The All Time Golf Power Rankings

The top ten greatest golfers of all time, ranked by total major championships, professional victories, and world ranking.

1)  Jack Nicklaus: 18 total majors (6 Masters, 4 US Opens, 3 British Opens, 5 PGA Championships)
Turned pro:  1961
Total professional wins: 115
PGA Tour victories: 73 (3rd all time)

2)  Tiger Woods: 14 total majors (4 Masters, 3 US Opens, 3 British Opens, 4 PGA Championships)
Turned pro:  1996
Total professional wins: 106
PGA Tour victories: 80 (2nd all time)

3)  Ben Hogan: 9 total majors (2 Masters, 4 US Opens, 1 British Open, 2 PGA Championships)
Turned pro:  1930
Total professional wins: 68
PGA Tour victories: 64 (4th all time)

4)  Bobby Jones: 13 total majors (4 US Opens, 3 British Opens, 5 US Amateurs, 1 British Amateur)

5)  Sam Snead: 7 total majors (3 Masters, 1 British Open, 3 PGA Championships)
Turned pro:  1934
Total professional wins: 165
PGA Tour victories: 82 (1st all-time)

6)  Arnold Palmer: 7 total majors (4 Masters, 1 US Open, 2 British Opens)
Turned pro: 1954
Total professional wins: 95
PGA Tour victories: 62 (5th all time)

7)  Byron Nelson: 5 total majors (2 Masters, 1 US Open, 2 PGA Championships)
Turned pro:  1932
Total professional wins: 64
PGA Tour victories: 52 (6th all time)

8)  Tom Watson: 8 total majors (2 Masters, 1 US Open, 5 British Opens)
Turned pro:  1971
Total professional wins: 70
PGA Tour victories: 39 (tied for 11th all time)

9)  Gary Player: 9 total majors (3 Masters, 1 US Open, 3 British Opens, 2 PGA Championships)
Turned pro: 1953
Total professional wins: 165
PGA Tour victories: 24 (tied for 25th all time)

10)  Walter Hagen: 11 total majors (2 US Opens, 4 British Opens, 5 PGA Championships)
Turned pro: 1912
Total professional wins: 75
PGA Tour victories: 45 (8th all time)

Honorable Mentions: Mickey Wright, Gene Sarazen, Harry Vardon, Steve Ballesteros, Lee Trevino, Nick Faldo, Billy Casper, Greg Norman

 

Greatest Active Players (played in 1 of last 3 Masters):

1)  Tiger Woods: 14 total majors (4 Masters, 3 US Opens, 3 British Opens, 4 PGA Championships)
Turned pro:  1996
Total professional wins: 106
PGA Tour victories: 80 (2nd all time)
Current ranking: 103 (683 total weeks at #1)

2)  Phil Mickelson: 5 total majors (3 Masters, 1 PGA Championship, 1 British Open)
Turned pro:  1992
Total professional wins: 49
PGA Tour victories: 43 (9th all time)
Current ranking: 18

3)  Rory McIlroy: 4 total majors (2 PGA Championships, 1 British Open, 1 US Open)
Turned pro: 2007
Total professional wins: 23
PGA Tour victories: 14 (tied for 64 all time)
Current ranking: 7 (95 total weeks at #1)

4)  Ernie Els: 4 total majors (2 US Opens, 2 British Opens)
Turned pro: 1989
Total professional wins: 71
PGA Tour victories: 19 (tied of 38th all time)
Current ranking: 633 (9 total weeks at #1)

5)  Jordan Spieth: 3 total majors (1 Masters, 1 US Open, 1 British Open)
Turned pro: 2012
Total professional wins: 14
PGA Tour victories: 11 (tied for 90th all time)
Current ranking: 4 (26 total weeks ranked #1)

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