Archive for LPGA
On Thursday, the entire interwebs was collectively charmed by a photo that surfaced which showcased the adorable cause behind a delayat the LPGA’s ISPS Handa Australian Open at the Royal Canberra Golf Club. The cause: An intrusion of the course by a mob of kangaroos.
But a photo is just a photo. While the photograph of the kangaroos told the story, it could not capture the story in as captivating of a way as some animated GIFs showing the kangaroos doing their hopping thing all around the grounds.
Golf goddess Blair O’Neal truly captured the fancy of the interwebs way back in 2009 when she was a competitor on The Golf Channel’s reality show Big Break XI: Prince Edward Island. Things may have quieted down a slight bit since then for the stunning beauty, a former dominant force on the college golf scene as a member of Arizona State Sun Devils squad.
According to the bio on her official website, the 31-year-old Miss Blair O’Neal turned pro in 2004 and was later named “One of the Hottest 50 Athletes of All-Time” in 2008. And with her inclusion on that list, O’Neal hasn’t looked back, parlaying her devastating good looks paired with a competent golf game into a pretty successful career.
In a delightful scene during the ISPS Handa Australian Open at the Royal Canberra Golf Club on Friday, a herd (gaggle?) of kangaroos moseyed across the golf course, delaying play and caused the interwebs to let out a collective, “Awwww, how adorable!”
That’s awesome. Marsupials rule in general, but kangaroos are the shiznit. But sadly for the LPGA, tournament delays caused by a roving horde kangaroos is the only way to attract any attention to the sport. Well, that and photo galleries and videos featuring the more attractive women from the ranks of professional female golfers, as evidenced by the posts contained in the Sportress of Blogitude Archives under the LPGA category. Yeah. Not saying that it is right or fair, it’s just the truth.
[H/T Off the Bench]
It took a few extra looks, but yes, I did ultimately confirm that Anna Rawson, who has become as well if not more well known for her devastating good looks on and off the golf course as her game inside the ropes, tweeted the above image of herself dressed quite provocatively in order to showcase her new gloves, which are from the G Fore line.
Now, if some of the more attractive LPGA players wore the getup Rawson is modeling in the above photo to tournaments, methinks the Tour wouldn’t have to worry any further about potential attendance problems. I’m not implying that is right, fair, appropriate or even a decent thing to bring up, but it is the truth.
When she’s not turning heads at LPGA Tour events with her stellar golf play, Natalie Gulbis is likely drawing the attention of captivated onlookers courtesy of her customary super-short skorts she routinely competes in. Well, that and her frequent stretching. Mustn’t forget about that, as it causes a bevy of slack-jawed gawking as well.
And given that she’s only won once on the LPGA Tour, her choice in attire has caused some consternation among the traditionalists of the sport. Whether that is fair or not, when the attention paid to her daring hemlines rises to the level of warranting a discussion, not to mention a photo gallery, on Golf.com, does that mean her dare to wear short skorts has transcended into the realm of sultry sideshow?
Case in point, in Golf.com’s weekly feature which addresses the “Hot” and the “Not” in the world of golf, Gulbis’ affinity for short skorts falls within the “Not” side of things. So writes Alan Shipnuck:
I didn’t think they could get any punier, but apparently I was wrong. Hey, I’m not a prude, and I have no problem with LPGA players showcasing their attractiveness/athleticism, but Natalie’s hemlines are turning into a sideshow. When we’re studying photos of her tan lines like the Zapruder film, things are definitely getting silly.
Agree? Disagree? Need additional visual documentation of exactly how high up the thigh her skorts get? Judge for yourself below with Golf.com’s 11-photo study.
It is hard to believe it has been nearly a year-and-a-half since the Sportress first profiled sexy British golf siren Sophie Horn, but it’s a welcome sight — literally — that she is still chasing her dreams of becoming more than just another pretty face and continues her goal of ascending in the highly competitive ranks of women’s golf.
And while she hasn’t quite broken through on the LPGA Tour as of yet, she has more than made a name for herself through her work as a spokesperson, not to mention her stunning pictorials and provocative calendars which provide more than sufficient evidence that she isn’t that bad to look at, either. And that’s fine by her.
“I’m trying to make golf younger and sexier, and people so far are taking it real well,” explained Horn at the 2012 PGA Merchandise Show earlier this year.
Indeed. Horn adds that although she is from the United Kingdom and plays most of her golf in Europe, most of her fans reside right here in America:
“About 70 percent of my fans are here in the States,” Horn said. “Over here they make golf more accessible and more fun, that’s what I’m all about.”
As she continues to work on her game, Horn plans to remain in the public eye, even if it’s not for her play on the golf course. In fact, she has been featured in no less than six online or print publications that have been released in the past week, some of which featured images included in the photo gallery below.
According to the readers of Golf Digest, 26-year-old German golfer Sandra Gal has been voted the “Hottest Golfer” in a tournament-style competition that has been going on since November. The tourney began (entire results here) with the guys facing off with the guys and ladies against ladies with the winner for each gender facing off for hotness supremacy. Gal obliterated her male opponent in the finals, Rickie Fowler (which Golf Digest correctly points out that this was more due to the demographics of the magazine’s readership as much as anything else) by receiving over 80,000 votes and winning by the incredible margin of 99.61% to 0.39%. That, my friends, is a certifiable blowout.
While some might argue with the results, what with such names as Michelle Wie, Natalie Gulbis, Anna Rawson, Belen Mozo, Minea Blomqvist, and Sportress favorite, the lovely and talented Beatriz Recari, among the gorgeous young ladies to have competed in women’s pro golf who could have vied for the title, one thing one cannot argue with is that Gal is something of a looker.
So, with a hearty congratulations going out to Miss Sandra Gal, please enjoy perusing the photo gallery starring the German beauty which follows below.
You know, just because.
We’ve been having a lot of fun over the past week or so with ESPN The Magazine‘s upcoming edition of their immensely popular “Body Issue” set to hit newsstands on Friday, in particular with the lovely and talented Spanish golfer Belen Mozo, so why not continue on with it?
(watches video again)
Why not, indeed.
Alrighty then. Not to take away from the tasteful and artistic nature of the photographs which typically grace the pages of ESPN The Magazine‘s annual Body Issue, is it just me, or is this exactly what Jerry Seinfeld was referring to when he was explaining to Elaine how he assumed that the gymnast he was dating would use his body as the apparatus during lovemaking? Just saying.
Moving on, the release of the much ballyhooed “Body Issue” is nearly upon us, so ESPN is providing slack-jawed gawkers a sneak peak at some of the athletes who will be featured in the issue. Additional photo of the lovely Alicia Sacramone follow as well as a couple photos of LPGA newcomer Belen Mozo — whose inclusion in the magazine was mentioned previously at the Sportress — in the buff.
But then again, who isn’t? They’re quite delicious.
Joining LeBron James as a celebrity pitch-person for the aggressive marketing campaign from McDonald’s to pimp their über-popular, annual Monopoly contest is the lovely and talented Michelle Wie. According the Golden Arches’ statisticians, the chance of Michelle Wie getting her next hole-in-one on any given day is 1 in 50,000, but the odds of her being certifiably adorable in this commercial? Prettay prettay prettay prettay good.
But I have one issue with the commercial: that golf cart Wie is operating is clearly not street legal. What gives, Michelle? That’s wholly irresponsible and I fully expect Annika Sorenstam to criticize Wie for this decision as well.
[H/T Dogs That Chase Cars]