Golf Trivia Questions

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    Golf trivia questions including questions about all major PGA and LPGA golf tournaments.

Most Consecutive British Open Victories

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Who holds the record for the most consecutive British Open victories?

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With four in a row from 1868 to 1872 (the tournament was not played in 1871), Young Tom Morris holds the record for the most consecutive British Open Victories. He is followed by three golfers who won three in a row:

  • Jamie Anderson, 1877-79
  • Bob Ferguson, 1880-82
  • Peter Thomson, 1954-56

Arnold Palmer First PGA Tour Vistory

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When was Arnold Palmer’s first PGA Tour victory?

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Arnold Palmer’s first PGA Tour victory, the first of 62, came in 1955 when he won the Canadian Open.

Tiger Woods 1st PGA Championship

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When and where did Tiger Woods win his first PGA Championship?

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Tiger Woods won his first PGA Championship at the Medinah Country Club, Course No. 3 in Medinah, IL in 1999 with an 11 under par 277.

Golf in the Olympics

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When has golf been an Olympic sport?

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Golf has to date been in the Olympics three times:

  1. 1900 in Paris
  2. 1904 in St. Louis
  3. 2016 in Rio de Janeiro

First Solheim Cup

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When and where was the first Solheim Cup tournament held?

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The Solheim Cup, the LPGA equivalent to the Ryder Cup, was first held in 1990 at the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando, Florida.

British Open Lowest Score to Par

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In the Open Championship (The British Open or simply The Open), what was the lowest winning score in relation to par ever recorded?

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In 2000 at Old Course at St Andrews in St Andrews, Scotland Tiger Woods set the record for the lowest winning score in relation to par with a 19 under par victory.

Walker and Curtis Cup

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What is the Walker Cup and what is the Curtis Cup?

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  • The Walker Cup is a team golf competition for amateur male gofers pitting a team from the United States against a team from Great Britain & Ireland. There are 10 golfers on each team. The Walker Cup is played every other year and was first played in 1922.
  • The Curtis Cup is a team golf competition for amateur female gofers pitting a team from the United States against a team from Great Britain & Ireland. There are 8 golfers on each team. The Curtis Cup is played every other year and was first played in 1932.

First PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award

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Who won the first PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award?

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The PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award was first awarded in 1996 to golfer Gene Sarazen. Sarazen is is one of only five golfers to win all the current major championships in his career (the others are Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, and Tiger Woods).

The PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award “honors individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the TOUR over an extended period of time through their actions on and off the course”.

First to Sweep LPGA Majors

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Who was the first woman golfer to sweep the LPGA major tournaments in a year?

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The LPGA was founded in 1950. In that first year, Babe Zaharias swept all of the major LPGA tournaments. In 1950 the majors consisted of 3 tournaments – the U.S. Open, Titleholders and Western Open. The number of tournaments in the LPGA’s “Majors” has varied over the years. For the 2015 LPGA season the majors are the: ANA Inspiration, Women’s PGA Championship, U.S. Women’s Open, Women’s British Open, and The Evian Championship.

First Ryder Cup

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When and where was golf’s first Ryder Cup played?

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The first Ryder cup was played between Great Britain and the United States in 1927. That match was held at the Worcester Country Club in Worcester, Massachusetts. The United States won the first Ryder Cup by a score of 9 1/2 to 2 1/2.