PGA weekly newsletter trivia answers

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PGA.com

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, October 04, 2018 | 9:16 a.m.

Here are the answers to the trivia questions on PGA.com's weekly newsletter.

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October 11, 2018

Q: Name the golfer who dotted the “i” at halftime of an Ohio State football game in 2006?

A: Jack Nicklaus

October 4, 2018

Q: Which two players tied for the longest drive on the PGA Tour during the 2017-18 season?

A: Dustin Johnson and Hudson Swafford at 430 yards during the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

September 20, 2018

Q: Name the 5 players who have scored 20 or more points in their Ryder Cup careers

Lee Trevino: 20 points (17-7-6)
Phil Mickelson: 21.5 points (18-22-7)
Lanny Wadkins: 21.5 points (20-11-3)
Arnold Palmer: 23 points (22-8-2)
Billy Casper: 23.5 points (20-10-7)

September 13, 2018

Q: Name the 8 U.S. players who have won Ryder Cups in 3 different decades (Years each player was on the winning Ryder Cup side in parenthesis).

A: Raymond Floyd (Won in 4 decades: 1969*, ’75, ’77, ’81, ’83, ’85, ’91, ’93); Hale Irwin (1975, ’77, ’79, ’81, ’91); Tom Kite (1979, ’81, ’83, ’85, ’87, ’89, ’93); Phil Mickelson (1999, 2008, ’16); Jack Nicklaus (1969*, ’71, ’73, 75, ’77, ’81); 
Sam Snead (1937, ’47, ’49, ’51, ’53, ’55, ’59); Lee Trevino (1969*, ’71, ’73, ’75, ’79, ’81); Lanny Wadkins (1977, ’79, ’83, ’91)
 
Four players have played in three decades but have not won in each: Paul Azinger, Mark Calcavecchia, Jim Furyk and Hal Sutton.
 
*United States tied but retained the Ryder Cup. We're counting maintaining possession of the Cup as a win here.
 
September 6, 2018

 

Q: Which golf course has hosted the most Ryder Cups?

A: The Belfry has hosted the Ryder Cup four times (1985, '89, '93, '02) See the full listing of Ryder Cup host courses

August 30, 2018

Q: Who has the most appearances as a player in U.S. Ryder Cup history?

A: Phil Mickelson has played in 11 Ryder Cups, starting in 1995 and going through 2016. Read more here about Mickelson's Ryder Cup history.

August 23, 2018

Q: Jim Furyk is making his first appearance as U.S. Ryder Cup captain in Paris. Who has the record for the most Ryder Cups as the U.S. captain?

A: Walter Hagen was captain a record six times. Eight golfers have been a captain multiple times. Read more here.

August 16, 2018

Q: Brooks Koepka became the fifth golfer in history to win the U.S. Open and PGA Championship in the same year. Who was the first?

A: Gene Sarazen won both the U.S. Open and the PGA Championship in 1922.

August 2, 2018

Q: Who is the youngest PGA Champion?

A: Gene Sarazen was only 22 years, 5 months and 22 days old when he won the 1922 PGA Championship. Read more here.

July 26, 2018

Q: How many players have won The Open and PGA Championship in the same year?
A: 5 (Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods — twice, Padraig Harrington, Nick Price, Walter Hagen) See more here

July 19, 2018

Q: Who are the 3 active players one win away from the career grand slam?
A: Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson are all one away from completing the career grand slam. Read about it all here

July 12, 2018

Q: Which major championship, on average, has the oldest winners?
A: The PGA Championship has the oldest average champion, though not by much. The PGA Championship winner, on average, is 32 years and 316 days old. The other three majors' winners are also 32 years old, but with fewer days. Read about all the averages here.

July 5, 2018

Q: Who is the only male to win an LPGA Tour event?
A: Sam Snead won the Royal Poinciana Plaza Invitational in 1962. Read all about that unique win here.