Who's the Man?
May 19, 2014
By Dan Daly
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The PGA Tour was a home game this week for the Waggle but prior obligations kept me from attending. Going into Sunday, the leaderboard was about as crowded and open as I can remember a golf tournament in a very long time. No headliners per say but definitely a long list of names to choose from. So the million dollar question is of course…who in the hell is Brendon Todd? Well, don’t feel bad if you don’t know the answer either. Twice in the past five years dude has had to go back to the Web.com Tour to regain full playing privileges. Now, Todd has a two-year PGA Tour exemption and a spot next year in the Masters. What a difference a win makes. And if there was any doubt what the first thing on a players mind like Todd is after they win, "No. 1, going to Augusta for the Masters is a dream come true."
Speaking of Augusta, I’m not sure what they are doing down the road in Athens but Todd is the fifth former University of Georgia player to win on the PGA Tour this season joining Bubba Watson, Harris English, Russell Henley and Chris Kirk. If only their football team could win at that same clip.
Just so I’m clear…the two most eligible bachelors on the PGA Tour, Adam Scott and Miguel Angel Jiménez both get married in the last few weeks. Subsequently Adam Scott takes over as the number one ranked player in the world this weekend (from his couch) while Jiménez becomes the oldest player to ever win a European Tour event (breaking his own record of course). I have no earthly idea what that means but it can’t be a coincidence…right? So it got me to thinking, who are the “most influencial” WAG’s (wives and girlfriends) on the PGA Tour? And by most influencial I of course mean best looking. I was going to put a link to a picture of each WAG but let’s be honest, you know you are going to want to do a full google search anyway so feel free to copy and paste and google images away.
Before I get to the list, there are two honorable mentions since they are no longer technically on the list.
Honorable Mention One - Adam Scott’s Ex-Girlfriend Ana Ivanovic
While his new wife Marie Kojzar is sexy in a smart, successful architect kind of way, his ex-girlfriend Ana Ivanovic is just plain sexy.
Honorable Mention Two -Tiger Woods’ ex-wife Elin Nordegren
Do I really need to explain this one? And she was a twin! Lindsey Vonn doesn’t make the list below simply based on the fact that he was previously married to Elin.
10 - Anna Cladakis – Girlfriend of JD
Sure, it was a bit of a stretch putting her in the top 10 but when you are a former Hooters girl turned “marketing director” and you are dating John Daly you automatically make the Top 10. Plus she wears matching outfits with JD when she is in the gallery. That has to be worth something right?
9. Diane Donald – Wife of Luke Donald
Diane Donald is pretty much the spitting image of Luke’s golf game…right down the middle. There is nothing flashy or fancy about Diane Donald but she is about as consistent as you can get. Truthfully it was a toss-up between her and Sybi Kuchar who fits the same profile.
8. Ellie Day – Wife of Jason Day
Ellie has that small town country girl from the Midwest thing that makes her almost impossible not to like.
7. Alli Mackenzie. Wife of Will Mackenzie
In this case the wife might actually be more well know than her husband. Will has two third tier PGA Tour wins from back in the day but his wife did a photo shoot for FHM Magazine that was strong to quite strong. Truthfully, it’s the only reason she’s even on the list.
6. Amber Watney – Wife of Nick Watney
Amber is sneaky hot. She gets major bonus points in my book for how well she looks when she caddie’s for Nick at Augusta in the Par 3 contest. There are a lot of wives that do it but for some reason Amber pulls that white jumpsuit off better than most.
5. Dowd Simpson – Wife of Webb Simpson
I’m a sucker for a Southern Belle and Dowd Simpson is the Webster’s dictionary definition of a Southern Belle.
4. Amy Mickelson – Wife of FIGJAM
Amy is the Matriarch of this list. She’s like a fine wine that just gets better with age. Which basically means Miguel Angel Jiménez will have sex with her when he deems the time to be right.
3. Nadine Moze – Girlfriend of Fred Couples
Like Fred Couples wouldn’t have a representative on this list? Please. We were first introduced to Nadine when Fred was the Captain of the President’s Cup last year. And God Bless America. She put the ass in class…in a good way. Let’s just say she isn’t a Blue Jean model by mistake.
2. Amanda Dufner – Wife of Jason Dufner
Huge bonus points alone for being married to Jason Dufner. She was already hot but when she showed up on the 18th green last year after Dufner won the PGA Championship, handed him his can of snuff and then got her ass felt up on National TV and took it with a smile I was all in. The cherry on top was the Youtube video of her hiking in Maui wearing Yoga pants and declaring “He's not lazy. He's just ‘indoorsy’.”
1. Paulina Gretzky – Fiancé of Dustin Johnson
Is there really any question here? She is the sole reason people join Instagram.
Two parting thoughts.
Congratulations to my man William and his beautiful bride. I remembered this weekend how much fun it was to be 26 years old…and more importantly, that I am most definitely not a 26-year-old anymore.
Barring Jordan Spieth shooting a 59 to win the Colonial I will be taking next week off to enjoy Memorial Day and my little girl’s first birthday at the lake. I know it will be difficult but you will survive.
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