many major championships has Jack Nicklaus won during his caeer?
Michael Wilson, Hampstead
JUDGE: Since winning the US Amateur title twice (1959-61), Nicklaus has
since added these 'major Majors': US Open 1962, 1967, 1972, 1980; US
Masters 1963, 1965-6, 1972, 1975, 1986; British Open 1966, 1970, 1978;
US PGA 1963, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1980; World Matchplay 1970.
golfer has had most victories in the British Open?
Vic Johnstone, Carlisle
JUDGE: Harry Vardon, the man who gave the game of golf the 'Vardon
Grip', won thetitlesixt imes: 1896, 1898-9, 1903, 1911, 1914.
any golfer won the US and British Open titles and US and British
amateur titles in the same year?
H.L. Clough, Darlington
JUDGE: The legendary Bobby Jones achieved this unique Grand Slam in
1930. The US media labelled it 'The Impregnable Quadrilateral'.
which tournament did Brian Barnes once record a 15 for a single hole?
Eric Hughes, Wrexham
JUDGE: Barnes put his third shot within four feet of the hole on the
short, par-three eighth in the French Open at St Cloud in 1968. He
finished with a 15 after a nightmare series of snatched putts plus
penalty shots for standing astride the line of a putt.
many holes did Gary Player pull back when he beat Tony Lema in the
World Matchplay final?
C. Price, Leicester
JUDGE: It was not the final, but Player eliminated Lema after trailing
by seven holes with seventeen to play at Wentworth in 1965. He squared
the match; at the thirty-sixth and won it at the thirty-seventh. Player
beat Peter Thomson in the final.
sank the first hole-in-one screened on 'live' television?
Ms Jennifer Forbes, Ascot
JUDGE: Tony Jacklin performed the first hole-in-one live on television
when he aced at the sixteenth at Royal St George's, Sandwich, on his
way to a round of 64 and victory in the 1967 Dunlop Masters. Jacklin
was bang on target again in the 1978 German Open when his hole-in-one
earned him a Mercedes sports car. Nice one, Tony.
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