Tiger Woods is the greatest golfer of all time, according to the PGA president
MIAMI / Tiger Woods, the world’s ex N. 1 winner of 14 Grand Slam tournaments, is the greatest golf player of all time for PGA president Tim Finchem, ahead of Jack Nicklaus, who leads 18 major trophies. “He is the only active player to have won 79 times, and only one player has done better than him. He is also the only active player to have won 14 majors, and only one player has done better,” said Finchem, who will soon retire.
“I love beyond the reasonable Jack Nicklaus, but I have to put Tiger as probably the greatest player of all time. And he did it and dominated the game at a time when there are more and more good players. It’s just amazing,” added the PGA president, comparing Woods ‘ contribution to golf with what Michael Jordan had done for the NBA. “He’s crossed all boundaries and I’ve always compared him to what Michael Jordan did for the NBA. He brought a lot of new fans to the sport and changed it,” concluded Tim Finchem. 40-year-old Tiger Woods is preparing to return to the competition in California in October, after missing 2015 due to a back injury.
The top 5 golfers of all time !
Throughout its history, golf has known many athletes. Many golfers have competed for tournaments and titles. But who are they ? For you, we have compiled a list of the top 5 golfers of all time !
Born in Dallas in 1939, Lee Trevino is considered a golf legend. He has accumulated 29 titles, including 6 major titles. Called “The Merry Mex” and “Supermex” by other golfers, it is an icon to Americans.
Born in 1902 in Atlanta and died in 1971, Boby Jones is considered one of the best golfers of all time. A lawyer by training, Jones plays golf as an amateur. Yet, from 1923 to 1930, he dominated the high level of amateur competitions and defeated the best pro golfers of the time. Nicknamed “The Mozart of golf”, the prodigy has won 4 times the US Open, 3 times the British Open and 5 times the amateur Championship of the United States. A course that few pros can boast of having.
For nearly 40 years, Sam Snead was at the top of the world’s golf hierarchy. Born in 1912, This American player, called “Slamin Sam”, has won more PGA Tours than any other golfer in history with a total of 82 wins.
Nicknamed “The Golden Bear”, many consider him the greatest player in the history of golf. His rivalry with Arnold Palmer, another major figure in the sport, has fascinated audiences for years. He began his professional career in 1962 and retired in 2005. Nicklaus can boast of having won six Masters tournaments among his 18 major championship wins.
He was the first African-American to win the Masters at the age of 21. Since then, this golf prodigy has won no less than 13 other major tournaments and has been named PGA Player of the Year 11 times ! In addition to being considered one of the best golfers in history, he is also a commercial figure for major sports brands such as Nike.