Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 2, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Social & Sports Barriers) for Friday, June 2, 2017:

Condoleezza Rice & South Carolina businesswoman Darla Moore became the first female members of this in 2012

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Erin Mewes, a homemaker from Bristow, Virginia
Erin Mewes on Jeopardy!
Miles Lake, a biology student from Pasadena, California
Miles Lake on Jeopardy!
Joe Nguyen, an attorney from New York, New York (2-day total: $50,001)
Joe Nguyen on Jeopardy!

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What is Augusta National Golf Club?

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For many years prior, Augusta National Golf Club (home course of the Masters tournament), had come under fire for its membership policies. At one point, the club had a policy requiring all caddies be black, and did not admit its first African-American member until 1990. The club started receiving pressure in 2002 to admit female members (and pressure on corporate sponsors caused a couple of Masters tournaments to be broadcast commercial-free), but did not do so until 2012 when it admitted Rice and Moore.

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11 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 2, 2017"

  1. john blahuta | June 2, 2017 at 11:14 am |

    If they don’t overthink it then we should have another 3/3 or all left standing get it. Finally another “easy” Friday clue.For awhile they had Fridays always as an almost “gimme”. So whoever will be in the lead before FJ should be winning, presuming a “conventional” wager.The category alone is already half the solution.
    This being Friday, have a GREAT weekend everybody!!

    • Frank Smith | June 2, 2017 at 8:05 pm |

      Early on, I thought Miles would have this game; He even looks a bit like Ken Jennings. With Joe getting both Double J! DD’s, I knew it would be tight.

      Have a good weekend yourself!

  2. Scores going into Final:
    Joe $16,600
    Miles $13,600
    Erin $6,800

    Final results:
    Erin $6,800 – $6,800 = $0 (What is the Masters Golf Club?)
    Miles $13,600 – $7,777 = $5,823 (What is the)
    Joe $16,600 + $10,601 = $27,201 (What is Augusta Golf Club?) (3-day total: $77,202)

    (Judging note: The judges explicitly accepted Joe’s Final Jeopardy response; Alex stated that “because most people refer to it as Augusta simply.”)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Joe $4,200
    Erin $3,600
    Miles $3,600

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) ARCHAEOLOGY $1000 (25th pick)
    Miles 4800 -2000 (Erin 3600 Joe 3000)

    2) THE 50 STATES $1600 (5th pick)
    Joe 6200 +1800 (Erin 4000 Miles 3600)
    3) SHAKESPEARE BUFFS $1200 (7th pick)
    Joe 8800 +2200 (Erin 4000 Miles 3600)

    Unplayed clues: None!

    Game Stats:
    Joe $15,400 Coryat, 25 correct, 5 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer
    Miles $15,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer
    Erin $6,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $5,400 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,800

    Joe Nguyen, stats to date:
    70 correct
    13 incorrect
    3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,400)
    3/3 in Final Jeopardy
    42.94% in first on buzzer (73/170)
    Average Coryat: $15,600

    Joe Nguyen, to win:
    4 games: 53.52%
    5: 28.65%
    6: 15.33%
    7: 8.21%
    8: 4.39%
    Avg. streak: 4.152 games.
    Avg. Total Winnings (including possible ToC): $112,722

    With a projected 60 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 250,000 simulations, our model shows:
    An average of 2.3427 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.1757).
    An average of 3.7433 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.4197).

    An early cutoff took place 15.808% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

    Joe Nguyen qualified 34.069% of the time.
    Tim Kutz qualified 39.987% of the time.
    Todd Giese qualified 8.836% of the time.
    Rob Liguori qualified 1.162% of the time.

  3. john blahuta | June 2, 2017 at 1:50 pm |

    Maybe the clue was TOO obvious and Erin and Miles thought they smelled a rat? Erin had the right sport and Miles might have just run out of time?
    Do contestants know the air date/day of their games,Andy?

    • They do.

      Erin was as close as you can get without being right.

      For me, it was easy. I follow golf. But if you don’t follow golf, it’s much harder.

      • john blahuta | June 2, 2017 at 4:40 pm |

        Well, yes. I am not exactly a golf fan, but you can’t help being bombarded by every possible way (internet,TV, newspapers etc), especially when it comes to the most important tournaments and locations. And living on Maui we have 2 major tournaments here and several others on Oahu. So there is really no escaping that info unless you turn everything off during the tournaments. But even then you are hunted down by sponsor ads galore all the time.Just the arrest of Tiger Woods provided more coverage than I really cared about and he is already yesterday;s news more or less. I was shocked when I saw how his appearance has changed in a relatively short time. Yes, he was probably under the influence of strong pain meds but they should not have THAT kind of effect when taken as ordered by your doctor(s).The first thing that went through my mind was that he may be a lot sicker than is said.
        The other possibilities are of course that either the physicians are not prescribing the proper dosage or that a patient is not following his orders, especially overdosing and/or mixing his meds with alcohol or other meds you should not take when on a certain regimen.

  4. Maurine Gutowski | June 2, 2017 at 8:20 pm |

    I had no idea what the question was talking about, though I do watch golf sometimes. Tonight was the first time in three days I was home to watch the show. I missed the pronunciation of Joe’s last name, Nguyen. Can anyone tell me?

  5. Dal Higbee | June 2, 2017 at 9:15 pm |

    This is the first time that Social and Sports Barriers was a category in Final Jeopardy! and even Trebek thought it was a tough category, but Joe knew the answer and the leader got it right! Yes!

  6. Philip Doan | June 2, 2017 at 10:48 pm |

    Nguyen is pronounced Nuh-winn

  7. (Judging note: The judges explicitly accepted Joe’s Final Jeopardy response; Alex stated that “because most people refer to it as Augusta simply.”)

    A case where too much specificity instead of too little could be detrimental — I should have left it at just “Augusta.” I knew it was AN Augusta golf club, but I added too much and thought out “Augusta Country Club” instead of “National Golf Club.” One of those TMI moments that occasionally happen on Jeopardy……

  8. Rob is in deep trouble and Tim and Todd are also in a bit of trouble because his total could exceed theirs.

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