Sam Snead

20 Greatest Golfers of All Time (Updated)

Athlon counts down the best in the game's history
20 Greatest Golfers of All Time (Updated)

He's still No. 10 on our list, but the crowd that engulfed him on the 18th fairway at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island as he finished out his sixth and most unlikely major championship proved that Phil Mickelson might just be No. 1 in the hearts of golf fans. Phil the Thrill made history as golf's oldest major champion, proving that age is just a number while fending off players who were still kids when Lefty won his first major in 2004. Mickelson's win caught the notice of the No.

10 Greatest Masters Champions Ever

Jack, Tiger, Arnie and Phil top the list of Augusta aces
10 Greatest Masters Champions Ever
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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 33 Green Jackets and have provided countless classic moments.

 

This Day in Sports History: July 5

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: July 5

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

With that in mind, July 5 is a day in which a color line was broken in both baseball and tennis and one of the greatest tennis matches in history took place.

 

This Day in Sports History: May 27

Recapping events that took place in the sports world on this day
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This Day in Sports History: May 27

The history of sports is both vast and rich, thanks to the existence of so many different ones and the longevity associated with them. With so much history to cull through, Athlon Sports wanted to offer the opportunity to look back and see what memorable things happened or milestones were reached on a specific date.

 

With that in mind, May 27 is a day in which a legendary golfer was born and one of the most famous "walkouts" in NBA history took place.

 

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.