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11 really hard golf questions that have appeared on Jeopardy!

December 6, 2018

Most of the golf questions that have appeared on Jeopardy! — there have been more than 800 in all — would be a snap for the golf-mad users of this site. (Take, for example, this softball from a show that aired last June: Like New Orleans, golfer Ernie Els has this nickname. Come on, Alex, challenge us!) But every so often the show’s writers do cook up a doozy. Here are 11 golf-related questions (to be fair, a couple are really loosely related) that might stall you, if not outright stump you. Answers are below the final clue. Good luck!

MILITARY NICKNAMES & SLANG / $1200

This term for an unidentified aircraft or missile is also used on the golf course

CONTRONYMS / $1200

An advantage in golf or a disadvantage through lack

ENDS IN DOUBLE LETTERS / $2000

Tiny, sharp teeth give this plant its name, also an elite Florida golf course

SPORTS / $400

This last name of golfer David is applied to what he called a “correction shot”

AMERICA’S GOT TALONS / $1000

A golf tourney was the scene of a catch made by this seabird, also the name of a tiltrotor hybrid aircraft

SHARP (& FLAT) INSTRUMENTS / $1200

An old joke says that golf was invented by the same people who think that music comes out of these

GOLF / $300

Golf ball covers are usually made of this

ADVERTISING / $500

Slogan created in 1921 when a pal of an R.J. Reynolds adman ran out of cigarettes on a golf course

GOLF TALK / $300

“Stretcher Bearer” is a slang expression for one of these golf helpers

SPORTS HISTORY / $600

Rudyard Kipling painted golf balls this color to find them on snow-covered “greens” in Vermont

ENDS IN “SS” / $200

Golfers know it means to lay the club behind the ball in preparation to hit it (not mail it)

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