Golf — all-time Career ratings

 

On this page are displayed the year-by-year and tournament-by-tournament dominance ratings for the 200 greatest golfers of all time based on their ranks for their entire career. Except for amateurs who performed prior to World War II, career totals encompass scores in all professional majors between the player’s professional debut and age 50. In the cases of amateurs playing in amateur-only events, Z Scores are halved in recognition of the generally weaker nature of the tournament fields.

Career rankings are as of the conclusion of the 2018 season. 

For each player, the heading material includes the player’s rank, (the previous year’s rank in parenthesis), the player’s career rating and the years encompassed by that rating.

Players are posted at the rate of four per week through the year.

  1. (NR) Georgia Hall, +7.27, 201`4-2017

Hall’s career score by major

ANA Inspiration: 1 start, 0 wins, +3.40

LPGA: 2 starts, 0 wins, +0.45

U.S. Open: 3 starts, 0 wins, +4.41

British Open: 5 starts, 1 win (2018), +0.91

Evian Masters: 2 starts, 0 wins, -1.90

Hall’s career score by season

2014:   -0.13      2016:   3.32      2017:   -0.13      2018:   0.29

2015:    2.61

 

  1. Nick Faldo, +7.32, 1976-2006

Faldo’s career score by major

Masters: 22 starts, 3 wins (1989, 1990, 1996), +7.97

U.S. Open: 18 starts, 0 wins, +9.09

British Open: 31 starts, 3 wins (1987, 1990, 1992), -12.18

PGA: 22 starts, 0 wins, +2.45

Total (93 starts), +7.32

 

Faldo’s average score by year

1976:   -0.94      1984:   -0.30     1992:   -1.56      2000:   -0.04

1977:    1.50      1985:    0.57      1993:   -0.72      2001:    1.84

1978:   -1.28      1986:    0.72      1994:    0.00      2002:   -0.02

1979:    0.47      1987:   -0.97      1995:    0.03      2003:    1.04

1980:   -0.83      1988:   -1.18      1996:   -1.15      2004:    1.76

1981:   -0.80      1989:   -1.13      1997:    1.42      2005:   -1.02

1982:   -1.17      1990:   -1.86      1998:    1.73      2006:    2.88

1983:    0.39      1991:   -0.75      1999:    2.17

 

  1. Lawson Little, +7.47, 1929-1957

Little’s career score by major

Masters: 17 starts, 0 wins, -3.34

U.S. Open: 15 starts, 1 win (1940, +19.27

British Open: 3 starts, 0 wins, 1.34

PGA: 5 starts, 0 wins, +2.37

U.S. Amateur: 5 starts, 2 wins (1934, 1935), -0.64

British Amateur: 2 starts, 2 wins (1934-1935), -2.28

Total (45 starts), +7.47

 

Little’s average score by year

1929:    -0.31      1937:    1.45      1945:                  1953:    0.78

1930:     0.64      1938:   -0.27      1946:   -0.54      1954:    0.27

1931:                  1939:   -0.50      1947:   -0.46      1955:    1.97

1932:     2.09      1940:   -0.87      1948:    1.72      1956:    1.61

1933:    -0.41      1941:   -0.78      1949:    0.55      1957:    0.67

1934:    -1.27      1942:   -0.97      1950:    0.54

1935:    -0.47      1943:                 1951:    0.12

1936:     1.45      1944:                 1952:    1.99

 

172 (NR).  H.J. Kim, +7.58, 2014-2018

Kim’s record by major

ANA Inspiration: 4 starts, 0 wins, +2.05

LPGA: 4 starts, 0 wins, +3.57

U.S. Open: 4 starts, 0 wins, +3.59

British Open: 3 starts, 0 wins, 1.25

Evian Masters: 5 starts, 1 win (2014), -2.78

 

Kim’s record by season

2014:   -2.21      2016:  1.14      2017:  0.80      2018:  0.15

2015:   -0.10

 

173 (NR). Alf Perry, +7.69, 1929-1952

Perry’s career score by major

British Open: 17 starts, 1 win (1935), +7.69

Perry’s career score by season

1929    0.70         1935   -2.66         1941                    1947   -0.18

1930    0.10         1936    0.89         1942                    1948    0.35

1931    0.59         1937    2.07         1943                    1949    2.89

1932   -0.42         1938   -0.33        1944                    1950    1.65

1933    0.16         1939   -1.07         1945                    1951

1934   -0.12         1940                    1946    0.63         1952    2.44

 

 

174 (NR). Jerry Pate, +7.85, 1976-1991

Pate’s career score by major

Masters: 6 starts, 0 wins, -2.94

U.S. Open: 11 starts, 1 win (1976), +16.03

British open: 5 starts, 0 wins, +0.66

PGA: 10 starts, 0 wins, -5.89

Pate’s career score by season

1976   -0.57         1980    0.00         1984    2.30         1988

1977    0.14         1981   -0.71         1985    3.16         1989    2.80

1978   -1.21         1982    0.55         1986                    1990    2.39

1979   -0.46         1983    1.07         1987                    1991    2.86

 

 

  1. (130). Ken Venturi, +8.26, 1956-1974

Venturi’s career score by major

Masters: 13 starts, 0 wins, +3.89

U.S. Open: 12 starts, 1 win (1964), +7.73

British Open: 1 start, 0 wins, +2.56

PGA: 9 starts, 0 wins, -4.97

Western Open*: 2 starts, 0 wins, -0.95

Total (28 starts), +8.26

*Pre-1958 only.

Venturi’s average score by year

1956: -0.92        1962:  0.12        1968:  1.82        1974:  2.62

1956: -0.77        1963:  0.49        1969:  3.42        1975:

1958: -0.47        1964: -1.97        1970:                 1976:

1959:  0.85        1965:  2.53        1971:

1960: -1.17        1966: -0.59        1972:

1961: -0.18        1967: -0.49        1973:  2.56

 

 

176 (131). Bruce Devlin, +8.35, 1962-1983

Devlin’s career score by major

Masters: 17 starts, 0 wins, +1.07

U.S. Open: 17 starts, 0 wins, +5.76

British Open: 13 starts, 0 wins, -2.46

PGA: 13 starts, 0 wins, +3.98

Total (60 starts), +8.35

Devlin’s average score by year

1962:  2.44         1968:  1.01         1974:  0.15         1980: -0.41

1963:  0.55         1969: -0.37         1975:  0.68         1981:  1.30

1964:  0.12         1970: -0.25         1976:  0.54         1982: -1.02

1965: -1.06         1971: -0.33         1977:  1.51         1983:  2.42

1966: -0.44         1972:  0.20         1978:

1967: -0.68         1973:  0.18         1979:

 

177 (NR) Max Faulkner, +8.74, 1934-1966

Faulkner’s career record by major

British Open: 22 starts, 1 win (1951), +8.74

Total: 22 starts, +8.74

 

Faulkner’s career record by year

1934:    2.14      1943:                1951:   -2.48      1959:    2.63

1935:                 1944:                1952:   -0.35      1960:

1936:   -0.36      1945:                1953:   -0.64      1961:

1937:    2.07      1946:    2.40      1954:   -0.14     1962:    2.10

1938:                 1947:    0.98      1955:    0.63      1963:   0.06

1939:    0.53      1948:   -0.27      1956:                1964:    0.95

1940:                 1949:   -0.92      1957:   -0.92     1965:  -0.77

1941:                 1950:   -1.25      1958:   -0.23     1966:   2.58

1942:

 

178 (NR) Vic Ghezzi, +9.40, 1932-1960

Ghezzi’s career score by major

Masters: 21 starts, 0 wins, +6.39

U.S. Open: 17 starts, 0 wins, +5.99

British Open: 1 start, 0 wins, -0.18

PGA: 20 starts, 1 win (1941), +0.34

Western Open: 6 starts, 0 wins, -3.14

Total (65 starts), +9.40

 

Ghezzi’s career score by season

1932:    0.63      1940:   -0.18      1947:   -0.96      1954:    1.16

1933:    1.15      1941:   -0.67      1948:    0.09      1955:   -0.10

1934:    0.60      1942:    0.74      1949:    0.63      1956:   -0.12

1935:   -0.26      1943:                 1950:    0.35      1957:    2.78

1936:   -0.51      1944:                 1951:   -1.55      1958:    3/18

1937:   -0.56      1945:   -0.39      1952:    0.66      1959:    2.03

1938:   -0.83      1946:   -0.76      1953:    1.91      1960:    3.21

1939:   -0.52

 

179 (134). Bruce Crampton. 10.21, 1956-1976

Crampton’s career score by major

Masters: 18 starts, 0 wins, +7.82

U.S. Open: 17 starts, 0 wins, +6.62

British Open: 5 starts, 0 wins, +3.51

PGA: 15 starts, 0 wins, -7.82

Total (55 starts), +10.13

 

Crampton’s average score by year

1956: -0.60     1962:  0.37     1968: -0.04     1974:  0.34

1956:  0.57     1963: -1.27     1969: -0.88     1975:  0.34

1958:  0.44     1964:  0.11     1970: -0.81     1976:  0.98

1959:  2.96     1965: -0.13     1971:  0.40

1960:  0.16     1966:  0.41     1972: -1.30

1961:  1.55     1967:  0.43     1973:  0.43

 

180 (NR). Fred Hawkins, +10.73, 1947-1963

Hawkins’s career score by major

Masters: 10 starts, 0 wins, -2.40

U.S. Open: 11 starts, 0 wins, +14.69

Western Open: 10 starts, 0 wins, 0.60

PGA: 8 starts, 0 wins, -2.16

Total (39 starts), +10.73

 

Hawkins’s average score by year

1947:  -0.06    1952:  -0.02    1956:   0.59    1960:    0.62

1948:    1.78    1953:   0.73    1957:  -0.55    1961:    0.98

1949:   -1.24    1954:  -0.17   1958:  -1.13    1962:    1.84

1950:               1955:  -0.33    1959:  -0.57    1963:   2.71

1951:   -0.90

 

181 (NR).  Patrick Reed, +10.90, 2014-2018

Reed’s career score by major

Masters: 5 starts, 1 win (2018), +5.42

U.S. Open: 5 starts, 0 wins, +0.01

British Open: 5 starts, 0 win, +3.92

PGA: 5 starts, 0 wins, +1.55

Total (20 starts), +10.90

 

Reed’s average score by year

2014:    1.63     2016:   0.70    2017:  -1.89    2018:  -0.17

2015:   -0.30

 

182 (133). Henrik Stenson, +9.91, 2001-2017

Stenson’s career score by major

Masters: 12 starts, 0 wins, +10.14

U.S. Open: 10 starts, 0 wins, +5.26

British Open: 13 starts, 1 win (2016), -2.55

PGA: 11 starts, 0 wins, +6.41

Total (46 starts), +9.91

 

Stenson’s average score by year

2001:  3.29    2006:  0.59   2011:  1.26   2016: -1.65

2002:            2007:  1.77   2012:  0.42   2017:  1.28

2003:            2008: -0.17   2013: -1.21

2004:            2009: -0.63   2014: -0.79

2005:  0.15   2010:  0.93   2015: -0.01

 

183 (NR). Jay Hebert, +11.88, 1953-1971

Hebert’s career score by major

Masters: 14 starts, 0 wins, +0.19

U.S. Open: 12 starts, 0 wins, +9.34

Western Open: 2 starts, 0 wins, -1.33

PGA: 16 starts, 1 win (1960), +3.60

Total (44 starts), +11.88

 

Hebert’s average score by year

1953:  -0.95      1958:  -1.07     1963:   0.19     1968:   1.39

1954:  -0.59      1959:  -0.45     1964:   1.83     1969:   1.10

1955:  -0.71      1960:   0.62     1965:   1.93     1970:

1956:  -0.37      1961:   0.30     1966:   0.34     1971    2.63

1957:   -0.62     1962:  -0.74     1967:   1.34

 

184 (137). Kel Nagle, +11.94, 1951-1970

Nagle’s career score by major

Masters: 9 starts, 0 wins, +13.09

U.S. Open: 9 starts, 0 wins, +5.99

British Open: 13 starts, 1 win (1960), -8.45

PGA: 2 starts, 0 wins, +1.31

Total (33 starts), +11.94

 

Nagle’s average score by year

1951:  0.00    1956:             1961:  0.42      1966:  1.22

1952:             1957:             1962:  0.10      1967: -0.37

1953:             1958:             1963:  0.61      1968:  0.31

1954:             1959:              1964:  1.55     1969:  1.22

1955: -0.18    1960:  0.59    1965: -1.09    1970:  0.11

 

185 (NR). George Fazio, 12.19, 1939-1960

Fazio’s score by major

Masters: 7 starts, 0 wins, -0.44

U.S. Open: 11 starts, 0 wins, +6.40

PGA: 13 starts, 0 wins, +3.92

Western Open: 6 starts, 0 wins, +2.31

Total: 12.19

 

Fazio’s career score by season

1939    2.44      1945                 1951    0.51      1957    2.29

1940    0.80      1946    0.02      1952   -0.51      1958   -0.27

1941    0.14      1947    0.76      1953   -0.05      1959    1.13

1942                 1948   -0.66      1954    0.01      1960    2.60

1943                 1949    0.13      1955    1.08

1944                 1950   -1.06      1956

 

186 (NR). Na Yeon Choi, 13.39, 2007-2018

Choi’s career score by major

Nabisco/ANA: 11 starts, 0 wins, +2.02

LPGA: 9 starts, 0 wins, +5.85

U.S. Open: 11 starts, 1 win (2012), +5.55

British Open: 9 starts, 0 wins, +1.40

Evian Masters: 2 starts, 0 wins, -1.43

 

Choi’s average score by season

2007    2.99      2010   -0.12      2013   -0.72      2016   2.29

2008   -0.88      2011    0.60      2014    0.32      2017   2.79

2009   -0.86      2012   -1.22      2015    0.05      2018   3.40

 

187 (140) Vijay Singh, +14.89,

Singh’s career score by major

Masters: 18 starts, 1 win (2000), +2.08

U.S. Open: 17 starts, 0 wins, -4.67

British Open: 18 starts, 0 wins, +5.65

PGA: 20 starts, 2 wins (1998, 2004), +11.83

Total (73 starts), +14.89

Singh’s average score by year

1993:  1.55       1999:  0.26       2005: -1.22       2011:  2.36

1994:  0.05       2000: -0.32       2006:  0.73       2012: -0.08

1995:  0.91       2001: -0.55       2007:  0.37       2013:  1.35

1996: -0.73       2002:  0.21       2008:  1.74

1997:  0.19       2003: -0.85       2009: -0.19

1998: -0.07       2004: -0.81       2010:  0.74

 

188 (141) Tom Lehman, +14.91, 1981-1999

Lehman’s career score by major

Masters: 11 starts, 0 wins, +3.65

U.S. Open: 11 starts, 0 wins, -8.61

British Open: 10 starts, 1 win (1996), +8.54

PGA: 10 starts, 0 wins, +11.33

Total (42 starts), +14.91

Lehman’s average score by year

1992: -1.00       1995:  1.15       1998:  1.00       2001:  1.47

1993:  0.48       1996: -1.40       1999:  0.71       2002:  1.49

1994: -0.49       1997: -0.95       2000: -0.95       2003:  2.02

 

189 (NR) Dick Burton, +15.57, 1932-1957

Burton’s career score by major

U.S. Open: 1 start, 0 wins, +2.55

British Open: 17 starts, 1 win (1939), +13.02

Total (18 starts), +15.57

Burton’s average score by year

1932:  0.86       1939: -1.86       1946: -0.58         1953:  1.56

1933:  3.58       1940:                 1947: -1.11         1954:

1934:  0.48       1941:                 1948: -0.06         1955:

1935:  3.33       1942:                 1949: -0.26         1956:  2.48

1936: -0.99       1943:                 1950:  2.42         1957:  2.84

1937:  2.07       1944:                 1951: -0.71

1938: -1.03       1945:                 1952:

 

190 (NR) Chick Harbert +17.50 1940-1964

Harbert’s career score by major

Masters: 19 starts, 0 wins, +6.53

U.S. Open: 18 starts, 0 wins, +14.09

Western Open: 8 starts, 0 wins, -0.34

PGA: 18 starts, 1 win (1954), -2.78

Total (63 starts), +17.50 

Harbert’s average score by year

1940:  1.38      1946: -1.07       1952: -1.18       1958:  1.02

1941:  1.58      1947: -0.64       1953:  0.13       1959: -0.17

1942: -0.60      1948: -1.04       1954: -1.32       1960:  0.50

1953:               1949: -0.79       1955: -0.04        1961:  0.78

1944:               1950: -1.03       1956:  1.25        1962:  0.17

1945:               1951:  0.45       1957:  1.58        1963:  2.73

1964:  1.79

 

191 (NR) Karen Stupples, +8.74, 2000-2014

Stupples’s career score by major

Nabisco: 9 starts, 0 wins, -3.36

LPGA: 11 starts, 0 wins, +6.89

U.S. Open: 11 starts, 0 wins, 5.02

British Open: 14 starts, 1 win (2004), +10.19

Total (45 starts), +18.74

 

Stupples’s average score by year

2000:  3.54    2004: -0.88    2008: -0.22    2012:  2.01

2001:  2.73    2005: -0.75    2009:  2.11     2013:  2.17

2002:  0.09    2006: -0.15    2010:  1.19     2014:  3.49

2003: -0.44    2007:  0.21    2011: -0.29

 

192 (145) Payne Stewart, +18.49, 1981-1999

Stewart’s career score by major

Masters: 14 starts, 0 wins, +12.30

U.S. Open: 16 starts, 1 win (1999), -0.95

British Open: 17 starts, 0 wins, -0.41

PGA: 18 starts, 1 win (1989), +7.55

Total (65 starts), +18.49

 

Stewart’s average score by year

1981:  1.60    1986: -0.95    1991: -1.26    1996:  1.19

1982:  3.83    1987:  0.84     1992:  1.27    1997:  0.12

1983:  1.39    1988: -0.72     1993: -1.04    1998:  0.35

1984:  2.14    1989: -1.05     1994:  2.52    1999: -0.03

1985: -1.01    1990:  0.35     1995: -0.35

 

193 (146) Michelle Wie, +18.06, 2006-2018

Wie’s career score by major

ANA Inspiration: 11 starts, 0 wins, -2.42

LPGA: 11 starts, 0 wins, +5.45

U.S. Open: 9 starts, 1 win (2014), +4.28

British Open: 9 starts, 0 wins, +7.28

Evian Masters: 4 starts, 0 wins, +3.48

Total (44 starts), +18.06

 

Wie’s average score by year

2006: -1.50    2009:  0.68    2012:  1.26    2015: -0.16

2007:  2.95    2010:  0.50    2013: -0.12    2016:  2.10

2008:  2.60    2011:  0.12    2014:  0.60    2017: -1.29

2018: -0.42

 

194 (142) Retief Goosen +17.79 1996-2018)

Goosen’s career score by major

Masters: 13 starts, 0 wins, +4.02

U.S. Open: 18 starts, 2 wins (2001, 2004), +11.74

British Open: 18 starts, 0 wins, -3.25

PGA: 12 starts, 0 wins, +5.219

Total (61 starts), +17.79

 

Goosen’s average score by year

1996:  1.91    2002: -0.09    2008: -0.44    2014:  0.32

1997:  0.06    2003: -0.51    2009:  0.34    2015:  1.37

1998:  2.91    2004: -1.51    2010:  0.17    2016:  3.44

1999:  1.34    2005: -1.20    2011:  1.11     2017:

2000:  0.04    2006:  0.11    2012:  0.09     2018:  2.80

2001: -0.24    2007: -0.07    2013:

 

195 (NR). Morgan Pressel, +19.24, 2006-2018

Pressel’s career score by major

Nabisco/ANA: 12 starts, 1 win (2007), -3.00

LPGA: 13 starts, 0 wins, +8.38

U.S. Open: 11 starts, 0 wins, 2.82

British Open: 12 starts, 0 wins, +9.98

Evian Masters: 6 starts, 0 wins, +1.06

Total (54 starts), +19.24

 

Pressel’s average score by year

2006:  0.28    2010: -0.82    2013: -0.63    2016:  2.88

2007: -0.26    2011: -0.88    2014:  0.85     2017:  1.16

2008:  0.10    2012:  0.48    2015: -0.74     2018:  3.83

2009:  0.77

 

196 (136). Martin Kaymer, +19.41, 2008-2017

Kaymer’s career score by major

Masters: 9 starts, 0 wins, +10.92

U.S. Open: 10 starts, 1 win (2014), 3.11

British Open: 10 starts, 0 wins, 2.72

PGA: 9 starts, 1 win (2010), +2.66

Total (38 starts), +19.41

 

Kaymer’s average score by year

2008:  1.98    2011:  0.91    2014:  0.59    2017: -0.10

2009: -0.72    2012: -0.11    2015:  0.38     2018:  1.91

2010: -0.49    2013:  0.25    2016: -0.09

 

 

197 (147). Bob Rosburg, +20.01, 1953-1974

Rosburg’s career score by major

Masters: 15 starts, 0 wins, +9.41

U.S. Open: 17 starts, 0 wins, -0.63

Western Open*: 4 starts, 0 wins, -3.63

PGA: 16 starts, 1 win (1959), +14.86

Total (52 starts), +20.01

*Through 1957; Rosburg never played in the British Open.

 

Rosburg’s average score by year

1953: -0.32     1959: -1.04     1965:  1.76     1971: -0.70

1954: -0.66     1960:  0.57     1966:  0.30     1972:  1.48

1955: -1.59     1961: -0.37     1967:  1.31     1973:  1.04

1956: -0.19     1962: -0.61     1968:  1.37     1974:  1.35

1957:  0.63     1963:  1.39     1969:  0.71

1958: -0.94     1964:  0.98     1970:  1.20

 

198 (138). Brittany Lincicome, +20.27, 2004-2018

Lincicome’s career score by major

ANA Inspiration: 12 starts, 2 wins (2009, 2015), +9.78

LPGA: 14 starts, 0 wins, -6.10

U.S. Open: 15 starts, 0 wins, +1.08

British Open: 14 starts, 0 wins, +13.30

Evian Masters: 6 starts, 0 wins, +2.21

Total (60 starts), +20.27

 

2004 1.04     2008   1.74     2012   1.29    2016  -0.10

2005 1.01     2009  -0.16     2013   0.46    2017   1.00

2006 -0.05     2010  -0.64     2014  -0.67    2018   1.27

2007 -1.20     2011  -0.39     2015   0.35

 

199 (NR). Gardner Dickinson, +20.44, 1952-1974

Dickinson’s career score by major

Masters: 12 starts, 0 wins, +9.00

U.S. Open: 12 starts, 0 wins, +0.27

British Open: 1 start, 0 wins, +2.434

PGA: 10 starts, 0 wins, -0.14

Western Open: 4 starts, 0 wins, +0.70

Total: +20.44

 

Dickinson’s career score by season

1952    1.07      1958                 1964    1.85       1970

1953   -0.33      1959   -0.48      1965   -0.88      1971

1954   -0.39      1960                 1966    0.00       1972   -0.13

1955   -0.74      1961   -0.78      1967   -0.35      1973    1.20

1956    3.70      1962    0.22      1968   -0.18      1974    3.68

1957    2.10      1963    0.53      1969    1.00

 

200 (NR) Orville Moody, 22.94,  1969-1980

Moody’s career score by major

Masters: 5 starts, 0 wins, +7.90

U.S. Open: 6 starts, 1 win (1969), +6.38

British Open: 5 starts, 0 wins, _4.36

PGA: 5 starts, 0 wins, +4.30

Total: 21 starts, +22.94

 

Moody’s career score by year

1969:   -1.09      1972:    0.94      1975:    3.47      1978:   -1.06

1970:    1.49      1973:    1.63      1976:                  1979:    1.49

1971:    0.75      1974:    3.06      1977:                  1980:    2.83

 

 

 

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