These famous golfers have done it all. They've won tournaments, perfected the art of swinging a golf club and reached millions of fans around the world because of their popularity. How much do you know about these famous golfers, though? Could you pass a quiz where you only get a single sentence description to find out which golfer it is? Here's your chance to find out!
Golf is not only one of the most popular sports in the world; it's also one of the oldest. Golf has been around for centuries, but the modern game started to really develop in the 19th century. Since then, golfers have risen to fame by winning the most prestigious tournaments in the world.
Of course, no tournaments are more important than the four majors, and the greatest golfers at least squeeze out a win or two when faced with the toughest competition. After all, that's what legends are made of.
If you know everything about golf, here's your chance to test your knowledge on the most famous golfers the game has offered. That's if you're up for the challenge. If you think you are, then get started and put that golf knowledge to the test!
Phil Mickelson got his nickname because of his left-handed swing. He's been playing professionally since 1992.
The Masters Tournament is by invitation only. This means the field of players is smaller than other tournaments.
Arnold Palmer was known as "The King." He played professionally from 1954 until 2006.
Tiger Woods has not won a major since 2008. He currently has 14 major championships.
Ben Hogan was well-known for his golf swing, one of the best ever. It's no wonder that he decided to write a book about it.
Rory Mcllroy was twice named PGA Player of the Year. He earned the award in 2012 and 2014.
Jack Nicklaus won his last Major championship in 1986 when he won the Masters. He officially retired in 2006.
Sill playing, Tom Watson has had one of the longest professional careers of any golfer. He started golfing professionally in 1971.
After winning the U.S. Open in 1965, Gary Player achieved a career Grand Slam. This means he won every major tournament at least once.
Even after his death, Sam Snead has been recognized as one of the greatest golfers to ever play. He was given the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998.
The first Masters Tournament was played in 1934. This was after the founder, Bobby Jones, retired from professional golf.
Byron Nelson had a short career, retiring at the age of 34. For his achievements, however, he was given the Bob Jones Award in 1974.
Without winning the Masters, Lee Trevino couldn't complete a career Grand Slam. The closest he came was 10th place.
Walter Hagen was the first American to win the British Open. He would win three more before his career was over.
Rickie Fowler has yet to win a major championship. He does have four PGA Tour wins, though, and eight wins as a professional.
Gene Sarazen was the first golfer to achieve a career Grand Slam. Only four other golfers have done it since.
Harry Vardon helped popularize golf in the late 19th and early 20th century. He was a member of the Great Triumvirate, which consisted of three popular British golfers.
John Daly knew only one way to play golf: Hit the ball as hard as he could. This, of course, wasn't very effective for putting, and he had to develop a short game as his career continued.
Greg Norman was known for his driving ability on the golf course. Many regard him as the best ever at it.
Another South African golfer, Ernie Els turned professional in 1989. He was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2011.
After winning the PGA Championship in 2015, Jason Day won two of the three events in the FedEx Cup playoffs. With these victories, he was ranked as the number one golfer in the world for the first time.
Sergio Garcia has one major championship, which came at the Masters. He achieved that victory in 2017.
Johnny Miller finished his career with two major championships. His first was at the 1973 U.S. Open, and his second came at the 1976 Open Championship.
Nick Faldo finished his career with six major championships. However, he never won the U.S. Open or the PGA Championship.
Payne Stewart died in an airplane crash in 1999. It was only a few months after he won the U.S. Open for the second time.
Fred Couples' only major championship was at the Masters in 1992. That year, he beat out Raymond Floyd by two strokes.
Known for his short game, Billy Casper was named PGA Player of the Year twice. He finished his career with 51 PGA Tour wins.
During his 2015 victory, Jordan Spieth tied Tiger Woods record for lowest score in the Masters Tournament. Later that year, he was named the PGA Player of the Year.
Raymond Floyd never won the Open Championship to complete a career Grand Slam. Still, for his achievements, Floyd was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1989.
Seve Ballesteros was a Spanish golfer. He finished his career with five major championships.
Adam Scott turned professional in 2000. Since then, he has 29 professional wins, with 13 coming on the PGA Tour.
Nick Price has three major championships. He twice won the PGA Championship.
Justin Thomas had a successful year in 2017. Aside from the PGA Championship, he also won four PGA Tour events.
Davis Love III was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2017. He also received the Bob Jones Award in 2013.
Only Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have achieved three career Grand Slams. If Nicklaus had won one more U.S. Open, he would have four career Grand Slams.