Friday’s answers

Teletext gets my thanks for posing Thursday’s questions and can claim a virtual selection of Whitestone cheese by leaving the answers below.

One Response to Friday’s answers

  1. Teletext says:

    Well done to Gravedodger who did answer some of the questions correctly but I don’t think that he is up with “modern” education where the test questions aren’t always explicit but leave some leeway to enable teachers and markers to assist some students passing.

    1. Two golfers have won the same major championship 6 times. Who are they and which major was it?

    Harry Vardon Open Championship and Jack Nicklaus The Masters

    2. The Grand Slam consists of winning the 4 major events. The Masters, US Open, Open Championship (British Open) and the US PGA. How many players have done this and who are they?

    No one has won all 4 in the same calendar year and only Tiger Woods has held all four titles at the same time (2000-2001).
    The others who have won all four are Gene Saracen, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.
    Bobby Jones didn’t win these events and in fact his feat was probably greater as he won the US Open & Amateur and the British Open and Amateur all in 1930 and then retired from the game at age 28. The Amateur championships were much more arduous events to win as they were played over at least 8 rounds of match play. His achievement was called the “Impregnable Quadrilateral” by the media of the time and will in all probability never be repeated.

    3. Who has done it the most?

    Jack Nicklaus did it 4 times as well as having won the most majors.

    4. Since WWII a few players have won 3 of the 4 Grand Slam events. Name the most prominent 2?

    Gravedodger, I don’t think Elin (ex Mrs Tiger) counts as a player although she probably won more money than most players with her 5 iron, but some of those who won only 3 of the 4 majors include: Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Ray Floyd, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson.

    5. How many Kiwi golfers have won Major Tournaments?

    3 being Sir Bob Charles (1963 Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes), Michael Campbell (2005 US Open at Pinehurst) and Ko Bo Gyung (Lydia) (Evian & ANA Inspirational). A case could be put for another “Kiwi” winner with Nancy Scranton who won the 1991 duMaurier event on the LPGA Tour. Nancy is married to a NZPGA Member Mark Williams who is also the stepson of a former NZPGA member and former President of the NZPGA.

    6. Which Kiwi has won the most?

    Lydia of course.

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