The Ten Greatest Golfers of All Time

Any attempt to list the 10 greatest golfers of all time is bound to lead to arguments. How do you choose? Purely by statistics, or by those who have made the greatest impact on the game?

In compiling our list of the ten greatest golfers of all time, we’ve considered major victories, longevity, world rankings, number of wins and finally, the impact they had on the sport of golf.

Many of today’s stars of the game, such as Jason Day, Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson, don’t make the cut – but they will surely be in future top ten greatest golfers as their achievements accumulate.

So, for your consideration and debate, here’s our assessment of the ten greatest golfers of all time.

  1. Phil Mickelson

Phil is a golfer whose failures are more famous than his successes. Labelled the ‘Next Nicklaus’ from a young age, the weight of expectation was heavy on the shoulders of’ ‘Lefty.’

Mickelson is ninth on the all-time list of PGA Tour wins with 44, and he has three Masters in his collection of five majors.

The highlight of Mickelson’s career was undoubtedly his great final round 66 on a gusty 2013 Muirfield to win the British Open. That round alone could arguably have got him close to a top ten list of the best golfers ever.

It hasn’t all been sunshine and rainbows for Phil, though, with a record six runner-up finishes at the U.S Open. As long as he keeps playing it though, he still has a chance of completing what would be a remarkable career Grand Slam.

  1. Tom Watson

Tow Watson has an incredible record of at least ten top-ten finishes in all four majors. The only golfer to have achieved the same feat is none other than the great Jack Nicklaus.

Five wins over nine years meant Watson dominated the British Open like nobody else ever has. He famously came close to a historic sixth win at the age of 59 in 2009.

You May Also Like

Who Is First-Time PGA TOUR Champion Andrew Landry? image courtesy Shutterstock

Who Is First-Time PGA TOUR Champion Andrew Landry?

Clinching his maiden PGA TOUR title at the Valero Texas Open, Andrew Landry edged ...

AIG Women's Open Championship future dates revealed

AIG Women’s Open Championship Future Venues

The AIG Women’s Open Championship future venues are: Carnoustie – 2021 Muirfield – 2022 ...

USGA and R&A Unveil New Rules of Golf 2019 image courtesy Shutterstock

USGA and R&A Unveil New Rules of Golf 2019

After an extensive review, the R&A and USGA’s Rules of Golf 2019 have been ...

Golf Channel is a 24-7 option for golfers everywhere

Golf Channel: A 24-Hour Savior in COVID-19 Isolation

Isolation doesn’t mean golf is absent Isolation beginning to wear on your psyche as ...

Who is Players Championship Winner Webb Simpson image courtesy David W. Leindecker : Shutterstock.com

Who is THE PLAYERS Championship Winner Webb Simpson?

Tiger Woods’ final-round effort fell short as Webb Simpson held his nerve to win ...

McIlroy and Johnson to compete in relief event

McIlroy & Johnson Team Up for COVID-19 Relief

First big game since lockdown The closest thing we will get to a PGA ...