Best Top 10 Golf Players

Best Top 10 Golf Players in the golfer field are described here with their complete description.

1. Seve Ballesteros

He was a professional Spanish golfer, a World No. 1 who was one of the leading names in the sport from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s.

He won 90 international tournaments throughout his lifetime, including five major championships between 1979 and 1988, as a member of a talented golfing family.

Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Nationality Spain
Masters TournamentWon: 1980, 1983
Professional wins91
PGA Championship5th: 1984
Children2 sons, 1 daughter
Seve Ballesteros
Seve Ballesteros

He was also named the Best European Player of the 20th century, the three-time PGA European Tour Player of the Year and Honorable Member of the Year, distinctions that won him the 1997 Hall of Fame.

Triumphs of bravery and creativity were his three British Open titles. At Royal Lytham and St. Annes, his 1979 Open title was punctuated by a birdie from the parking lot for the ages.

Tom Watson was denied his third straight Open and fourth in five years by his 1984 title at the Old Course at St. Andrews.

But we can’t ignore his greater effect on golf when considering Ballesteros’ career. Seve was more than an excellent player. He was Arnold Palmer’s version of Europe, putting a sport on his back and marketing it to the whole continent.

Famous Points

  • Winner of 50 European Tour events, six low-scoring overall European Tour Vardon Trophies
  • Earned 20 points in 37 career matches in the Ryder Cup 
  • Severiano Ballesteros won many valuable trophies at the age of 19, including the Lancome; the Holland Open; Catalonia, Tenerife, and Total Spain championships.

2. Phil Mickelson

He is a professional American golfer. He has won 44 PGA Tour tournaments, including five major championships: three Masters Titles (2004, 2006, 2010), a PGA Championship (2005), and an Open Championship (2013).

Ballesteros has won a remarkable 50 titles on the European Tour. Between 1976 and 1992, he won at least one European Tour title for a total of 17 consecutive years.

His last win was in the 1995 Spanish Open at Peugeot. Ballesteros struggled with his form throughout the late 1990s, mainly because of back-related injuries.

With huge aspirations, some of them self-imposed, Mickelson has always existed, and Phil’s mistakes are just as praised as his many achievements.

Famous Point

  • Five major championship winners (3 Masters, 1 British Open, 1 PGA Championship) One of only eight players with three Masters wins
  • One of the 15 men to hold at least three Grand Slam career wings.
  • Runner-up in the United States Six times open a record
  • 20 top 3 finishes, 35 top 10 finishes in big finishes
Full namePhilip Alfred Mickelson
BornJune 16, 1970 (age 50), California
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight200 lb (91 kg; 14 st)
NationalityUnited States
Children3
Turned professional1992
Professional wins53
Highest ranking2 (February 11, 2001)
PGA Tour44 (9th all times)
Master TournamentWon: 2004, 2006,2010
PGA ChampionshipWon: 2005
Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson

3. Gene Sarazen

Gene Sarazen was mainly remembered for his single shot, and he meant more to the game at that time. But what a shot it was. That was his first Masters Tournament, in 1935.

When he came to Augusta 15, he was three shots behind Craig Wood on the last day, which was a par five and could be reached by two.

He was a contemporary and inexperienced competitor of Bobby Jones, born in the same year; Sarazen had several fights with Walter Hagen, nine years older, as well. During the 1920s, the world’s leading players were Sarazen, Jones, and Hagen.

Full nameEugenio Saraceni
NicknameThe Squire
BornFebruary 27, 1902
Harrison New York, U.S.
DiedMay 13, 1999 
Height5 ft 5 12 in (166 cm)
Weight162 lb (73 kg; 11.6 st)
Nationality United States
ChildrenMary Ann, Gene Jr.
gene sarazen

Sarazen won his first professional title at the age of 19 and has never looked back since, winning 37 more times in a career spanning more than 40 years.

Famous Point

  • Holder of seven main titles and a Grand Slam record
  •  Holders of 38 PGA career titles
  • The sand wedge inventor
  •  1932 AP Male Athlete of the Year

4. Gary Player

Gary Player is a former professional golfer from South Africa who is widely considered one of the best golfers ever.

Black Knight International, which encompasses Gary Player Architecture, Player Real Estate, The Player Foundation, Gary Player Academies, and Black Knight Companies, including licenses, concerts, publishing, wine, merchandise, and memorabilia, exclusively reflects his commercial interests.

The scene of his greatest triumph was Augusta. It was 1978, and within four years, Player had not won a major championship. His career appeared to be in decline, and he found himself going into the final round of the Masters seven shots off the top.

Full nameGary Player
NicknameThe Black Knight
Born1 November 1935 (age 85)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)
Nationality South  Africa
ChildrenJennifer, Marc, Wayne, Michele, Theresa, Amanda

Famous Points

Jack Nicklaus, Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, and Tiger Woods, one of five players, are the others to possess a Grand Slam career.

Nicklaus, Woods and Nick Faldo are the only four players who have won the Masters and the British Open three times each.

5. Tom Watson

In the 1970s and 1980s, Watson was one of the world’s leading players, winning eight major championships and being on the PGA Tour money list five times.

In 2009, at the British Open at Turnberry, Watson was the iconic elder statesman, the nostalgic preference of an emotional and appreciative audience that almost secured him the most unlikely triumph in the history of the most storied golf tournament.

Personal Information

Full nameThomas Sturges Watson
BornSeptember 4, 1949 (age 71)
Kansas City, Missouri
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
 Weight175 lb (79 kg)
NationalityUnited States
ChildrenMeg, Michael, Kyle, Kelly Paige, Ross

Famous Points

  • 39 PGA Tour career wins, including 8 major championships,
  • 5 British Open wins, with only Harry Vardon trailing
  • 6-time PGA Player of the Year Tour
  • Rendered at least one cut from 1971-2007 every year a 37 year streak.

6. Bobby Jones

He was also a lawyer by profession; Bobby Jones was an American amateur golfer who was one of the most prominent figures in the history of the sport.

Jones founded the Augusta National Golf Club and helped design it and co-founded the Masters Tournament. Virtually every major golf tournament in the world has copied the developments that he implemented at the Masters.

Obviously, Jones’s greatest achievement was an unprecedented Grand Slam tournament in 1930 that has never been repeated so far.

Full nameRobert Tyre Jones Jr.
BornMarch 17, 1902
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
DiedDecember 18, 1971 (aged 69)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight165 lb (75 kg; 11.8 st)
NationalityUnited States
Children3

Famous Points

The 1930 Grand Slam champion of the U.S. and British Opens and the U.S. and British Amateurs

Served in 31 majors, won 13 and ended 27 times in the top 10

Creator of National Golf Club Augusta and The Masters

7. Ben Hogan

The life of Hogan was one fight after another. The years after as he fought back from a horrific 1949 car accident that nearly killed him.

He was a professional American golfer who is widely regarded as one of the best players in the history of the game. He is notable for his immense impact on the philosophy of golf swing and his iconic potential for ball-striking.

Full nameWilliam Ben Hogan
NicknameThe Hawk, Bantam Ben, The Wee Iceman
BornAugust 13, 1912
Stephenville, Texas, U.S.
DiedJuly 25, 1997 (aged 84)
 U.S.
Height5 ft 8 12 in (1.74 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Nationality United States

Famous Points

The winner of 64 events on the PGA Tour, including 9 majors

One of five players with a modern Grand Slam career to have

Only player to win the same year’s Masters, U.S. Open and British Open

8. Arnold Palmer

He was an American professional golfer who is widely known in the history of the sport to be one of the best and most charismatic players. Going back to 1955, on both the PGA Tour and the circuit now known as PGA Tour Champions, he won several tournaments.

He was one of the most famous golf stars, nicknamed The King and seen as a trailblazer, the first celebrity of the tv era of the sport, which started in the 1950s

Full nameArnold Daniel Palmer
NicknameThe King
BornSeptember 10, 1929
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedSeptember 25, 2016 (aged 87)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
NationalityUnited States
Children2 daughters

Famous Points

60 victories on the PGA Tour

7 Grand Championships

4-time money king of the PGA Tour

1st millionaire PGA Tour

Fifteen straight years with a minimum of one win

9. Sam Snead

He was an American professional golfer who for the better part of four decades (he dominated the PGA of America and Senior PGA Tour tournaments for six decades) was one of the best players in the world and generally recognized as one of the greatest players of all time.

Full nameSamuel Jackson Snead
NicknameThe Slammer
Slammin’ Sammy
BornMay 27, 1912
Ashwood, Virginia, U.S.
DiedMay 23, 2002 (aged 89)
Hot Springs, Virginia, U.S.
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight185 lb (84 kg)
Nationality United States
ChildrenSam Jr., Terrence

In the Slammer’s resume, there is one hole that keeps him from staking a credible argument to be the best player in history.

Famous Points

A 82 PGA Tour record victories, from 1936 to 1965

Includes three Masters and three PGA Championships, seven major championships

In PGA Tour history, the oldest player to score, make a cut and shoot his age

Posted in five separate decades, top 10s in majors

10. Jack Nicklaus

The Golden Bear is a former professional golfer from America. He is widely regarded as one of the top golfers of all time. In his career, he has won 117 professional tournaments.

He has won a staggering 18 major championships over a quarter-century, three more than second-placed Tiger Woods.

Nicklaus concentrated on the Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship major tournaments and played a selective schedule of annual events for the PGA Tour.

Full nameJack William Nicklaus
NicknameThe Golden Bear
BornJanuary 21, 1940 (age 80)
Columbus, Ohio
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Nationality United States
Children5, including Gary Nicklaus

Famous Points

  • 73 PGA Tour match winners, including a historic 18 major championships
  • Record winner of six Masters
  • Completed in the top 5 in majors a staggering 56 times, a record 73 times in the top 10
  • Eight times the lowest scoring average on the Tour
  • Won an eight-time PGA Tour money title

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