The golf, which is regarded as one of the most challenging games, appears to be a too easy to play, but the techniques which are involved in it tests the skills and arts of the player. For a golf player to be recognized among the fine players, it is necessary for him to possess a good control over the golf swing. Therefore, it is believed that a good golfer must have the sound ability to develop the ability of good golf swing. He is also expected to hit the golf ball straighter, longer and higher with precision and accuracy. Since in the game of golf, the player is not keenly observed by the referees unlike other sports and games of the world, therefore it is much easier for him to cheat and foul play. As a professional golfer, Dave Hill, rightly remarked;
“Golf is the hardest game in the world to play, and the easiest to cheat at.”
However, a good golfer is expected to play fair and do not use the ill methods to increase his scores. So far, history has witnessed the finest golfers who, owing to their great talents and abilities, expressed the great skills of the game in the field. These skills are not learnt in very short time, rather they involve the practice of years. Like other games of the world, the more a golfer sweats during the practice, the more he is able to perform better during the tournament. Following is a list of the best golfers of all the times. This categorization is based on the excellence and the achievements of each of the following players.
10. Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones is another well known golfer who earned fame on the basis of the achievements which he got in very short span of time. He is an American golfer who won all four major tournaments of the golf in one year. However, he is generally famous among his fans for his “Grand Slam”. His successful career consists of 7 major championships; including 3 Open Championships and 4 United States Opens.
9. Gene Sarazen
Gene Sarazen has the title of 41 professional wins against his name. He is famous for the variety of innovations he brought in the game. Moreover, he is regarded as the inventor of the modern sand wedge. His career is widely known for the Career Grand Slam and other major tournaments which he won over the years. The seven major championships which Gene Sarazen won included 1 Masters, 2 U.S Opens, 1 Open Championship and 3 PGA Championships.
8. Sam Snead
Sam Snead’s career is distinguished for the most number of wins of PGA Tour events which has earned him great fame all around the world. During his career of more than forty years, Sam Snead won 7 major championships and many other small events as well.
7. Gary Player
Gary Player, of South Africa, is also one of the finest players of golf. He is ranked among those players who have the honor of completing a Career Grand Slam. During his successful career, Gary Player won 9 major championships including which included 3 Masters, 3 Open Championships, 2 PGA championships and 1 U.S. Open.
6. Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer is largely known around the world by his famous nick name “The King”. His unmatchable performances a series of victories undoubtedly puts him among the finest golfers of all the times. During his successful career, Arnold Palmer won 7 major championships including 4 Green Jackets, 1 U.S Open and 2 Open Championships.
5. Tom Watson
Tom Watson belonged to United States of America. it gave a very pleasant sight to the viewers watching him playing golf in the field. He enjoyed a very successful career. He won 1 US Open, 5 Open championships and 2 Masters, thus constituted the 8 major wins against his name.
4. Ben Hogan
Another American golfer, Ben Hogan, is also one of the top 10 best golfers of all times. With the fourth most PGA Tour wins ever and fourth most major championships wins of all time, Ben Hogan has the honor to win a Career Grand Slam. Moreover, his successful career was also consisted of 9 major championships including 2 PGA Championships, 1 Open Championship, 2 Masters and 4 U.S Opens. Ben Hogan is also famous for being four times PGA Player of the Year and five times PGA Tour money winner.
3. Walter Hagen
The most distinguished feature of Walter Hagen’s successful career is that he won 11 major championships. This figure has been surpassed only by Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. The championships won by Walter Hagen included 2 U.S Opens, 5 PGA Championships and 4 Open Championships.
2. Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus, commonly known as the “Golden Bear”, was considered as the finest golfer of his times. This argument is testified when we put an eye on the long list of achievements which he won throughout his career. It will be interesting to note that he is the only golfer who has won most number of major championships during his career. This number is 18, which is the best ever total. The championships which he won included 5 PGA Championships, 3 Open Championships, 4 U.S Opens and 6 green jackets. With 73 PGA Tour victories, Jack Nicklaus became the first ever player in the world of golf to win all four major championships twice
1. Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods is not only the most famous player in the game of golf, but is also among the most well known sportsmen across the globe. He is also one of the wealthiest sportsmen. He is highly praised for introducing new trends and techniques in the game. For the youngsters, who are aspiring of a career in the game of golf, Tiger Woods is a source of inspiration. He has a countless number of achievements and awards against his name. Owing to his achievements and rewards of worth hundreds of millions of dollars, Tiger Woods is predicted to become the first ever man to become a billionaire through sports.