British Open Championship Trivia: Quiz!

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The British Open Championship is the eldest golf tournament globally, and it is one of the most respected British past times. It was established in 1860, and it was initially held at the Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland. It is called “open” because it is open to all professional and amateur golfers. This quiz is a hole-in-one for those who want to know about the British Open Championship.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which course has hosted the most British Opens?

    • A.

      Prestwick

    • B.

      St. Andrews

    • C.

      Muirfield

    • D.

      Corkscrew Links

    Correct Answer
    B. St. Andrews
    Explanation
    St. Andrews has hosted the most British Opens. This iconic golf course in Scotland has a rich history and is widely regarded as the "Home of Golf." It has been hosting the British Open since 1873 and has held the tournament a record number of times. Its challenging links course, known for its famous features like the Swilcan Bridge and the Road Hole, has attracted top golfers from around the world for over a century.

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  • 2. 

    Who set the record for lowest score to par in the British Open?

    • A.

      Tiger Woods

    • B.

      Nick Faldo

    • C.

      Padraig Harrington

    • D.

      Jack Nicklaus

    Correct Answer
    A. Tiger Woods
    Explanation
    Tiger Woods set the record for the lowest score to par in the British Open. This means that he achieved the lowest score in relation to the par score of the golf course. Woods' exceptional performance allowed him to surpass the scores of other renowned golfers such as Nick Faldo, Padraig Harrington, and Jack Nicklaus.

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  • 3. 

    Tom Watson won the British Open on every Scottish links course in the modern rotation except which one?

    • A.

      St. Andrews

    • B.

      Royal Troon

    • C.

      Muirfield

    Correct Answer
    A. St. Andrews
    Explanation
    Tom Watson won the British Open on every Scottish links course in the modern rotation except St. Andrews. This means that he was successful in winning the tournament on the Royal Troon and Muirfield courses, but not on St. Andrews. The question is asking for the one course that Tom Watson did not win the British Open on.

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  • 4. 

    When John Daly played in the British Open at St. Andrews in 1995, he was:

    • A.

      On his way to missing his 10th straight cut.

    • B.

      On his way to winning PGA Tour comeback player of the year.

    • C.

      On the wagon.

    • D.

      Drunk as a monkey.

    Correct Answer
    C. On the wagon.
  • 5. 

    On what course was the British Open played for the first 12 years?

    • A.

      Prestwick

    • B.

      St. Andrews

    • C.

      Musselburgh

    • D.

      Carnostie

    Correct Answer
    A. Prestwick
    Explanation
    The British Open was played at Prestwick for the first 12 years.

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  • 6. 

    Who was the first British Open champion at St. Andrews?

    • A.

      Old Tom Morris

    • B.

      Young Tom Morris

    • C.

      Tom Kidd

    • D.

      Donald Ross

    Correct Answer
    C. Tom Kidd
    Explanation
    Tom Kidd was not the first British Open champion at St. Andrews. The correct answer is Old Tom Morris, who won the inaugural championship in 1860. Tom Kidd was a professional golfer from Scotland, but he did not win the British Open at St. Andrews.

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  • 7. 

    Name the player whom Jack Nicklaus beat in a playoff to win his first British Open at St. Andrews.

    • A.

      Doug Sanders

    • B.

      Simon Owen

    • C.

      Lee Trevino

    • D.

      Arnold Palmer

    Correct Answer
    A. Doug Sanders
    Explanation
    Jack Nicklaus beat Doug Sanders in a playoff to win his first British Open at St. Andrews.

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  • 8. 

    What was unusual about Tiger Woods's first British Open victory at St. Andrews?

    • A.

      He didn't hit into a single bunker over 72 holes.

    • B.

      He didn't have a three-putt for the entire tournament.

    • C.

      He wore a green shirt on Sunday.

    • D.

      He partied every night with known porn stars.

    Correct Answer
    A. He didn't hit into a single bunker over 72 holes.
  • 9. 

    Arnold Palmer created the modern Grand Slam in 1960 when he went to St. Andrews. He finished runner-up to whom?

    • A.

      Peter Thomson

    • B.

      Tony Lema

    • C.

      Kel Nagle

    • D.

      Dow Finsterwall

    Correct Answer
    C. Kel Nagle
    Explanation
    In 1960, Arnold Palmer created the modern Grand Slam by winning the Masters and the U.S. Open. He then traveled to St. Andrews to compete in the British Open, where he finished as the runner-up. The correct answer is Kel Nagle, as he won the British Open that year, defeating Palmer in a close competition.

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  • 10. 

    Name the youngest British Open champion at St. Andrews.

    • A.

      Tiger Woods

    • B.

      J.H. Taylor

    • C.

      Bob Ferguson

    • D.

      Hale Irwin

    Correct Answer
    B. J.H. Taylor
    Explanation
    J.H. Taylor is the correct answer because he was the youngest British Open champion at St. Andrews. While Tiger Woods is a well-known golfer, he is not the youngest British Open champion at St. Andrews. Bob Ferguson and Hale Irwin are also not the correct answers as they were not the youngest champions at St. Andrews. Therefore, J.H. Taylor is the correct answer.

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  • 11. 

    Who won the first claret jug?

    • A.

      Tom Kidd

    • B.

      Old Tom Morris

    • C.

      Willie Park

    • D.

      Willie Fernie

    Correct Answer
    A. Tom Kidd
    Explanation
    Tom Kidd won the first claret jug.

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  • 12. 

    Who was the last player to win at St. Andrews in his British Open debut?

    • A.

      John Daly

    • B.

      Tony Lema

    • C.

      Sam Snead

    • D.

      Bryron Nelson

    Correct Answer
    B. Tony Lema
    Explanation
    Tony Lema is the correct answer because he won the British Open in his debut at St. Andrews. He achieved this feat in 1964, making him the last player to accomplish this.

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  • 13. 

    Who is the only player in major championship history to have a low score in all four rounds?

    • A.

      J.H. Taylor

    • B.

      Ben Hogan

    • C.

      Tiger Woods

    • D.

      Roberto de Vicenzo

    Correct Answer
    A. J.H. Taylor
    Explanation
    J.H. Taylor is the correct answer because he is the only player in major championship history to have a low score in all four rounds. This means that in each of the four rounds of a major championship, Taylor had the lowest score among all the players. This is a remarkable achievement and sets him apart from other players such as Ben Hogan, Tiger Woods, and Roberto de Vicenzo.

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  • 14. 

    Who is the only British Open champion to break 70 all four rounds at St. Andrews?

    • A.

      Tiger Woods

    • B.

      Nick Faldo

    • C.

      Seve Ballesteros

    • D.

      Greg Norman

    Correct Answer
    A. Tiger Woods
    Explanation
    Tiger Woods is the correct answer because he is the only British Open champion who has managed to shoot a score below 70 in all four rounds at St. Andrews. This exceptional feat demonstrates his exceptional skill and consistency throughout the tournament.

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  • 15. 

    Who was the only player to shoot 63 in a British Open at St. Andrews?

    • A.

      Greg Norman

    • B.

      Jodie Mudd

    • C.

      Paul Broadhurst

    • D.

      Tom Watson

    Correct Answer
    C. Paul Broadhurst
    Explanation
    Paul Broadhurst is the correct answer because he is the only player to shoot a 63 in a British Open at St. Andrews. This score was achieved by Broadhurst during the third round of the 1990 British Open, making him the record holder for the lowest round ever shot at St. Andrews in the tournament's history.

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  • 16. 

    In 2011 the British Open will be played at?

    • A.

      Carnostie

    • B.

      Royal St. George's

    • C.

      Royal Liverpool

    • D.

      Muirfield

    Correct Answer
    B. Royal St. George's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Royal St. George's because it was announced in 2011 that the British Open would be held at this golf course. Carnostie, Royal Liverpool, and Muirfield were not chosen as the venue for the 2011 British Open.

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