Spring 2014: Riding with the King

An Arnold Palmer quiz

For the 36th consecutive year, the PGA Tour will descend on Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge May 20-23 for the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard. Defending champion Tiger Woods has won it a record eight times—six more than anyone else—but there’s far more to know about the King and his tournament. Answer three or fewer correctly, you’re a Court Jester; four to six, a Prince; seven to nine, a Knight; all ten, we’ll crown you King for a Day.

Take the quiz then scroll down for answers!

1. Palmer led Arnie’s Army, but in what branch of the service did he serve?

2. Palmer’s father, Milfred, was the golf pro/superintendent at what course?

3. Which of Palmer’s Wake Forest teammates later became a famous instructor?

4. Which Colorado Golf Hall of Famer (and Wake Forest grad) won the inaugural Bay Hill Invitational in 1979?

5. How many majors (exclusive of Senior events) did The King win?

6. Which former Colorado PGA Section executive director now runs the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard?

7. What Colorado State University alum won the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard in 2011?

8. What famous announcer co-narrated the 2-LP set pictured here?

9. How many shots was Palmer behind before his final-round 65 to win the 1960 U.S. Open at Cherry Hills?

10. Which two existing Colorado courses did Palmer design?

WARNING: Answers below!

1. U.S. Navy (Coast Guard)
2. Latrobe Country Club (Pennsylvania)
3. Jim Flick
4. Bob Byman
5. Seven (four Masters, two British Opens, one U.S. Open)
6. Scott Wellington
7. Martin Laird
8. Chris Schenkel
9. Seven
10. Bear Creek Golf Club and Eagle Ranch Golf Club

How many did you get right?

0-3: Court Jester
4-6: Knave
7-8: Knight
9-10: King for a Day

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.comJon Rizzi is the founding editor and co-owner of this regional golf-related media company producing magazines, web content, tournaments, events and the Golf Passport.