GOLF’s leading players have always been a hit with women.
Leading a life of luxury and earning millions, they have no trouble attracting some of the world’s most glamorous partners.
Golfer Tiger Woods and downhill skier Lindsey Vonn were a couple for two years
instagram @lindseyvonnLindsey Vonn admitted the pressures of being in a high-profile relationship took its toll[/caption]
Some are models, some are actresses, and there are plenty that are fellow sports stars.
But, many of these golf Wags have been famous in their own right.
In a few cases, they might have even overshadowed their beau.
We celebrate golf stars who dated famous Wags.
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn really looked like they were a perfect match.
The pair met two years after his marriage to Elin Nordegren crumbled, following a string of extra-marital affairs.
In 2013, they went public with their romance. However, two years later they called it quits.
Alpine ski racer revealed she found it difficult dating someone as famous.
She told Entertainment Tonight: “I just think, generally, it’s really difficult to date anyone in the public eye.”
Vonn also spoke of how she wanted to share more about their relationship, but learned that some things are best kept private.
She added: “It’s difficult, obviously, being in this position because everyone wants a scoop and everyone wants to know what I’m doing.”
Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki
Before Northern Irish star Rory McIlroy married Erica Stoll, he was engaged to tennis superstar Caroline Wozniacki.
They began dating in 2011, and were a couple when they were top of their game.
McIlroy scooped won his first major that year, while the Danish star finished the year as world No1.
They got engaged in 2014, but when it came to handing out wedding invites – Rory got cold feet.
He announced in a statement: “There is no right way to end a relationship that has been so important to two people. The problem is mine.
Getty Images – GettyRory McIlroy split with girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki months before their wedding date[/caption]
“The wedding invitations issued at the weekend made me realise that I wasn’t ready for all that marriage entails.
“I wish Caroline all the happiness she deserves and thank her for the great times we’ve had. I will not be saying anything more about our relationship in any setting.”
Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky
Two lovebirds that are still going strong are Dustin Johnson and American beauty Paulina Gretzky.
They began dating in 2012, although amusingly Paulina’s famous dad ice hockey legend dad Wayne Gretzky came along.
“I don’t know if you can call it a date since my dad tagged along,” she joked.
Despite Wayne being a third wheel, they embarked on a whirlwind romance and were engaged within a year.
The Gretzky family are considered to have helped Johnson find his best form in winning two majors.
Johnson and Gretzky didn’t marry until 2022, when they finally said their ‘I do’s’ at a stunning ceremony at the luxurious Blackberry Farm in Tennessee.
The pair have two sons together, Tatum and River.
Instagram @paulinagretzkyDustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky began dating in 2012[/caption]
Paulina’s dad is NHL legend Wayne GretzkyInstagram @paulinagretzky
Adam Scott and Ana Ivanovic
Adam Scott is now happily married to architect Marie Kozjar.
But, before he settled down with the Swedish beauty he had an on/off relationship with tennis star, Ana Ivanovic.
The pair first dated in 2010, but broke up just 18 months later, according to reports.
At the time, Ivanovic – who was world No1 – blamed the split for tumbling out of the top 20.
However, their rekindled their love affair in 2012, after they were spotted cheering each other on at their events.
But that didn’t last long, with a 2013 break-up attributed to constant travelling and hardly being able to see each other.
Ana moved on from Adam with German football legend Bastian Schweinsteiger, who she married in 2016 and has three children with.
ReutersAna Ivanovic cheered on Adam Scott plays at the Scottish Open Golf tournament in 2009[/caption]
Adam Scott and Kate Hudson
You would have thought Adam would have been put off a high-profile romance, after his brief coupling with Hollywood A-lister Kate Hudson in 2009.
The pair were all over the tabloids for the brief few months they dated.
After Adam’s Mercedes-Benz Championship appearance, Kate and Adam were first spotted with a group of friends at Kapalua Resort, Hawaii looking cosy.
However, Aussie hunk Scott was quick to pour cold water over any dating rumours.
“I’m not here with her but I know Kate,” Scott said.
“We met here (for the first time). We have a mutual friend so we met through him.”
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Greg Norman and Chris Evert
Greg Norman and Chris Evert’s relationship was controversial from the start – with both leaving marriages to be with each other.
The Shark split with Laura Andrassy after 25 years, while Evert separated from Andy Mill, who she had three children with.
Aa year later, they were engaged. Six months after that, they tied the knot in the Bahamas.
But, there was trouble in paradise. They reportedly lived apart – he preferred his mansion in Jupiter, Florida, while she had a home in Boca Raton.
In 2009, they split after just 15 months of marriage.
Barely a year later, Norman would walk down the aisle again with Kirsten Kutner.
GettyGreg Norman and Chris Evert divorced after 15 months of marriage[/caption]
Sergio Garcia and Martina Hingis
For a year between 2001 and 2002, Martina Hingis and Sergio Garcia were sport’s glamour couple.
The Swiss tennis had already had a penchant for dating fellow sports stars, including Sol Campbell, Radek Stepanek and Magnus Norman.
She admitted: “It’s one of the consequences of fame and a lot of people can’t handle it.
“If you are a guy and successful, the attention from the girls is twice as big and they don’t even have to be pretty, it’s so unfair.
“But guys are intimidated by fame. I’m proud of what I’ve achieved but it is difficult to find a person strong enough to cope with it all and respect me at the same time.”
The former Ryder Cup winner credited Hingis with helping him deal with the emotional side of the game.
However, the pressures of life on the international sports circuit was too difficult to cope with, and they broke things off.
EPASpanish golf star Sergio Garcia and Swiss tennis player Martina Hingis were an item for a year[/caption]