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Golfers with the Most PGA Tour Wins: Fan’s Look
These are the five golfers with the most all-time career PGA Tour wins. I've been a golf player and golf fan since I was a kid in the 1970s. I've watched and rooted for two of the players on this list, but I'm not old enough to have seen the other three ever win on tour.
One of the players on this list is active, and he will likely end up winning more PGA Tour events than any player in history. With the prize money in golf being as high as it is today, I think the competition golfers face in modern times is better than the older players on this list ever faced.
Golfers With the Most PGA Tour Wins
1. Sam Snead - 82
Slammin' Sammy Snead won a record 82 PGA tournaments in his career. Sam Snead won his first PGA tournament in 1936, and his last in 1965. Snead won seven majors in his career, but never won the U.S. Open. The tournament he won the most was the Greater Greensboro Open, which Sam Snead won eight times. The most wins Sam Snead had in a year was 11 in 1950.
2. Jack Nicklaus - 73
Jack Nicklaus won 73 PGA Tour events in his career. That includes a record 18 majors. Fittingly, Jack Nicklaus' first PGA win came at the 1962 U.S.Open, and his last win came at the 1986 Masters. Nicklaus could have won many more PGA events, but I remember as a kid he skipped a lot of tournaments as he aged to concentrate on the majors.
3. Tiger Woods - 71
Tiger Woods currently has 71 PGA Tour wins. Tiger's first win came in 1996, and his last win, to date, was in 2009. Tiger Woods has won 14 majors in his career, which is the second most in history behind Jack Nicklaus. The most wins Tiger Woods has at one tournament is seven at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
I know Tiger hasn't won a tournament since 2009, but you have to believe he will end being the all-time leader in PGA Tour wins, and probably by a large number before Tiger Woods is done.
4. Ben Hogan - 64
Ben Hogan won his first PGA Tour event in 1938, and his last in 1959. Hogan won nine majors in his career. In 1946, Ben Hogan won 13 PGA Tour events, which is the second most a player has one in a year, trailing only Byron Nelson, who won 18 PGA Tour events in 1944.
5. Arnold Palmer - 62
Arnold Palmer won 62 PGA Tour events in his career. Palmer's first win was at the Canadian Open in 1955, and his last win was at the Bob Hope Classic in 1973. Arnold Palmer won seven majors in his career.
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