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From Bobby Jones to Michelle Wie: Famous Golfers Quiz
by Staff
Public fascination with golfers doesn't end when they leave the course; these days, top golfers are in the news as much as other sports stars. Take our quiz to see how much you know about the lives and games of some of golf's best players.

Which legendary golfer is also known as "The King"?

  • Ben Hogan
  • Arnold Palmer
  • Jack Nicklaus

How many majors did Arnold Palmer win between 1958 and 1964?

  • three
  • five
  • seven

How many titles did Palmer win throughout his career?

  • 92
  • 182
  • 272

Which golfer is nicknamed "The Golden Bear"?

  • Ben Hogan
  • Sam Snead
  • Jack Nicklaus

What year did Jack Nicklaus win his first Masters?

  • 1968
  • 1978
  • 1988

What year was Nicklaus elected to the Hall of Fame?

  • 1972
  • 1974
  • 1976

How old was Tiger Woods when he won his first Masters?

  • 18 years old
  • 21 years old
  • 25 years old

What is Tiger's real first name?

  • Elton
  • Anton
  • Eldrick

True or false: Tiger has won more majors than any other golfer.

  • true
  • false

True or false: Phil Mickelson started golf at a relatively late age.

  • true
  • false

What college did Phil Mickelson attend?

  • Syracuse University
  • Arizona State University
  • Stanford University

True or false: Phil Mickelson is a lefty.

  • true
  • false

How old was Michelle Wie the first time she competed with men in a PGA tour event?

  • 9 years old
  • 12 years old
  • 14 years old

Which golfer is known as "Ms. 59"?

  • Nancy Lopez
  • Annika Sorenstam
  • Karrie Webb

What lifetime earnings benchmark was Sorenstam the first female golfer to breach?

  • $1 million
  • $5 million
  • $20 million

What is Sam Snead's nickname?

  • Swingin' Sam
  • Slammin' Sam
  • Singin' Sam

Who was the first president of the LPGA?

  • Patty Berg
  • Karrie Webb
  • Louise Suggs

What company was Berg's longtime sponsor?

  • Nike
  • Reebok
  • Wilson

How many majors did Bobby Jones win?

  • 15
  • 23
  • 29

True or false: Bobby Jones never earned any money as a golfer.

  • true
  • false

Where does golfer Karrie Webb hail from?

  • Canada
  • England
  • Australia

What was golfer Ben Hogan's nickname?

  • Bantam Ben
  • Brilliant Ben
  • Banging Ben

What was Mildred Zaharias better known as?

  • Babe
  • Darling
  • Honey

What sport earned Zaharias a medal at the Olympics?

  • golf
  • basketball
  • track and field

Who was the first golfer to receive the Frances Ouimet Award for her lifelong contribution to golf?

  • Nancy Lopez
  • Karrie Webb
  • Patty Berg

Which golfer is known as "The Black Knight"?

  • Bobby Jones
  • Gary Player
  • Byron Nelson

Where does Gary Player hail from?

  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • France

Which golfer beat legend Babe Zaharias by 14 strokes at the 1949 Women's Open?

  • Patty Berg
  • Nancy Lopez
  • Louise Suggs

What caused Louise Suggs to quit the sport?

  • illness
  • a fine
  • family

What year did Byron Nelson score 11 tournament victories in a row?

  • 1945
  • 1955
  • 1965