British Open 2012: The Beautiful WAGs of Golf
As the oldest of golf's four major championships tees-off today at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in England, a respected bevy of beautiful women remains in the shadows, ferociously preparing for the cameras.
And this is no routine collection of women curling, brushing and mascara-ing. These are the prestigious wives and girlfriends of the world's greatest golfers.
With the British Open being the only major held outside the United States, these iconic ladies now have the opportunity to dominate a bigger stage.
The time is now for the gorgeous gals of golf.
Let's meet the prestigious WAGs of the British Open.
These are the women complementing the back nine.
15. Meagan Franks
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Once the only Scottish player on the PGA Tour (until Russell Knox earned his card on the 2011 Nationwide Tour), Martin Laird now reigns supreme as perhaps the most renowned Scot.
Or perhaps Mike Myers put it best.
14. Tabitha Furyk
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After her husband was named 2010 PGA Tour Player of the Year, it was clear that Tabitha Furyk was the motivation behind Jim Furyk's domination.
Like Jim's looping swing, Tabitha demands further study.
13. Amanda Leonard
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Golfer Justin Leonard is the lucky recipient of perhaps the most glamorous and enthusiastic smile in golf.
Amanda Leonard captures cameras with a natural ease that must be appreciated.
12. Diane Antonopoulos
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Luke Donald is the current world No. 1, a budding legend in the golfing business. But his wife, the beautiful Diane Antonopoulos, continues to surround her husband with sprays of champagne and loads of smiles.
A beautiful sight every time.
11. Alexandra Browne
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American golf star Rickie Fowler is known best for his vibrant array of colorful Puma hats. And his lovely girlfriend is known for combining incognito entrances with breathtaking prances around the green.
What a pair.
10. Richelle Baddeley
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9. Kristin Stape
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Northern Irish golfer Graeme McDowell ended a 40-year drought for Europeans at the U.S. Open when he won the 2010 battle.
But girlfriend Kristin Stape now seems to be stealing all his resulting thunder.
8. Amanda Caulder
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Word has it that golfing star Dustin Johnson can dunk a basketball, toss a baseball 90 miles per hour and "bowl 200 games all night long".
But after being introduced to stunning girlfriend Amanda Caulder, it's clear Johnson is a serious threat in the game of love as well.
7. Anna Cladakis
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Let's be honest, whether you're a fan of John Daly's style or not, you have to respect his vibrant outfits and rich vice-filled history.
But it seemed like the hefty golfer was a mess until Hooter's promotional director Anna Cladakis came to the rescue. These two make quite the pair.
6. Liz Estes
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Meet the elegant wife of short-game extraordinaire Bob Estes. One statement essentially sums her posse up best...
"We're the bad girls, I don't know what else to say."
5. Kandi Hunter
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With eight professional wins already under his belt, all Hunter Mahan needed to complete his quest was a beautiful sidekick.
Enter former Mavericks and Cowboys cheerleader Kandi Harris. The two lovebirds were married last year, and Mahan has been one happy golfer ever since.
4. Amy Mickelson
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A veteran on the golf scene, Amy Mickelson stands by her accomplished husband with a constant smile and memorable stare.
Time for Phil to give her a shot with that 9-wood.
3. Amber Watney
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After blossoming golfer Nick Watney married the former Amber Uresti in 2010, he immediately realized how lucky he was.
Nick went on to win the 2011 WGC-Cadillac Championship, certainly the headline of a magical career thus far.
2. Allison Micheletti
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As the daughter of former NHLer Joe Micheletti, it was only expected that Allison Micheletti would find a career in sports. And she did.
From cast member on the Golf Channel series Big Break Atlantis, to wife of German swinger Martin Kaymer, her quest for greatness has only just begun.
1. Caroline Wozniacki
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Two former world No. 1 athletes with marketable written all over them, tennis beauty Caroline Wozniacki and golfing star Rory McIlroy, form quite the power tandem.
She can't be stopped.