Elin Nordegren’s New Boyfriend Jamie Dingman a Womanizer Like Tiger?

We are all familiar with the rumors that Elin Nordegren has hopped from one billionaire to another and is currently dating Jamie Dingman.  While one would be inclined to think Dingman is a rebound for Nordegren after a horrendous relationship, that did not seem to be the case a month or so back.  In July, the NY Post sited sources who claimed Dingman has “never been so happy” and that he and Elin have “strong feelings for each other.”  Could the honeymoon already be over?

According to OK! Magazine via the Daily Mail, sources are now saying Jamie is “a total playboy, exactly the type of guy a lot of people believe she should be staying away from.”  A separate source said that they feel sorry for Elin and claimed Jamie has “houses and girls all over the world.”

This type of behavior would not be unheard of from a young billionaire, but it’s tough to feel sorry for Nordegren.  She had to have known what she was getting herself into.  Maybe she cannot fathom being with someone who has to think twice before buying a new $10 million mansion.  The bottom line is it was fine to feel sorry for her after the Tiger situation, but she’s an adult.  If Elin gets herself into a similar situation with another spoiled rich guy she has no one to blame but herself.

H/T to Fan Phooey for the story.

Ian Baker-Finch: Tiger Woods is a Schmuck, Will Return to Top of Rankings

Tiger Woods recently enjoyed a friendly round of golf with Australia’s Ian Baker-Finch.  Unlike others before him, Baker-Finch sees a bright future for Tiger.  Based on his recent play, guys like Bubba Watson have every right to bash Tiger and speak the truth about what they see on the course.  Baker-Finch, on the other hand, offered a different opinion about the way Woods’ golf game is coming along while still taking a shot at his personal issues.

“Tiger’s unbelievable. He seems to be in a really good frame of mind, despite all the stuff that’s been going on in his life and what he’s been dealing with,” Baker-Finch said according to the Herald Sun. “He’s a schmuck – he brought it on himself, we’ve all talked about it.”

Schmuck, huh?  Couldn’t have said it better myself.  The most noteworthy thing Tiger has done over the past few months is appear in a strange Japanese commercial.  His game has been so bad that he may even be in danger of missing the cut for his own tournament.  That would be embarrassing, but Baker-Finch insists Woods fans have nothing to worry about heading forward.

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Tiger Woods May Not Qualify for His Own Golf Tournament

You probably already realized that Tiger Woods has been less than impressive over the past year. The once invincible golfer lost the No. 1 ranking in the world — an honor he held for 281 straight weeks — to Lee Westwood last October. In May, he fell out of the top 10 for the first time since 1997. Presently he’s ranked 38th in the Official World Golf Rankings.

As CBS Sports points out, the low ranking puts him in jeopardy of not qualifying for his own tournament.

Tiger hosts the Chevron World Challenge in Thousand Oaks, Ca. in December. The tournament has 18 spots: the current major winners, the top 11 available players from the World Golf Rankings, the defending champ, and two exemption players selected by the Tiger Woods Foundation. The rub is that players must be ranked in the top 50 as of September 20th to qualify for an exemption.

If Tiger falls 13 spots in the next three weeks, the Chevron World Challenge is going to have an embarrassing situation on their hands. I’m sure this will all be worked out — Tiger is not going to miss his own tournament if he’s healthy — but it’s somewhat ironic that he may not be able to qualify for his exclusive event.

Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki Kiss in Front of Yale Football Team (Picture)

The athlete power couple of Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki has come a long way since the first time they were spotted together last month. The only difference is unlike last time where they tried to kiss discreetly, this time they did it in front of the entire Yale football team:

Wozniacki confirmed the two were dating earlier this month and McIlroy acknowledged that Woz is his girlfriend. They’ve become pretty inseparable the last month with McIlroy traveling to support her at various tennis tournaments including this week’s New Haven Open. The good luck kiss helped her win her fourth straight win at the New Haven Open.

Picture Credit: New Haven Open, via Richard Deitsch

Jim Furyk Handles Earthquake Like an Absolute Boss (Video)

I said it on Wednesday and I’ll say it again: an earthquake that measures 5.8 on the Richter scale is no joke.  There is no telling how I would react to the ground shaking beneath me if it happened because it never has.  Not once have I ever felt an earthquake, so while I may laugh at people like Torrey Smith I can’t guarantee I wouldn’t react the exact same way.

That being said, I doubt there are many people out there who would handle an earthquake like Jim Furyk did on Tuesday.  Check out the Jim Furyk earthquake video, courtesy of Devil Ball Golf:

Earthquake huh? Well, see ya later. Does anything bother this guy? His alarm clock certainly doesn’t.  What a boss.  Game over — Furyk wins.

Keegan Bradley Drinks Out of the PGA Championship Trophy (Pictures)

Keegan Bradley may never win another major championship for the rest of his life.  As long as he pockets enough winnings to live a comfortable life, he may not care.  The truth of the matter is Bradley was just another bro who took home a massive piece of hardware from a Major PGA golf tournament.  Bradley took the McIlroy approach to celebrating the biggest win of his life by filling his trophy up and enjoying a cold beverage.  Check out the pictures of Keegan Bradley drinking out of the PGA Championship trophy, courtesy of Busted Coverage:

A lot of people are hating on Bradley because he came out of nowhere.  We’re hearing a lot of rumblings that his victory proves “anyone can win” a major tournament.  What does that even mean?  He still won it.  On top of that he’s a down-to-earth kid who said getting a text from Tom Brady was the” coolest thing that’s ever happened” to him.  Younger players winning tournaments makes the game more fun.  You think I like Keegan because he’s a die-hard Red Sawx fan? Psh — give me a little credit.

Pics from Keegan Bradley’s Twitter page.

Jason Dufner Handles Major Collapse Well

Jason Dufner blew a lead in the final round of the PGA Championship and lost to Keegan Bradley in a playoff. Dufner, who is winless on the PGA Tour, bogeyed three straight holes at the end of his final round. He also bogeyed the 17th in their three-hole playoff to lose the tournament.

One of the worst aspects of the collapse is the success Dufner had on the final four holes the rest of the tournament. The previous three rounds, Dufner went a combined three under on holes 15-18 without making a bogey. But when it counted the most, he burped big time.

Credit Dufner for maintaining a strong perspective after blowing the biggest opportunity of his life.

“I’m not a history buff as far as golf goes,” he said after the tournament. “I know the media tries to define careers on certain players, ‘you did this, and you didn’t do this’. I’m not into that. I just play golf. I love playing golf. I love the competition, and I want to be as good as I can be.

“If that’s 20th in the world with no majors, or first in the world with 10 majors, or never to win a Tour event, I’ll be fine with it.

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