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THE ALLTIME GREATEST GOLFERS

Author:

GENE SARAZEN

TOM WATSON

SAM SNEAD

BEN HOGAN

HARRY VARDEN

MICKEY WRIGHT

WALTER HAGEN

OLD TOM MORRIS

TIGER WOODS

ARNOLD PALMER

BILLY CASPER

YOUNG TOMMORRIS

BOBBY JONES

BYRON NELSON

GARY PLAYER

ANNIKASORENSTAM

SEVEBALLESTEROS

BABE ZAHARIAS

JACK NICKLAUS

LEE TREVINO

THE LEADERBOARD

1

Jack NICKLAUS

290*

2

Tiger WOODS

283

3

Bobby JONES

265

4

Ben HOGAN

231

5

Sam SNEAD

208

6

Arnold PALMER

199

7

Byron NELSON

196

8

Mickey WRIGHT

142

9

Gary PLAYER

141

10

Walter HAGEN

124

11

Tom WATSON

120

12

Annika SORENSTAM

116

13

Harry VARDON

106

14

Young Tom MORRIS

91

15

Seve BALLESTEROS

90

16

Babe ZAHARIAS

74

17

Gene SARAZEN

72

18

Lee TREVINO

68

19

Old Tom MORRIS

62

20

Billy CASPER

36

* 300 pointspossible

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An interactive look at the 20 Alltime Greatest Golfers, with links to storiesfrom our archives

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION

Photo Illustration by AARON GOODMAN

FROM LEFT: CORBIS; JOHN IACONO; HY PESKIN; AP; BETTMANN/CORBIS; LPGA; CORBIS; USGA MUSEUM; JOHN BIEVER; JOHN G. ZIMMERMAN; NEIL LEIFER; JAMES HARDIE/HULTON ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES; BETTMANN/CORBIS; AP; ROBERT BECK; DAVID CANNON/GETTY IMAGES; KEYSTONE PICTURES/COURTESY OF MRS. R.L. BROWN; STEPHEN GREEN-ARMYTAGE; WALTER IOOSS JR.; JOHN BIEVER (BACKGROUND)

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