Golf Trivia: Week 10 Winners, Correct Answers and More!

The 10th week of Caveman Golf Trivia has come to a close. Thank you all for playing! For those Rock Heads who are scorin’ at home, here are all the questions and their answers:

At what age did Jack Nicklaus first qualify to play in the U.S. Open?
Answer: 17

Nicklaus’ first major was won in an 18-hole playoff at the 1962 U.S. Open. Who did Nicklaus beat in that playoff?
Answer: Arnold Palmer

Jack Nicklaus had already won the career Grand Slam before he was named PGA Player of the Year: True or False?
Answer: True

With her win in the 2002 Samsung World Championship, Annika Sorenstam reached 40 career LPGA wins faster than all but which other player?
Answer: Mickey Wright

Which Country is Sorenstam from?
Answer: Sweden

How old was Annika Sorenstam when she started playing golf?
Answer: 12

Where did Sorenstam attend college?
Answer: University of Arizona

While Sorenstam was on the Arizona women’s team, which famous golfer was on the men’s team?
Answer: Jim Furyk

What year was Sorenstam named LPGA Rookie of the Year?
Answer: 1994

When Sorenstam met her husband, David Esch,which major golf gear manufacturer was he working for?
Answer: Ping

Who is the oldest winner (age 45) of a U.S. Open?
Answer: Hale Irwin

Jack Nicklaus holds the record for most consecutive U.S. Opens started (44). Who is second on that list at 33?
Answer: Hale Irwin

Who was the last amateur to win the U.S. Open?
Answer: Johnny Goodman

How many golfers have won the US Open at least 4 times?
Answer: Four (Willie Anderson, Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus)

The oldest player to make the cut in a U.S. Open was 61 when he did it. Who was he?
Answer: Sam Snead

Jack Nicklaus shares the record for most top-five US Open finishes(11) with which other golfer.
Answer: Willie Anderson

Tiger Woods is one of only two golfers to win the U.S. Junior Amateur and go on to win the U.S. Open. Who is the other?
Answer: Johnny Miller

Five golfers have won back-to-back U.S. Open titles, but which golfer has won three consecutive titles?
Answer: Willie Anderson

Who holds the record for most consecutive Top 25 finishes in the U.S. Open (19)?
Answer: Walter Hagen

Who holds the record lowest scoring round in relation to par (-12) at the US Open?
Answer: Tiger Woods

Only two golfers have broken 30 over a U.S. Open nine. Vijay Singh and who? (he’s done it twice)
Answer: Neal Lancaster

Which golfer’s very first win as a professional came at the 1962 U.S. Open?
Answer: Jack Nicklaus

Who was the first non american to win the US Open since 1920?and what did he do with his winnings from the ’65 Open?
Answer: Gary Player, and he donated it to numerous causes including cancer resarch

Who, in 1968, became the first to shoot in the 60s in all four rounds of a U.S. Open?
Answer: Lee Trevino

Who is the only golfer to shoot a 63 in the US Open and not win (hint: 1980)?
Answer: Tom Weiskopf

Congrats to GrouporChrisVB(twitter) and John E. Satanek (Facebook) for winning the trivia contests this week. Remember you get 5 points for having the first correct answer, but can also gain points just by having the correct answer! Weekly winners receive $10 gift certificates to RockBottomGolf.com.

If I haven’t heard from you yet, why not come & play with me and the rest of the Rock Heads this week? Questions are posted between 2 and 4 pm EST on both Facebook and Twitter. To keep things fair, you can only win once per contest per month. Next Week, however, is a NEW month!

~Scratch

PS: If you have any great golfin’ trivia that you would like to see asked, send it over my way, or feel free to try and stump this caveman.

 
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