Butler Cabin, Augusta National (c) Burgh Golfer

Monday, November 15, 2010

Golfer Nicknames

I thought we would have a little fun this week by taking a look at professional golfers who are known by their nickname or a single name. I certainly do not know them all but will try and list as many as I can. Of course, the list has to start with “The King”, Arnold Palmer.

The King – Arnold Palmer

The Golden Bear- Jack Nicklaus

The Squire- Gene Sarazen

The Hawk- Ben Hogan

Byron – Byron Nelson, a.k.a. Iron Byron was named after Byron Nelson

Slamming Sam – Sam Snead

The Black Knight –Gary Player

Merry Mex- Lee Trevino

Chi Chi – Chi Chi Rodriguez

Champagne Tony- Tony Lema

Tiger – Eldrick Tiger Woods

Boom Boom- Fred Couples

Sir Nick- Nick Faldo (post competition)

Lefty or Phil the Thrill – Phil Mickelson

Desert Fox- Johnny Miller

Paddy- Padraig Harrington

Fuzzy- Fuzzy Zoeller

Gentle Ben – Ben Crenshaw

The Shark – Greg Norman

Radar –Mike Reid

The Big Easy – Ernie Els

The Goose- Retief Goosen

Monty – Colin Montgomerie

El Gato – Angel Cabrera

El Nino – Sergio Garcia

Walrus- Craig Stadler

Rors – Rory McIlroy

Seve- Seve Ballesteros

Bulldog- Corey Pavin

Anika- Anika Sorenstam

Pink Panther- Paula Creamer

Lumpy- Tim Herron

Lorena- Lorena Ochoa

The Mechanic – Miguel Angel Jimenez

Boo – Boo Weekley

Babe- Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Zinger – Paul Azinger

The Big Wiesy – Michelle Wie

Two Gloves- Tommy Gainey

I am sure I have missed many others, please add a comment on any you can think of.

1 comment:

  1. Who is the golfer who lays on his belly and bends his knees all funky to eye up a putt? I have tried googling it with no luck! I think they called him Chameleon, but not sure.