Harold Varner’s girlfriend Amanda is being fairly well protected from the greater reach of the internet. And, for Amanda’s sake, it’s probably a good thing.
Which one do you want first? How or why?
Let’s start with how, first. Harold Varner’s girlfriend exists, that much we know. In fact, Amanda is about to don the title of Harold Varner’s wife. The two are scheduled to be married in September, 2020. But, given how the world is retreating from large gatherings in a post COVID world, that remains to be seen. Now, Harold Varner III’s girlfriend has been given the girlfriend treatment on Instagram. There’s the occasional dedication post, but it’s not that often. Varner clearly loves and appreciates his girlfriend. And when you take a look at the scenery, it’s clear why.
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Harold is definitely careful to not tag Amanda. We’d venture to say that not exposing a girlfriends user name is probably a really safe move. But when it comes to Harold Varner’s girlfriend, it’s probably as smart as it is safe.
OK, you’ve danced around it long enough, spill the story.
Right, right. Harold Varner’s girlfriend brings up a very specific search result when you Google the topic. Amanda’s car (and subsequently Amanda) is being blamed for a disastrous 2018 performance. All because Harold’s clubs got bent in the trunk of her car on a long drive to an event. Golf Digest explains more.
Following his third straight top 20 in Canada, Varner had a few weeks off because he did not earn a spot in either the WGC-Bridgestone or the PGA Championship. His next start would come at the Wyndham, and Varner made the drive there from Jacksonville with girlfriend Amanda Singleton in her car. During the drive, Varner’s clubs got bent in a pretty strange way in the trunk. He explained what happened after carding a six-under 65 on Thursday at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open:
“Yeah, my club got bent in Amanda’s car. On that car right there,” said Varner. “There is a little railing in the back for like — when old people get groceries and can’t reach in the back there is a little bar you can slide up to keep your groceries from coming back.
“The clubs, my 7-iron and my 4-iron got stuck in there. I didn’t know it. I get my 4-iron out and it’s like bent. I’m like, All right, so it’s only the 4-iron.
“Pull out 5-iron, it’s bent, too. What the? So I had to get a new set. Got a new set at Wyndham. I hit them terrible. It sucked. Didn’t hit it good. Live and you learn.”
“It sucked for me, it sucked for Ray [Farnell, Varner’s caddie], because the 8-iron, like all of a sudden you’re getting more spin than you were. What’s weird enough is they got bent in the shafts. I still have the old irons and we just put new shafts on them. So, I mean, just hang in there, club.”
A hopeful return in 2020 with straight shafts!
As the PGA returns to regular action in 2020, Harold sits atop the leaderboard after two rounds of the Charles Schwab Challenge. Here’s to hoping a win will spell better trunk accommodations for Harold Varner’s girlfriend!