Quiz: Can You Name These Famous Golfers from a One Sentence Description?
Can You Name These Famous Golfers from a One Sentence Description?
By: Gavin Thagard
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About This Quiz

These famous golfers have done it all. They've won tournaments, perfected the art of swinging a golf club and reached millions of fans around the world because of their popularity. How much do you know about these famous golfers, though? Could you pass a quiz where you only get a single sentence description to find out which golfer it is? Here's your chance to find out! 

Golf is not only one of the most popular sports in the world; it's also one of the oldest. Golf has been around for centuries, but the modern game started to really develop in the 19th century. Since then, golfers have risen to fame by winning the most prestigious tournaments in the world. 

Of course, no tournaments are more important than the four majors, and the greatest golfers at least squeeze out a win or two when faced with the toughest competition. After all, that's what legends are made of. 

If you know everything about golf, here's your chance to test your knowledge on the most famous golfers the game has offered. That's if you're up for the challenge. If you think you are, then get started and put that golf knowledge to the test! 

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He founded the Augusta National Golf Club.
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A drink with tea and lemonade is named after him.
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He was PGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 1996.
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He coauthored Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf.
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He's from Northern Ireland.
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He has the most Major championships with 18.
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He was PGA Player of the Year six times.
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He has the most PGA Tour wins, with 82.
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He won the first-ever Masters Tournament.
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After winning five major championships, he retired in 1946 to be a rancher.
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This former Mexican-American golfer won every major except the Masters twice.
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He won 11 majors, which is third all-time.
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He was the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 2010.
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He achieved a career Grand Slam when he won the Masters in 1935.
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He has the most Open Championship victories with 6.
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He is known for saying "grip it and rip it."
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Born in Australia, his nickname is "The Shark."
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In 1994, he was both the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year and the European Tour Player of the Year.
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Out of Australia, he won his only major at the PGA Championship in 2015.
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He is a golfer out of Spain.
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At the 1973 U.S. Open, he shot a 63, which was a first for a major tournament.
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He won back to back Masters Tournaments in 1989 and 1990.
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He received the Byron Nelson Award in 1989, the same year that he won the PGA Championship.
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He won the Masters Tournament and was named PGA Player of the Year in 1992.
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He won five Vardon Trophies throughout the 1960s.
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In 2015, he won both the Masters Tournament and the U.S. Open.
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He won the U.S. Open in 1986, giving him career victories in three of the four majors.
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He is first all-time in European Tour victories with 50.
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He's the only Australian golfer to ever win the Masters Tournament.
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He won both the Open Championship and the PGA Championship in 1994.
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He won the 2017 PGA Championship and was named the 2017 PGA Player of the Year.
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He was captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team in 2012 and 2016.
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He achieved three career Grand Slams.
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