Can golfers name all four Beatles?
As the senior member of the PGA.com production team, I feel like I'm not surprised at much anymore. But I was surprised today.
ESPN asked several of the game's top golfers if they could name all four members of the Beatles, who of course came to fame right there in Liverpool, just down the road from where the Open Championship is being played this week.
I've been able to name the Fab Four since I was a grade-schooler. And while today's top golfers are a decade or two (or, in some cases, three) younger than me, I would have never guessed that so few of them could rattle off John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison.
Ian Poulter? Nope. Justin Rose? Nah. Hunter Mahan? Negatory.
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Rory McIlroy came up with George Lucas, who of course is more famous for "Star Wars" than Fab Fours.
Bubba Watson's answer: "The lead singer, the drummer, the guitarist and the guy who packed all it it up."
The only player who easily came up with all four names was Lee Westwood, who unsurprisingly was the oldest of the interviewees. "Everybody else," he said, "is uncultured."
I'm right there with you, Lee.
Here's the video from ESPN UK:
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