Celebrating National Ice Cream Month

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Banana Split

On the eve of British Open Week, we take a moment to celebrate National Ice Cream Month. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream! So, in honor of this wonderful, delicious month, we try to examine which player best represents the seemingly endless options when you walk into your local ice cream parlor:

Phil Mickelson - Banana split

Jeev Milkha Singh - Milkhashake

Tim Herron - Ice cream cake

Bubba Watson - Cookies and cream

Matt Every/Robert Garrigus - Cherry Garcia

Rickie Fowler - Orange dreamsicle

Rory McIlroy - Hot fudge sundae

Graeme McDowell - Bananas foster

Jerry Kelly - Ice cream sandwich

Darren Clarke - Root beer float

Sergio Garcia - Dippin' dots

Padraig Harrington - Homemade ice cream

Colt Knost - Chunky monkey

Luke Donald - Klondike bar

Jerry Kelly - Oreo blizzard

And Tiger Woods ... Rocky road!


As an added bonus, here is the top-15 favorite ice-cream flavors, brought to you by none other than the International Ice Cream Association:

1. Vanilla, 29%

2. Chocolate, 8.9%

3. Butter pecan, 5.3%

4. Strawberry, 5.3%

5. Neapolitan, 4.2%

6. Chocolate chip, 3.9%

7. French vanilla, 3.8%

8. Cookies and cream, 3.6%

9. Vanilla fudge ripple, 2.6%

10. Praline pecan, 1.7%

11. Cherry, 1.6%

12. Chocolate almond, 1.6%

13. Coffee, 1.6%

14. Rocky road, 1.5%

15. Chocolate marshmallow, 1.3%

All others, 23.7%