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PGA TOUR: Quiz Your Knowledge of THE PLAYERS?

Andy Reistetter@GolfWriter59Analyst IApril 25, 2010

Featured Columnist Andy Reistetter will be on site the next two weeks in Charlotte, North Carolina for the Quail Hollow Championship and in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida for THE PLAYERS Championship.

Let's not look past this week's event at Quail Hollow, where Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will be in the field. It surely will be an outstanding tournament in its own right though, like the Shell Houston Open it is the warm-up event for THE PLAYERS, especially in the mind of Tiger Woods.

Here's a quiz to test your knowledge of THE PLAYERS Championship.

It is short and simple with a trick question or two in it to separate the experts from the pretenders.

E-mail your ten answers to the author at AndyReistetter@gmail.com with your first name and current hometown. The answers and the experts will be published on Wednesday of PLAYERS week.

Here we go with an easy one to start…

Question 1:   Who is the only three-time winner of THE PLAYERS Championship?

A.       Arnold Palmer

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B.       Byeong Hun An

C.       Tiger Woods

D.       Jack Nicklaus

Question 2:   The current PLAYERS Championship has been known by how many different                  names?

A.       Only one- THE PLAYERS Championship

B.       Only two- Beman's Bonanza and Finchem's Folly

C.       Only two- the Tournament Players Championship and THE PLAYERS Championship

D.       Three- the Tournament Players Club Championship, the Tournament Players           Championship, and THE PLAYERS Championship.

Question 3:   The first player to win the event in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida was Jerry Pate               in 1982, when he won and then threw Commissioner Deane Beman and Golf                Course Architect Pete Dye into the lake.

A.       True

B.       False

 Question 4:   After THE PLAYERS Championship concludes in 2010, it will be exactly one-            half the age of The Masters.

A.       True

B.       False

Question 5:   What is the number of players who have won THE PLAYERS exactly two                         times?

A.       2

B.       3

C.       4

D.       None of the above answers are correct.

Question 6:   These four players have all won THE PLAYERS Championship.

A.       Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia and Padraig Harrington

B.       Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia and Lee Westwood

C.       Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia and Craig Perks

D.       None of the above answers are correct.

Question 7:   If Henrik Stenson wins the 2010 PLAYERS, he will become the first player in the tournament's history to win back-to-back titles.

A.       True

B.       False

Question 8:   Similar to the pictures posted on the internet of Augusta National, this past cold and wet winter brought an accumulation of snow on the ground of The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.

A.       True

B.       False

Question 9:  If an international (other than an American) player wins the 2010 PLAYERS, it will be the first time in tournament history that an international player has won in three consecutive years.

A.       True

B.       False

Question 10:   Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods are the only two players to finish solo second place one year and come back and win the tournament the following year.

A.       True

B.       False

p.s.    Please suggest what the first place prize should be for answering this quiz correctly (if more than one correct response, one name will be picked randomly from the correct responses).

Andy Reistetter is a freelance golf writer. He follows the PGA TOUR volunteering and working part time for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, and The Golf Channel.

 

He resides in Jacksonville Beach, Florida near the PGA TOUR headquarters and home of The PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach.

 

He enjoys pursuing his passion for the game of golf and everything associated with it. He can be reached through his website www.MrHickoryGolf.net or by e-mailing him to AndyReistetter@gmail.com

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