Holly Sonders: Golf Network Bombshell Engaged to Former Co-Worker Erik Kuselias

David Daniels@TheRealDDanielsSenior Writer IMay 15, 2012

ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 21:  Holly Sonders of the Golf Channel during the pro-am as a preview for the 2012 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard at Bay Hill Club and Lodge on March 21, 2012 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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Bad guys always get the girl.

Holly Sonders is an attractive 25-year-old co-host of Morning Drive and Golf School on the Golf Channel. But apparently her bio is about to change—or at least her last name.

According to Jay Koot of Busted Coverage, Sonders is now engaged to Erik Kuselias.

If you saw that coming, raise your hand. You didn’t? Well, you’re not alone.

Kuselias is reportedly about 42 years old. That means right around the same time he established himself as a high school baseball All-Star, Sonders was in diapers. Beautiful image, isn’t it?

Who knows what brought the two together? Maybe Sonders is attracted to men with abnormally large brains—Kuselias is a Mensa member. Or maybe it’s the fact that he already has two kids…wait—do girls like that?

Anyway, what makes this hookup even odder—or less odd—is Kuselias’ infamous history with women. Back in 2009 when he still worked with ESPN, Deadspin reported that Kuselias had developed the reputation as the biggest tool in the organization. Drunk at a Monday Night Football party, he smoothly said to a female employee: “I would like to (expletive) you.”

Like I said, smooth. And after the woman reported the blunder to HR, she received the response: “I'm not supposed to tell you this...but he's been warned before.”

Throw in the fact that his wife—yeah, he was married when all this went down, double-smooth—hired a private investigator only to find him carrying on an on-going relationship with another female employee, and Kuselias’ reputation is basically infallible.

Not surprisingly, he moved on from ESPN a while ago. And after settling down with the Golf Network, he’s on the move again. According to Wei Under Par, Golf Channel’s spokesperson Dan Higgins said in a phone interview:  “Erik has been working with the NBC Sports Network and been on assignment with ‘NBC Sports Talk,’ where he’s done a great job, so his focus is being shifted to that, instead of Morning Drive.”

Translation: Kuselias hooked up with Sonders and we don’t approve of inappropriate working relationships.

Nice catch Miss Sonders.

David Daniels is a featured columnist at Bleacher Report and a syndicated writer.

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