Golf Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)

08/19/14
 

Is Sasha Gale Rory McIlroy's Girlfriend?

 

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The rumor mills never stop churning. The question: is Sasha Gale the girlfriend of Rory McIlroy? The question for most Americans is also: who is Sasha Gale. Well, I'm going to try and catch the up-and-coming Irish model scene.

Sasha Gale is a 23 year-old chick who apparently has done some light modeling but is now believed to be hunted by some top agencies because she's been getting coverage and exposure for being around Rory. They've been dating, in other words. This other lady named Georgia Salpa has been talking about Sasha too. Georgia, who is a really famous model with a hot bod, believes Sasha may be a real nice commodity for herself or a top agency to snap up, and she's been making that known in the Irish press. I myself am not so well-versed in the world of Irish modeling, but I'll take Georgia's word for it. Rory may be close to introducing her as his girlfriend, but I think he can get a whole slew of models.

I'm not really seeing what others are seeing. I think she looks good but not spectacular, and in some pictures where she's really thin she kind of looks like an alien. Aliens are attractive, though, so it's a wash. Rory himself is basically the top golfer in the world now. Sorry, Tiger and whoever else. This guy's been on a tear the past few years. Jack Nicklaus himself said of Rory: "Rory is an unbelievable talent. I think Rory has an opportunity to win 15 or 20 majors or whatever he wants to do if he wants to keep playing. I love his swing, I love his rhythm, I love his moxie. He's got a little swagger there, it's a little bit cocky but not offensive." Future girlfriend Sasha Gale will tell you the same thing about his swing and rhythm.

08/09/14
 

Bernd Wiesberger's girlfriend Claudia Steinmann

 

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Heading into Sunday at the PGA Championship, no one is surprised to see Rory McIlroy holding a one shot lead over the field. What people are surprised about is that European Tour player Bernd Wiesberger is holding sole possession of second over the likes of Rickie Fowler, Jason Day and Phil Mickelson. And when you head into Sunday playing in the final grouping to his the course, people will be clamoring to know, who is Bernd Wiesberger's girlfriend?

Well, lucky for you, steadfast golf fans, we have a name. Bernd Wiesberger's girlfriend Claudia has been in the picture for a few years now. Bernd Wiesberger previously dated a lived with a woman named Tina, though he previously acknowledged living with Tina since 2005 shortly after graduating from BHAK commercial college at age 19.

In recent months and years as Wiesberger's stock has risen through golfs ranks, Claudia has been a popular fixture on his arm at various events and homecoming celebrations. Like so many other wives and girlfriends of golfers on tour, Wiesberger relies on Claudia for a strong support system, acknowledging the role that his parents, brother and girlfriend to help him achieve his loftiest goals on the European Tour.

Speaking of Bernd Wiesberger's parents, sports have been in the Wiesberger blood for years. Klaus and Claudia Wiesberger operate a sporting goods store in Oberwart, Austria as well as the pro shop at a local country club. Bernd Wiesberger's mother still handles all his travel arrangements for his globetrotting days playing the game the family loves. Bernd Wiesberger's brother Niki also has golf in the veins checking in with a more than healthy 4-handicap.

As a man blessed with a strong support structure around him, Sunday could be a huge day for the entire Wiesberger family. If things remain close coming off 18, we could be seeing plenty of Bernd Wiesberger's girlfriend, mother, father and brother. We'll check back in around 6:00 Sunday night..

08/01/14
 

Will MacKenzie's wife Alli MacKenzie

 

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In the usual vanilla world of the PGA Tour, things got a little spicy today. Following the news of Dustin Johnson's off the course antics, the golf spotlight turned to Will MacKenzie's wife Alli MacKenzie, and allegations of her involvement with this mess.

By now, many of you have heard about Dustin Johnson's leave of absence from the PGA Tour, which just so happened to have coincided with a failed drug test, and rumored to be a third failed test for cocaine. In the wake of the news, FOX Sports Senior Golf Analyst Robert Lusetich took to Twitter with a couple items of interesting fodder.

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Now in the information hungry Twitterverse, dropping this bomb was never going to fade quietly into the night. The world was determined to find out who those two PGA Wives were, and this is where Will MacKenzie's wife Alli MacKenzie enters the picture. Many people tried to connect some dots, and when considering that Will and Alli MacKenzie are in the process of divorcing, assumptions were made.

Intrepid Blogger, founder and CEO of Barstool Sports (and one of our blogging heroes), El Presidente, Dave Portnoy took directly to the source to ask Alli directly.

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Direct from the source. Alli MacKenzie wound up taking the high road and removing all Twitter chatter from the day's events from her timeline, which when considering that the Will and Alli have two children together, makes sense. The discussions didn't really end there, as Busted Coverage also engaged in a conversation with Alli, where she doesn't exactly deny hooking up with Dustin Johnson, but is also very specific to the timeline. She engages in discussing the rumors of an indiscretion, while not coming out and saying that there was no indiscretion. She does point to the timeline of rumors of her and Johnson hooking up began after her and Will had separated. Anything that did or did not happen had nothing to do with the ending of her marriage.

For his part, Will MacKenzie is seeing the split from the former FHM model as amicable. In an interview with Golf.com, Will spoke about the divorce:

“It’s kind of freed me up a little bit. It’s got me focused on golf. I was focused on other things, like trying to keep a marriage going that was not working. We’re still buds. We’re working it out for the kids where I’ll have them when I’m home [in Jupiter, Fla.] I’m still good friends with Alli’s parents.”

It will be fascinating to see whether this continues, or whether the stuffy atmosphere of golf fans will suffocate this one before it begins. That said, anyone remember a scandal with Tiger once upon a time?

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