Tuesday 16 December 2008

Golfers With the Most US PGA Wins

In terms of US PGA Tour victories, the most successful golfers of all time are:
  1. Sam Snead, 82 (1936–1965)
  2. Jack Nicklaus, 73 (1962–1986)
  3. Tiger Woods, 70 (1996–2009)
  4. Ben Hogan, 64 (1938–1959)
  5. Arnold Palmer, 62 1955–1973
  6. Byron Nelson, 52 (1935–1951)
  7. Billy Casper, 51 (1956–1975)
  8. Walter Hagen, 44 (1916–1936)
  9. Cary Middlecoff, 40 (1945–1961)
  10. Gene Sarazen, 39 (1922–1941) and Tom Watson, 39 (1974–1998)
Another mightily impressive list. Byron Nelson won half his total in about 2 years during the 1940s! Again Tiger has almost caught Jack in about half the time and is well on track to beat Slammin' Sammy's record. Luckily for Snead fans, Woods hasn't played in many events in recent seasons. We'll be tracking Tiger on Golf Predictor as he guns for yet another record!

It's worth noting that if Ben Hogan had not been so seriously injured in a car crash in 1949, he would surelty have won far more tournaments. The fact that he recovered to play golf again at all is miraculous, never mind to almost win the grand slam in 1953.

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