The sport of golf has a long and storied history. There are many fantastic players that have captivated audiences over the years. If you’re curious about who the best golf players of all-time are, then you should keep reading. The following golfers are considered to be among the best ever, and they have earned their place in the history of the game.
Of course, no list of top golfers could be complete without mentioning the legendary Jack Nicklaus. This golfer has 73 PGA tour victories and has also won an astounding 18 majors during his career. He also has the distinction of being the runner-up in 19 other majors. Nicklaus even managed to finish in the top ten 44.5% of the time during his career in the majors.
Tiger Woods might be the most famous golfer of all-time. He has also earned his spot as one of the best ever to play the game. Woods has 79 PGA Tour victories, and he also managed to win 14 majors. For a long time, Tiger Woods appeared to be an unstoppable force in the world of golf. Woods also won most of his majors and PGA tour victories before the age of 33.
Ben Hogan was dominant on the PGA tour from 1946 to 1953. If it hadn’t been for a car accident that made him lose out on the 1949 season, he might have managed to add even more victories to his total. He has 64 PGA Tour victories under his belt and also won nine majors during his time as a professional golfer. Hogan is an all-time great that doesn’t get as much recognition as he should for what he accomplished in a short period of time.
Walter Hagen is a famous golfer who is in the elite list of golfers who managed to win at least ten majors during his career. He has won 11 majors during his time as a professional golfer and also has 45 PGA tour victories. Hagen is particularly remarkable because there were fewer majors during his time. He only got a shot at one major per year on average during his prime due to World War I complicating things.
Bobby Jones is another name that casual fans might not be aware of. His nine PGA tour victories and seven majors wins are significant, though. Unofficially, he won 13 majors but wasn’t eligible to play in some of them. He’s considered to be an all-time great, and he accomplished everything that he did as a professional golfer before retiring from the sport at just 28 years old.