Golf’s popularity is unmatched to that of the other sports and that is true with the Golfers as well. Being the age-old sports the first games dates back to 1457 during the reign of Kings James II of Scotland. So to name a few, here we present a list of Top 10 Greatest Golfers of all time.
10. Byron Nelson
The legendary golfer of all time born in Texas, Byron Nelson’s professional career holds a significant record of winning championship titles 52 times. To mark his achievement, the Bryan Nelson championship is organized in Dallas. A member of the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974, Byron Nelson was nicknamed as Lord Bryon after the famous British poet.
9. Tom Watson
Mentored by Nelson, Tom Watson continued his legacy by dominating the golfing world in the ’70s and ’80s. Tom Watson in his golfing career holds eight major championships, including 5 open championships.
8. Bobby Jones
The veteran golfer Bobby Jones was the most successful golfer of all time, winning four US opens and three open championships in 7 years. He is also the founder of the famous Augusta National Golf club course.
7. Sam Snead
Sam Snead holds the record of winning the most career PGA victories (about 82). Nicknamed as Slammin’ Sammy, he is the three times winner of the Masters and the PGA Championship.
6. Gary Player
Gary Player is renowned as the greatest golfer of all time for his significant achievements as the most successful non-American golfer. In his golfing career, Gary Player holds nine major victories, six Tour major championship, and three Open championships.
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5. Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan stands out from the rest of the top players in the list mainly for his incredible swing mechanics. Popularly, known as the ‘Hogan Slam’ Ben in the year 1953, won five of the six tournaments that included three major championships.
4. Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer is popularly known as the King among his fans mainly for his extraordinary feat in his golfing career of winning seven major championships which include four masters title. He was also awarded the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1988 and also the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.
3. Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen finds a place in the Top 10 list of greatest golfers of all time mainly because of his improbable feat of winning 11 major championships.
2. Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods is well known in the sports arena as one of the most popular and highest-paid athletes in the world. He holds the record of being the no.1 player for a long time than any other golfer and has been honored as ‘PGA player of the year’ for eleven times.
Woods holds the top position for winning 15 major golf championships and 81 PGA tour events.
Jick Nicklaus nicknamed as the Golden Bear tops the list of the greatest golfers of all time for his astounding feat of record 73 victories, including 18 major championships and six masters in 23 years of career span.
He is the only player to complete the career grand slam four times.