Friday’s answers

Thank you Teletext and J Bloggs for posing the questions.

If you’ve stumped us all you can claim a virtual box of blackboy peaches by leaving the answers below.

3 Responses to Friday’s answers

  1. J Bloggs says:

    1) Powerslave by Iron Maiden

    2) Eschatology is the branch of theology concerned with the study of “End Things”, usually taken to mean the end of the world, but also concepts like life after death and heaven/hell.

    3) Armageddon – it only appears in Revelations 16:16

    4) Mark Twain

    5) Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

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  2. Teletext says:

    1. Who is the only person to have won the Open Championships 4 times in a row?

    Young Tom Morris or Tom Morris Jnr 1868, 1869, 1870 & 1872

    2. What was unusual about his fourth win?

    As you can see a year was missed. From 1860 to 1870 the trophy was a valuable silver belt. When he won in 1870, under the conditions of the event, the belt became his. In 1871 there was no trophy available so the event wasn’t played. It resumed in 1872 when the “Claret Jug” became the trophy. It is the same trophy that is played for today. Young Tom was 17 when he won in 1868 and is still the youngest Major Winner. This is the “title” that Lydia Ko missed out on when she finished second in her first Evian Championship when she was 16. Young Tom’s wife died in child birth in 1874 and he died a short time later at the age of 24 from what is said to be a “broken heart”.

    3. 3. How many Father and Son combinations have both won major championships?

    Two. Old Tom & Young Tom Morris and Willie Park and Willie Park Jnr. All in the 1860’s and 70’s and there is no truth to the rumour put about by many of my “friends” that I was there to witness these events.

    4. 4. Who are the only Father & Son combination to have finished first and second in a major championship?

    In 1868, Young Tom first and Old Tom second.

    5. How many golfers have won the US Open 3 times in a row?

    One. Willie Anderson 1903, 04 & 05.
    Theoretically you could add Ben Hogan to this list as he won 1948, 1950 and 1951. He was unable to play in 1949 as he was recovering from a head on collision with a Greyhound bus. Initially they thought he would die, then that he would never walk again and finally that he would never be able to play golf again so bad were his injuries plus the results of the many operations to save his life had left him with very damaged legs. To achieve what he did after the accident is a story that transcends golf.

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  3. J Bloggs says:

    Ben Hogan’s achievement is a sports movie waiting to be made, if one hasn’t already been done

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