6 Most Influential Players in Golf History

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6 Most Influential Players in Golf History
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Jack Nicklaus is the greatest player in the history of the game.

Great golfers come along every few years. Rory McIlroy is on track to join the pantheon of brilliant golfers in the game's history. However, he's a long way from becoming a dominant influence in the sport.

Ball striking ability is just a small part of what takes a player and allows him to raise his status from dominating competitor to leading influence.

Certainly, ability on the course is a per-requisite, but the most influential golfers must have compelling personalities or stories that draw people to them.

The following six golfers have helped rewrite the sport's history.

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