Who Has The Most PGA Tour Wins? [Is It Tiger?]

The PGA Tour is the place where all professional golfers dream of reaching. The best in the game compete week in and week out on the PGA Tour hoping to add their names to the list of most career wins.

So who tops the list of the most wins on the PGA Tour? Let’s find out.

Who Has Won The Most On The PGA Tour?

Who Has Won The Most On The PGA Tour?

Who Has The Most PGA Tour Wins?

Currently, Sam Snead and Tiger Woods hold the record for the most PGA Tour wins with a total of 82 career victories.

Sam Snead’s winning career began in 1936 when he won the West Virginia Closed Pro by 16 strokes and ended in the mid-60s with his final win coming at the Greater Greensboro Open in 1965.

During that time, he was able to amass an incredible 82 tour wins which was unmatched until 2019, when Tiger Woods finally reached the number.

Tiger Woods’s first win came at the Las Vegas Invitational in 1996 having turned pro that year as a 20-year-old. He then went on to win the 1997 Masters by 12 strokes. Tiger managed to match Snead’s record in 2019 following a win at the Masters and Zozo Championship. This couldn’t have been done without exceptional putting, but also a long driving game.

Both players also enjoyed great success in major championships, with Tiger Woods currently holding 15 majors and Sam Snead collecting seven major titles.

Both Snead and Woods have enjoyed great careers (despite both players having to withdraw from multiple tournaments), displaying consistency and longevity, whilst being some of the best putters on the tour, and will go down in PGA Tour history as two of the best players to ever play the game.

Other notable names have also won a large amount of PGA Tour events such as Jack Nicklaus with 73 wins and Ben Hogan with 64 wins. However, the nearest player to Woods and Snead’s record who is still playing is Phil Mickelson who currently has 45 PGA Tour wins.

Will The Record Ever Be Beaten?

It’s very unlikely that the PGA Tour win record set by Tiger Woods and Sam Snead will ever be beaten.

With the standard of golfers playing on the PGA Tour today, achieving 82 tour wins is an incredibly difficult thing to achieve because it requires many years of being at the top of the game.

Of course, there’s a very real chance that Tiger Woods will be able to beat his record as he is still competing on the tour. However, injuries have held him back over recent years and he’s no longer able to play a full schedule on the PGA Tour.

But one thing I’ve learned about Tiger Woods is to never write him off. I never would’ve predicted he’d come back in 2018 and win the Tour Championship and then go on to win the Masters the following year.

Realistically, Woods is already top of the list and has the best chance of winning more than 82 times on the PGA Tour.

Of the current PGA Tour players, Rory McIlroy has a good chance of giving the record a go with over 20 PGA Tour victories already to his name. But compare this to Tiger Woods at the same age as McIlroy, he’d claimed 71 PGA Tour wins by then.

Final Thoughts

There’s no doubt that Tiger Woods and Sam Snead are some of the greatest golfers to ever play the game of golf.

It’s no easy feat winning once on the PGA Tour (most never do win), let alone 82 times. Will it ever be beaten? Only time will tell, but I don’t believe it ever will.


Which golfer has won the most PGA tours?

Tiger Woods and Sam Snead currently hold the most career wins on the PGA Tour with 82 victories. Tiger Woods is still playing and has a chance of achieving more than that number over time.

How many PGA Tour wins does Tiger Woods have?

Tiger Woods currently has 82 PGA Tour wins, with his first win coming in 1996 and his most recent win coming at the 2019 Zozo Championship.

How many PGA Tour wins does Jack Nicklaus have?

Jack Nicklaus has a total of 73 wins on the PGA Tour, including 18 major championships. Although Nicklaus doesn’t have the highest number of wins on the PGA Tour, he does hold the record for the most major titles, three clear of Tiger Woods.

How many PGA Tour wins does Arnold Palmer have?

Arnold Palmer achieved a total of 62 PGA Tour titles, which puts him at number five on the list of all-time PGA Tour winners.

How many PGA Tour wins does Sam Snead have?

Sam Snead achieved 82 PGA Tour wins in a winning career which spanned 30 years between 1936 and 1965. He currently leads the all-time winners list with Tiger Woods and his record is unlikely to ever be beaten by anyone other than Tiger Woods.

Ed Welton

Founder, Editor

Ed is the founder and editor at EEE Golf. He’s been playing golf for over 20 years, competing in many top amateur events. He’s played courses all over the world and played with some of the best players in the game. His aim is to help educate people about the game of golf and give insights into the sport he loves most.

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