It is easier to choose the top two best golfers of all time than the number one golfer of all time. The top 2 golfers of all time are without a doubt Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus, no one else comes close.
Choosing the best golfer of all time, however, now that is a whole new ball game. There are many factors to consider when making this decision. Jack Nicklaus did not dominate his competition the way Tiger Woods does. After all, Jack Nicklaus had to compete against giants like Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Gary Player and others in the sport of professional golf.
Tiger Woods is the most talented golfer who ever played the game and his career if far from over eventhough he recently announced he has left professional golf, it is believed this is more likely a short term hiatus. In the opinion of this writer, it is simply a matter of time before Tiger Woods returns to the game of golf and goes down in history as the best golfer in the sport of professional golf.