Golf's Best Nicknames

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Golf's Best Nicknames
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The Great White Shark.

It's a zoo out there.

Well, maybe not a zoo, but when it comes to golf legends, nicknames roll off the tongue as if the storyteller is walking through a zoo.


Take, for example, this anecdotal reference of some of the best golfers ever:

If Tiger does not catch the Golden Bear's record for majors, he might want to set his sights on Slammin Sam and his mark for the most PGA Tour wins.  His major record stacks up well with the Hawk, who has 9 career majors to his name.  Could someone like the Cheetah be the player that makes a major championship run?  Time will tell. 

Oftentimes, when a nickname or a label gets attached, it can arguably provide a context or help tell the story of the person.  Golf scribes have long tried to attach these kinds of labels to the best golfers in the world.  Let's take a quick look at some of golf's best nicknames.

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