Best Golfers

Best Golfers of All Time

Byron Nelson
Byron Nelson had a streak of
11 consecutive victories on the
PGA Tour in 1945.

The best golfers of all time span a century of excellence, and each generation has raised the bar for the next.

Legendary players of yesteryear such as Old and Young Tom Morris, Walter Travis, and Francis Ouimet set the standard for golfers like Henry Picard, Ben Hogan, and Byron Nelson, who dominated the greens during the first half of the 20th century.

Greatness begot greatness, as players like Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, and Jack Nicklaus came onto the scene in the 1960s and '70s. Those players laid the foundation for the current generation, most notably Tiger Woods.

The game of golf spans hundreds of years and has grown far beyond its roots in the rolling hills of Scotland. The links below will take you to profiles of many of the all-time best golfers, the people who have helped make the sport as popular as it is today. Check them out:

Willie Anderson Tommy Armour John Ball Seve Ballesteros
Jim Barnes Patty Berg Julius Boros Pat Bradley
James Braid JoAnne Gunderson Carner Billy Casper Glenna Collett Vare
Harry Cooper Henry Cotton Ben Crenshaw Jimmy Demaret
Roberto De Vicenzo Chick EvansNick Faldo Raymond Floyd
Ralph Guldahl Walter Hagen Sandra Haynie Harold Hilton
Ben Hogan Hale Irwin Tony Jacklin Robert Trent Jones
Bobby Jones Betsy King Tom Kite Lawson Little
Gene Littler Bobby Locke Nancy Lopez Lloyd Mangrum
Cary Middlecoff Johnny Miller Old and Young Tom Morris Byron Nelson
Jack Nicklaus Greg Norman Francis Ouimet Arnold Palmer
Henry Picard Gary Player Nick Price Betsy Rawls
Chi Chi Rodriguez Donald Ross Paul Runyan Gene Sarazen
Patty Sheehan Horton Smith Sam Snead Curtis Strange
Louise Suggs John H. Taylor Peter Thomson Jerome Travers
Walter Travis Lee Trevino Harry Vardon Ken Venturi
Tom WatsonKathy Whitworth Tiger Woods Mickey Wright
Babe Didrikson Zaharias