We've ranked the best nine English golfers of all time. Do you agree with our list?
Ask 100 people who the greatest player of all time is and 50 will say Jack Nicklaus and 50 will say Tiger Woods. You can argue about golf all day, that’s what makes it so great. But what about the best English golfers to walk the world’s most hallowed fairways?
We’ve rounded it down to our top 10 and some HUGE names have missed out, including Paul Casey (20 wins), Luke Donald (17), Danny Willett (seven, including the Masters) and Max Faulkner (19, including the Open), while we’re sure the likes of Tommy Fleetwood will break in soon.
Anyway, let’s start with…
10. Ian Poulter
European Tour wins: 12
PGA Tour wins: 3
Other wins: 6
Yes, the players that just missed out on the top 10 include major winners and a former World No. 1 in Donald, but none of them made or have yet to make their mark on the game in the way Ian Poulter has.
A major win has so far escaped his grasp, but it’s his relationship with the Ryder Cup which made us fall in love with the one they call The Postman – because he always delivers. Poulter has earned 15 points in six Ryder Cups, of which five have been European wins.
A continent’s hero.