This Final Jeopardy golf clue stumped all three contestants on Friday (sorry, Phil)

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Winning U.S. Opens is not easy. The same can be said for some Final Jeopardy questions. On Friday’s edition of Jeopardy!, contestants’ golf knowledge was put to the test — and it didn’t go well. Sorry, Phil Mickelson.

The question? On Forbes’ 2020 list of the 100 highest-paid athletes, at age 50 this active individual sportsman is the oldest.

The answer, which we basically gave away already if you didn’t know, is indeed Mickelson, who turned 50 in June. Four golfers are on Forbes’ latest list in Tiger Woods (8th), Rory McIlroy (14th), Mickelson (25th) and Jordan Spieth (52nd).

One contestant wrote down “Who is Jagr?” while another wrote “Who is Mr. Magoo.” One woman seemed to be on the right track, but it was too little too late. She wrote down “Who is Phil n,” and we are pretty sure that “n” was on its way to being an “m” and the start of “Mickelson” if she had enough time. At least we’ll assume so.

The actual Phil Mickelson, obviously, was disappointed. And for those of you looking for more golfy Jeopardy! questions, here’s an unauthorized history of golf on Jeopardy!

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