Top 10 Players of Golf
1. Jack Nicklaus, USA (1940)
Generally regarded as the world’s best golfer and is also one of the most outstanding victories in the four majors. A total of 18 times “The Golden Bear” rose to the top in the period 1962-1986. Already in 1966, he had achieved a so-called “Career Grand Slam,” which means he had won all four majors. Occasionally, it even appears that he won 20 majors, winning US Amateurs in 1959 and 1961. Tournaments, which, in most eyes at that time, however, no longer had that status. On the American PGA Tour, he won 73 championships. He is entered in Official World Golf Ranking.
2. Tiger Woods, USA (1975)
He won all four majors in a row in 2000-2001, but not during the same calendar year. That is why the company referred to as a “Tiger Slam.” Over the following years, he was on his way to becoming the world’s best player ever. But all the problems related to his divorce in 2010 put an end to his position as the world’s best. So far, he has won 14 majors. Now has 77 wins on the PGA Tour, is second in the world rankings, and looks like someone ready to win a major again. He has won 39 tournaments on the Europa Tour. On March 25, 2013, after 27 months of absence, he returned to the top of the world rankings. He is entered in Official World Golf Ranking.
3. Ben Hogan, USA (1912-1997)
It is with nine major wins in fourth place over those with the most wins in the four major tournaments annually. He probably would have grabbed a few more if the competitions had not put on standby during World War II. It is just one of five players to have won all four majors. He won the most victories in the US Open, which he won four times from 1948 to 1953. On the PGA Tour, he achieved 64 triumphs, and five times he was number one on the tour’s money list. In addition to all the successes, he remembered for his swing, which he spent a lot of time improving on the training ground, where he stayed somewhat more than his competitors. He won in 1947 and 1951, the prestigious World Championship of Golf tournament that existed from 1946 to 1957. He is entered in Official World Golf Ranking.
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4. Bobby Jones, USA (1902-1971)
He has the status of the most successful amateur player in history. His greatest achievement was a so-called “Grand Slam” in 1930, which then consisted of the two most significant tournaments in both the United States and the United Kingdom for professional and amateur, respectively, at the time called “The Impregnable Quadrilateral.” That same year he chose to quit his career at just 28 years old – the expectation pressure was too high for him. He won a total of 13 majors. He is entered in Official World Golf Ranking.
5. Arnold Palmer, USA (1929)
Is one of “The Big Three,” the others are Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus, who have received a great deal of credit for golf becoming a significant sport throughout the 1960s and 1970s – especially with the help of TV, which contrary to a few decades earlier now was widespread in large parts of the world. And precisely Arnold Palmer is called the TV era’s first superstar in the field of golf. He won seven majors in the period 1958-1970 – of which Masters four times – and on the PGA Tour he achieved 62 wins.
6. Gary Player, South Africa (1935)
In 1965 he became the first from a country other than the United States to win all four majors, which he won a total of nine in the period 1962-1978. He won 24 PGA Tournaments. Could have easily won several tournaments on the American tour, but also chose to play many other places around the world. He has won as many as 73 championships on the South African tour. He is the player of the world in the field of golf.
7. Sam Snead, USA (1912-2002)
The man with the most competition wins on the PGA Tour ever. Eighty-two times he won a championship, but he risks getting caught by Tiger Woods (77 wins) over the next few years. Sam Snead’s victories came in the period 1936-1965, and he was 50 when the last one came. “Slammin” Sammy also won seven majors.
8. Walter Hagen, USA (1882-1969)
“The Haig” is with 11 wins in third place over the most triumphs in the major tournaments. Besides, it won the championship Western Open, which at that time had the status of an almost-Major. He has won 45 PGA Tournaments. Was playing captain of the United States in the first five issues of the Ryder Cup from 1927 to 1935 as well as captain in 1937, with the United States winning for the first time on British grass.
9. Tom Watson, USA (1949)
He also won eight majors from 1975 to 1983. Five of the victories came in the British Open. On the PGA Tour, he won 39 tournaments and the tour’s money list he won five times. At the beginning of his career, he was reputed to be one who, despite guiding, was not able to strike at the crucial stage.
10. Severiano Ballesteros, Spain (1957-2011)
The best player of all time in the European continent. Made its breakthrough in the mid-1970s and quickly became a massive star, significantly contributing to the popularity of golf sports in Europe to new heights. The Europa Tour began in 1971, and from 1976 to 1991, he won the money list a total of six times, making a total of 50 tournament victories – more than anyone else. He also played on the PGA Tour, where he won nine tournaments. Won five majors, of which the British Open three times. In 1976, at only 19 years old, he became second in the championship, and in 1979, with his 22 years, became the youngest winner since 1893.