When it comes to a list of ranking the greatest golfers of all time, there are several factors that come into play. Things like the number of PGA Tour wins, Major Championship and other accomplishments.
Here is the list of top 4 golfers of all time.
Jack William Nicklaus is an American professional golfer. He was born on 21st January 1940. The retired golfer won 18 major championships during his lifetime. His career as a professional golfer began in 1961 after winning the U.S. Amateur in 1959. He became the first player to win Master’s Tournament two years running. At the age of 26, he became the youngest player to win all four golf majors after which he won Open Championship in 1970.
Between the 70s to 80s, he won 9 more major championships and became the first player to complete a double and triple career grand slams. In 1986 Jack won his final major championship at the age of 46. By 1996 he had won 10 tournaments, including eight championships. He continued playing until 2005 when he made his final appearances at the Masters Tournament and The Open Championship.
Born on 30th December 1975 Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods is an American professional golfer. Presently he ranks second all-time in men’s Major Championship and PGA Tour wins. Apart from that, he holds numerous golf records such as being one of the five players to win all four professional major championships.
He began playing golf professionally in 1996 when he turned 20. By April 1997 he had won three PGA Tour events. In 97 he won Masters by 12 record-breaking strokes. Within a year of turning pro, he was able to rank in the number one position.
Woods has been one of the major dominant forces throughout the first decade of the 21st century. He is still among the best golf players in the world. In 2019 he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Arnold Palmer is regarded among the greatest and most charismatic golf players in the sport’s history. He was born on 10th September 1929 in America. Since 1955 he has won many events during his PGA tour.
His social impact in the golf world was unrivaled. His career spanned over six decades in which he won 62 PGA Tour titles. He won seven major titles in six-plus-year domination from 1958-1964.
Palmer died on September 25th, 2016 during his heart surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Samuel Jackson Snead was an American born professional golfer who was regarded as one of the best golfers in the history of Golf. He was born on May 27th, 1912.
Snead’s professional career is an outstanding laundry list of wins and accomplishments: leading money winner in 1938, 1949 and 1950; 1946 victory in the British Open; Vardon Trophy for lowest strokes per round average in 1938, 1949, 1950, and 1955; in 1942, 1949, and 1951 he won the Professional Golfer’s Association (PGA) tournament; he won the Masters tournament in 1949, 1952 and 1954; the British Open once; he was named the 1949 Player of the Year; he was inducted into the PGA Hall of Fame in 1953; he had a total of 84 PGA victories and six PGA Senior’s titles.
He died in 2002 following complications from a stroke.
These legends have defined the game of golf in numerous ways and have truly stood out.