While the wives and girlfriends of professional golfers aren’t as well-known as those in other sports, they still turn heads on the links. The stories about how these couples met, their shared love of golf, and more make them inspiring to golf fans around the world. Continue reading to meet the lovely wives and girlfriends of PGA golfers.
Rory McIlroy And Erica Stoll
Rory McIlroy is one of the top golfers in the PGA after winning four majors in three and a half years. The only other players to do this include Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. In 2015, he started dating a former PGA of America employee named Erica Stoll.
That same year the two got engaged during a trip to Paris. McIlroy and Stoll tied the knot in April 2017 at Ashford Castle in Cong, County Mayo. Although Stoll is married to one of PGA’s greatest, she prefers to stay out of the spotlight.
Brooks Koepka And Jena Sims
Brooks Koepka became the World Number 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking after he won the 2018 CJ cup. He also became the first PGA golfer in history to hold back-to-back titles in two different majors simultaneously. The woman who continues to stand by his side is his girlfriend, Jena Sims.
Sims is a former Georgia beauty queen and she has been linked to Koepka since at least 2017. According to The Spun, the couple made headlines in 2019 when he refused a kiss from her before the PGA Championship. The following month they were spotted kissing before the U.S. Open.
Jon Rahm And Kelley Cahill
Golfer Jon Rahm became the World Number 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking in July 2020 and was in the top spot in World Amateur Golf Ranking for 60 weeks straight. In December 2019, Rahm married Kelley Cahill. Cahill met Rahm while they were attending Arizona State University.
While Rahm was playing golf at Arizona State, Cahill was competing in javelin. The two bonded over their love of sports, but one tennis match almost destroyed them. “He was so good. I was so upset. I was actually mad for a day or two. We have not stepped foot on a tennis court since,” Cahill said to The Sun.
Justin Thomas And Jillian Wisniewski
Justin Thomas is 27-years-old and has made a name for himself in the world of golf. His breakout year was in 2017 when he won five PGA Tour events, including the PGA Championship and the FedEx Cup. He began dating his girlfriend Jillian Wisniewski in 2016.
Her LinkedIn profile shows that she is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in journalism and she works as a senior production business manager at an advertising agency. Although Wisniewski doesn’t tour with Thomas often, she will sometimes caddy for him.
Tiger Woods And Erica Herman
One of the biggest names in golf is Tiger Woods. Born December 30, 1975, he was considered a child prodigy and was already playing golf before he turned two-years-old. He is currently tied for the most PGA Tour wins, holds numerous golf records, and is in the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Woods was linked to restaurant manager Erica Herman starting in late 2017. She can often be seen at his tournaments where she cheers him on with his kids Sam and Charlie.
Adam Scott And Marie Kojzar
Australian golfer Adam Scott is one of the highest-ranked players in the PGA. The 40-year-old has won 31 professional tournaments throughout his career with the biggest being the 2013 Masters Tournament. He has been married to a Swedish architect named Marie Kozjar since April of 2014.
The couple started dating in the early 2000s, but were separated for a while and rekindled their love in 2013. Their wedding took place in the Bahamas and they are the parents to a six-year-old daughter named Bo Vera and a three-year-old son named Byron.
Patrick Reed And Justine Karain
Patrick Reed picked up the nickname “Captain America” after his stellar performance in the Ryder Cup. He placed first in the 2018 Masters and fourth in the 2018 U.S. Open. He married Justine Karain on December 21, 2012. She used to be his caddy but stepped down after giving birth to their daughter, Windsor-Wells.
There was some tension in the family when Reed announced he was going to marry her. He did not invite his parents or sister to the wedding and tells security to escort his family out if they show up at his tournaments.
Dustin Johnson And Paulina Gretzky
Insider states that Dustin Johnson has at least one win in each of the previous 12 seasons on the PGA Tour. He is the first golfer to win each of the four World Golf Championship events and is only one win behind Tiger Woods.
Some sports fans may know his fiancée, Paulina Gretzky, because her father is former NHL star Wayne Gretzky. Paulina met Dustin in 2009, but the pair didn’t start dating until four years later. They have two young sons named Tatum and River.
Xander Schauffele And Maya Lowe
Xander Schauffele has mostly stood in the shadows during his career, but actually has some impressive wins. During his first 11 career majors, he finished in the top six at least five times. One person who has stood at his side for a large part of his career is girlfriend Maya Lowe.
The two have been together since 2014 during their college years. He was playing golf for San Diego State University, while she was doing the same for the University of California, San Diego. He recently posted on his Instagram account that they adopted an adorable French Bulldog puppy.
Rickie Fowler And Allison Stokke
Rickie Fowler has been part of the PGA Tour for over a decade. He was ranked the top amateur golfer in the world for 36 weeks straight in 2007 and 2008. Some may not know that he is part of a group called the “Golf Boys” with fellow PGA players Ben Crane, Bubba Watson, and Hunter Mahan.
He is the husband of track and field star and fitness model Allison Stokke. They have been married since October 2019. During her high school years, she broke several records for pole vaulting and many photos from this time have gone viral online.
Gary Woodland And Gabby Granado
Golf fans will most likely remember that Gary Woodland is best known for being one of the longest hitters on tour. After a successful career at the University of Kansas, he turned pro and has competed in the PGA Tour since 2009.
After transitioning from basketball to golf he met his current wife Gabby Granado. They tied the knot in October 2016 on the beach in Turks and Caicos. She gave birth to two sets of twins, but unfortunately one of the twins from the first set didn’t survive the pregnancy.
Collin Morikawa And Katherine Zhu
Collin Morikawa is currently in fourth place in the Official World Golf Ranking list. At 24-years-old, he started his PGA Tour career with 22 consecutive made cuts. His girlfriend is fellow golfer Katherine Zhu.
Morikawa credits Zhu for allowing him to play his best, “I am very lucky to have her. Kat has been by my side through it all. She would hate me if I didn’t say this, but I didn’t start winning in college until she showed up in my life, so thanks Kat,” he told Golf Digest.
Tyrrell Hatton And Emily Braisher
Tyrrell Hatton is an English professional golfer who has won the European Tour six times and won the 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational during the PGA Tour. After winning the 2021 Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, he is set to be in the top five of the Official World Golf Ranking.
He is currently seeing girlfriend Emily Braisher and the two have been together for about four years. She is often seen at Hatton’s tournaments and writes a blog about her touring experience called Wife on Tour. Even though she is not his wife, she thought the name had a good ring to it.
Webb Simpson And Taylor Dowd Simpson
Golf enthusiasts will know Webb Simpson for his impressive wins at the 2012 U.S. Open and the 2018 Players Championship. His most recent win was the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links in June 2020 and he is currently in the 10th spot on the Official World Golf Ranking list.
Simpson has been married to Taylor Dowd Simpson for about 10 years. She earned a degree in theatre and has pursued acting in Los Angeles and Atlanta. They met when Webb’s father offered her money to go on a date with his son. According to The U.S. Sun, she responded, “If he’s as cute as you, I’ll go for free.”
Bryson DeChambeau And Sophia Phalen Bertolami
Bryson DeChambeau is a seven-time PGA Tour winner, including the coveted 2020 U.S. Open. He became the third player to win the NCAA Division I championship and the U.S. Amateur. The other two are Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.
This golf pro is dating Instagram influencer Sophia Phalen Bertolami. She has two degrees in kinesiology and nutrition and nursing. One of the best parts of her Instagram page is the photos she posts of her pet pig. She bought Stella when she was a micro pig, but now she weighs at least 1,100 pounds.
Tony Finau And Alayna Finau
Although Tony Finau received college scholarship offers for basketball, he turned them down to pursue his true passion of golf. Finau made history by becoming the first person of Tongan and Samoan descent to play in the PGA Tour. He also has some cousins who are famous athletes including NBA player Jabari Parker and former NFL star Haloti Ngata.
He is married to Alayna Finau and the couple are the proud parents of four children named Jraice, Leilene Aiaga, Tony Jr., and Sage. They love being parents so much that are looking to expand their family even more. “We’ll probably do five or six. We come from big families,” they said to The U.S. Sun.
Daniel Berger And Victoria Slater
Daniel Berger turned pro when he was 20-years-old and has won several tournaments including the FedEx St. Jude Classic, the Charles Schwab Challenge, and the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Berger is currently in the 15th spot of the Official World Golf Ranking list.
He is dating Victoria “Tori” Slater, a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a marketing and business degree. According to Golf Monthly, she is now working as a realtor in the Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens areas of Florida. Slater can often be seen at Berger’s tournaments and will sometimes caddy for him.
Matthew Fitzpatrick And Lydia Cassada
Matthew Fitzpatrick is a 26-year-old English golfer who earned his first professional win in the 2015 British Masters. In December 2020, Fitzpatrick won his second DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, which was his first Rolex Series title. He met current girlfriend, Lydia Cassada, while the two were attending college at Northwestern University.
Golf Monthly says that Cassada now lives in West Palm Beach where she works as a marketing representative for a travel company. The couple are often spotted at sporting events and she is usually with him on tour.
Paige Spiranac and Steven Tinoco
Okay, we switched it up with this one but we couldn’t leave Paige Spiranac off the list! The gorgeous and talented golfer is better known for her trick shot tutorials on Instagram than her pro golf career, which ended in 2016. She played college golf for the University of Arizona and San Diego State.
Spiranac met her husband, personal trainer and former professional baseball player Steven Tinoco not long after, and the couple became married in 2018 before her Instagram career took off. She told the New York Post, “I met him at the start of my career, so we have done this entire thing together. He is so understanding and knows this is a business for me.”
Paul Casey And Pollyanna Woodward
Paul Casey grew up in England and joined the European Tour in 2001. While he is in the 18th spot on the Official Golf Ranking list now, he was able to reach his personal best in 2009 at the third spot.
His first wife was a distant cousin of Hugh Hefner named Jocelyn Hefner, but the pair divorced in 2011 after three years of marriage. That same year he started dating television presenter Pollyanna Woodward. They were engaged a couple of years later, had a son named Lex in September of 2014, and were married in January 2015.
Harris English And Helen Marie Bowers
PGA Tour member Harris English grew up in Georgia and Tennessee and excelled in golf during his high school years at The Baylor School. His most recent win was in January 2021 where he placed first in the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Hawaii’s Kapalua Resort.
English married Helen Marie Bowers on February 11, 2017, at the Ocean Forest Golf Club in Georgia and she is often seen at his side during his tournaments. Bowers currently works as a real estate agent in St. Simons Island, Georgia.