20 Questions

We all know that Charl Schwartzel, Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Keegan Bradley love to play golf. But what do they love to do when they're not competing against the best players in the world? Find out in the 2011 edition of 20 Questions with the PGA Grand Slam of Golf Foursome.




1. Favorite course in the U.S.
Augusta National
Augusta National
Pine Valley in New Jersey
The Black Course at Bethpage
2. Favorite course outside the U.S.
Leopard Creek (Malelane, South Africa)
Royal County Down in Northern Ireland
Royal Portrush, Portrush, Northern Ireland
Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club in Vancouver, where they played the Canadian Open this year.
3. Favorite hole in the U.S.
16th at Augusta National
13th at Augusta National
Every hole at Pine Valley
The 17th at TPC-Sawgrass
4. Favorite hole outside the U.S.
The 13th at Leopard Creek
The 17th at The Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland
The Postage Stamp at Royal Troon, Scotland (123-yard No. 8)
The 18th at Turnberry (Scotland)
5. How old were you and where did you break par for 18 holes for the first time?
I was 12 and it was at Maccauvlei Golf Club in South Africa.
I was 12 and it was at my home course, Holywood Golf Club.
I was 12.
It was at Crown Point Country Club in Springfield, Vt., and I think I was 11.
6. Best shot of your career
The 25-yard chip-in at No. 1 during the last round of this year’s Masters.
The 6-iron at the 10th hole at Congressional Country Club in the last round of the (2011) U.S. Open.
My tap-in at Royal St. George’s on the 72nd hole at this year’s Open Championship.
The shots to win the playoff at the Byron Nelson. (It was Bradley’s first tour win.)
7. One mulligan you’d like to have
There are too many to mention.
The tee shot at No. 10 in the last round this year at Augusta.
None, because you learn as much from failure as you do success. Take the pain before you feel the good side.
The 17th hole in the final round of (2009) Q-School. (He finished two strokes short of earning full exempt status for 2010.)
8. Oldest club in your bag
I have a 15-year-old wooden club, with the original shaft and grip, that travels everywhere with me.
It’s a 6-year-old Titleist 906 3-wood.
My TaylorMade wedges; I’ve had them about two years.
A 2-iron hybrid, which goes back to 2009 Q-School.
9. All-time favorite movie
“Batman, The Dark Knight”
“Top Gun”
10. Favorite musician or group
Bryan Adams
Swedish House Mafia
Van Morrison
Mumford and Sons
11. Favorite sporting event, non-golf?
Rugby World Cup
World Cup, either football or rugby.
Any Boston Celtics game.
12. Favorite sports team
Manchester United
Liverpool Football Club
Boston Celtics
13. Favorite male athlete
Jack Nicklaus
Rafael Nadal
Michael Jordan
Tom Brady
14. Favorite female athlete
Steffi Graf
Caroline Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki
Pat Bradley
15. Any golf superstitions?
Whatever ball marker I use in the first round stays and is used throughout the tournament.
No real superstitions, but I like my golf bag well organized; don’t like a mess.
I always mark my ball on the green using a coin that heads up.
16. Favorite view in golf
The 15th at Leopard Creek.
The fourth tee at Royal County Down.
In America, the 18th tee at Pebble Beach. Outside the U.S., either the ninth at Pinnacle Point in South Africa or the fifth tee at Royal Portrush.
The 16th hole at Jackson Hole (Wyo). Golf and Tennis Club.
17. Favorite vacation destination
Abaco, Bahamas
Jackson Hole
18. Favorite TV show
Either “The Good Wife” or “24.”
19. Who would fill out your dream foursome (golfers)?
Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and my dad.
Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan and Tiger Woods.
My mates in Northern Ireland because of the fun and the stick they give me.
Phil Mickelson, Ben Hogan and Jack Nicklaus.
20. Who would fill out your dream foursome (non-golfers)?
Michael Schumacher, Andre Agassi and Michael Douglas.
My father, Rafael Nadal and Darren Clarke (because he said my girlfriend was his favorite female athlete).
My manager, Chubby Chandler, my father, Godfrey, and Bono from U2.
My dad, Tom Brady and Howard Stern.