
  • One of only 8 players with as many as three Masters wins
  • One of only 15 men to hold at least three legs of the career Grand Slam
  • Runner-up at the U.S. Open, a record six times
  • 24 top-3 finishes, 39 top-10 finishes at major championships
  • Winner of 45 PGA Tour events, tied for eighth all time
  • Inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012

 Best golf player of all time: Gene Sarazan

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Next up, we have Gene Sarazan. He won his first professional title at the age of 19. After that, there was no looking back. He went on to secure 37 more victories in his career which spanned nearly four decades. Gene is often credited with the invention of the popular shot, named the ‘sand wedge’. His accomplishments include:

  • Winner of seven major titles and a career Grand Slam
  • Owner of 38 career PGA titles
  • Inventor of the sand wedge
  • AP Male Athlete of the Year in 1932

Best Golf Players: Gary Player

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At number eight, we have another player who is considered amongst the best golfers of all time, Gary Player. The South African native is widely considered the first international ambassador of the sport. A man with a work ethic that is second to none, he also had an unprecedented level of physical fitness. In a career that spanned nearly five decades, he managed to accomplish a lot:

  • One of five players — Jack Nicklaus, Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, and Tiger Woods are the others to own a career Grand Slam.
  • One of four players — Nicklaus, Woods, and Nick Faldo are the others to have won the Masters and British Open three times each.
  • Recorded wins on the PGA or Senior Tours in five decades — the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.

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Greatest golfer of all time: Tom Watson

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He has won a total of eight majors in his career and has dominated the circuit of the British Open like none other, winning five times in nine years. This Hall of Famer has numerous feathers to his cap, and some of his triumphs are as follows:

  • 39 career PGA Tour wins, including eight major championships
  • 5 British Open wins, trailing only Harry Vardon
  • 6-time PGA Tour Player of the Year
  • Made at least one cut per year from 1971–2007, a streak of 37 years.

Greatest golfer of all time: Bobby Jones

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Considered an icon in the game, there was no possibility that he wouldn’t make it into the list of best golfers ever. One of the most accomplished golf players in the Golden Age of Sports, he truly was a prodigy. He started golfing at the age of fourteen. Bobby won a total of 13 major championships, a record that stood unbeaten for forty years.

  • Winner of the 1930 Grand Slam — the U.S. and British Opens and U.S. and British Amateurs
  • Played in 31 majors, won 13 and finished in the top 10-27 times
  • Founder of Augusta National Golf Club and The Masters

 Best Golf Player of all time: Ben Hogan

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A man of few words but his immeasurable focus and skills were beyond anything. Nicknamed ‘the Hawk’, he remains one of the greatest shot makers that the game has ever produced. Throughout his life, he had to deal with a lot. A car accident nearly ended his life and even battled with Alzheimer, and colon cancer, but he overcame them all and emerged victorious.

  • Winner of 64 PGA Tour events, including 9 majors
  • One of five players to possess a modern career Grand Slam
  • Only player to win Masters, U.S. Open, and British Open in the same year

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Best golfer in the world: Arnold Palmer

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Arnold Palmer is, to this date, considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. From 1958 to 1968, he dominated the golf circuit, managing to win almost every tournament out there.

  • 60 PGA Tour wins
  • 7 Major Championships
  • 4-time PGA Tour money champ
  • 1st PGA Tour millionaire
  • 15 consecutive years with at least one victory

Greatest golf players of all time: Sam Snead

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At number three, we have yet another golfer considered one of the greatest. If it is winning which is the determining factor in brilliance, then there is no greater golf player than Snead. His superior skillset helped him win numerous competitions. He has a total of 82 PGA tour title victories from 1936 to 1965 to his name.

  • Seven major championships, including three Masters and 3 PGA Championships
  • Oldest player to win, cut, and shoot his age in PGA Tour history
  • Posted top 10s in majors in five different decades

Greatest Golf Players of all time: Jack Nicklaus

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Making his way into the number three position is Jack Nicklaus. With dominant mental strength and excellence of the highest order, Jack Nicklaus is termed a pioneer of the game. The strategy with which he played his games is still marveled upon. Known to bring out the best in his opponents, he played his game with flair. Nicknamed The Golden Bear, his records are a testament to the level of player he is.

  • Winner of 73 PGA Tour events, including a record 18 major championships
  • Winner of a record six Masters
  • Finished in the top 5 in majors, a record 56 times, in the top 10, a record 73 times
  • Posted lowest scoring average on Tour eight times
  • Won PGA Tour money title eight times
  • Won at least two PGA Tour events in 17 consecutive seasons (1962-78)

Best Golf Player: Tiger Woods

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And topping the list is the one and only, Tiger Woods. Never before had a man made an impact so gigantic that it changed the entire scenario of the game. A man of utmost skills, temperament, and commitment, he truly was a wizard of the game. While it is true that controversies mired him, there is no doubt, about the level of impact that he made and the level of achievement that he achieved.

  • 82 PGA Tour wins, tied for most all-time with Sam Snead
  • 15 major championships, second all-time to Jack Nicklaus
  • Only player ever to win four consecutive majors
  • Lowest scoring average in PGA Tour history
  • Scoring average of 67.79 in 2000 the lowest single-season average in Tour history
  • PGA Tour Player of the Year a record 10 times

The Best India Golfers of all time

S.N Golf Player
1 Jeev Milkha Singh
2 Arjun Atwal
3 Jyoti Randhawa
4 Anirban Lahiri
5 Shubhankar Sharma


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