Monday, July 21, 2008

The British Open + Great Golfers of All-Time

My favourite golfing tournament - the British Open - ended on Sunday with Irishman Padraig Harrington winning the coveted Claret Jug for the second year in succesion. While the tournament field was weakened by the absence of a certain Tiger Woods - the Open was extremely competitive as the World's best battled a tricky course and even more treacherous weather over the four days. Scores were in the high range, where they should be, in what is certainly a change from the manicured and climate friendlier environment of the PGA Tour.

I have recently compiled a listing of the Top Twenty Five Greatest Golfers of All-Time. Here is it:
1. Tiger Woods (he has 14 Majors to Nicklaus' 18 but lets face it its only a matter of time. Besides golf is more competitive nowadays.
2. Jack Nicklaus
3. Bobby Jones
4. Ben Hogen
5. Gary Player
6. Walter Hagen
7. Tom Watson
8. Arnold Palmer
9. Sam Snead
10. Gene Sarazen
11. Nick Faldo
12. Harry Vardon
13. Peter Thomson
14. Byron Nelson
15. Billy Casper
16. Seve Ballasteros
17. Greg Norman
18. Bobby Locke
19. Lee Trevino
20. Payne Stewart
21. Hale Irwin
22. Nick Price
23. Ernie Els
24. Vijay Singh
25. Phil Mickleson

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