Making lists or rankings with the names of the best players in golf history is not easy. All have their own. While there is certainly consensus on which golfers have been most relevant to the sport, the same is not true when it comes to establishing a hierarchy.
Therefore, in our chapter of golf history today, we have chosen to bring together these eight names that shine with their own light in the stars of this sport. Dear eight, we could tell if the good Tarantino cares. All members of this list are recognized golfers across decades and around the world. If you want to know more about the subject, read on!
- Jack Nicklaus
In his 23-year career, he won 73 victories. However, the zénit did this by winning 18 majors, a record that no one has yet been able to match. Of the 18,000, six were Masters from Augusta, four US Open, five PGA Championship, and three British Open. Nicknamed “Golden Bear” is for many the best golfer of all time. He entered the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.
- Tiger Woods
His first name is Eldrick Woods was born in Cypress in 1975. Probably the greatest rival of Nicklaus to be the best in history. He has won 79 titles throughout his career. In his charts, he amassed 14 majors: four Augusta Masters, three US Opens, three British Opens, and four PGA Championship.
- Ben Hogan
He was born in Stephenville, Texas in 1912 and died in 1997. She started out as a caddie at the age of 11 and her life was so successful that she was taken to the movies in the film “Follow the sun”. He stands out for his sophisticated technique, his swing and his ability to hit the ball. His style remains a model for many beginners. He won four US Open, two PGA Championship, two Augusta Masters and one Open Championship. He is one of the five players who won the Grand Slam. He entered the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.
- Bobby Jones
In the list of the best golf players in history, there is also room for the best amateur of all time and who knows if the greatest golfer all. We’re talking, of course, about Robert Tyr Jones, Bobby Jones, who never became a professional because he didn’t want to and because he retired from golf at 28. He was born in Atlanta, the USA in 1902. He has won the US Open four times and the British Open three times. In addition, he won a victory at the British Amateur and five times at the US Open Amateur. His peak year was 1930. Became the first and only golfer until the time to win the Four Greats of the time in the same season: US Open, US Amateur, British Open, and British Amateur. Another of his great contributions to the history of golf was the creation of the Masters of Augusta. At the age of 23, he was recognized as the best player in North America.
- Arnold Palmer
Born in Pennsylvania in 1929, Palmer became the most popular golf star of his time, thanks to his charisma and television appearances. Won the Masters in Augusta four times, the US Open and two PGA Championships. By his incredible style, The King was nicknamed. A golf tournament, an airport, and a drink are named after him. He managed to move the golf to the masses as no one had ever done before.
- Sam Snead
Samuel Snead was born in 1912 in Virginia and died in 2002. He had an impressive career. He has won 82 tournaments on the American circuit, a record not yet surpassed by any other golfer. In addition, he has won more than 70 titles worldwide, including seven majors. Interestingly, he never won a Us Open.
- Seve Ballesteros
Born in 1957, Seve Ballesteros is the greatest Spanish golfer of all time. He won hundreds of championships, including three British Opens and two Augusta Masters. Known for its versatility and ingenuity. Few people know that he learned to play to hit the rocks on the beaches of Pedreña with a homemade Iron 3. He entered the Golf Hall of Fame in 1999 and died in 2011. He changed the Ryder Cup forever, giving it the momentum it needed to become the best golf competition.
- Gary Player
With Severiano Ballesteros, Gary Player is another non-American golfer who sneaks into this list of the best players in golf history. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1935. He’s got nine Grand Slam titles. He won the Augusta Masters and The Open three times. He also twice won the PGA Championship and won the US Open. Among his most notable achievements, he won the Grand Slam at the age of 29. Known as “Black Knight”, he entered the Hall of Fame in 1974. The player is also a renowned golf course architect with over 300 designs around the world and has been one of the leading players in the sport.