THE ALLTIME GREATEST GOLFERS

August 23, 2009

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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PHOTO ILLUSTRATIONPhoto Illustration by AARON GOODMANFROM 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) PHOTO

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