5 months ago
Yesterday, the 118th U.S. Open Championship teed off at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y.
All the top names in golf: Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth and, of course, Tiger Woods, yacht and all, are taking part in the annual tourney.
Rest assured, they’ll get their screen time over the weekend and a couple of them, if not all, will probably make it to the last round of the tournament on Sunday.
But…we’re not concerned with them or their time in the spotlight.
For the purposes of this exercise, we’re more interested in taking a look at some stars of the U.S. Open who won’t drive, chip, or putt once this weekend. Instead, we’re focused on five PGA WAGs (wives and girlfriends).
No matter who you’re rooting for, at least one of these ladies should make tuning in Sunday worth your while based on the odds of their significant others.
Name: Allison Stokke
Significant golfer: Rickie Fowler
Odds of seeing her on Sunday: At 14-1, Fowler has a decent chance of capturing his first Major and should be one of the top contenders entering play on Sunday. If he doesn’t finish in the top 10, it’ll be a surprise.
Name: Jena Sims
Significant golfer: Brooks Koepka
Odds of seeing her on Sunday: After finishing in the top 21 in his last 10 majors, Koepka started the tourney with middle-of-the-pack odds to win at 25-1. That projection gives us a sneaky-good chance of sees Sims next to him and a silver trophy come Sunday afternoon.
Name: Paulina Gretzky
Significant golfer: Dustin Johnson
Odds of seeing her on Sunday: Entering play, Johnson was the top-ranked player in the world and considered to be one of the favorites to win the tournament. Even if Johnson isn’t a threat to win, odds are he’ll be close enough on Sunday that Ms. Gretzky will get her fair share of exposure if she shows up at Shinnecock.
Name: Pollyanna Woodward
Significant golfer: Paul Casey
Odds of seeing her on Sunday: At 40-1, Casey is far enough down the list that he probably isn’t a sleeper pick—he’s a hibernator selection. As such, we wouldn’t hold out much hope for seeing much of Woodward, but Casey has been known to surprise in the past.
Name: Erin Walker
Significant golfer: Jimmy Walker
Odds of seeing her on Sunday: One of the longest shots to win, it’ll be a major upset if TV cameras are focusing on either Walker on Sunday. That said, stranger things have happened.