June 2014: Tee for Two on No. 2

Golf’s sternest tests come to Pinehurst— and this page.

This month, for the first time in history, one facility—North Carolina’s Pinehurst No. 2—will host both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. England’s Justin Rose and South Korea’s Inbee Park will defend their respective championships on the Donald Ross masterpiece recently restored by the team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. The USGA will make scoring a challenge—so we will too. How many of these questions can you answer correctly?

Take the quiz then scroll down for answers!

U.S. Open                                                  U.S. Women’s Open

Player with the most No. 2 finishes

a) Phil Mickelson                                  a) Betty Hicks
b) Sam Snead                                      b) Nancy Lopez
c) Arnold Palmer                                  c) Louise Suggs
d) Jack Nicklaus                                   d) Meg Mallon

Who was No. 2 in last year’s event?

  1. Jason Dufner                                     a) So-Yeon Ryu
  2. Billy Horschel                                     b) In-Kyung Kim
  3. Jason Day                                          c) Jodi Ewart Shadoff
  4. Ernie Els                                             d) Paula Creamer

Who was the last to win two in a row?

  1. Tiger Woods                                      a) Karrie Webb
  2. Reteif Goosen                                   b) Annika Sorenstam
  3. Curtis Strange                                   c) Inbee Park
  4. Jack Nicklaus                                    d) Juli Inkster

Number of times held in North Carolina (including 2014)?

a) 3                                                           a) 2

b) 2                                                           b) 4

c) 4                                                           c) 3

d) 5                                                           d) 5

Which state has held the championship most often?

  1. Pennsylvania                                     a) New York
  2. New York                                           b) Pennsylvania
  3. New Jersey                                       c) Massachusetts
  4. California                                           d) Oregon

WARNING: Answers below!

Player with the most No. 2 finishes: a) Phil Mickelson; c) Louise Suggs

Who was No. 2 in last year’s event: c) Jason Day; b) Inbee Park

Who was the last to win two in a row: c) Curtis Strange; a) Karrie Webb

Number of times held in North Carolina (including 2014): a) 3; d) 5

Which state has held the championship most often: b) New York; b) Pennsylvania

Colorado AvidGolfer is the state’s leading resource for golf and the lifestyle that surrounds it. It publishes eight issues annually and proudly delivers daily content via www.coloradoavidgolfer.com.