Golf is an open-field sports game, where the player plays his golf ball in a hole from multiple clubs (golf instruments). A golfer plays in a certain order a number of holes in golf. The golf course configuration typically involves 18 holes in a sequence regulated by the golf tour.

Golf has been one of the world's most successful sports over the last century. Golfers are known around the world, and they have achieved riches because of the vast pools of prizes in contrast to other sports.

Golfers today owe a great deal to players who were at the fore and they opened the way for the rising stars of today. Many of the greatest golfers of all time were born before almost everyone who lives today. Some played even around a century ago. Check out the Top 11 Golfers of All-Time.

11. Byron Nelson

Byron Nelson of the USA tees off during the 1999 US Masters. (Getty)

Nelson participated in tournaments from 1935 to 1946, winning 52 times, including 5 major tournaments. He had won two times for the Masters and PGA Tournaments and was only stopped from winning a Grand Slam by not winning the Open Championship.

Thanks to the Byron Nelson Tournament, held in Dallas every year, his name remains intact. He attended the tournament nearly regularly until his death in 2006.

10. Gary Player

Gary Player of South Africa in action during the Piccadilly World Match Play in 1973. (Getty)

South African-born Player is perhaps the most famous Non-American golfer in history. He received the name 'The Black Knight' of wearing black from the hip to the waist.

He finished his career lifting nine major trophies, including three Masters and three Open Championships. He is the first non-American in the last 60 years to end his Grand Slam career and to win 165 times on six different continents.

9. Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer of the USA lines up a putt during the Ryder Cup in 1973. (Getty)

A total of seven major championships were won by Arnold Palmer. The first was the championship in 1958. Overall, between 1958 and 1964, Palmer won four Masters, two British Open titles, and one PGA title.

Palmer is commonly honored for making the British Open an important event for American golfers in addition to his big success. In 1960, after Ben Hogan in 1953, he was the first American to be awarded the Open.

8. Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones in action during a tournament. (PGA Tour)

In seven years, Jones won four US Open and three Open. He is also a 5-time US Amateur Champion, and in 1930, he won the British Amateur tournament. He started competing at the tournaments at the age of 28.

His golf impact was not stopped, however; he was active in the Augusta National association. He played until 1948, and due to poor health, he had to retire.

7. Tom Watson

Tom Watson of the United States reacts at the Masters in 2019. (Getty)

Watson won eight majors, including five Open Championships. He was one of the most predominant players in the world between 1970 and 1980.

Thanks to Byron Nelson, Watson scaled the golf heights. In 1974, Nelson was interested in young Watson and he became a tutor, and Watson's career started under his tutelage when he won his first major in a year's time together.

6. Gene Sarazen

Gene Sarazen of the USA starts the 1999 US Masters. (Getty)

He won the 1935 PGA championship for the first time in the modern Grand Slam era. He also added 39 US professional events and 42 worldwide events to his trophy cabinet.

Sarazen was the PGA Tour's King in the early 1930s. From 1932 to 1935, for three years straight he managed to win at least one major. From 1930 to 1935, Sarazen won 19 PGA events and completed his seven major titles.

5. Ben Hogan

Ben Hogan of the USA with the Claret Jug after victory in the 1953 British Open. (Getty)

Hogan was practicing for many years and had developed a technique that led him to become a golf legend. While serving in the army, he sustained several severe injuries after suffering a car crash but he was able to continue playing golf.

He won 63 professional tournaments, including four majors championships.

4. Sam Snead

Sam Snead of the USA starts the 1999 US Master. (Getty)

Over a long and brilliant career, Sam Snead managed seven major titles; most of them have been PGA Tour victories.

Snead won three Masters, three PGA Championships during his career, and a US Open, one year after returning from the war. Snead also took part in the first World War.

3. Walter Hagen

Walter Hagen of the USA in action during a golf match against England in 1920. (Getty)

Hagen, who is considered one of the best players in the first half of the 20th century, won 11 major championships in his lifetime. He became a national hero when won the British Open title and kept winning four other Open titles.

The only thing that is missing in his career is the Masters’ title.

2. Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods of the USA watches his tee shot at the 2015 Masters Tournament. (Getty)

Tiger Wood's victory record continues with 15 major championships, as well as claiming 82 PGA contests and 41 European tournaments. He is the Grand Slam's youngest champion.

In this vast portfolio, Woods became famous in the new age of golf and his remarkable performances during his career are just such a variety of distinguishing factors. In modern golf history, he is considered the best golfer.

1.Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus of the USA in action during the 1990 British Open. (Getty)

In his career, Nicklaus won 73 wins, of which 18 were major championships. He became the first player to win a prize of up to $2m and the first player to win the Masters at the age of 46. There are five American Open titles he won between 1963 and 1980.

He wrote several books at the end of his career and founded a golf equipment manufacturing business. In 1974, he was the first player to be included in the Hall of Fame. And he is considered, appropriately, the best golfer ever.