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Trivia Quiz

How well do you know the U.S. Open? Try this trivia quiz:

FRONT NINE (5 points each)

1. Who holds the largest margin of victory at the U.S. Open?

a.) Rory McIlroy

b.) Tiger Woods

c.) Willie Smith

2. Where was the first U.S. Open played?

a.) Shinnecock Hills

b.) Chicago Golf Club

c.) Newport Country Club

3. Who was the last player to successfully defend his title in the U.S. Open?

a.) Ben Hogan

b.) Curtis Strange

c.) Andy North

4. Name the only player to complete the career Grand Slam at the U.S. Open.

a.) Jack Nicklaus

b.) Bobby Jones

c.) Gary Player

5. Who is the only player to lose three U.S. Open playoffs?

a.) Greg Norman

b.) Arnold Palmer

c.) Sam Snead

6. Which golf course has held the U.S. Open the most times?

a.) Oakmont

b.) Medinah

c.) Baltusrol

7. Four players have shot 63 in the U.S. Open. Who was the most recent?

a.) Steve Stricker

b.) Vijay Singh

c.) Jose Maria Olazabal

8. Name the only player to finish under par in three straight U.S. Opens.

a.) Tiger Woods

b.) Lee Janzen

c.) Curtis Strange

9. How many times has Phil Mickelson won the silver medal for finishing second in the U.S. Open?

a.) 6

b.) 5

c.) 4

BACK NINE (10 points each)

10. Who holds the record for lowest 72-hole score in the U.S. Open?

a.) Martin Kaymer

b.) Rory McIlroy

c.) Tiger Woods

11. Name the first American-born player to win the U.S. Open.

a.) John McDermott

b.) Walter Hagen

c.) Chick Evans

12. Which player lost the largest 54-hole lead in U.S. Open history?

a.) Mike Brady

b.) Greg Norman

c.) John Schlee

13. Who recorded the highest score on a single hole in the U.S. Open?

a.) John Daly

b.) Kevin Na

c.) Ray Ainsley

14. Billy Burke won the longest U.S. Open ever in 1931 by one shot at Inverness. How many holes did he play?

a.) 90

b.) 108

c.) 144

15. Name the oldest U.S. Open champion

a.) Julius Boros

b.) Hale Irwin

c.) Raymond Floyd

16. Who was the last player to win in his U.S. Open debut?

a.) Francis Ouimet

b.) Jack Fleck

c.) Jerry Pate

17. Since the world ranking began in 1986, which player had the worst ranking when he won the U.S. Open?

a.) Scott Simpson

b.) Steve Jones

c.) Hale Irwin

18. Name the last amateur to win the U.S. Open.

a.) Bobby Jones

b.) Johnny Goodman

c.) Olin Dutra

19th HOLE (25 points)

Who was the last player to make birdie on the 72nd hole to win the U.S. Open by one shot?

a.) Bobby Jones

b.) Arnold Palmer

c.) Payne Stewart


Answers (scroll down)













1. b

2. c

3. b

4. c

5. b

6. a

7. b

8. c

9. a

10. b

11. a

12. a

13. c

14. c

15. b

16. a

17. b

18. b

19. a


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