Golf’s Greatest Ever Players

Much has been written about the greatest golfers of all time. It is a difficult question to answer, because your list will probably have a different order than others. To make it easier for you, here are some of golf's greatest players of all time.

The Greatest Golfers of All Time

1) Tiger Woods

2) Arnold Palmer

3) Jack Nicklaus

4) Gary Player

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods was born on December 30, 1975. He began playing golf at the age of 16, and his first major championship victory came in 1997. Woods would win four more majors before the end of 2000. In 2002, Woods won three consecutive US Opens and two PGA Championships, the only golfer to ever achieve such a feat.  He is also the youngest golfer to win the Masters Tournament.

Tiger Woods' best shots 1996-2019 (excluding majors)

Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer was born on September 10, 1929. He died on September 25, 2016 when he was 87 years old. Palmer is often called "The King" as he became one of golf's first international superstars and won seven major championships over his career.

Arnold Palmer was ranked as the number one golfer in America for six straight years. He won seven major championships, including two US Open Championships and one British Open Championship.

He retired from competitive golf on October 18th, 2006 with a farewell ceremony in his hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

His legacy includes helping to popularize and grow the game of golf around the world and for being the first professional golfer to earn $1 million in official prize money.

Arnold Palmer’s best on PGA TOUR Champions

Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus won 18 major titles, including six US Opens and the 1960 US Open. He is one of the most celebrated golfers in the game's history.

Jack Nicklaus’ top 10 shots on PGA TOUR Champions

Ben Hogan

Ben Hogan is often cited as one of the greatest golfers of all time. He was a three-time PGA Champion and one-time runner up at the Masters Tournament.

He also won eight events on the Touring Pro Tour, before his run on the Senior Tour where he won 11 times, including Senior majors.

Ben won nine major championships, including five US Amateurs, two Masters Championships and two British Open Championships.

Ben Hogan's Magic Elbow - The Best Golf Ball Striking Tip You Need to Know

Harry Vardon

Harry Vardon was the first player to win six British Opens. He also won 12 other tournaments, including three US Opens and four Western Opens.

Harry Vardon golf swing

Sam Snead

Sam Snead won the US Open three consecutive times. He also won 87 tournaments and had a total of 152 top-10 finishes.

Sam Snead Golfer Tips 1980's

Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones was the only player to win four US Open Championships in his career. He is also the only player to have won the World Amateur Championship three times.

He is considered to be one of the greatest amateur golfers of all time. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974, and he was inducted into the United States Golf Association's Hall of Fame in 1976.

Bobby Jones - How I play Golf - 1931

The Old Course of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews

The Old Course of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews is among the most famous courses in the world and one of the oldest golf courses in existence. It was founded on land belonging to the Church of St. Andrews, where legend has it that King James II first played golf in about 1457.

Each hole on this course was laid out by a different member of the club, with no two holes alike. The Old Course is considered to be one of golf's greatest challenges because it requires great skill and patience from players who are willing to break from their usual routine to play an 18-hole round.

One other thing worth noting about this course is its membership policy, which is notoriously strict and difficult for outsiders to join.


Golf is a game played by millions of people around the world and has also been a great spectator sport for decades. From the breathtaking scenery of the green to the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, it’s truly a game for all.

The Greatest Golfers of All Time

Tiger Woods

In the 1990s and 2000s, Tiger Woods was one of the greatest golfers of all time. When he was on his game, he was unbeatable. But his personal life spiraled out of control and his game suffered. He is still considered one of the greatest golfers of all time.

Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer is one of the most famous golfers in history. He was one of the first professional golfers to take up the game full-time, making him one of the best-known athletes in America.

Jack Nicklaus

Nicknamed "The Golden Bear", Jack Nicklaus won 18 major golf championships, more than any other golfer in history. He is regarded as one of the greatest golfers in history.

Harry Vardon

Harry Vardon is regarded as one of the best golfers ever to play the game.