2013 Top Five Lists!

Here we go with my top five’s for 2013.  What are yours?

Top Five Players of All Time:

  1. Jack Nicklaus
  2. Tiger Woods
  3. Byron Nelson
  4. Ben Hogan
  5. Sam Snead

Top Five Tournaments to watch:

  1. The Ryder Cup
  2. The Masters
  3. The U.S. Open
  4. THE PLAYERS Championship
  5. The Open Championship

Five most popular players of all time:

  1. Arnold Palmer
  2. Tiger Woods
  3. Jack Nicklaus
  4. Fred Couples
  5. Phil Mickelson

Five least popular players of all time:

  1. Colin Montgomerie
  2. Tiger Woods
  3. Vijay Singh
  4. Tom Weiskopf
  5. Scott Hoch

Five greatest golf courses in the world:

  1. Augusta National
  2. Old Course St. Andrews
  3. Pebble Beach
  4. Oakmont
  5. Pine Valley

Top five legendary tempers:

  1. Tommy Bolt
  2. Tom Weiskopf
  3. Steve Pate
  4. Pat Perez
  5. Woody Austin

Five purest swings to watch:

  1. Ben Hogan
  2. Ernie Els
  3. Fred Couples
  4. Rory McIlroy
  5. Sam Snead

Five ugliest swings to watch (but not emulate):

  1. Jim Thorpe
  2. Jim Furyk
  3. Moe Norman
  4. Calvin Peete
  5. John Daly

Honorable mention:  Charles Barkley

There you have them.  What have I missed if anything?  Please weigh in!

8 thoughts on “2013 Top Five Lists!”

  1. Aaron, for all the fans that pull for Tiger, there’s still a large segment that don’t want him to break Jack’s record and have not forgiven him for his scandalous behavior. Don’t think that will ever change. Thanks!

  2. Great lists but I disagree on the top 5 of all time. I like Tiger no 1 Jack no 2 Ben no 3 and then Bobby Jones 4 and Snead 5 with Walter Hagen 6 and then Nelson 7th. Jones on his U S Open record alone. His last 9 Opens 4 1st 4 2onds and a tie for 13th. The man dominated golf for 8 seasons while practicing law. Hagen won 11 majors including 4 PGA’s in a row under match play. That is why I rate Tiger ahead of Jack 3 U S amateur’s in row. Match play is a brutal form of play and to win that many in a row is unbelievable. I know Nelson had the greatest season of any golfer and his 11 in a row will never be broken but he had only 5 majors. My feeling is you can make a great argument for Jones, Nicklaus, Hogan and Tiger for being the best. If Snead had won an Open I think he could have been at the top. Always good discussion fun when you rank anything.

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