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The Two Golfers

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Puzzle ID:#5389
Fun:*** (2.73)
Difficulty:*** (2.11)
Category:Trick
Submitted By:jon14pople**
Corrected By:Newf

 

 

 



Tom and Ben were professional golfers and keen rivals. One day during a game, they had each scored 30 when Ben hit a bad shot. Tom immediately added 10 to his own score. Tom then hit a good shot and he had won the game. Why?


Answer

They were playing tennis, not golf! At 30-30 Ben hit a shot out. Tom then served an ace to win the game and match.
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Comments

bluebottle164
Jul 20, 2002

Clever
dsquared*nz*
Jul 22, 2002

Very good
SkinnySpace
Jul 24, 2002

i dont unsterstand golf..........
gladiator1442
Jul 28, 2002

oh...they were golfers playing tennis!
oh...
TatiDaPoet
Jul 29, 2002

I thought it was hockey or soccer because you spelled "golfers" as "golers" in the riddle! I thought you meant goalers
Wrongwone
Aug 25, 2002

I was wondering why they were professional golfers and both had a score of 30.
shop-a-holic*
Sep 01, 2002

I agree that i thought as well that they were proffesional goalers not golfers.
MJ_fan*
Sep 25, 2002

Gladiater, if you look at the first sentence it says golers.
the_smart_one
Dec 04, 2002

I thought it say golphers (how do you spell that animal in Winnie the Pooh)
(user deleted)
Feb 03, 2003

Gopher?
jimbo*au*
Apr 14, 2003

Oh so it makes a lot more sense if they were professional gophers?
peterg
May 25, 2003

i like it..very good frame of mind whoever wrote this one!
sweetime**
May 31, 2005

surely the answer is "because tom cheats"
ArgenRaquet
Jun 02, 2007

I love TENNIS!!
eighsseAus*
Sep 14, 2013

I say Tom had a much heavier handicap than Ben, and therefore won the match despite having more strokes. Though I don't know what kind of course they would be on to score 30 to 40.

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