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Are You Smarter Than an LPGA Pro?: Name That Pro

Golf Digest tests three of LPGA's best to see how much they know about LPGA pros.

Released on 1/28/2016

Credits

Starring: Anna Nordqvist , Jessica Korda, and Paula Creamer

Transcript

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Jan Stevenson!
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Jan Stevenson is correct.
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Anna said Stevenson?
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Oh, I'm sorry, I didn't hear. I didn't know
00:06
the first name.
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Stevenson takes it. What is this
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We're gonna give it to Stevenson.
00:08
with the rules here?
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[Host] The judges have the
00:11
final say. Does anybody follow
00:11
the rules in the world? Congratulations.
00:13
(upbeat bouncy music)
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Hi, and welcome to
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Are You Smarter than a Golf Pro: LPGA edition.
00:20
Now the way we play this game, okay?
00:23
We're not playing the game yet.
00:25
The way that we play this game is I'm going to
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give you three clues about a golf pro in the LPGA,
00:30
and the first one to buzz in gets the point.
00:33
And if you answer incorrectly, then the other contestants
00:35
are gonna get a chance to steal that point, make sense?
00:38
Let's get started.
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Before turning professional, I was the world's number 1
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ranked women's amateur golfer for 130 weeks.
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In April of 2014, I was named one of Time Magazine's
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30 most influential teens.
00:55
(buzzer buzzes)
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That was Jessica.
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Lydia Ko.
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You are correct. Wow.
01:00
See?
01:01
Good Job. Alright.
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According to my parents, I learned most of the letters
01:04
of the alphabet before I turned one
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and learned to read before I turned two.
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Who is the smartest golfer you know?
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Number two: Like Tiger Woods, I went to school
01:16
at Stanford University--
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(buzzer buzzes)
01:18
Oh God. Wiezy.
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You--I got that one. Yeah!
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I got that one too. I buzzed in.
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[Host] Let's have a, let's have a full,
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the name, the full name.
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You're out.
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Paula, we're giving you the chance to answer.
01:28
What's the full name?
01:29
Michelle Wie.
01:30
[Host] That's correct.
01:31
Yay! I knew it after
01:32
that first question.
01:33
(buzzer buzzes) My first year on tour, 1997,
01:35
was the year our current number one player,
01:37
Lydia Ko, was born.
01:41
I am number three on the LPGA career money list,
01:44
with almost $17 million in earnings, and only--
01:47
(buzzer dings)
01:48
Oh.
01:48
[Host] That's fine.
01:50
I was gonna guess Lauren Archer.
01:53
That is incorrect.
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(buzzer buzzes)
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Okay.
01:56
Karrie Webb.
01:57
Incorrect.
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(gasps) Would you like to hear
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the rest of the clue Yeah, go.
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before you buzz in?
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Well now you're gonna win it.
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and only Annika Sorenstam and Karrie Webb
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have earned more.
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Oh, come on. And technically you get
02:06
the third clue here as well.
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[Jessica] Okay.
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My Birdies for Breast Cancer organization has raised
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more than three million-- (buzzer buzzes)
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Yes? Cristie Kerr?
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[Host] It is Cristie Kerr.
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I had a feeling. That is a point for Jessica.
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Congratulations.
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Nice work. From the first one.
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I have won four times on the LPGA tour,
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and Anna Nordqvist finished second,
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one shot behind in the third of my four wins.
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(laughs) (buzzer buzzes)
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Jessica? Me?
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[Host] That's correct!
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Yay! Oh my god.
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[Host] Congratulations, you know yourself very well.
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I also have here that your mom and dad
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were both professional tennis players?
02:39
Yes.
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And your dad won the 1998 Australia Open
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and was ranked as high as number two in the world.
02:45
Yes. That's an impressive family.
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Playing for Team Europe, I made the first hole-in-one
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in Solheim Cup-- (multiple buzzers buzz)
02:52
That was Anna?
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Me?
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That is correct.
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Anna, I would like to ask you about this next clue, here.
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I have something that states that you won
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the fifth LPGA tour title in your career.
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Something happened to the trophy?
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Yeah it was in a thousand pieces when
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it arrived after I won this year, yeah.
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It was the glass trophy.
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What had happened to it?
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It was in a thousand pieces?
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Yeah, someone didn't really pack it up
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in a proper box (laughs).
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Alright, next player here.
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I won five consecutive starts and nine tournaments
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altogether, and I'm the only player to win
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rookie of the year and player of the year
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in the same season on the LPGA Tour.
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(buzzer buzzes)
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Yes, Anna?
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Nancy Lopez.
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It's Nancy Lopez, that's correct.
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Wow, good one. Very nice.
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I have won multiple times on the LPGA Tour,
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live in Orlando, and belong
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to Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club.
03:40
(buzzer buzzes)
03:41
Yes, Anna?
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Suzanne Patterson?
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That is right, Anna!
03:44
That was good. I knew that one, too.
03:46
Lorena Ochoa was one of my teammates
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when we played at the University of Arizona.
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(buzzer buzzes)
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Jessica?
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Natalie Gulbis.
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That is correct. Yes!
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Like a lot of LPGA players, I'm from Seoul, South Korea.
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However, I might be the only one who's
04:03
a third-degree black belt in Taekwondo.
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(buzzer buzzes)
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I heard Anna.
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Sei Young Kim.
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This game is rigged. That is correct.
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I was the number two ranked player in the world
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and still living in my parent's house,
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with pictures of Jessica Simpson on my wall.
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You can do it, it's me, guys.
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(buzzes buzzes)
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Jessica.
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Paula Creamer?
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That is Paula Creamer, that's right.
04:24
Me! Jess, are you still a big
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Jessica Simpson fan?
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Yeah, I still like Jessica Simpson.
04:28
Do you still have her posters on your wall?
04:29
No, I don't You took those down?
04:31
Yes (laughter)
04:32
(upbeat bouncy music)
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