Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Best Nicknames in Golf



Any follower of the game hardly needs a full name to identify their favorite players, particularly at the highest levels of the sport.  It's just Jack or Arnie, Tiger or Annika, but those four have other monikers as well, and colorful nicknames have always been a tradition on both the PGA and LPGA Tours.







- The King - Arnold Palmer            - Lefty - Phil Mickelson
- Chi Chi - Juan Rodriguez             - Miss 59 - Annika Sorenstam 
- The Shark - Greg Norman           - Slammin' Sammy - Sam Snead
- Urkel - Eldrick Woods                - Golden Bear - Jack Nicklaus
- El Nino - Sergio Garcia               - Wild Thing - John Daly
- The Black Knight - Gary Player   - Tank - K.J. Choi
- The Big Easy - Ernie Els              - The Big Wiesy - Michelle Wie
- Spiderman - Camilo Villegas        - Pink Panther - Paula Creamer
- Boom Boom - Fred Couples        - Gentle Ben - Ben Crenshaw

This post was provided by Leonard Shapiro and Ed Sherman from Golf List Mania