Tiger Woods is the greatest golfer of all-time. No, he hasn't yet eclipsed Jack Nicklaus' record for most major victories, and it's looking like he never will. Nicklaus won 18 majors, Woods has 14. Many people believe Woods can't be called the greatest ever until or unless he beats Jack's record.
The Great American Golf Triumvirate was comprised of Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, and Byron Nelson. All three were born in 1912 and dominated golf from the late 193o’s until the early 1950’s. Hogan was the only one of the three of them to achieve the Career Grand Slam by winning in his only appearance at The Open Championship in 1953.
Ranking lists are, after all, a subjective matter.When it comes to a list ranking the greatest golfers of all time, there are so many factors that come into play. Things like number of PGA Tour wins, winning streaks, longevity and -- most importantly -- major victories. With that, here's my list of the 15 greatest male golfers of all time.
Mickelson has also been characterized by his powerful and sometimes inaccurate driver, but his excellent short game draws the most positive reviews, most of all his daring "Phil flop" shot in which a big swing with a high-lofted wedge against a tight lie flies a ball high into the air for a short distance.
Snead wrote several golf instructional books, and frequently wrote instructional columns in golf magazines. His 1962 autobiography was titled The Education of a Golfer. In 2000, Snead was ranked the third greatest golfer of all time, in Golf Digest magazine's rankings, behind only Jack Nicklaus and Ben Hogan.
Watson is the only golfer to participate in all major professional championships contested at Pebble Beach: 1972, 1982, 1992, 2000, and 2010 U.S. Opens, and the 1977 PGA Championship. Watson got an ace on the 6th hole during the second round of the 2011 Open Championship.
Walter Charles Hagen (December 21, 1892 – October 6, 1969) was an American professional golfer and a major figure in golf in the first half of the 20th century. His tally of 11 professional majors is third behind Jack Nicklaus (18) and Tiger Woods (14).
Seve Ballesteros is the greatest European golfer of all time, bar none. Not just for the number of tournaments and majors that he won, but for the the manner he went about winning these tournaments. His style of play, charm and charisma won him many friends on and off the course, and it was with great sadness that golf fans learned of his passing in May 2011.
McIlroy is the namesake for EA Sports' video game Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, replacing Tiger Woods, who had been the previous namesake for the series from 1998 to 2013. Personal life. McIlroy was raised Roman Catholic and has self-identified as Irish, Northern Irish, and British.
Faldo has written several golf instructional books. Knighthood and other honours. Faldo was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1989 and inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1997. In 2000, Faldo was ranked 18th greatest golfer of all time by Golf Digest magazine.
Lee Buck Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is a retired American professional golfer who is regarded as one of the greatest players in professional golf history and the greatest Hispanic golfer of all time. He was inducted to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1981.
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Dustin Hunter Johnson (born June 22, 1984) is an American professional golfer who currently plays on the PGA Tour. He is the current World Number 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking; having reached that position with his win at the 2017 Genesis Open.
The opening ceremony included a Make-A-Wish Foundation golf clinic conducted by Sörenstam who is a United States ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and it also hosted clinics for junior golfers during The Annika Invitational, an American Junior Golf Association invitation-only event featuring the top 60 girls from around the world hosted by The ANNIKA Foundation.
Floyd finished 1982 ranked second in Mark McCormack's world golf rankings, behind only Tom Watson who had won two majors that season; had those rankings been calculated over just two seasons, on a par with the system in place at the end of 2012, Floyd would have been ranked world number one in 1982, as he had earned more points from all events in total than Watson in both 1981 and 1982.
Nothing is easy for Bubba Watson, except for just being Bubba. He’s dealt with his share of criticism. He’s also beloved for what he brings to an otherwise stolid game. But with his 10th PGA Tour title in the bag, Gerry Lester “Bubba” Watson is making quite the case for where he belongs in the golf pantheon.
John Henry "J.H.". Taylor (19 March 1871 – 10 February 1963) was an English professional golfer and one of the pioneers of the modern game of golf. Taylor is considered to be one of the best golfers of all time. He was also a significant golf course architect.
Mildred Ella "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias was an American athlete who achieved a great deal of success in golf, basketball, baseball and track and field. She won two gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Summer Olympics, before turning to professional golf and winning 10 LPGA major championships. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest female athletes of all time.
This was Scott's second victory in a WGC event and was the first time in his career, he had claimed back-to-back wins. He had begun the final round, three strokes back of overnight leader Rory McIlroy, but shot a three-under round of 69 and had to hole a six-foot putt for the par on the final green to take the victory.
Peter William Thomson AO, CBE (born 23 August 1929) is an Australian professional golfer. He is best remembered for his five wins in The Open Championship. Thomson was born in Brunswick, a northern suburb of Melbourne, Australia. His Open Championship wins came in 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, and 1965.
Middlecoff won his third tournament as a pro, in 1947, and at least one more in every year until his retirement in 1961. When he hung up his spikes his 40 career victories were eighth on the PGA Tour’s all-time list, and he had also bagged two U.S. Open titles and the 1955 Masters.
Stewart Ernest Cink is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He won the 2009 Open Championship, famously defeating 59 year-old Tom Watson in a sudden-death playoff. He spent over 40 weeks in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking from 2004 to 2009, reaching a career best ranking of 5th in 2008.
Love’s father was a professional himself, and was recognized as a first class golf instructor. It was from him that Love first got his passion for the game. Love’s mother also plays golf. Unfortunately Love’s father died in a plane crash in 1988. During his time at college Love was three time All-American.
10 Best Female Golfers of All Time Former American female professional golfer Patty Berg was the founding member and then a leading player on the LPGA Tour during the 1940s till 1960s. Patty achieved the title of LPGA Tour 60 times which is the fourth highest of all time in golf history.
After all, many a deal has been struck while hitting that little white ball. Golf is a good career option too. If you’re really, really, really good at it, you may join the ranks of the richest golfers ever, as ranked by Worthly.com. This list was published in 2015 and the rankings have changed a bit over the years.
Rose lost in a playoff at the 2007 BMW PGA Championship but moved into the top twenty of the World Rankings for the first time, and by October had reached a new career high of 12 and became the top-ranked British golfer. Rose won the European Tour Order of Merit title for 2007 in a thrilling climax to the season at the Volvo Masters, which he won in a playoff on 4 November.
Around the dawn of the 21st century, David Duval was one of the best golfers on the planet. He spent time with the No. 1 ranking. Just a couple short years later, his game deserted him. He spent time with the No. 1 ranking. Just a couple short years later, his game deserted him.
Nick Price. Nicholas Raymond Leige Price (born 28 January 1957) is a Zimbabwean professional golfer who has won three major championships in his career: the PGA Championship twice (in 1992 and 1994) and The Open Championship in 1994. In the mid-1990s, Price reached number one in the Official World Golf Ranking.