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: 15 total majors (5 Masters, 3 US Opens, 3 British Opens, 4 PGA Championships)
Turned pro:  1996
Total professional wins: 108
PGA Tour victories: 81 (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: 15 total majors (5 Masters, 3 US Opens, 3 British Opens, 4 PGA Championships)
Turned pro:  1996
Total professional wins: 108
PGA Tour victories: 81 (2nd all time)
Current ranking: 5 (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: 30

3) Brooks Koepka: 4 total majors (2 US Opens, 2 PGA Championships)
Turned pro: 2012
Total professional wins: 13
PGA Tour victories: 6
Current ranking: 1 (19 total weeks at #1)

4)  Rory McIlroy: 4 total majors (2 PGA Championships, 1 British Open, 1 US Open)
Turned pro: 2007
Total professional wins: 25
PGA Tour victories: 16 (tied for 64 all time)
Current ranking: 3 (95 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: 37 (26 total weeks ranked #1)

1 Comment

  1. When you put Hagen 10th it shows you have very little knowledge of the Haig. Not only did he win 11 majors he did it when there was no masters and the PGA British and US opens where not held 12 times. This was all during his prime. During his 16 year prime he played in only 8 Open Championships and won 4 while playing in only 9 PGA championships and winning 5. In that 16 year span he played in 35 majors and won 11 of them. Tenth? He may be the greatest golfer of all time.

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