2016 quiz: How well do you remember the year in golf?

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2016 quiz: How well do you remember the year in golf?

December 19, 2016

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Q: How many players recorded aces at the Masters Par 3 Contest?

A) 1B) 4C) 7D) 9

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A: Nine

A record nine competitors had holes-in-one, including Rickie Fowler and then-80 year old Gary Player.

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Q: Who played with Dustin Johnson in the final round of the U.S. Open?

A) Lee WestwoodB) Jason DayC) Shane LowryD) Andrew Landry

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A: Lee Westwood

A witness to Johnson's win -- and some controversy -- Westwood's own performance was one he'd rather forget. Starting the round T-4, an 80 left the former No. 1 outside the top 30 for the tournament.

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Q: Which one of these women didn't medal in golf's return to the Olympics?

A) Lydia KoB) Brooke HendersonC) Inbee ParkD) Shanshan Feng

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A: Brooke Henderson

Although she won a major in 2016, the 19-year-old Canadian left Rio empty-handed, finishing two strokes back of bronze medalist Feng.

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Q: How many worldwide wins did Hideki Matsuyama have this season?

A) 2B) 3C) 4D) 5

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A: Five

Matsuyama notched victories at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, WGC-HSBC Champions, Japan Open Golf Championship, Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters and Hero World Challenge.

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Q: Who led the PGA Tour in driving distance?

A) Bubba WatsonB) Andrew LoupeC) J.B. HolmesD) Tony Finau

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A: J.B. Holmes

Holmes paced the tour with a 314.5 average. His longest drive of the year went a whopping 392 yards.

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Q: Who was the European Tour's Race to Dubai winner?

A) Alex NorenB) Henrik StensonC) Rory McIlroyD) Danny Willett

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A: Henrik Stenson

Despite winning four times on the campaign, Noren finished a distant third to Stenson. Willett came in second in the standings for the second straight season.

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Q: Which school won the NCAA Men's Division I Championship?

A) OregonB) TexasC) AlabamaD) Illinois

A: Oregon

It came down to the third playoff hole in the last match, but the Ducks defeated the Texas Longhorns at Eugene Country Club. Sophomore Aaron Wise won the individual crown, as Oregon became the first school since 1945 to claim the team and individual titles on its home course.

Q: Who was the only American to have a perfect record at this year's Ryder Cup?

A) Patrick ReedB) Jordan SpiethC) Brooks KoepkaD) Brandt Snedeker

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A: Brandt Snedeker

Sneds teamed with Koepka to take down Martin Kaymer/Danny Willett in Friday fourball and Henrik Stenson/Matthew Fitzpatrick in Saturday foursome matches, then defeated Andy Sullivan in singles.

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Q: Jim Furyk became the first player to fire a 58 in PGA Tour history at the Travelers Championship. But who won the event?

A) Justin ThomasB) Patrick RodgersC) Jim FurykD) Russell Knox

A: Russell Knox

Knox made a 12-footer on the 72nd hole to win by one. It was his second PGA Tour victory of the season.

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Q: Where is the former WGC-Cadillac Championship -- previously hosted at Trump Doral -- heading to in 2017?

A) Mexico CityB) TorontoC) Guatemala CityD) Guadalajara

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A: Mexico City

The tour announced the move in June. The event has been renamed the WGC-Mexico Championship, hosted by Club de Golf Chapultepe. Doral has been the site of a PGA Tour event since 1962.

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