Friday’s answers

Teletext gets my thanks for posing Thursday’s questions and can claim a virtual bunch of roses for stumping us all by leaving the answers below.

(I couldn’t answer any of the questions but emailed them to a friend who replied with them all – I’ll await with interest to see if your answers match his.)

One Response to Friday’s answers

  1. Teletext says:

    1. Who is the only golfer to have won the Open Championship (British Open) four times in a row?

    Tom Morris Jnr aka Young Tom

    2. What was “unusual” about his feat?

    His 4 titles were in 1868, 1869, 1870 and 1872. When he won in 1870 he “retired the belt which was the original trophy and in 1971 there was no trophy to be played for so the event wasn’t held. A new trophy was produced in 1972 and play resumed. The Belt was the only thing the winner received with the runner up and others receiving prize money. In fact the winner had to lodge a 25 pound bond with the club to be able to take the belt home.

    3. Whose was the first name of the current Open Championship trophy (the Claret Jug)?

    Tom Morris Jnr

    4. Who was the last player to win the Open Championship three times in a row?

    The wonderful Australian golfer Peter Thomson

    5. Who has won the most Open Championships and how many did he win?

    Harry Vardon 6

    6. What was remarkable about his final two victories?

    Between 1904 and 1910 Vardon basically didn’t play as he was in a Sanatorium being treated for tuberculosis. In fact he came close to dying from the disease

    7. Who was the last amateur to win the Open Championship?

    Robert Tyre (Bobby) Jones in 1930

    8. Who was the last amateur to win the US Open Championship?

    Johnny Goodman 1933

    9. Who was the last amateur to win the US Masters?

    No amateur has ever won the Masters

    10 Who was the last amateur to win the NZ Open Championship?

    H W (Harry) Berwick in 1956. Sir Bob won in 1954


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