Can You Identify the Winners of the PGA Heritage Golf Tournament from an Image?

By: Bambi Turner
Image: PGA TOUR via youtube

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Even casual golf fans know the names of legends like Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus or Davis Love, but do you know what these sports icons look like? If you think you can recognize the world's greatest golfers, you might have what it takes to ace this quiz on the winners of the PGA Heritage tournament!

Every April -- one week after The Masters -- some of the best golfers on the planet gather in Hilton Head, South Carolina to take part in the PGA Heritage tournament. The event has been held annually since 1969, and it was Arnold Palmer himself who took the trophy at the inaugural outing. Since then, some of the best men in the sport have scored under par to take the title and secure their spot in the history books.

Though the name of the event has changed -- it's gone from the Heritage Classic, to the Sea Pines Heritage Classic, to taking on the names of sponsors like MCI and RBC -- the tradition remains the same. As one of only five annual PGA tournaments with invitational status, the Heritage event includes a select group of 132 players, all vying to break records, out-swing opponents and take the top prize.

Think you could recognize the winners of this prestigious event from just a single image? Take our quiz to find out!


Golf icon Arnold Palmer won the first Heritage tournament ever held -- and the only one he entered -- in 1969. He took the top prize by three strokes over Bert Yancey and Dick Crawford, coming in at one under par.

The Golden Bear Jack Nicklaus -- who actually helped design the course the Heritage is played on -- won the event in 1975, beating Tom Weiskopf by three strokes. The win was one of 73 overall victories for Nicklaus, including 18 career majors.

Golf great Boo Weekley scored two wins at the Heritage, winning by one stroke in 2007 and by three strokes in 2008. His real first name is Thomas, but he takes his nickname from Yogi Bear's younger companion.

Wesley Bryan earned his first PGA Tour win at the 2017 Heritage tournament by a single stroke. The victory earned him a spot at the 2018 Masters.

Johnny Miller won the Heritage in both 1972 and 1974. He didn't win the event in 1973, but don't feel too bad for him -- in between his two Heritage victories, he shot a record 63 to win the 1973 U.S. Open.

German golfer Bernhard Langer beat Bobby Wadkins in a playoff to win the 1985 Heritage tournament. He finished 11 under par, and also got his name in the record books by winning the 1985 and 1993 Masters.

Glen Day started playing golf at the age of 2. His only major tournament win came at the 1999 Heritage event, where he clinched the title in a playoff.

Matt Kuchar clinched the 2014 Heritage tournament victory by a single stroke over Luke Donald. He also won the 2012 Players' Championship, as well as a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Davis Love III has dominated the Heritage tournament more than any other golfer, clinching victory in 1987, 1991, 1992, 1998 and 2003. His final win in 2003 took place in a sudden death playoff, when Davis squeaked past Woody Austin to take the top prize.

South African golfer Branden Grace won by two strokes at the 2016 Heritage, finishing nine under par. Four years earlier in 2012, he won four European tournaments in a single year.

Bob Goalby beat Lanny Wadkins by four strokes, finishing four under par to clinch victory at the 1970 Heritage Classic. It was his only major event win with the exception of the 1968 Masters.

Brandt Snedeker won the 2011 Heritage tournament in a playoff against Luke Donald, finishing 12 under par. The next year, he continued his winning streak by taking the top spot at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Hale Irwin can claim three Heritage victories, in 1971, 1973 and 1994 -- where he finished a whopping 18 under par. He later became a golf course architect.

Hubert Green won the Heritage in 1976, then took the title again in 1978 when he beat Hale Irwin by three strokes. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2007.

Jim Furyk won in 2010 against Brian Davis in a sudden-death playoff. He took the top spot again at the 2015 Heritage event in a playoff against Kevin Kisner.

Bill Rogers won by a single stroke at the 1981 Heritage tournament -- one of a staggering four pro tournaments he won that same year. The next year, he won the Grand Slam of Golf, and narrowly missed winning the U.S. Open.

Payne Stewart won in 1989 and again in 1990 -- making him the first Heritage winner to ever defend the title. His 1990 victory came in a sudden-death playoff against Larry Mize and Steve Jones.

Brian Gay claimed the Heritage tournament title in 2009 after joining the PGA tour a decade before. He set a record at the Heritage by finishing 20 under par and winning by ten strokes.

Stewart Cink beat Tom Lehman by two strokes to take the Heritage event in 2000. He won again in 2004, beating Tom Purdy in a playoff.

Greg Norman won the Heritage event in 1988. TV cameras followed his every move as he brought a teen fan with leukemia to the event, then gave the teen his trophy after his big win.

Tom Watson won the 1979 Heritage event by five shots, setting what was a record at the time by finishing 14 under par. He won again in 1982, beating Frank Conner in a playoff round.

Nick Faldo beat Tom Kite by one stroke to claim the Heritage title in 1984, one of 6 major tournament wins of his career. He later became a well-known golf announcer.

Doug Tewell won the 1980 Heritage tournament in a playoff, and that same year, he claimed victory at the IVB-Golf Classic. Tewell had 16 professional tournament wins in all throughout his career.

Bob Tway won the 1995 Heritage event in a playoff against David Frost and Nolan Henke. It was one of 13 professional victories for the golfer, who was also named the 1986 PGA Player of the Year.

Aussie Aaron Baddeley won the Heritage tournament in 2006 by one stroke over Jim Furyk. It was his first PGA tour title.

David Edwards beat David Frost by two strokes to take the Heritage title in 1993. Throughout his career, he picked up four PGA tour wins and 7 total professional wins.

Argentinian Jose Coceres won the Heritage in 2001, which also happened to be his first year on the PGA tour. The victory made him the first golfer from his country to celebrate a PGA tour win since the 1960s.

Carl Pettersson of Sweden took the 2012 Heritage event, beating Zach Johnson by five strokes to finish 14 under par. It was his fifth win on the PGA tour.

Satoshi Kodaira of Japan won the 2018 Heritage tournament over Kim Si-woo in a playoff round. Though he had previously had great success on the Japan Golf Tour, the 2018 Heritage was his first PGA tour victory.

Nick Price of Zimbabwe won the PGA Heritage event in 1997. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2003.

Loren Roberts beat Mark O'Meara by three strokes to win the 1996 Heritage tournament. Overall, he scored 25 professional wins and 8 PGA tour wins throughout his career.

Peter Lonard of Australia won the Heritage event in 2005 by two strokes, finishing seven under par. It was his very first PGA tour win.

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland picked up the trophy at the 2013 Heritage tournament, beating Webb Simpson in a playoff round.

Luke Donald has been the runner up at the Heritage event more than any other playing, finishing second in 2009, 2011, 2014, 2016 and 2017. In each of these near victories, he lost either in a playoff round or by a single stroke.

Justin Leonard won the 2002 Heritage by one stroke over Heath Slocum. It was one of 12 PGA tour wins for Leonard, which also included the 1997 Open.

Fuzzy Zoeller beat Jim Netford by two strokes to win the 1983 Heritage. Three years later, he won the 1986 Heritage event by just one stroke.

Dick Crawford was the runner up at the very first Heritage tournament in 1969, coming in behind golf great Arnold Palmer. He later had two major pro wins, at the 1982 and 1983 Georgia PGA Championships.

Graham Marsh won the 1977 Heritage tournament. Though it was his only PGA tour win, the Australian golfer racked up plenty of victories on the European and Japan tours.

Kim Si-woo of South Korea came in second at the 2018 Heritage tournament. The year before, he became the youngest ever winner of the 2017 Players Championship at the age of 21.

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