Top 5 Championship Winning Golfers Of All Time

Top 5 Championship Winning Golfers Of All Time

Here are the list of top 5 championship winning golfers of all time you may not know! 

Which Golfers Earned The Most Silverware Throughout Their Careers?

Golf is a unique sport as it is played professionally by people whose ages range from 20 years old up to people in their late 60s. This gives them a lot of time to win trophies and titles around the world.

Golf, however, is an incredibly competitive sport and over the years it has been dominated by a few titans who have won an astonishing amount of silverware.

Today, we are going to talk about the 5 most successful golfers of all time.*

*We have chosen to look at the golfers with the most PGA Tour victories to make this list.

#5 - Arnold Palmer (62 PGA Tour Victories)

For many years, Palmer was known as The King in the world of golf.

While Palmer will be remembered for how good he was at the game, his real legacy will be his charisma and the social impact he had on the game.

Palmer was one of the most charming and charismatic men in golf. He was loved by the fans, the press, and the other golfers on the circuit.

Palmer was also responsible for making golf a game that was open to all classes and he drastically improved Americans' access to free and low-cost public courses.

During his career, he won 62 PGA Tour victories, 7 Majors, he won the Masters, The U.S Open, and the Open Championship.

#4 - Ben Hogan (64 PGA Tour Victories)

If you weren't alive to see Hogan play, then you will probably know him for his impactful book, "Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf". Which is the best-selling golf manual of all time.

Hogan is one of only 5 men to win all four major tournaments in his career (the other two that aren't on this list are Gary Player and Gene Sarazen). Hogan was a three-time Ryder Cup captain and two-time team member. 

#3 - Jack Nicklaus (73 PGA Tour Victories)

Nicklaus had an incredibly long career spanning from 1962 to 2002, during this time he played in 44 U.S Open Tournaments. He won tours in both the PGA and Senior PGA competitions.

Nicklaus is another one of the 5 men who have won all four majors in their career. He holds the record for most Major wins at 18. He was also named the PGA Player of the Year 5 times (1967, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976).

Nicklaus was perhaps the most famous for his business skill. As golf became more popular in the media, he was able to make the most of sponsorships and even create the rivalry known as "the big three" which included himself, Arnold Palmer, and Gary Player.

#1 JOINT - Sam Snead (82 PGA Tour Victories)

The late and great Sam Snead still sits at the top of the all-time greats list.

Snead was and still is venerated by professional golfers. This was said about him as he was inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame, "He was the best natural player ever. He had the eye of an eagle, the grace of a leopard, and the strength of a lion."

Snead won a total of 82 PGA Tour Victories and 8 Majors. The only Major that he never won was the U.S, however, he did come second in it 4 times.

Snead holds the record as the only person ever to win an event 17 times - he won the West Virginia Open (1936–1938, 1948, 1949, 1952, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1966–1968, 1970–1973).

#1 JOINT - Tiger Woods (82 PGA Tour Victories)

When you see the other names on this list, you start to get an idea of how talented Tiger Woods really is, and that he has the potential to become the greatest golfer of all time.

Unlike the other players on this list, Tiger Woods is still active. Despite being involved in two nearly fatal car crashes. If you think Woods will win an 83rd PGA Tour victory this year then you can find the best golf odds here.

Woods has won all 4 Major opens. Winning all 4 Major opens in one year is now referred to as a grand slam or a Tiger slam. He won all 4 in a row between 1999 and 2000.  

There were many people who thought that Tiger Woods had stepped away from golf for good and would therefore share that top spot with Sam Snead. However, this year he has rejoined the circuit and has been playing very well.

There is a very good chance that when we update this list at the end of the season, he could have the number 1 spot all to himself.