It’s time to take a break and look at some golf history. LIFE Magazine recently released a photo gallery of the 10 Greatest Golfers. Here’s their list along with a brief description of their accomplishments:

10. Gene Sarazen
Sarazen is one of five men to have won all four majors, including the British Open in 1932. His double eagle in the 1935 Masters is one of the most famous shots in golf history.

9. Walter Hagen
Hagen ranks third all-time in majors, with 11, including a record-tying five PGA Championships. He was the first superstar pro golfer, at a time when pros were frowned upon.

8. Gary Player
Player did not get as much press as Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, but he was a major force when they were in their prime, with nine majors, a career Grand Slam, and more than 130 worldwide wins.

7. Arnold Palmer
Palmer’s place in history is due to his personality as much as his play (seven majors). As the face of golf when it was first televised, the King helped the sport surge in popularity.

6. Byron Nelson
Though Lord Byron retired at age 34, he won a career Grand Slam (five total majors) and had the greatest season ever: Eighteen victories in 1945, including a mind-boggling 11 in a row.

5. Sam Snead
Sporting his famed straw hat, Snead was a winning machine for his entire career, with a record 82 PGA Tour victories, including seven majors.

4. Bobby Jones
Competing only as an amateur, Jones won his era’s majors (the U.S. Open and Amateur, the British Open and Amateur) 13 times, including all four in 1930 for golf’s only “true” Grand Slam.

3. Ben Hogan
Hogan is considered the best ball striker in the history of the game, with club control that is admired to this day. He used that swing to win 64 PGA Tour events and nine majors.

2. Tiger Woods
It’s only a matter of time before Woods ascends to the top spot. He already has 14 majors and, still only 33, has won 70 PGA Tour starts as a pro. He was golf’s youngest and fastest to 50 tour wins. He is 35-1 on the PGA Tour when in the lead going into the final round of a tournament. (That’s not a typo; 35-1!) And on and on …

1. Jack Nicklaus
The greatest ever (for now), Golden Bear is an 18-time major winner and, perhaps even more incredibly, a 19-time major runner-up. That speaks to a monumental talent tied to an almost indomitable will. Just amazing.

Be sure to click through the links to see pictures in the photo gallery.