Tiger Woods: Lindsey's secret to being a PGA first lady
The golf, sports and internet community is alive with talk of Tiger Wood’s new love, Lindsey Vonn. The public’s fascination can be difficult to understand at times, but it does make a girl wonder. How do you date arguably the biggest sports figure of our time?
Who would want to date Tiger Woods now that the world knows he cheated on ex-wife Elin Nordegren? Olympic gold skier, Lindsey Vonn — who mocked Tiger in a Time Magazine article in 2010 about his “sex problem” announcement — does. What can we learn from Lindsey? If you want to be a member of the PGA WAG (wife and girlfriend) club, you should be young. She's 28, Tiger is 37. You should be a driven athlete, and as you'll learn as we profile the following women, you should be tall and blonde.
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Think we’re exaggerating? To back up the tall, blonde athletic qualification for a being a PGA first lady, we’d like to introduce you to 6-foot 4-inch WNBA-playing Angie Watson. Angie is wife to Bubba Watson, who won the 2012 Masters (if you’re not a golf enthusiast, this is a big deal). Ms. Watson is also a devout Christian, so if you’re tall, blonde, athletic and at one with the Lord, you may be a PGA WAG shoo-in.
If you are brunette, don’t give up hope just yet. Anna Cladakis is Hooters’ promotional director, and girlfriend to the PGA’s legendary bad boy, John Daly. Daly is sort of the Ron White of golf: he drinks, throws a fit now and then and makes sure he keeps golf, uh, grounded so to speak. So, if you want to be the girlfriend of a PGA player, a great deal of patience may help. Looking amazing in golf-wear and being affiliated with Hooters might not hurt either.
OK, enough with the brunettes, back to the blondes. Dowd is married to 2012 U.S. Open champ Webb Simpson. What does Dowd have to contribute to our conversation besides being tall, blonde, and beautiful? Yes, she does know how to look great behind a huge-a** gold cup, but that’s not why she made our list. Dowd met Webb in college and they later wed. Astute ladies in the audience know this means they should be watching the college golf team for stand-out players. Your future husband may be playing collegiate golf as we speak.
Married to fellow Swede and PGA golfer Henrik Stenson, Emma, like Lindsey, was once an accomplished skier but realized her true passion was for golf. So if loitering around the golf course where the college team practices, pretending to be interested in golf isn’t your thing, take a page from Emma’s book and learn to play the sport. If you want to roll with the big boys, you'd better learn to play, and play well. Golf is a challenging game, so get going. You haven’t a moment to lose!
What’s missing from this list, you ask? A cheerleader. You knew that was coming. Kandi Mahan, married to Hunter Mahan, was a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader. So if you’re not a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, or don’t have an aspirations to be one, you'd better stick to one of the other categories.
To recap: If you are a PGA WAG wanna-be, it’s best to be tall, blonde, athletic (preferably a skier, golfer or cheerleader), try to meet your golfer in college and be ridiculously attractive. We’ll be expecting VIP Tour passes if any of this actually works for you.