Sports Trivia

Greg Peterson

Q1: Who was the only golfer in PGA history to make a hole-in-one on a Par-4 when he did it in 2001?
A1: Andrew Magee. At the 2001 Phoenix Open, Magee hit a 332-yard tee shot which, in a freak accident, caromed into the hole off of the putter of another golfer, who was squatting on the green and preparing his next shot. Magee, who has four career PGA victories, finished tied for 44th at the tournament, which was won by Mark Calcavecchia.Q2: Which one of the following MLB players is not a member of the 40-40 club with 40 home runs and 40 stolen bases in a single season: Barry Bonds, Jose Canseco, Vladimir Guerrero, Alex Rodriguez, Alfonso Soriano
A2: Vladimir Guerrero. Guerrero, who has had two 30-30 seasons, had the closest call possible when he notched 39 HR and 40 SB in his 2001 season with the Expos.

Q3: Rank these pro basketball players in order of career points: Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Wilt Chamberlain
A3: Abdul-Jabbar, Malone, Jordan, Chamberlain. While Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 points over 20 seasons is king, Chamberlain leads the per-season count with 31,419 points in 14 seasons (2,244 per year compared to KAJ’s 1,919.) The active leader is No. 18 Kobe Bryant, while No. 11 John Havlicek holds the record among players who spent their entire careers with a single team.