List of golfers with most PGA Tour wins

This is a list of golfers who have won ten or more official (or later deemed as historically significant) money events on the PGA Tour.[1][2] It is led by Sam Snead and Tiger Woods with 82 each.

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.[3]

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. Since 1975, only three players have won PGA Tour events after their 50th birthday. A golfer becomes eligible to compete on PGA Tour Champions, against other older players, at that age. Craig Stadler won in 2003 at age 50, Fred Funk won in 2007 at age 50, and Davis Love III won in 2015 at age 51. Sam Snead is the oldest to win a PGA event, at age 52, in 1965. 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 "life 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 PGA Tour Champions, but those with 20 wins avoid this problem. However, life 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 won numerous 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. A substantial number of players born from approximately 1930 to 1965 have won many PGA Tour Champions events, with some having significantly more wins on the senior circuit than on the regular PGA Tour (notably Hale Irwin, Miller Barber, 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.

Players with the same number of wins are listed alphabetically. The list is complete as of September 13, 2020.

Rank Name Year of birth
and death
Country Wins Majors Winning
span
Span
(years)
1 Sam Snead H 1912–2002  United States 82 7 1936–1965 30
Tiger Woods H 1975–  United States 15 1996–2019 24
3 Jack Nicklaus H 1940–  United States 73 18 1962–1986 25
4 Ben Hogan H 1912–1997  United States 64 9 1938–1959 22
5 Arnold Palmer H 1929–2016  United States 62 7 1955–1973 19
6 Byron Nelson H 1912–2006  United States 52 5 1935–1951 17
7 Billy Casper H 1931–2015  United States 51 3 1956–1975 20
8 Walter Hagen H 1892–1969  United States 45 11 1914–1936 23
9 Phil Mickelson H 1970–  United States 44 5 1991–2019 29
10 Cary Middlecoff H 1921–1998  United States 40 3 1945–1961 17
11 Gene Sarazen H 1902–1999  United States 39 7 1922–1941 20
Tom Watson H 1949–  United States 8 1974–1998 25
13 Lloyd Mangrum H 1914–1973  United States 36 1 1940–1956 17
14 Vijay Singh H 1963–  Fiji 34 3 1993–2008 16
15 Horton Smith H 1908–1963  United States 32 2 1928–1941 14
16 Harry Cooper H 1904–2000  United States 31 0 1923–1939 17
Jimmy Demaret H 1910–1983  United States 3 1938–1957 20
18 Leo Diegel H 1899–1951  United States 30 2 1920–1934 15
19 Gene Littler H 1930–2019  United States 29 1 1954–1977 24
Paul Runyan H 1908–2002  United States 2 1930–1941 12
Lee Trevino H 1939–  United States 6 1968–1984 17
22 Henry Picard H 1906–1997  United States 26 2 1932–1945 14
23 Tommy Armour H 1894–1968  Scotland
 United States
25 3 1920–1938 19
Johnny Miller H 1947–  United States 2 1971–1994 24
Macdonald Smith 1892–1949  Scotland
 United States
0 1912–1936 25
26 Gary Player H 1935–  South Africa 24 9 1958–1978 21
27 Dustin Johnson 1984–  United States 23 1 2008–2020 13
28 Jim Barnes H 1886–1966  England
 United States
22 4 1914–1937 24
Johnny Farrell 1901–1988  United States 1 1921–1936 16
Raymond Floyd H 1942–  United States 4 1963–1992 30
31 Davis Love III H 1964–  United States 21 1 1987–2015 29
Willie Macfarlane 1890–1961  Scotland
 United States
1 1916–1936 21
Lanny Wadkins H 1949–  United States 1 1972–1992 21
Craig Wood H 1901–1968  United States 2 1928–1944 17
35 Hale Irwin H 1945–  United States 20 3 1971–1994 24
Bill Mehlhorn 1898–1989  United States 0 1923–1930 8
Greg Norman H 1955–  Australia 2 1984–1997 14
Doug Sanders 1933–2020  United States 0 1956–1972 17
39 Ben Crenshaw H 1952–  United States 19 2 1973–1995 23
Ernie Els H 1969–  South Africa 4 1994–2012 19
Doug Ford H 1922–2018  United States 2 1952–1963 12
Hubert Green H 1946–2018  United States 2 1971–1985 15
Tom Kite H 1949–  United States 1 1976–1993 18
44 Julius Boros H 1920–1994  United States 18 3 1952–1968 17
Jim Ferrier 1915–1986  Australia
 United States
1 1944–1961 18
Dutch Harrison 1910–1982  United States 0 1939–1958 20
Rory McIlroy 1989–  Northern Ireland 4 2010–2019 10
Nick Price H 1957–  Zimbabwe 3 1983–2002 20
Johnny Revolta 1911–1991  United States 1 1933–1944 12
50 Bobby Cruickshank 1894–1975  Scotland
 United States
17 0 1921–1936 16
Jim Furyk 1970–  United States 1 1995–2015 21
Harold "Jug" McSpaden 1908–1996  United States 0 1933–1945 13
Curtis Strange H 1955–  United States 2 1979–1989 11
54 Jack Burke Jr. H 1923–  United States 16 2 1950–1963 14
Ralph Guldahl H 1911–1987  United States 3 1931–1940 10
Mark O'Meara H 1957–  United States 2 1984–1998 15
Denny Shute H 1904–1974  United States 3 1929–1939 11
Tom Weiskopf 1942–  United States 1 1968–1982 15
59 Tommy Bolt H 1916–2008  United States 15 1 1951–1961 11
Fred Couples H 1959–  United States 1 1983–2003 21
Ed Dudley 1901–1963  United States 0 1928–1939 12
Bobby Locke H 1917–1987  South Africa 4 1947–1957 11
Corey Pavin 1959–  United States 1 1984–2006 23
Mike Souchak 1927–2008  United States 0 1955–1964 10
65 Bruce Crampton 1935–  Australia 14 0 1961–1975 15
Jock Hutchison H 1884–1977  Scotland
 United States
2 1918–1928 11
Kenny Perry 1960–  United States 0 1991–2009 19
Adam Scott 1980–  Australia 1 2003–2020 18
Hal Sutton 1958–  United States 1 1982–2001 20
Joe Turnesa 1901–1991  United States 0 1924–1933 10
Ken Venturi H 1931–2013  United States 1 1957–1966 10
Art Wall Jr. 1923–2001  United States 1 1953–1975 23
73 George Archer 1939–2005  United States 13 1 1965–1984 20
Billy Burke 1902–1972  United States 1 1927–1940 14
Mark Calcavecchia 1960–  United States 1 1986–2007 22
David Duval 1971–  United States 1 1997–2001 5
Dave Hill 1937–2011  United States 0 1961–1976 16
Joe Kirkwood Sr. 1897–1970  Australia
 United States
0 1923–1933 11
Bruce Lietzke 1951–2018  United States 0 1977–1994 18
Craig Stadler 1953–  United States 1 1980–2003 24
Justin Thomas 1993–  United States 1 2015–2020 6
David Toms 1967–  United States 1 1997–2011 15
83 Paul Azinger 1960–  United States 12 1 1987–2000 14
Jason Day 1987–  Australia 1 2010–2018 9
Zach Johnson 1976–  United States 2 2004–2015 12
Tony Lema 1934–1966  United States 1 1962–1966 5
Justin Leonard 1972–  United States 1 1996–2008 13
Wayne Levi 1952–  United States 0 1978–1990 13
Bobby Nichols 1936–  United States 1 1962–1974 13
Calvin Peete 1943–2015  United States 0 1979–1986 8
Steve Stricker 1967–  United States 0 1996–2012 17
Bubba Watson 1978–  United States 2 2010–2018 9
93 Miller Barber 1931–2013  United States 11 0 1964–1978 15
Andy Bean 1953–  United States 0 1977–1986 10
Frank Beard 1939–  United States 0 1963–1971 9
John Cook 1957–  United States 0 1981–2001 21
Dow Finsterwald 1929–  United States 1 1955–1963 9
Al Geiberger 1937–  United States 1 1962–1979 18
Vic Ghezzi 1910–1976  United States 1 1935–1948 14
Bob Goalby 1929–  United States 1 1958–1971 14
Scott Hoch 1955–  United States 0 1980–2003 24
Jordan Spieth 1993–  United States 3 2013–2017 5
Payne Stewart H 1957–1999  United States 3 1982–1999 18
104 Gay Brewer 1932–2007  United States 10 1 1961–1972 12
Olin Dutra 1901–1983  United States 2 1929–1936 8
Steve Elkington 1962–  Australia 1 1990–1999 10
David Frost 1959–  South Africa 0 1988–1997 10
Sergio García 1980–  Spain 1 2001–2017 17
Don January 1929–  United States 1 1956–1976 21
Ky Laffoon 1908–1984  United States 0 1933–1946 14
John Mahaffey 1948–  United States 1 1973–1989 17
Mark McCumber 1951–  United States 0 1979–1994 16
Dick Metz 1908–1993  United States 0 1935–1949 15
Larry Nelson H 1947–  United States 3 1979–1988 10
Justin Rose 1980–  England 1 2010–2019 10
Dave Stockton 1941–  United States 2 1967–1976 10
Fuzzy Zoeller 1951–  United States 2 1979–1986 8
  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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Most all-time PGA Tour Wins". PGA Tour, Inc. December 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "Most Career Wins on the PGA Tour". About.com. December 1, 2015.
  3. ^ Barkow, Al (November 1989). The History of the PGA TOUR. Doubleday. pp. 200-298. ISBN 0-385-26145-4.