Can you tell Sam Snead from Ben Hogan, or Annika Sorenstam from Nancy Lopez? Sure, everyone knows who Tiger Woods is, but could you recognize this legendary golfer from just a single image? Step up to the green and prove your pro golfer IQ with this quiz!
Anyone can swing a golf club or score under par at the putt-putt course, but it takes significant skill to keep up with the world's best golfers. These pros not only have the physical talent and finesse required to sink a shot, but also maintain a mental toughness to remain in the zone through 18 holes. There's a reason why Tiger is such a legend - in a sport that typically takes years to master, skewing the average age upward - a young pro like Tiger or Michelle Wie is an extreme rarity.
Of course, you don't need to be a phenom or devote an entire lifetime to golf to reap the benefits and joy of the sport. A 2016 study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine estimates that even recreational golfers can burn 500 calories playing a typical game. Players also enjoy improved cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic health, along with social and mental health benefits. Above all, despite its many challenges, the game offers plenty of fun.
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