Which Legendary Golfer Are You?

By: Emily Maggrett
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Which Legendary Golfer Are You?
Image: Wiki Commons by Tim Hipps, U.S. Army

About This Quiz

The history of golfing is as rich as that of any sport, filled with memorable eccentrics, startling talents and heartbreaking struggles. But if you've spent any time on the links (or watching the Golf Channel), you already know this! You've heard about legendary players like Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods, Bobby Jones and Jack Nicklaus. (Perhaps you've even read their biographies.) Through your studies, you've learned that each of these players has an amazing story, and you may have even wondered what it would be like to play a round in their cleats.

Some of these golfers overcame strong odds to become champions, while others dealt with adversity later in their careers. If you're curious about which of these players you'd get along with in real life, this is the quiz for you! We want to celebrate golf's greats by helping you figure out which one you're the most like. We're going to ask you about your favorite drink, putting game, dream caddy and favorite golf movie. By the end of the quiz, we'll be able to tell you whether you're a total Tiger Woods or Jack Nicklaus all over again!

So, are you ready to tee off? Grab your nine-iron and come play this quiz!


Which part of the country do you come from?
The West Coast
The Northeast
The Midwest
The South

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Which generation do you identify with the most?
Millennials
The Silent Generation
Baby boomers
Gen X

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Did success at school come easily, or did you have to work for it?
I was a child prodigy.
School wasn't hard, but I was more focused on making friends than anything else.
I was a great student.
School was rough for me.

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Are you introverted, extroverted or ambiverted?
Ambiverted
Extroverted
Introverted
REALLY introverted

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Do you play golf in your spare time?
No. I play golf for a living.
Yes. You can't get me off the links!
Sure, from time to time
Every free weekend I have is spent on the course.

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When you hit a golf ball, are you more focused on strength or precision?
Both are important.
I favor strength slightly.
Strength is my jam.
I'm all about precision.

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Do you like mini-golf or do you look down on it?
I think it's for children.
I think it's great!
If you're over 6, you shouldn't be playing it.
Kids should learn on real golf courses. I don't care if they're three years old!

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Are you good at games other than golf that involve aiming, such as bowling or darts?
I don't bother with those games.
I enjoy darts.
I love to bowl!
I'm lousy at both but play them anyway.

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Who would be your dream caddy?
Bagger Vance
Steve Williams
Bill Murray
Jim "Bones" Mackay

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Have you had to overcome a lot to get where you are?
No, I was lucky enough to be well-positioned for my career.
Somewhat. People have been surprised by my success.
No. I was a child prodigy so people expected it.
YES. People are often shocked when I tell them my life story.

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What's your favorite golf movie?
"The Legend of Bagger Vance"
"Tin Cup"
"Caddyshack"
"Happy Gilmore"

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Do you follow sports other than golf?
Baseball
Racing
Football
Horseback riding

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How would you describe your sense of humor?
Normal, I guess?
Warm and goofy
Nonexistent
Dry

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What's your biggest character flaw?
I'm a little arrogant.
I'm too plainspoken.
I don't let other people in.
When I'm stressed, I get very angry.

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How would you describe your childhood?
Happy and fortunate
Very average
High-stress
Difficult

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If you had a nickname, what would it be?
Mr. T
The King
The Golden Bear
The Hawk

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What's your favorite non-alcoholic drink?
Diet Coke
Iced tea and lemonade
Plain water is fine for me!
Coffee

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Do you ever read up on golf theory?
Every once in a while
No, that sounds boring.
I'd rather watch golf than read about it.
I love it!

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What do you do for a living?
I'm a spokesperson.
I'm a businessman.
I coach Little League.
I'm a mechanic.

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Are you comfortable hanging out in country clubs?
Yes, I grew up in them.
I wasn't at first but now I'm fine with them.
They're not exactly my natural habitat.
They make me wildly uncomfortable.

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Do you think watching golf on TV is boring?
Uh, a little?
No way!
It's not boring if you're a golfer, too.
It's fine but you have to be in the mood for it.

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Are you a good putter?
Heck yes!
I'm hit-or-miss.
Not really
It's a big part of my game.

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Which famous golfer do you admire the most?
Arnold Palmer
Jack Nicklaus
Tiger Woods
Babe Didrikson

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Are you a graceful loser?
... No.
I try to be!
Here's my secret: I never lose.
Yes. It's a skill that I cultivate.

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Which of these quotes do you relate to the most?
"You can always become better."
"I've always made a total effort, even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win."
"Learn the fundamentals of the game and stick to them. Band-Aid remedies never last."
"Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing."

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If you could play golf on any course in the world, where would you go?
Pebble Beach
Augusta National Golf Club
The Old Course at St. Andrews
Muirfield

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When there's a big problem at work, what do you do?
Pressure myself to come up with a genius solution
Lead a brainstorming session with the whole team
Put my head down and work harder
Analyze the issue in depth

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Are you into golf clothes or nah?
If you pick the right ones, you can look good.
I love a classic golf look.
They're embarrassing.
Meh, I don't care about them.

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In your opinion, what's the best thing about golf?
The thrill of competition
The beautiful courses
Being outside
Perfecting your swing

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If you had a theme song, what would it be?
"Survivor" by Destiny's Child
"Summertime" by Ella Fitzgerald
"Don't Stop Believin'' by Journey
"I'll Be Your Man" by The Black Keys

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