6 Fun Facts About Your Favorite Golfers

1. Jack Nicklaus

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Jack Nicklaus (AKA The Golden Bear– a nickname that formed from his high school mascot: the golden bears) started playing golf at just 10 years old! He shot a score of 51 on his first 9 holes!

2.  John Daly

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In celebration of his win at the PGA Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club in 1991, John Daly decided to pick up some dinner at a McDonalds drive-thru!

 

 3. Tiger Woods

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In an episode of the “Mike Douglas Show,” which aired almost 40 years ago, Tiger Woods beat Bob Hope in a putting contest. He was just 2 years old at the time!

4. Ben Hogan

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In the 1955 U.S. OpenJack Fleck, a club pro from Iowa, beat Ben Hogan by just 3 strokes. Funny thing is, he did so using Hogan’s putter- which was given to him by Hogan himself!

5. Gary Player

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Rather than springing for a hotel, Gary Player decided to sleep on the beach by the Old Course at St. Andrews Links just before the The Open Championship in 1955!

6. Payne Stewart & Phil Mickelson

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Ever wondered what Payne Stewart was saying to Phil Mickelson in this classic photo? Turns out it was simply, yet profoundly, “You’re going to be a great father.”

 
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