Five Australian golfers feature in Golf Digest’s list of the 100 best modern players.
Golf Digest love a list and their latest instalment comes in the form of the best ranked golfers since 1980; and guess who gets ranked the best?
Golf Digest picked 1980 because that was the year that “the PGA Tour created a database with complete scoring and performance statistics that made “apples to apples” comparative analysis more possible.”
And so using some sort of complicated algorithm that included a focus on performance (avoiding any subjectivity) and weighting majors and a golfer’s best golf more heavily, Golf Digest ranked the best 100 golfers on the PGA Tour since 1980.
Tiger Woods was unsurprisingly ranked in number one, followed by Australia’s Greg Norman. Four other Australian’s featured in the list: Adam Scott ranked at number 22, Steve Elkington (43), Geoff Ogilvy (57) and Stuart Appleby (66).
THE TOP 10 BEST MODERN GOLFERS according to GolfDigest.com
- Tiger Woods
- Greg Norman
- Phil Mickelson
- Jack Nicklaus
- Vijay Singh
- Ernie Els
- Tom Watson
- David Duval
- Rory McIlroy
- Nick Faldo