Quiz: Greatest on the Greens: The Best Golfers in History
Greatest on the Greens: The Best Golfers in History
By: Nathan Chandler
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About This Quiz

For some, golf is more than a game. It's an obsession that humbles all humans. On the course, these men found more glory than defeat. How much do you know about history's best golfers?

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Arnold Palmer's devout fans, who followed him in throngs on the course, were often called what?
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In 2009, which 60-year-old golfer was tied for the lead at the British Open and participated in a four-hole playoff before finally losing?
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Who is "The Golden Bear"?
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Phil Mickelson has NEVER won which major, which traditionally takes place over Father's Day weekend?
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Tiger Woods launched his career by winning his first major title at which event?
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How old was Bobby Jones when he decided to retire from professional golf?
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Which player is often regarded as the developer of the modern golf swing?
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How many majors did Jack Nicklaus win?
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Which golfer owns the record for most PGA tour wins?
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Which golfer helped to design the famous Augusta National golf course?
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Who was the captain of the first six U.S. Ryder Cup teams?
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In 1945, how many consecutive tournaments did Byron Nelson win?
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Which major championship, the last one played each season, did Arnold Palmer NEVER win?
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Which "Golden" golfer played as an amateur at the 1960 U.S. Open and took second place?
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Which golfer is known by his nickname, "The King"?
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Who has the record for British Open wins?
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In the late 70s and early 80s, Tom Watson won numerous majors by beating which other well-known golfer, who then was pushed to second place?
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As of 2017, which golfer has the second most number of PGA tour wins, behind Sam Snead?
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In how many majors did Jack Nicklaus finish second?
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As a young caddie, who did Byron Nelson beat during a caddie tournament?
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As of 2017, which golfer has the third-highest number of major victories, trailing only Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods?
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How many majors did Ben Hogan win?
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Which golfer was the captain of the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup team?
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By how many strokes did Tiger Woods win the 2000 U.S. Open, setting a new record?
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As of 2017, Tiger Woods has won how many majors?
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When he was a child, why did doctors encourage Bobby Jones to take up golf?
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How many PGA wins did Sam Snead record after turning age 40?
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Which golfer won the 2008 U.S. Open in a playoff?
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Sam Snead was very well known for which aspect of his game?
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How many times has Tiger Woods won the Masters?
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