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..

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 August 10, 2014.

Rank Name Lifespan Country Wins Majors Winning
span
Span
(years)
1 Sam Snead H 1912–2002  United States 82 7 1936–1965 30
2 Tiger Woods 1975–  United States 79 14 1996–2013 18
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–  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–  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 42 5 1991–2013 23
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 39 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 31 3 1938–1957 20
18 Leo Diegel H 1899–1951  United States 30 2 1920–1934 15
19 Gene Littler H 1930–  United States 29 1 1954–1977 24
Paul Runyan H 1908–2002  United States 29 2 1930–1941 12
Lee Trevino H 1939–  United States 29 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 25 2 1971–1994 24
25 Gary Player H 1935–  South Africa 24 9 1958–1978 21
Macdonald Smith 1892–1949  Scotland
 United States
24 0 1924–1936 13
27 Johnny Farrell 1901–1988  United States 22 1 1921–1936 16
Raymond Floyd H 1942–  United States 22 4 1963–1992 30
29 Jim Barnes H 1886–1966  England 21 4 1916–1937 22
Willie Macfarlane 1890–1961  Scotland
 United States
21 1 1916–1936 21
Lanny Wadkins H 1949–  United States 21 1 1972–1992 21
Craig Wood H 1901–1968  United States 21 2 1928–1944 17
33 Hale Irwin H 1945–  United States 20 3 1971–1994 24
Davis Love III 1964–  United States 20 1 1987–2008 22
Bill Mehlhorn 1898–1989  United States 20 0 1923–1930 8
Greg Norman H 1955–  Australia 20 2 1984–1997 14
Doug Sanders 1933–  United States 20 0 1956–1972 17
38 Ben Crenshaw H 1952–  United States 19 2 1973–1995 23
Ernie Els H 1969–  South Africa 19 4 1994–2012 19
Doug Ford H 1922–  United States 19 2 1952–1963 12
Hubert Green H 1946–  United States 19 2 1971–1985 15
Tom Kite H 1949–  United States 19 1 1976–1993 18
43 Julius Boros H 1920–1994  United States 18 3 1952–1968 17
Jim Ferrier 1915–1986  Australia 18 1 1944–1961 18
E.J. "Dutch" Harrison 1910–1982  United States 18 0 1939–1958 20
Nick Price H 1957–  Zimbabwe 18 3 1983–2002 20
Johnny Revolta 1911–1991  United States 18 1 1933–1944 12
48 Bobby Cruickshank 1894–1975  Scotland 17 0 1921–1936 16
Harold "Jug" McSpaden 1908–1996  United States 17 0 1933–1945 13
Curtis Strange H 1955–  United States 17 2 1979–1989 11
51 Jack Burke, Jr. H 1923–  United States 16 2 1950–1963 14
Jim Furyk 1970–  United States 16 1 1995–2010 16
Ralph Guldahl H 1911–1987  United States 16 3 1931–1940 10
Mark O'Meara 1957–  United States 16 2 1984–1998 15
Denny Shute H 1904–1974  United States 16 3 1929–1939 11
Tom Weiskopf 1942–  United States 16 1 1968–1982 15
57 Tommy Bolt H 1916–2008  United States 15 1 1951–1961 11
Fred Couples H 1959–  United States 15 1 1983–2003 21
Ed Dudley 1901–1963  United States 15 0 1928–1939 12
Bobby Locke H 1917–1987  South Africa 15 4 1947–1957 11
Corey Pavin 1959–  United States 15 1 1984–2006 23
Mike Souchak 1927–2008  United States 15 0 1955–1964 10
63 Bruce Crampton 1935–  Australia 14 0 1961–1975 15
Jock Hutchison H 1884–1977  Scotland
 United States
14 2 1918–1928 11
Kenny Perry 1960–  United States 14 0 1991–2009 19
Hal Sutton 1958–  United States 14 1 1982–2001 20
Joe Turnesa 1901–1991  United States 14 0 1924–1933 10
Ken Venturi H 1931–2013  United States 14 1 1957–1966 10
Art Wall, Jr. 1923–2001  United States 14 1 1953–1975 23
70 George Archer 1939–2005  United States 13 1 1965–1984 20
Billy Burke 1902–1972  United States 13 1 1927–1940 14
Mark Calcavecchia 1960–  United States 13 1 1986–2007 22
David Duval 1971–  United States 13 1 1997–2001 5
Dave Hill 1937–2011  United States 13 0 1961–1976 16
Joe Kirkwood, Sr. 1897–1970  Australia
 United States
13 0 1923–1933 11
Bruce Lietzke 1951–  United States 13 0 1977–1994 18
Craig Stadler 1953–  United States 13 1 1980–2003 24
David Toms 1967–  United States 13 1 1997–2011 15
79 Paul Azinger 1960–  United States 12 1 1987–2000 14
Tony Lema 1934–1966  United States 12 1 1962–1966 5
Justin Leonard 1972–  United States 12 1 1996–2008 13
Wayne Levi 1952–  United States 12 0 1978–1990 13
Bobby Nichols 1936–  United States 12 1 1962–1974 13
Calvin Peete 1943–  United States 12 0 1979–1986 8
Steve Stricker 1967–  United States 12 0 1996–2012 17
86 Miller Barber 1931–2013  United States 11 0 1964–1978 15
Andy Bean 1953–  United States 11 0 1977–1986 10
Frank Beard 1939–  United States 11 0 1963–1971 9
John Cook 1957–  United States 11 0 1981–2001 21
Dow Finsterwald 1929–  United States 11 1 1955–1963 9
Al Geiberger 1937–  United States 11 1 1962–1979 18
Vic Ghezzi 1910–1976  United States 11 1 1935–1948 14
Bob Goalby 1929–  United States 11 1 1958–1971 14
Scott Hoch 1955–  United States 11 0 1980–2003 24
Zach Johnson 1976–  United States 11 1 2004–2014 11
Adam Scott 1980–  Australia 11 1 2003–2014 12
Payne Stewart H 1957–1999  United States 11 3 1982–1999 18
98 Gay Brewer 1932–2007  United States 10 1 1961–1972 12
Olin Dutra 1901–1983  United States 10 2 1929–1945? 5+
Steve Elkington 1962–  Australia 10 1 1990–1999 10
David Frost 1959–  South Africa 10 0 1988–1997 10
Don January 1929–  United States 10 1 1956–1976 21
Ky Laffoon 1908–1984  United States 10 0 1933–1946 14
John Mahaffey 1948–  United States 10 1 1973–1989 17
Mark McCumber 1951–  United States 10 0 1979–1994 16
Dick Metz 1908–1993  United States 10 0 1935–1949 15
Larry Nelson H 1947–  United States 10 3 1979–1988 10
Dave Stockton 1941–  United States 10 2 1967–1976 10
Fuzzy Zoeller 1951–  United States 10 2 1979–1986 8
110 Stuart Appleby 1971–  Australia 9 0 1997–2010 14
Seve Ballesteros H 1957–2011  Spain 9 5 1978–1988 11
Mike Brady 1887–1972  United States 9 0 1916–1926 11
Wiffy Cox 1896–1969  United States 9 0 1930–1937 8
Al Espinosa 1891–1957  United States 9 0 1924–1935 12
Nick Faldo H 1957–  England 9 6 1984–1997 14
Johnny Golden 1896–1936  United States 9 0 1927–1935 9
Jay Haas 1953–  United States 9 0 1978–1993 16
Jimmy Hines 1903–1986  United States 9 0 1933–1946 14
Bobby Jones H 1902–1971  United States 9 7 1923–1930 8
Willie Klein 1901–1957  United States 9 0 1924?–1936? 13?
Rory McIlroy 1989–  Northern Ireland 9 4 2010–2014 5
122 K. J. Choi 1970–  South Korea 8 0 2002–2011 10
Jim Colbert 1941–  United States 8 0 1969–1983 15
Roberto De Vicenzo H 1923–  Argentina 8 1 1951–1968 18
Bruce Devlin 1937–  Australia 8 0 1964–1972 9
Dave Douglas 1918–1978  United States 8 0 1947–1954 8
Brad Faxon 1961–  United States 8 0 1991–2005 15
Fred Funk 1956–  United States 8 0 1992–2007 16
Sergio García 1980–  Spain 8 0 2001–2012 11
David Graham 1946–  Australia 8 2 1972–1983 12
Lee Janzen 1964–  United States 8 2 1992–1998 7
Steve Jones 1958–  United States 8 1 1988–1998 11
George Knudson 1937–1989  Canada 8 0 1961–1972 12
Ted Kroll 1919–2002  United States 8 0 1952–1962 11
Lawson Little H 1910–1968  United States 8 1 1936–1948 13
Tony Manero 1905–1989  United States 8 1 1929–1938 10
Geoff Ogilvy 1977–  Australia 8 1 2005–2014 10
Ed Oliver 1916–1961  United States 8 0 1940–1958 19
Dustin Johnson 1984–  United States 8 0 2008–2013 6
Jerry Pate 1953–  United States 8 1 1976–1982 7
Loren Roberts 1955–  United States 8 0 1994–2002 9
Chi-Chi Rodríguez H 1935–  Puerto Rico
 United States
8 0 1963–1979 17
J. C. Snead 1940–  United States 8 0 1971–1987 17
Bob Tway 1959–  United States 8 1 1986–2003 18
Al Watrous 1899–1983  United States 8 0 1922–1933 12
Mike Weir 1970–  Canada 8 1 1999–2007 9
147 Jerry Barber 1916–1994  United States 7 1 1953–1963 11
Mark Brooks 1961–  United States 7 1 1988–1996 9
Clarence Clark 1907–1974  United States 7 0 1931–1936 6
Gardner Dickinson 1927–1998  United States 7 0 1956–1971 16
Bill Glasson 1960–  United States 7 0 1985–1997 13
Retief Goosen 1969–  South Africa 7 2 2001–2009 9
Clarence Hackney 1894–1941  Scotland
 United States
7 0 1923–1931 9
Chick Harbert 1915–1992  United States 7 1 1941–1954 14
Chandler Harper 1923–1997  United States 7 1 1942–1955 14
Jay Hebert 1923–1997  United States 7 1 1957–1961 5
John Huston 1961–  United States 7 0 1990–2003 14
Peter Jacobsen 1954–  United States 7 0 1980–2003 24
Matt Kuchar 1978–  United States 7 0 2002–2014 13
Billy Maxwell 1929–  United States 7 0 1955–1962 8
Dick Mayer 1924–1989  United States 7 1 1953–1965 13
Gil Morgan 1946–  United States 7 0 1977–1990 14
Johnny Palmer 1918–2006  United States 7 0 1946–1954 9
Scott Simpson 1955–  United States 7 1 1980–1998 19
Joey Sindelar 1958–  United States 7 0 1985–2004 20
Bert Yancey 1938–1994  United States 7 0 1966–1972 7
167 Sammy Byrd 1906–1981  United States 6 0 1942–1945 4
Bob Charles H 1936–  New Zealand 6 1 1963–1974 12
Stewart Cink 1973–  United States 6 1 1997–2009 13
Henry Ciuci 1903–1986  United States 6 0 1928–1931 4
Ed Furgol 1917–1997  United States 6 1 1947–1957 11
Bob Gilder 1950–  United States 6 0 1976–1983 8
Lou Graham 1938–  United States 6 1 1967–1979 13
Paul Harney 1929–2011  United States 6 0 1957–1972 16
Willie Hunter 1892–1968  Scotland
 United States
6 0 192?–1936 ~11
Gary Koch 1952–  United States 6 0 1976–1988 13
Bob Lunn 1945–  United States 6 0 1968–1972 5
Sandy Lyle H 1958–  Scotland 6 2 1985–1988 4
Rocco Mediate 1962–  United States 6 0 1991–2010 20
José María Olazábal H 1966–  Spain 6 2 1990–2002 13
Steve Pate 1961–  United States 6 0 1987–1998 12
Bill Rogers 1951–  United States 6 1 1978–1983 6
Bob Rosburg 1926–2009  United States 6 1 1954–1972 19
Justin Rose 1980–  England 6 1 2010–2013 4
Rory Sabbatini 1976–  South Africa 6 0 2000–2011 12
Dan Sikes 1929–1987  United States 6 0 1963–1968 6
Jeff Sluman 1957–  United States 6 1 1988–2002 15
Brandt Snedeker 1980–  United States 6 0 2007–2013 7
Frank Stranahan 1922–2013  United States 6 0 1945–1958 14
Peter Thomson H 1929–  Australia 6 5 1954–1965 12
Mike Turnesa 1907–2000  United States 6 0 1931–1949 19
Cyril Walker 1892–1948  England
 United States
6 1 1917–1930 14
Bubba Watson 1978–  United States 6 2 2010–2014 5
Bo Wininger 1922–1967  United States 6 0 1955–1963 9
Lew Worsham 1917–1990  United States 6 1 1946–1953 8
196 Buddy Allin 1944–2007  United States 5 0 1971–1976 6
Jonathan Byrd 1978–  United States 5 0 2002–2011 10
Pete Cooper 1914–1993  United States 5 0 1949–1958 10
Ben Crane 1976–  United States 5 0 2003–2014 12
John Daly 1966–  United States 5 2 1991–2004 14
Luke Donald 1977–  England 5 0 2002–2012 11
Danny Edwards 1951–  United States 5 0 1977–1985 9
Dan Forsman 1958–  United States 5 0 1985–2002 18
Marty Furgol 1916–2005  United States 5 0 1951–1959 9
Jim Gallagher, Jr. 1961–  United States 5 0 1990–1995 6
Ken Green 1958–  United States 5 0 1985–1989 5
Bill Haas 1982–  United States 5 0 2010–2013 4
Fred Haas 1916–2004  United States 5 0 1945–1954 10
Bob Hamilton 1916–1990  United States 5 1 1944–1949 6
Pádraig Harrington 1971–  Ireland 5 3 2005–2008 4
Jerry Heard 1947–  United States 5 0 1971–1978 8
Lionel Hebert 1928–2000  United States 5 1 1957–1966 10
Herman Keiser 1914–2003  United States 5 1 1942–1947 6
Tom Lehman 1959–  United States 5 1 1994–2000 7
Hunter Mahan 1982–  United States 5 0 2007–2012 6
Roger Maltbie 1951–  United States 5 0 1975–1985 11
Ray Mangrum 1910–1975  United States 5 0 1936–1946 11
Billy Mayfair 1966–  United States 5 0 1993–1998 6
Blaine McCallister 1958–  United States 5 0 1988–1993 6
Bob Murphy 1943–  United States 5 0 1968–1986 19
Gilbert Nicholls 1878–1950  England
 United States
5 0 191?-1927 ~11
Jesper Parnevik 1965–  Sweden 5 0 1998–2001 4
Carl Pettersson 1977–  Sweden 5 0 2005–2012 8
Johnny Pott 1935–  United States 5 0 1960–1968 9
Tom Purtzer 1951–  United States 5 0 1977–1991 15
Henry Ransom 1911–1987  United States 5 0 1946–1955 10
Phil Rodgers 1938–  United States 5 0 1962–1966 5
Mason Rudolph 1934–2011  United States 5 0 1959–1970 12
Bob Toski 1926–  United States 5 0 1953–1954 2
Scott Verplank 1964–  United States 5 0 1985–2007 23
George Von Elm 1901–1961  United States 5 0 19??–1938 ~10
Nick Watney 1981–  United States 5 0 2007–2012 6
D. A. Weibring 1953–  United States 5 0 1979–1996 18
Mark Wilson 1974–  United States 5 0 2007–2012 6
  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.
  2. ^ Jim Barnes was born in England, but became a U.S. citizen soon after moving to the United States in 1906.

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References[edit]

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