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Trivia

Forward Tees (1 Point)

July 15, 1999

1. Name the only six-time winner.

2. Who was the last amateur to win the Open?

3. Name the first American to win.

4. At which course were the first 12 Opens played?

5. Who is the only player to win the Open at five courses?

6. Name the oldest and youngest winner.

MIDDLE TEES (3 POINTS)

7. Who are the only three players to win the Open in three decades?

8. The British Open record for most rounds in the 60s is 33. Name the two players who did this.

9. The first five British Opens in England were played on two courses. Name them.

10. Name the player who made an ace at Royal Troon, 50 years after he failed to qualify for the Open.

11. When was the last wire-to-wire winner, and who was it?

12. At Royal Birkdale in 1983, this player missed a 3-inch putt trying to backhand the ball into the cup, and wound up one stroke behind winner Tom Watson. Who was he?

CHAMPIONSHIP TEES (5 POINTS)

13. Of the five Opens played at Carnoustie, only one champion has broken 70 in the final round. Who was he, and what was his score?

14. In what year did the British Open go to four days, and who was the winner?

15. Who are the only two players to shoot four rounds in the 60s and still lose?

16. Only five players, all Americans, have won the British Open and the U.S. Open in the same year. Name them.

17. From 1963 to 1980, Jack Nicklaus won three times and was runner-up a record seven times. What was his worst finish during that 18-year span?

18. The only nine-hole score of 28 in Britsh Open history occurred on the front nine of Royal Birkdale in 1983. Name the player.

19TH HOLE (10-POINT BONUS)

Nine players have won three of the four professional majors. Three of them--Walter Hagen, Tommy Armour and James Barnes--peaked before the Masters was created in 1934. Of the other six, which two failed only to win the British Open for the career Grand Slam?

TRIVIA ANSERS

1. Harry Vardon--1896, 1898-99, 1903, 1911, 1914.

2. Bobby Jones in 1930.

3. Walter Hagen in 1922.

4. Prestwick, Scotland.

5. Tom Watson won once at Carnoustie, Turnberry, Muirfield, Royal Birkdale and Royal Troon.

6. Tom Morris Sr. was 46 when he won the last of his four Opens in 1867. Tom Morris Jr. won the next year at age 17.

7. Harry Vardon (1896, 1903, 1911), J.H. Taylor (1894, 1900, 1913), Gary Player (1959, 1968, 1974).

8. Jack Nicklaus and Nick Faldo.

9. Royal Liverpool in Hoylake and Royal St. George in Sandwich.

10. Gene Sarazen.

11. Tom Weiskopf at Royal Troon in 1973.

12. Hale Irwin.

13. Ben Hogan had a 68 in 1953.

14. Jack Nicklaus won the first Thursday-Sunday championship in 1966.

15. Ernie Els in 1993 and Jesper Parnevik in 1994.

16. Tom Watson, Lee Trevino, Ben Hogan, Gene Sarazen, Bobby Jones.

17. A tie for 12th in 1965.

18. Denis Durnian, who shot 66 that day. He finished tied for eighth.

BONUS: Ray Floyd and Byron Nelson.

SCORING

55-64: Grand Slam

45-54: Claret Jug

35-44: Solid Pro

25-34: Amateur Status

11-24: Back to the range

0-10: Sell the clubs

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