Golfing Nicknames

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    NICKNAME — Golfer

    Big Easy — Ernie Els

    Big Fijian — Vijay Singh

    Black Knight — Gary Player (because of his tendency to wear black)

    Boo — Thomas Brent “Boo” Weekley

    Boom Boom — Fred Couples

    Buffalo Bill — Billy Casper

    Bulldog — Corey Pavin

    Champagne Tony — Tony Lema

    Chippie — Paul Lawrie

    Double D — David Duval

    El Gato (The Cat) — Eduardo Romero

    El Niño — Sergio Garcia

    El Pato (The Duck) — Angel Cabrera

    The Fish — Ross Fisher

    GMAC — Graeme McDowell

    Gentle Ben — Ben Crenshaw

    The Gilroy Cowboy — George Archer

    Golden Bear — Jack Nicklaus

    The Goose — Retief Goosen

    Great White Shark — Greg Norman

    The Hawk — Ben Hogan

    The King — Arnold Palmer

    Lefty — Phil Mickelson

    Little Poison — Paul Runyan

    The Mechanic — Miguel Angel Jimenez

    Merry Mex/ Supermex — Lee Trevino (due to his Mexican roots)

    Monty — Colin Montgomerie

    Ohio Fats — Jack Nicklaus

    Pink Panther — Jesper Parnevik

    The Scientist — Robert Karlsson

    Shrek — Louis Oosthuizen

    The Silver Scot — Tommy Armour

    Slammin’ Sam — Sam Snead

    Spaceman — Jesper Parnevik

    The Squire — Gene Sarazen

    Tank — K.J. Choi (due to his large build)

    Wild Thing — John Daly

    Walrus — Craig Stadler

    Zinger — Paul Azinger




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