It is considered a traditional sport that is regularly practiced by more than 60 million organized players today. The history of this discipline goes back to the 15th century. While it is said to have started on the south coast of Scotland, the Scots also once banned golf in favor of archery. There was also a time in New York when this discipline was banned. In the end, however, no one could stop the worldwide triumph!
Some experts believe that the club-and-ball sport may have originated in Belgium or Holland. In 1900 and 1904, it was a discipline at the Summer Olympics. This contributed significantly to a growing interest in the sport. The German Golf Association was founded in 1907.
Who are in the top 3 of golfers?
3 – Bobby Jones
Major wins: 13
PGA Tour wins: 9
Notes: No player has practiced and trained as much as Ben Hogan did. He spent a lot of time practicing, developing technique and this led to him being called a legendary ball hitter. From 1938 to 1959, Hogan won 63 professional competitions, despite serving in the army and a car accident in which he, covering his wife, saved his own life. He received many serious injuries, but was able to return to form and continued his professional career.
2 – Tiger Woods
Major wins: 14
PGA Tour wins: 80 (second all-time)
Notes: And now we go ahead and prove why Tiger was in second place, and not in first. His roster of victories will start with a 14-time Major lead, he has won 77 PGA events and 39 European tournaments (Masters – 4 times, US Open – 3, British Open – 3, PGA – 4). He’s a billionaire, but most of his money comes from advertising, not golf. The celebrity founded a foundation that helps poor kids get into this sport. He is the youngest Grand Slam winner. After a back injury, he retired from the game, underwent surgery and is now recovering to continue full competition in tournaments.
1 – Jack Nicklaus
Major wins: 18
PGA Tour wins: 73 (third all-time)
Notes: Nicknamed the “Golden Bear”, this is a golfer of all time, especially now that Tiger’s career is broken due to injury. Nicklaus has 73 wins in his career, including 18 in major world championships. Winning the Masters 6 times, he reigned in the world of golf from the 60s to the 70s. He has 5 US Open titles which he won from 1963 to 1980. At the end of his career, he wrote several books, created a company for the manufacture of sports equipment. He was among the first to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974.