High wattage couples on Masters course
04/11/2013 11:05 PM
04/11/2013 11:07 PM
The talk Thursday at the Masters wasn’t just about what was happening on the tees and greens, but who was outside the ropes looking in. The No. 1 and No. 2-ranked players in the world, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, had entourages that included girlfriends with some pedigree of their own.
For Woods it was Lindsey Vonn, the Olympic ski champion and now his very public companion. She watched from the clubhouse lawn as Woods teed off on No. 1, and lingered to see him after he came off the 18th green.
In between, she drew a crowd of photographers who gathered while Woods played the ninth hole.
Woods and Vonn acknowledged their relationship last month in posts on social media, complete with studio pictures of the couple. The last time Woods won the Masters, he was married to Elin Nordegren. They divorced in 2010 after Woods admitted marital indiscretions.
Caroline Wozniacki, once the No. 1 tennis player in the world, put on a caddie’s bib Wednesday for the Par-3 contest, and McIlroy had her hit a shot, which she topped in the water. On Thursday, she was in the crowd following the standout from Northern Ireland .
Celebrity couples aren’t new to golf. Sergio Garcia once dated tennis player Martina Hingis, while Dustin Johnson dates Paulina Gretzky, daughter of hockey great Wayne Gretzky and actress Janet Jones.
Join the Discussion
The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.