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20 Greatest Golfers of All Time (Updated)

Athlon Counts down the best in the game's history
<p> Athlon Counts Down the Best in the Game's History</p>

He hadn't struck a meaningful shot in many years — aside from the ceremonial tee shots that launched each Masters — but Arnold Palmer remained the world's most important golfer until the day he died, and his legacy will live on as long as there's televised golf. In fact, were it not for Palmer, you wouldn't be reading this list, and golf would still be struggling to gain a foothold on the American sports landscape.

 

10 Greatest Masters Champions Ever

Jack, Arnie, Tiger and Phil Top the List of Augusta Aces
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The Masters is the world's greatest golf tournament, so it's not surprising that it has produced an elite list of champions. We've identified the 10 greatest, who collectively possess 32 Green Jackets and have provided countless classic moments.

 

20 Best Golfers of All Time

The 10 Greatest Masters Champions of All Time

Jack, Arnie, Tiger and Phil Top the List of Augusta Aces
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The Masters is the world's greatest golf tournament, so it's not surprising that it has produced an elite list of champions. We've identified the 10 greatest, who collectively possess 32 Green Jackets and have provided countless classic moments.

 

The 7 Greatest Shots in Masters History

7 Epic Moments from Golf's Greatest Tournament
<p> 7 Epic Moments from Golf's Greatest Tournament</p>

We don’t have footage of Gene Sarazen’s famous double eagle from 1935, but on Masters Sunday 2012, we saw something just as good and just as rare — Louis Oosthuizen's double eagle, the first at the par-5 second hole in Masters history. Later, Bubba Watson joined our countdown with his stunning recovery shot from the pine straw in the playoff. Here are our choices for the seven greatest shots in Masters history.

 

Is Rory McIlroy the New Tiger Woods?

At age 25, Rory Stacks Up Favorably to the Game's Former King
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<p> Is Rory McIlroy the new Tiger Woods?</p>

Jack Nicklaus once said of Tiger Woods that he "could win as many Masters as Arnold (Palmer) and me combined." That's 10 green jackets, if you're counting.

 

Tiger Woods vs. Jack Nicklaus: The Tale of the Tape

Tiger Resumes His Pursuit of the Golden Bear at the British Open
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<p> A Comparison of Woods and Nicklaus at Age 38</p>
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Tiger Woods came out of the gate with Jack Nicklaus' major championship record as his ultimate target. That number — 18 career major championship wins — seemed utterly out of reach, until Tiger started winning majors with alarming regularity.

 

The 7 Greatest Shots in Masters History

7 Epic Moments from Golf's Greatest Tournament
<p> 7 Epic Moments from Golf's Greatest Tournament</p>

We don’t have footage of Gene Sarazen’s famous double eagle from 1935, but on Masters Sunday 2012, we saw something just as good and just as rare — Louis Oosthuizen's double eagle, the first at the par-5 second hole in Masters history. Later, Bubba Watson joined our countdown with his stunning recovery shot from the pine straw in the playoff. Here are our choices for the seven greatest shots in Masters history.

10 Greatest Masters Champions of All Time

Jack, Arnie, Tiger and Phil Top the List of Augusta Aces
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The Masters is the world's greatest golf tournament, so it's not surprising that it has produced an elite list of champions. We've identified the 10 greatest, who collectively possess 32 Green Jackets and have provided countless classic moments.

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