PGA Championship trivia quiz

Doug Ferguson - AP Golf Writer

How well do you know the PGA Championship? Try this quiz:

1. What is the name of the PGA Championship trophy?

a.) Hagen Cup

b.) Wanamaker Trophy

c.) PGA Championship trophy


2. Where was the first PGA Championship played?

a.) Valhalla

b.) PGA National

c.) Siwanoy


3. Which player withdrew that enabled John Daly to get in as the ninth alternate — and win — the 1991 PGA Championship?

a.) Jay Haas

b.) Nick Price

c.) Fuzzy Zoeller


4. Who holds the record for largest margin of victory in the PGA Championship?

a.) Tiger Woods

b.) Jack Nicklaus

c.) Rory McIlroy


5. The oldest player to win a major captured the PGA Championship in the state of Texas. Can you name him?

a.) Byron Nelson

b.) Jerry Barber

c.) Julius Boros


6. On which course did two players shoot 63 in the same PGA Championship?

a.) Valhalla

b.) Riviera

c.) Atlanta Athletic Club


7. Who is the only player to win the PGA Championship twice on the same course?

a.) Tiger Woods

b.) Jack Nicklaus

c.) Walter Hagen


8. Who had the highest score in the final round by a PGA champion?

a.) Vijay Singh

b.) Shaun Micheel

c.) Lanny Wadkins


9. Name the first player to win the PGA Championship in a sudden-death playoff.

a.) Jeff Sluman

b.) Lanny Wadkins

c.) Jack Nicklaus


10. Who was the last player to win the PGA Championship in back-to-back years when it was match play?

a.) Walter Hagen

b.) Gene Sarazen

c.) Denny Shute


11. Who was paired with Tiger Woods when he won his first PGA Championship in 1999 at Medinah?

a.) Sergio Garcia

b.) Chris DiMarco

c.) Mike Weir


12. Who has the most professional majors without ever having won the PGA Championship?

a.) Bobby Jones

b.) Arnold Palmer

c.) Tom Watson


13. Name the only player to shoot 63 in the final round of the PGA Championship.

a.) Steve Stricker

b.) Brad Faxon

c.) Bruce Crampton


14. This player shot 266 for the second-lowest score in major championship history. It only got him second place in the PGA Championship. Who is it?

a.) Greg Norman

b.) Colin Montgomerie

c.) Phil Mickelson


15. In which state has the PGA Championship never been held?

a.) Florida

b.) Rhode Island

c.) Tennessee


16. Name the youngest winner of the PGA Championship

a.) Tiger Woods

b.) Rory McIlroy

c.) Gene Sarazen


17. Since the world ranking began in 1986, who had the worst ranking of any PGA champion?

a.) John Daly

b.) Shaun Micheel

c.) Y.E. Yang


18. Who won the PGA Championship the first year it switched to stroke play?

a.) Dow Finsterwald

b.) Jay Hebert

c.) Gary Player


BONUS: Name the only player to win and lose the PGA Championship in a playoff?

a.) Lanny Wadkins

b.) Steve Elkington

c.) Julius Boros



1. b

2. c

3. b

4. c

5. c

6. b

7. a

8. a

9. b

10. c

11. c

12. c

13. b

14. c

15. c

16. c

17. b

18. a

Bonus: a

Doug Ferguson

AP Golf Writer