Sam Snead

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.

 

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.

Golf's Mt. Rushmore

Who would make the list for golf's ultimate foursome?
<p> Who would make the list for professional golf's ultimate foursome?</p>

All this talk about the Mt. Rushmore of this and the Mt. Rushmore of that reminded me that the concept works better for golf than any other sport, since golfers naturally organize themselves in groups of four. So who comprises golf's ultimate foursome?

In completing my list, I used two primary criteria: achievement and impact. Who won important golf tournaments, and who transcended the game while doing so?

Golf's Mount Rushmore

Who would make the list for professional golf's ultimate foursome?
<p> Who would make the list for professional golf's ultimate foursome?</p>

As my colleague Charlie Miller has continued to unveil his elite quartets for each major league baseball franchise, it got me to thinking: Who is on golf’s Mount Rushmore?

Arnold Palmer received the Congressional Gold Medal this week as that body's "highest expression of national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions." Arnie is clearly one member of this elite foursome, as is Jack Nicklaus, who was also on hand for the ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda.