Its impossible to determine who is the greatest golfer of all time. Golf has been played for over 100 years and the equipment and course design is always evolving. We can however, confidently narrow down the greatest players to a shortlist, which would obviously include names such as Jack Nicklaus, Bobby Jones, and Young Tom Morris. Tiger Woods should also be considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. He revolutionized the game by making it more powerful and precise, thereby forcing players to become more athletic. The aspects to the game that Tiger pioneered are as important as Young Tom Morris introduced wedges, shot shaping, and backspin. Tiger also set a new standard for golf as a global game played for huge purses. Tiger will continue to be one of the highest earning athletes until his death.
Jack Nicklaus won the Masters at age 46. Winning a major at this age is less likely today because of the style of play that Tiger Woods made commonplace in professional golf. It is now more likely that professional golfers have a competitive career similar to a basketball or baseball players because of the pressure their bodies take in order to push themselves to compete at a high level.
Turning 40, the golfer talks about his high and lows on and off the course By Lorne Rubenstein Tiger Woods was raised to be a champion. Groomed by a father who put a golf club in his hands before he could walk, Woods has been one of the most dominant athletes of all time since turning pro at 20 in the summer of 1996.