Do You Know The Ten Greatest Golf Players Ever?
Golf has become a popular sport in last few decades. The sport has inspired many creative players and many have risen to the pinnacle of success in this game. Below are listed the top 10 golf players that the sport ever produced.
10. Bryon Nelson
Bryon Nelson was a native of Texas and played professional golf from 1935 to 1946. He won 52 times and was the winner of five major competitions. He also won Masters and PGA Championship twice and was active until his death in 2006.
9. Tom Watson
Tom Watson belonged to Kansas City and was a popular player during 1970’s and 1980’s. He won five major championships and was a gem of a player that golf ever produced.
8. Arnold Palmer
Arnold won seven majors which included four Major titles too. However, he was not able to win any PGA championship and many thought that he did not get the credit he deserved in the sporting arena.
7. Bobby Jones
It is ironical that Booby Jones who competed his entire career as an amateur was able to earn four US open and three Open championships. This Bobby did in a career span of seven years only. He also won British Amateur in 1930.
6. Sam Snead
Sam Snead won seven major titles during his golf career span. He won the Masters Tournament three times as also the PGA championship. He was also runner up four times in US Open.
5. Gary Player
Gary nicknamed Black Knight owing to him wearing black dresses in his career span won nine major championships in his career. These included three master’s titles and three open championships. He also wrote several books on golf during his prime days.
4. Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen is considered to be one of greatest golfer of 20th century. He won 11 major championships during his playing career. However, he fell short of winning a grand slam title and had to be contended with only other championship titles.
3. Ben Hogan
Beg Hogan created history of sort in 1953 when he won five out of six tournaments he participated. During the course of his career, he won nine major championships.
2. Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods is undoubtedly a leader in the golfing arena and is a American professional golfer. He won the World Number One rank for the first time in June 1997. He was also induced into California Hall of Fame in 2007.
1. Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus has won 73 victories in his career and this includes 18 major championships. During his illustrious career, Jack has won Masters six times. Due to Tiger Woods taking time off from Golf for personal commitments, Jack has emerged as the top ranking golf player in the world.