Can You Identify These Golfers With Wins in Multiple Majors?

By: Khadija Leon

Can You Identify These Golfers With Wins in Multiple Majors?
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About This Quiz

The men's major golf championships refer to four prestigious tournaments which are held annually. They include the Masters Tournament, the PGA Championship, the U.S. Open and The Open Championship, three of which are held in the United States. Players from all over the world participate and those who perform well have often been regarded as the best in the field. Legions of fans flock to courses to watch their favorites, and all the tournaments are major media events.

Although these competitions are held every year, there are very few golfers who have won multiple majors, and just a handful who have won each of them, which is called a "grand slam". The current record of majors wins stands at 18 and is currently held by Jack Nicklaus. There have also been players who have consecutively won majors, the most of which is four, a record held by Walter Hagen in the PGA Championship.

How well do you the golfers who have won multiple majors titles? Everyone knows about Tiger Woods, but there are many others, so if you aren't a fan of the sport, then this quiz is going to be challenging. Either way, you should take it, you might just surprise yourself!

Jack Nicklaus Which of these golfers has the nickname "The Golden Bear"?
Brooks Koepka
Jack Nicklaus
Jack William Nicklaus (1940 - ) who has been given the nickname “The Golden Bear” is a former professional golfer who has been called the greatest golfer of all time. He has won a record of 18 major championships as well as 19 second- and third-place finishes.
Vijay Singh
Bubba Watson

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Jim Barnes Can you name the golfer that was a leading figure very early on in the sport?
Bryson​ DeChambeua
Sam Snead
Jim Barnes
James Martin Barnes (1886 – 1966) was a British professional golfer who has been called one of the leading figures in the early years of the sport. Throughout his career, he has won three different major championships – the U.S. Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship.
Tiger Woods

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Harry Vardon This golfer was a member of the "Great Triumvirate​". What was his name?
Harry Vardon
Henry William “Harry” Vardon (1870 – 1937) was a professional golfer who won The Open Championship six times, a record which still stands to this day, and the U.S. Open once. Together with James Braid and J.H. Taylor, they formed the “Great Triumvirate”, dominating the sport from the 1890s to the 1910s.
Justin Rose
Mark O'Meara
Adam Scott

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Ernie Els What is the name of the golfer who is often called "The Big Easy"?
Jon Rahm
Dustin Johnson
Mike Weir
Ernie Els
Theodore Ernest Els (1969 - ), who has been called “The Big Easy” because of his stature, is a South African professional golfer who has won four major championships; the U.S. Open and The Open Championship twice each. In 2011, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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Larry Nelson Which of these American golfers started playing golf at the age of 21?
Justin Thomas
Larry Nelson
Larry Gene Nelson (1947 - ) is an American professional golfer who, unlike many golfers, only took up the sport at the age of 21 after being drafted into the Army. He would later go on to win the PGA Championship twice and the U.S. Open once.
Cary Middlecoff
Zach Johnson

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Tiger Woods Who's this golfer, one of the highest paid athletes of all-time?
Tiger Woods
Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods (1975 - ) is an American professional golfer who has been called one of the most successful and one of the highest-paid athletes of all-time. He has a total of 14 major championship wins.
Dustin Johnson
Jason Day
Trevor Immelman

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Raymond Floyd What is the name of the golfer who was inducted into the World of Golf Hall of Fame in 1989?
Raymond Floyd
Raymond Loran Floyd (1942 - ) is an American professional golfer whose career successes include four majors titles; two PGA Championships, one Masters Tournament, and one U.S. Open, as well as three seniors majors. In 1989, he was inducted into the World of Golf Hall of Fame.
Francesco Molinari
James Braid
Angel Cabrera

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Nick Faldo Which of these golfers held the title of No.1 for over 90 weeks?
Rory McIlroy
Lee Westwood
Charl Schwartzel
Nick Faldo
Sir Nicholas Alexander Faldo (1957 - ) is an English professional golfer and golf analyst who held the title of No. 1 on the Official World Golfing Ranking for 97 weeks. Among his 41 professional wins, three are Open Championships, and three are Masters titles.

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Bobby Locke This athlete's real name is Arthur D'Arcy, but what do people call him?
Tony Finau
Young Tom Morris
Bobby Locke
Arthur D’Arcy “Bobby” Locke (1917 – 1987) was a South African professional golfer who is best known for winning the Open Championships four times as well as 15 PGA Tour events. He also won the Southern Africa Tour (Sunshine Tour) 38 times.
Adam Scott

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Walter Hagen Which of these golfers has a total of 11 majors titles under his belt?
Rickie Fowler
Louis Oosthizen
Danny Willett
Walter Hagen
Walter Charles Hagen (1892 – 1969) was an American professional golfer who has a total of 11 professional majors titles under his belt. Widely considered one of the greatest golfers of all time, he was the first American-born golfer to win the British Open.

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Rory McIlroy Which of this people is an Irish professional golfer?
Xander Schauffele
Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy (1989 - ) is an Irish professional golfer who has been ranked as the No. 1 player in the Official World Golf Ranking for 95 weeks. He is currently a four-time major champion and one of four players to have won three majors by the age of 25.
Hale Irwin
Patrick Reed

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Lee Trevino Which one of these golfers won 29 PGA Tour events?
Lee Trevino
Lee Buck Trevino (1939 - ) is a retired American professional golfer who has often been called one of the greatest golfers in history. Before being inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, he had six major championships as well as 29 PGA tour events.
Tommy Fleetwood
John Henry Taylor
David Toms

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Ben Hogan Which of these golfers was known for his ball-striking ability?
Tom Kite
Ben Hogan
William Ben Hogan (1912 – 1997) was an American professional golfer who has been named as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. Apart from being known for his ball-striking ability, he has won nine professional major championships, putting him fourth overall.
Tiger Woods
Shaun Micheel

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Nick Price Which of these professional golfers comes from Zimbabwe?
Jason Day
Nick Price
Nick Price is a Zimbabwean professional golfer whose career highlights include winning the PGA Championship twice and The Open Championship in 1994. In that same decade, he reached No.1 in the Official World Golf Ranking and in the next, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of fame.
Francis Ouimet
Rich Beem

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Denny Shute Which of these players was most successful during the 1930s?
Patrick Reed
Y.E. Yang
Denny Shute
Herman Densmore “Denny” Shute (1904 – 1974) was an American professional golfer who won many major championship titles throughout the 1930s, specifically The Open Championship and the PGA Championship. In 2008, he was posthumously inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Bernhard Langer

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Seve Ballesteros Which of these golfers has won more than 90 international titles?
Payne Stewart
Bubba Watson
Martin Kaymer
Seve Ballesteros
Severiano “Seve” Ballesteros Sota (1957 – 2011) was a Spanish professional golfer who won more than 90 international tournaments including five major championships including the Masters Tournament and The Open Championship. In 1999, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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Jamie Anderson What is the name of the professional golfer who was born in Scotland?
Patrick Cantlay
Jamie Anderson
James Anderson (1842 – 1905) was a Scottish professional golf player who is best known for winning The Open Championship three times, making him one of only four players to consecutively win the Opens.
Keegan Bradley
Nick Price

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Gary Player Which of these players is called "The Black Knight?
Jordan Spieth
Jim Furyk
Gary Player
Gary Player (1935 - ), nicknamed “The Black Knight” is a South African professional golfer who has been called one of the sport’s greatest players because he is one of very few players who has accomplished the career Grand Slam. He has also been inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Jason Dufner

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Vijay Singh Which of these golfers was given the nickname ""The Big Fijian"?
Vijay Singh
Vijay Singh (1963 - ), whose nickname is “The Big Fijian,” is an Indo-Fijian professional golfer who among his many career wins includes The Masters in the year 2000 and the PGA Championship in 1998 and 2004. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.
Alex Noren
Davis Love III
Fred Couples

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Billie Casper Which of these golfers was very successful between the 1950s and 1970s?
Marc Leishman
Old Tom Morris
Henrik Stenson
Billie Casper
William Earl Casper Jr. (1931 – 2015) was an American professional golfer who was one of the most prolific golfers from the 1950s to the 1970s. Casper has won two major championship titles – the Masters Tournament and the U.S. Open, and placed in the top 5 in the others.

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Tommy Armour What is the name of the golfer who has been called "The silver Scot"?
Webb Simpson
Tommy Armour
Thomas Dickson Armour (1896 – 1968) who has been called “The Silver Scot” was a Scottish-American professional golfer. He has won three of the four major championships including the U.S. Open, the Open Championship and the PGA Championship.
Ben Crenshaw
Padraig Harrington

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James Braid This golfer comes from Scotland. What is his name?
Paul Casey
Bovvy Locke
James Braid
James Braid (1870 – 1950) was a Scottish professional golfer as well as a member of the Great Triumvirate and the World Golf Hall of Fame. His major successes include winning The Open Championship five times, the last of which was in 1910.
Retief Goosen

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Tom Watson What is the name of the man who was the No.1 player on McCormack's World Golf Ranking from 1978 to 1982?
Tom Watson
Thomas Sturges Watson (1949 - ) is an American professional golfer who is one of the leading players in the history of the sport. Throughout his career, he has won eight major championships as well as being the number one player from McCormack’s World Golf Ranking from 1978 to 1982.
Sergio Garcia
Seve Ballesteros
Steve Striker

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Phil Michelson Which of these athletes was given the nickname "Lefty"?
Tyrrell Hatton
Jim Huryk
Phil Michelson
Phil Alfred Mickelson (1970 - ) who has been given the nickname "Lefty", is an American professional golfer who has won five major championships among his many title wins. They include three Masters Tournaments, a PGA Championship, and The Open Championship. He was also inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012.
Justin Thomas

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Julius Boros What is the name of the person who became a professional golfer at the age of 29?
Henrik Stenson
Tom Lehman
Julius Boros
Julius Nicholas Boros (1920 – 1994) was an American professional golfer who became a professional golfer at the age of 29. He had a total of 18 PGA Tour event wins including three major championships.
Billy Casper

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Bobby Jones Which of these golfers also co-founded the Masters Tournament?
Louis Oosthuizen
Justin Rose
Greg Norman
Bobby Jones
Robert Tyre Jones Jr. (1902 – 1971) was an American amateur golfer was been one of the most influential people in the history of the sport. Not only did he win The Open Championship and the U.S. Open multiple times, but he was also the co-founder of the Masters Tournament.

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Henry Cotton Which of these golfers has won the Open Championship three times?
Cameron Smith
Henry Cotton
Sir Thomas Henry Cotton (1907 – 1987) was an English professional golfer who has won the Open Championship three times becoming one of the best of his generation. His career achievements also include 30 other tournament wins.
Walter Travis
Brooks Koepka

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Jordan Spieth Which of these young golfers was No.1 on the World Golf Ranking?
Jordan Speith
Jordan Alexander Spieth (1993 - ) is an American professional golfer whose career highlights include being No. 1 on the Official World Golf Ranking and winning three major titles; The Masters Tournament, the U.S. Open, The Open Championship, and he also placed 3rd in the PGA Championship.
Hideki Matsuyama
Willie Park
Martin Kaymer

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Byron Nelson Which of these players has won three of the four majors championships?
Rafa Cabrera Bello
Nick Price
Ernie Els
Byron Nelson
John Byron Nelson Jr. (1912 – 2006) was an American professional golfer who has been considered to be one of greatest golfers of his generation. He has won three of the four major championships and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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Jimmy Demaret What is the name of the golfer who has won 31 PGA Tour Events?
Jimmy Demaret
James Newton Demaret (1910 – 1983) was an American professional golfer who won 31 PGA Tour Events throughout his career. He won the Masters Tournament three times and placed second in the U.S. Open.
Keegan Bradley
Nick Faldo
Adam Scott

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Arnold Palmer Which of these American golfers was nicknamed "The King"?
Gary Woodland
Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer, nicknamed “The King,” was an American professional golfer who has won three of the four major championships and is fifth on the Tour’s all-time victory list. After being inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame, he won the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award.
David Duval
Lee Trevino

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J.H. Taylor Which of these golfers won The Open Championship five times?
Phil Mickelson
Lee Westwood
J.H. Taylor
John Henry “J.H.” Taylor (1871 – 1963) was an English professional golfer who has been called one of the pioneers of modern golf. He has won The Open Championship five times as well as many other titles and upon his retirement, he was a golf course architect.
Sam Snead

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Gene Sarazen Which of these golfers is an honorary starter for the Masters Championship?
Kyle Stanley
Peter Thomson
Jordan Speith
Gene Sarazen
Gene Sarazen was an American professional golfer who won seven major championships throughout his career and is one of five players to have won each of the four majors at least once in their career. After his retirement, not only was he inducted into the Hall of fame, he was also an honorary starter for the Masters.

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Peter Thomson Which of these Australian golfers won the Open Championship 5 times?
Matt Kuchar
J. H. Taylor
Vijay Singh
Peter Thomson
Peter William Thomson (1929 – 2018) was an Australian professional golfer who is best remembered for winning the Open Championship five times. In 1988, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame

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Sam Snead Which of these golfers played the sport for over 4 decades?
Eddie Pepperell
Sam Snead
Samuel Jackson Snead (1912 – 2002) was an American professional golfer who for over four decades was one of the top players in the world. He won a record number of PGA Tour events as well as winning seven majors titles, all except the U.S. Open, although he placed 2nd four times.
Phil Michelson
Jason Day

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Padraig Harrington What is the name of the Irish golfer who spent 300 weeks in the top 10 Official World Golf Ranking?
Padraig Harrington
Pádraig Harrington (1971 - ) is an Irish professional golfer who has won three major championships; the PGA Championship once and The Open Championship twice. He has also spent just over 300 weeks in the top 10 players of the Official World Golf Ranking.
Billy Horschel
Luke Donald
Harry Vardon

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Willie Andersen Which of these golfers was the first person to win four U.S. Open Championships?
Dustin Johnson
Kevin Kisner
Willie Andersen
William Law Anderson (1879 – 1910) was a Scottish professional golfer who became the first person to win four U.S. Opens, and the only person to have won three of them consecutively. He is also a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Raymond Floyd

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Hale Irwin Which one of these golfers was also a golf course architect?
Hale Irwin
Hale S. Irwin (1945 - ) is an American professional golfer who is best known for being one of the leading golfers in the 1970s and 1980s. Currently a golf course architect, he has won the U.S. Open three times and was later inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Greg Norman
Jim Barnes

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Payne Stewart Which if these golfers was posthumously inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame?
Billy Casper
Rory McIlroy
Ian Poulter
Payne Stewart
William Payne Stewart (1957 – 1999) was an American professional golfer who has won three major championships in his career. Just a few months after a win, he died in an airplane accident and was later inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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Cary Middlecoff Which of these golfers studied to become a dentist?
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Cary Middlecoff
Emmett Cary Middlecoff (1921 – 1998) was an American professional golfer who won three major championships among his 40 tour wins. A dentist by trade, he gave up his career to become a full-time tour golfer by the age of 26.
Tiger Woods
Jimmy Demaret

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