Heroes of Golf: The Top 5 Golfers of All Time
The ancient origins of the game of golf are not entirely agreed upon, however, it’s generally believed that golf found its humble beginnings in Scotland during the Middle Ages. The modern game was later established in 15th century Scotland, with some the earliest evidence of the sport found near Edenborough.
Today, golf is played all over the world by men, women, boys and girls. With incredible courses found in some of the most beautiful locations, those lucky enough to travel the world to play golf are in for an absolute treat. Here are the 5 best golfers of all time.
With an incredible 73 PGA titles, 18 of which are considered major titles, under his belt, Jack Nicklaus is known as the world’s greatest golfer of all time. Taking the world by storm between 1962 and 1986, Nicklaus won four US Opens, three British Opens and five PGAs.
Holding the record for the most wins of the Masters Tournament, Nicklaus had a sensational round in 1986, becoming the oldest player to ever win the tournament.
Holding 15 major titles, edging close to Nicklaus’s 18, Tiger woods is one of the best golfers of all time and the modern era. Woods has managed to win all three major tournaments at least three times and boasts an astounding 81 PGA wins.
Between 2000 and 2001, Woods managed to claim victory at all four majors, ending his successful streak with a win at the 2001 Masters Tournament. His last major win was in 2019 – a 43 years old, just three titles behind Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods may still be able to become the top golfer in the world.
Officially retiring in 1971, long before he could enjoy CA gambling online, Ben Hogan is easily considered one of the best golfers of all time. With US Open, Masters and British Open titles under his belt, among others, Ben Hogan managed an astounding career despite a few unfortunate disruptions. Living through the second World War and surviving a gnarly car accident, Ben Hogan competed over many years.
Joining Nicklaus and Woods in the “top 10” club, Walter Hagan is one of three golfers ever to have more than three major titles under his belt. Known as one of the best golfers of the 20th century, Hagen was the first ever American to win the British Open in 1922.
Playing competitively throughout the 1920s, Bobby Jones had a successful ten-year career, retiring at the ripe old age of 28 years old. Participating 31 major events during his career, Jones managed to win 13.
Bobby Jones holds the shared title of most US Open wins ever and he’s won the British open three times. In addition, he’s won the US Amateur a whopping six times and the British Amateur just once. Ending his career on a high note, Bobby Jones won all the major competitions in 1930, his final year of competitive golf.