Pop Quiz

Can you tell these fake PGA Tour tournament names from their real-life counterparts?

June 26, 2019
Waste Management Phoenix Open - Round One
Scott Halleran

Rejoice, golf fans of earth. After months of finger nail-shredding anticipation, it is finally time for the first-ever Rocket Mortgage Classic, yet another iconic installment in the long, proud history of ridiculous PGA Tour tourney names. Next to college football bowl season and the [checks notes] Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, there's no greater collision of unabashed branding and linguistic gymnastics in all of sports and to celebrate the birth of this new modern classic, we assembled nine real PGA Tournament names from over the years with nine we totally made up on the spot. Think you can spot the difference? Go on and hit us with your best shot.

ANSWER KEY AT BOTTOM (DO NOT CHEAT, WE WILL FIND OUT AND WE WILL PUBLICLY SHAME YOU

1. CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges

2. A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier

3. Chili’s #WhereBusinessHappens Matchplay

4. PODS Championship

5. Los Hermanos Albuquerque Cup

6. Wilfred Brimley Diabetes Awareness Shootout

7. Canon Sammy Davis Jr. Greater Hartford Open

8. Cadillac Eldorado Las Vegas Open Hosted By Dean Martin's Nephew Jeff

LMPC

9. Booz Allen Classic

10. Windows 2000 Open

11. Kruger Industrial Smoothing Human Fund Invitational

12. Kaiser International Open Invitational

14. K-Mart Greater Greensboro Open

Tasos Katopodis

14. Greg Norman’s Shark Tank Par 3 Classic

15. Humana Challenge in Partnership With the Clinton Foundation

16. Ronco Showtime Rotisserie Set It and Forget It Pro-Am

17. National Car Rental Classic at Walt Disney World Resort

18. CinnaBon Jovi Celebrity Challenge

Stan Badz

ANSWER KEY

1. CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges - Real

2. A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier - Real

3. Chili’s #WhereBusinessHappens Matchplay - Fake

4. PODS Championship - Real

5. Los Hermanos Albuquerque Cup - Fake

6. Wilfred Brimley Diabetes Awareness Shootout - Fake

7. Canon Sammy Davis Jr. Greater Hartford Open - Real

8. Cadillac Eldorado Las Vegas Open Hosted By Dean Martin’s Nephew Jeff - Fake

9. Booz Allen Classic - Real

10. Windows 2000 Open - Fake

11. Kruger Industrial Smoothing Human Fund Invitational - Fake

12. Kaiser International Open Invitational - Real

13. Greg Norman’s Shark Tank Par 3 Classic - Fake

14. K-Mart Greater Greensboro Open - Real

15. Humana Challenge in Partnership With the Clinton Foundation - Real

Jeff Gross

16. Ronco Showtime Rotisserie Set It and Forget It Pro-Am - Fake

17. National Car Rental Classic at Walt Disney World Resort - Real

18. CinnaBon Jovi Celebrity Challenge - Fake

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