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PGA Golfer Nicknames

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Love sports and I find it intriguing to learn of their nicknames, even how they got them.

TIGER

TIGER

Golfer

Golfer

G is For Golf

G is For Golf

Nicknames of PGA Golfers

Many of us have nicknames, or we have given them to those close to us. They are usually playful and fun. Sports figures in all different sports have been given nicknames, whether by sportswriters or announcers, from other players, and even from fans. The nicknames signify who a golfer is, what he has done, or even what he looks like.

We might even forget their given names after referring to them by their nicknames for so long.

A List of Golfers Nicknames

  • TIGER Everyone knows him by TIGER, but his given name is Eldrick Tont Woods. His father gave him the nickname from his best friend, a Vietnamese whose nickname was Tiger.
  • AQUAMAN: Name was given to Woody Austin, who was known for his temper. In 2007 he was in the water, and taking his swing, he fell backward into the pond. The next day heading to Hole #14, he had on a scuba mask and the name Aquaman stuck.
  • THE LION: Given to John Daly as he was dubbed PGA's Wild Child.
  • EL NINO: Given to Sergio Garcia.
  • THE EMPEROR: Given to Bobby Jones.
  • THE INTIMIDATOR: Given to Rory Mcllroy.
  • THE SILENT SCOT: Given to Tommy Armour because of his silver hair and he was a Scotsman.
  • THE SHARK: Given to Greg Norman from the stories of sharks off his hometown in Australia.
  • THE SCIENTIST: Byron Dechambeau, known for being precise using math.
  • EL PATO: Given to Angel Cabera, known to waddle like a duck.
  • THE WALRUS: Given to Craig Stadler for his portly build and long mustache.
  • THE SMALLRUS: Given to Kevin Stadler, son of Craig, in all ways.
  • THE TOWERING INFERNO: Given to Tom Weiskopf at 6 3" with a fiery temper.
  • CHUCKY THREE STICKS: Given to Charles Howell III, the three Roman numerals after his name.
  • CHAMPAIGN TONY: In the 1960s, Tony Lema was being interviewed and told the reporters if he won, they'd all get champagne. He won and kept his promise.
  • THE BIG EASY: Given to Ernie Els for his easy-going personality and fluid swings.
  • MR. 58: Given to Al Geiberger, in 1977, shot a 59 with 11 birdies and one eagle.
  • THE GOLDEN BEAR: Given to Jack Nicklaus because an announcer thought he looked like a "cuddly golden bear."
John Daly

John Daly

Rory Mcllroy

Rory Mcllroy

Making Birdie

Making Birdie

Quotes From Golfers

"Of all the hazards, fear is the worst," Sam Snead.

"A bad attitude is worse than a bad swing" by Payne Stewart.

"The harder you practice, the luckier you get" by Gary Player.

"No matter how good you are, you can always get better" by Tiger Woods.

"I have a tip to take five strokes off your game. It's called an eraser by Arnold Palmer.

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Comments

fran rooks (author) from Toledo, Ohio on March 08, 2021:

Pamela, thanks for visiting. I hope you laughed at the fun article. I appreciate your visit.

fran rooks (author) from Toledo, Ohio on March 08, 2021:

Rosina, thanks for visiting. It was just a fun article.

Rosina S Khan on March 07, 2021:

I am not familiar with the golf players but I loved to read how they got their nicknames. Overall, together with the fun images, it was a fun read. Thanks for sharing, Fran.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on March 07, 2021:

While I do not watch professional golf very often, I am familiar with some of the players. I didn't realize how many had nicknames.

I really like all the cute little pictures you have posted. It makes this article a lot of fun to read, Fran. Thanks for posting this information.

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