The game of golf has been played for at least one and a half centuries now, hence it is well understood that there are numerous players who have played this great game till now. The choices may be very but still we have tried our best to find the top 5 golfers of all time. This is our genuine effort and your choice may differ than ours.
A surprising tale of Bobby Jones is that he never played this great game for money. He played it for fun. He could have been called the greatest golfer had he chose to become a professional golfer. He has won 13 Major titles yet never won a ‘Grand Slam’.
In one famous incident, in the 1925 US Open he saw his ball moving and called for a penalty on himself and that cost him the championship by one stroke! Jones retired at the age of 28 when he was at his prime but not before gifting us the most loved golf course, the Augusta National.
4 Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen is at the 3rd Place in the list of the players who have won the most number of major titles. He has won 11 majors with total 45 PGA titles in all. He was the first American born player to win the British Open. Later he added three more British Open titles into his kitty. Walter Hagen also holds the record of the first sportsman to win a million dollars by choosing to play for exhibition golf rather than PGA tours. He could have won more PGA titles had he continued to play them for sure.
3. Arnold Palmer
One of the most respected names in the game of golf, not only among the fans but among the players too. Arnold Palmer has won 62 PGA titles in which 7 majors are included. He was awarded ‘PGA Tour Player of the year’ twice in his illustrious career.
Without any single doubt in mind on why he was called ‘The King’ by the fans. In the year 1960 he was also awarded ‘Sportsman of the Year’ and was featured on the cover page of the Sports Illustrated magazine.
Half lemonade, half iced tea and a major PGA golfing tournament are also named after ‘Arnold Palmer’.
2. Tiger Woods
If a personal life of this great golfer has to be looked on with his professional career than Tiger Woods would not have made it into this list, but we are here to evaluate his professional path and not his personal.
With 14 majors and 71 PGA Tournaments won till now and if you know his age which is in the late 30s, then there is no doubt that Tiger Woods should be in the list of the top 5 golfers of the world.
When he gets retired and the list is updated then it won’t be surprising to many of us if Tiger gets into the first place.
1. Jack Nicklaus
The grand old man of the golf, or the granddad of golf, Jack Nicklaus has won 73 PGA Tour wins with 18 majors, the best till date, has to be the best golfer ever lived on the earth. Along with this Nicklaus has won the Masters for 6 times and the last one when he was 46 years old.
He has also topped the most earning golfers list on eight different occasions and has earned the ‘PGA Player of the Year’ five times in his career.