Golf Trivia Questions

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

Youngest Player to Qualify for the US Women’s Open

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Who is the youngest golfer to qualify for the US Women’s Open?

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11 year old Lucy Li is the youngest golfer to qualify for the US Women’s Open when she qualified for the 2014 US Women’s Open. She surpasses Alexis Thompson who was 12 years, four months and 18 days when she qualified in June of 2007 for the US Women’s Open. Lexi had surpassed the record of Morgan Pressel, who was 12 years, 11 months and 21 days old when she qualified for the 2001 US Women’s Open.

Tiger Woods First PGA Victory

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What was Tiger Woods first PGA tour victory?

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Tiger Woods first victory on the PGA Tour was on October 6, 1996 in the Las Vegas Invitational. His victory was a 27 under par playoff victory over Davis Love III.

First Non-US Ryder Cup Hat Trick

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When was the first time that a team from other than the United States managed to win 3 Ryder Cups in a row?

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Since the first Ryder Cup in 1927, a team from other than the United States has won the Ryder Cup three times in a row only once. That occurred when Team Europe won the 2002, 2004, and 2006 Ryder Cup matches.

Europe could repeat this feat with a win in 2014 as they have won both the 2010 and 2012 matches.

PGA Championship Wins for Tiger Woods

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Going into the 2014 PGA Championship, how many times has Tiger Woods won the PGA Championship?

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As of the start of the 2014 PGA Championship, Tiger Woods has won the match four times in 1999, 2000, 2006, and 2007.

Oldest of “Majors” Golf Tournaments

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What is the oldest of Golf’s major tournaments (Masters, Open Championship (British Open), PGA Championship, and U.S. Open)?

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Golf’s “Majors”, in order of oldest to youngest are:

  • 1860 – The Open Championship/British Open
  • 1895 – The U.S. Open
  • 1916 – The PGA Championship
  • 1934 – The Masters

First Masters Winner Not From United States

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Who was the first non-American golfer to win the Masters Golf Tournament?

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In 1961, Gary Player of South Africa won the Masters with a score of 8 under par to become the first golfer from outside of the United States to win the Masters. Gary Player went on to win the Masters again in 1974 and 1978.

First Golfer to Win Back-to-Back US Open Championships

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Who was the first golfer to win back-to-back US Open Championships?

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Willie Anderson of Scotland not only was the first golfer to win back-to-back US Open Championships, he is the first and only golfer to win the US Open three times in a row (1903, 1904, 1905). He also won the US Open in 1901, making him one of only four golfers to win the US Open four times.

Jack Nicklaus 1st Professional Win

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What was the first professional win for golfer Jack Nicklaus?

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The first professional win for Jack Nicklaus was also his first major championship victory – the 1962 U.S. Open. In that match he defeated golf great Arnold Palmer in an 18 round playoff.

First PGA Championship Winner

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When was the first PGA Championship played and who was the winner?

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The first PGA Championship was played in 1916. It was won by Jim Barnes who also won the second PGA Championship in 1919. This was during the match play era for the event. The PGA Championship became a stroke play event in 1958.

1st PGA Rookie of the Year

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Who was the first PGA Rookie of the Year?

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The PGA has recognized a Rookie of the Year since 1990. The first PGA Rookie of the Year winner in 1990 was golfer Robert Gamez.