List of golfers with most PGA Tour wins

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This is a list of golfers who have won five or more official (or later deemed as historically significant) money events on the PGA Tour.

The distinction between these two categories is important to understand, since many players won important events early in the 20th century, well before a PGA Tour was officially established. The significance of many of these events was retrospectively established by golf historians, working together with PGA Tour staff, in the 1980s, during the course of a major statistical research project.[1]

Also, the column for Major refers to so-called "Professional Majors". The U.S. Amateur and the British Amateur were also considered to be majors for much of their history, but these championships are not considered here.

Players under 50 years of age are shown in bold. During the last 30 years, only two players have won PGA Tour events after their 50th birthday. A golfer becomes eligible to compete on the Champions Tour, against other older players, at that age. Sam Snead is the oldest win a PGA event, at age 52, in 1965. Craig Stadler won in 2003 at age 50, and Fred Funk won in 2007 at age 50. Others who have won PGA Tour events past age 50 include Jim Barnes, John Barnum, and Art Wall, Jr.. The rarity of golfers winning a non-senior event at that age is not restricted to the PGA Tour; Miguel Ángel Jiménez is the only golfer to win a European Tour event after turning 50, doing so in 2014.

Accumulating 20 wins is significant, because it is one of the requirements for "lifetime membership" on the PGA Tour. This means that the golfer does not need to requalify for membership on the tour each year by finishing in the top 125 on the money list (starting in 2013, top 125 on the FedEx Cup points list), or through an exemption for tournament victories. Many golfers struggle to do this through their 40s, and go through a hiatus in their career before they qualify for the Champions Tour, but those with 20 wins avoid this problem. However, lifetime members are required to maintain a certain (relatively modest) standard of play to retain their playing privileges: when they can no longer do so, they are moved into the "Past champions" membership category, effectively becoming honorary members.

Some of the players on this list have also won many events on other tours, in particular many of the non-Americans. Seve Ballesteros, for example, is shown with only nine PGA Tour wins, but five of them majors. He won an additional 45 European Tour events. Also, a substantial number of players born from approximately 1930 to 1960 have won many Champions Tour events, with some having significantly more wins on the senior circuit than on the regular PGA Tour (notably Hale Irwin and Gil Morgan).

The PGA Tour recognized The Open Championship as an official tour event in 1995. In 2002, it decided to classify Open Championship victories before 1995 as PGA Tour wins, and the victory tallies in the table reflect this amendment.

Members of the World Golf Hall of Fame are indicated by H.

The list is complete as of September 14, 2014.

1Sam Snead H1912–2002 United States8271936–196530
2Tiger Woods1975– United States79141996–201318
3Jack Nicklaus H1940– United States73181962–198625
4Ben Hogan H1912–1997 United States6491938–195922
5Arnold Palmer H1929– United States6271955–197319
6Byron Nelson H1912–2006 United States5251935–195117
7Billy Casper H1931– United States5131956–197520
8Walter Hagen H1892–1969 United States45111914–193623
9Phil Mickelson H1970– United States4251991–201323
10Cary Middlecoff H1921–1998 United States4031945–196117
11Gene Sarazen H1902–1999 United States3971922–194120
Tom Watson H1949– United States3981974–199825
13Lloyd Mangrum H1914–1973 United States3611940–195617
14Vijay Singh H1963– Fiji3431993–200816
15Horton Smith H1908–1963 United States3221928–194114
16Harry Cooper H1904–2000 United States3101923–193917
Jimmy Demaret H1910–1983 United States3131938–195720
18Leo Diegel H1899–1951 United States3021920–193415
19Gene Littler H1930– United States2911954–197724
Paul Runyan H1908–2002 United States2921930–194112
Lee Trevino H1939– United States2961968–198417
22Henry Picard H1906–1997 United States2621932–194514
23Tommy Armour H1894–1968 Scotland
 United States
Johnny Miller H1947– United States2521971–199424
25Gary Player H1935– South Africa2491958–197821
Macdonald Smith1892–1949 Scotland
 United States
27Johnny Farrell1901–1988 United States2211921–193616
Raymond Floyd H1942– United States2241963–199230
29Jim Barnes H1886–1966 England2141916–193722
Willie Macfarlane1890–1961 Scotland
 United States
Lanny Wadkins H1949– United States2111972–199221
Craig Wood H1901–1968 United States2121928–194417
33Hale Irwin H1945– United States2031971–199424
Davis Love III1964– United States2011987–200822
Bill Mehlhorn1898–1989 United States2001923–19308
Greg Norman H1955– Australia2021984–199714
Doug Sanders1933– United States2001956–197217
38Ben Crenshaw H1952– United States1921973–199523
Ernie Els H1969– South Africa1941994–201219
Doug Ford H1922– United States1921952–196312
Hubert Green H1946– United States1921971–198515
Tom Kite H1949– United States1911976–199318
43Julius Boros H1920–1994 United States1831952–196817
Jim Ferrier1915–1986 Australia1811944–196118
E.J. "Dutch" Harrison1910–1982 United States1801939–195820
Nick Price H1957– Zimbabwe1831983–200220
Johnny Revolta1911–1991 United States1811933–194412
48Bobby Cruickshank1894–1975 Scotland1701921–193616
Harold "Jug" McSpaden1908–1996 United States1701933–194513
Curtis Strange H1955– United States1721979–198911
51Jack Burke, Jr. H1923– United States1621950–196314
Jim Furyk1970– United States1611995–201016
Ralph Guldahl H1911–1987 United States1631931–194010
Mark O'Meara1957– United States1621984–199815
Denny Shute H1904–1974 United States1631929–193911
Tom Weiskopf1942– United States1611968–198215
57Tommy Bolt H1916–2008 United States1511951–196111
Fred Couples H1959– United States1511983–200321
Ed Dudley1901–1963 United States1501928–193912
Bobby Locke H1917–1987 South Africa1541947–195711
Corey Pavin1959– United States1511984–200623
Mike Souchak1927–2008 United States1501955–196410
63Bruce Crampton1935– Australia1401961–197515
Jock Hutchison H1884–1977 Scotland
 United States
Kenny Perry1960– United States1401991–200919
Hal Sutton1958– United States1411982–200120
Joe Turnesa1901–1991 United States1401924–193310
Ken Venturi H1931–2013 United States1411957–196610
Art Wall, Jr.1923–2001 United States1411953–197523
70George Archer1939–2005 United States1311965–198420
Billy Burke1902–1972 United States1311927–194014
Mark Calcavecchia1960– United States1311986–200722
David Duval1971– United States1311997–20015
Dave Hill1937–2011 United States1301961–197616
Joe Kirkwood, Sr.1897–1970 Australia
 United States
Bruce Lietzke1951– United States1301977–199418
Craig Stadler1953– United States1311980–200324
David Toms1967– United States1311997–201115
79Paul Azinger1960– United States1211987–200014
Tony Lema1934–1966 United States1211962–19665
Justin Leonard1972– United States1211996–200813
Wayne Levi1952– United States1201978–199013
Bobby Nichols1936– United States1211962–197413
Calvin Peete1943– United States1201979–19868
Steve Stricker1967– United States1201996–201217
86Miller Barber1931–2013 United States1101964–197815
Andy Bean1953– United States1101977–198610
Frank Beard1939– United States1101963–19719
John Cook1957– United States1101981–200121
Dow Finsterwald1929– United States1111955–19639
Al Geiberger1937– United States1111962–197918
Vic Ghezzi1910–1976 United States1111935–194814
Bob Goalby1929– United States1111958–197114
Scott Hoch1955– United States1101980–200324
Zach Johnson1976– United States1112004–201411
Adam Scott1980– Australia1112003–201412
Payne Stewart H1957–1999 United States1131982–199918
98Gay Brewer1932–2007 United States1011961–197212
Olin Dutra1901–1983 United States1021929–1945?5+
Steve Elkington1962– Australia1011990–199910
David Frost1959– South Africa1001988–199710
Don January1929– United States1011956–197621
Ky Laffoon1908–1984 United States1001933–194614
John Mahaffey1948– United States1011973–198917
Mark McCumber1951– United States1001979–199416
Dick Metz1908–1993 United States1001935–194915
Larry Nelson H1947– United States1031979–198810
Dave Stockton1941– United States1021967–197610
Fuzzy Zoeller1951– United States1021979–19868
110Stuart Appleby1971– Australia901997–201014
Seve Ballesteros H1957–2011 Spain951978–198811
Mike Brady1887–1972 United States901916–192611
Wiffy Cox1896–1969 United States901930–19378
Al Espinosa1891–1957 United States901924–193512
Nick Faldo H1957– England961984–199714
Johnny Golden1896–1936 United States901927–19359
Jay Haas1953– United States901978–199316
Jimmy Hines1903–1986 United States901933–194614
Bobby Jones H1902–1971 United States971923–19308
Willie Klein1901–1957 United States901924?–1936?13?
Rory McIlroy1989– Northern Ireland942010–20145
122K. J. Choi1970– South Korea802002–201110
Jim Colbert1941– United States801969–198315
Roberto De Vicenzo H1923– Argentina811951–196818
Bruce Devlin1937– Australia801964–19729
Dave Douglas1918–1978 United States801947–19548
Brad Faxon1961– United States801991–200515
Fred Funk1956– United States801992–200716
Sergio García1980– Spain802001–201211
David Graham1946– Australia821972–198312
Lee Janzen1964– United States821992–19987
Steve Jones1958– United States811988–199811
George Knudson1937–1989 Canada801961–197212
Ted Kroll1919–2002 United States801952–196211
Lawson Little H1910–1968 United States811936–194813
Tony Manero1905–1989 United States811929–193810
Geoff Ogilvy1977– Australia812005–201410
Ed Oliver1916–1961 United States801940–195819
Dustin Johnson1984– United States802008–20136
Jerry Pate1953– United States811976–19827
Loren Roberts1955– United States801994–20029
Chi-Chi Rodríguez H1935– Puerto Rico
 United States
J. C. Snead1940– United States801971–198717
Bob Tway1959– United States811986–200318
Al Watrous1899–1983 United States801922–193312
Mike Weir1970– Canada811999–20079
147Jerry Barber1916–1994 United States711953–196311
Mark Brooks1961– United States711988–19969
Clarence Clark1907–1974 United States701931–19366
Gardner Dickinson1927–1998 United States701956–197116
Bill Glasson1960– United States701985–199713
Retief Goosen1969– South Africa722001–20099
Clarence Hackney1894–1941 Scotland
 United States
Chick Harbert1915–1992 United States711941–195414
Chandler Harper1923–1997 United States711942–195514
Jay Hebert1923–1997 United States711957–19615
John Huston1961– United States701990–200314
Peter Jacobsen1954– United States701980–200324
Matt Kuchar1978– United States702002–201413
Billy Maxwell1929– United States701955–19628
Dick Mayer1924–1989 United States711953–196513
Gil Morgan1946– United States701977–199014
Johnny Palmer1918–2006 United States701946–19549
Scott Simpson1955– United States711980–199819
Joey Sindelar1958– United States701985–200420
Bert Yancey1938–1994 United States701966–19727
167Sammy Byrd1906–1981 United States601942–19454
Bob Charles H1936– New Zealand611963–197412
Stewart Cink1973– United States611997–200913
Henry Ciuci1903–1986 United States601928–19314
Ed Furgol1917–1997 United States611947–195711
Bob Gilder1950– United States601976–19838
Lou Graham1938– United States611967–197913
Paul Harney1929–2011 United States601957–197216
Willie Hunter1892–1968 Scotland
 United States
Gary Koch1952– United States601976–198813
Bob Lunn1945– United States601968–19725
Sandy Lyle H1958– Scotland621985–19884
Hunter Mahan1982– United States602007–20148
Rocco Mediate1962– United States601991–201020
José María Olazábal H1966– Spain621990–200213
Steve Pate1961– United States601987–199812
Bill Rogers1951– United States611978–19836
Bob Rosburg1926–2009 United States611954–197219
Justin Rose1980– England612010–20134
Rory Sabbatini1976– South Africa602000–201112
Dan Sikes1929–1987 United States601963–19686
Jeff Sluman1957– United States611988–200215
Brandt Snedeker1980– United States602007–20137
Frank Stranahan1922–2013 United States601945–195814
Peter Thomson H1929– Australia651954–196512
Mike Turnesa1907–2000 United States601931–194919
Cyril Walker1892–1948 England
 United States
Bubba Watson1978– United States622010–20145
Bo Wininger1922–1967 United States601955–19639
Lew Worsham1917–1990 United States611946–19538
197Buddy Allin1944–2007 United States501971–19766
Jonathan Byrd1978– United States502002–201110
Pete Cooper1914–1993 United States501949–195810
Ben Crane1976– United States502003–201412
John Daly1966– United States521991–200414
Luke Donald1977– England502002–201211
Danny Edwards1951– United States501977–19859
Dan Forsman1958– United States501985–200218
Marty Furgol1916–2005 United States501951–19599
Jim Gallagher, Jr.1961– United States501990–19956
Ken Green1958– United States501985–19895
Bill Haas1982– United States502010–20134
Fred Haas1916–2004 United States501945–195410
Bob Hamilton1916–1990 United States511944–19496
Pádraig Harrington1971– Ireland532005–20084
Jerry Heard1947– United States501971–19788
Lionel Hebert1928–2000 United States511957–196610
Herman Keiser1914–2003 United States511942–19476
Tom Lehman1959– United States511994–20007
Roger Maltbie1951– United States501975–198511
Ray Mangrum1910–1975 United States501936–194611
Billy Mayfair1966– United States501993–19986
Blaine McCallister1958– United States501988–19936
Bob Murphy1943– United States501968–198619
Gilbert Nicholls1878–1950 England
 United States
Jesper Parnevik1965– Sweden501998–20014
Carl Pettersson1977– Sweden502005–20128
Johnny Pott1935– United States501960–19689
Tom Purtzer1951– United States501977–199115
Henry Ransom1911–1987 United States501946–195510
Phil Rodgers1938– United States501962–19665
Mason Rudolph1934–2011 United States501959–197012
Bob Toski1926– United States501953–19542
Scott Verplank1964– United States501985–200723
George Von Elm1901–1961 United States5019??–1938~10
Nick Watney1981– United States502007–20126
D. A. Weibring1953– United States501979–199618
Mark Wilson1974– United States502007–20126
  1. ^ Harry Cooper was born in England, but grew up in Dallas, Texas, and became a U.S. citizen before starting his professional career. However, he was not allowed to compete for the U.S. in the Ryder Cup. U.S. citizens born outside the country, even if they were born with only U.S. citizenship, were not eligible to represent the U.S. in the Ryder Cup until 2002. Even today, those who naturalize after age 18 are ineligible for Team USA.
  2. ^ Jim Barnes was born in England, but became a U.S. citizen soon after moving to the United States in 1906.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Barkow, Al (November 1989). The History of the PGA TOUR. Doubleday. pp. 200–298. ISBN 0-385-26145-4.