40 Golf Questions

By Claire

Are you ready to test your knowledge of fairways, greens, and iconic golf moments?

Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or just a fan of the sport, our list of 40 golf quiz questions is sure to challenge your expertise and perhaps even teach you a few new tidbits.

From legendary players to unforgettable tournaments, it’s time to tee off and see if you can score a hole-in-one with your golf trivia know-how!

Golf Quiz Round 1

1. How many of the four majors did Tiger Woods win in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014?


2. Which European no. 1 golfer won the Hong Kong Open in 2005?

Colin Montgomerie

3. Who is nicknamed “The Great White Shark”?

Greg Norman

4. Which actress did Sam Torrance marry?

Suzanne Danielle

5. What is the women’s equivalent of the Ryder Cup?

Curtis Cup

6. Which European Open gave Steve Ballesteros his first-ever European win back in 1976?

Dutch Open

7. Where does Ernie Els hail from?

South Africa

8. What does the D stand for in Arnold D. Palmer?


9. What is a bunker known as in the United States?


10. What is the maximum number of clubs permitted in a golf bag?


Golf Questions Round 2

11. Which English player scored a hole-in-one on the final day of the 1995 Ryder Cup?

Howard Clark

12. Who was the first German to win the German Open?

Bernhard Langer

13. Where is the ‘home of golf’?

St Andrews

14. In which year did Tiger Woods win his first Open Championship?


15. Which country does Michael Campbell come from?

New Zealand

16. In stroke play, what is the penalty for playing the wrong ball?

Two strokes

17. What do the initials PGA stand for?

Professional Golfers’ Association

18. What is the amateur’s equivalent of the Ryder Cup?

Walker Cup

19. At which ‘appetizing’ course did Sandy Lyle win the 1985 British Open?


20. Who is “The Golden Bear”?

Jack Nicklaus

Golf Quiz Questions Round 3

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21. Which is the oldest golf club in England?

Royal Blackheath, Kent

22. At what age can a player join the Seniors’ Tour?

50 years

23. Name Europe’s 1997 Ryder Cup captain.

Steve Ballesteros

24. Which Henry won his first British Open in 1934?


25. What nationality is golfer Vijay Singh?


26. Which British golfer won the British Open in 1969?

Tony Jacklin

27. Which famous American played his last British Open in 1995?

Arnord Palmer

28. In which tournament does a player win a green jacket?

US Masters

29. Which country does former Open winner Paul Lawrie come from?


30. Who was undoubtedly the major breakout star of international golf in 2015?

Jordan Speith

Round 4

31. Who, in 2010, became the second German golfer to win one of the four Major tournaments?

Martin Kaymer

32. 1994 was the last year no US players won a Major; which three players, one European and two from the rest of the world, carved up the four titles between them?

Jose Maria Olazabal won the Masters, Ernie Els the US Open and Nick Price won the Open and the PGA

33. Who were the two players involved in an epic duel at the Open Championship at Turnberry in 1977?

Tom Watson held off Jack Nicklaus to win

34. Wich two Scottish players have won a Major championship since World War II?

Sandy Lyle and Paul Lawrie

35. Who, in 2008, became the first European-based player to win the USPGA, and who was the first British-born player to emulate him, in 2012?

Padraig Harrington, Rory Mcllroy

36. Who holds the record for European Tour wins (50), a record that may not be matches as the strength in depth has grown?

Steve Ballesteros

37. What record did Julius Boros set when he won the 1968 USPGA Championship in 1968?

Oldest player (48) to win a Major

38. Which 2007 winner of the USPGA remains the only male Asian golfer to win a Major tournament?

Yang Yong-eun of Koreea

39. Which two European players have amassed the most points in the Solheim Cup (25 and 24)?

Laura Davies has 25 career points – she overtook Annika Sorenstam in 2011

40. Which US president’s home was alongside the course on which the US Masters is played?

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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