Any list about the "greatest" at anything is sure to spark a debate. Outside of LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan, there's no fiercer "greatest ever" debate in sports than that of Tiger Woods or Jack Nicklaus. The 2 PGA Tour legends with a combined 32 majors were the clear choices for No. 1 and No. 2 on this list of the greatest golfers, but in which order? Brace yourself for a trip deep into the PGA's history.
10. Phil Mickelson
One of the most electric golf players in history, he has been a member of a U.S.-record, 11 Ryder Cup teams. Mickelson made his debut in 1995 at Oak Hill and has qualified automatically for every team since, never once relying on a captain's pick. Phil turned professional in 1992, but it took a long 16 years before he would win his 1st major at the 2004 Masters.
An exciting player throughout his illustrious career, Phil is still winning well into his 40s. In March 2018, months away from his 48th birthday, Mickelson won 2017 PGA Champion Justin Thomas in a playoff at the 2018 WGC-Mexico Championship. The win was the first for Phil since the 2013 Open Championship.
Majors won: 5 (2004, 2006, 2010 Masters; 2013 Open Championship; 2005 PGA Championship)
PGA Tour victories: 43 (9th all-time).
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