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Jason Day’s Wife Ellie Harvey Captures Audience at Masters

Much like Rory McIlroy’s girlfriend, Ellie Harvey, the wife of golfer Jason Day, got a lot of attention from fans watching the Masters on CBS.

Ellie Harvey and Jason Day were married in the fall of 2009, and there’s a great story about Day nailing a hole-in-one at her request in 2008. Day is Australian while Harvey is from Ohio, but the two met through Day’s coach and caddie, Col Swatton, according to the PGA’s site. Jason Sobel has more info on the couple, saying “they met five years ago when she was waitressing at a restaurant in Twinsburg, Ohio, but didn’t start seriously dating until coincidentally running into each other a few years later.”

Even though Day came up short in the Masters, there is little doubt many fans now have a new favorite golfer, thanks to his wife, Ellie Day. Day is the latest addition to the long list of our smokin hot sports girlfriends, go here to see them all.

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John Daly Ex Says Golfers Paid for Sexual Favors at TPC Southwind in Memphis

When the fourth ex-wife of John Daly decides to speak out, one would assume her goal is to throw golf’s notorious bad boy under the bus. While that may be true to some extent, Sherrie Daly seems to be targeting the entire PGA in her memoir, “Teed Off: My Life as a Player’s Wife on the PGA Tour.” Of course, Sherrie is the ex-wife of a wacky clothes-wearing, chain-smoking party animal, so her stories are bound to be colorful.

While Sherrie talks about everything from fighting off strippers and Hooters girls to finding her husband in bed with other women, Deadspin called our attention to one particularly entertaining claim she made about the 16th hole at TPC Southwind in Memphis.

I’d been told by many men in Memphis, including my banker, that there was a girl who’d give golfers [oral sex] when they got to the sixteenth hole . . . Apparently, all they had to do was pay $300 when they got there, and she’d take them into the bushes.”

I don’t watch a ton of golf, but I play quite a bit.  It has to be assumed that Sherrie is talking about practice rounds, because I don’t see how someone would have enough time to receive a sexual favor between holes 16 and 17 during a tournament.  Not to mention, the cameramen would probably be wondering where the golfers have been disappearing to after they sink their puts on the 16th green.  If this practice is going on during tournaments and no one has caught on, the price should probably be steeper than $300. Just saying.

Billy Mayfair Wears Pat Tillman Jersey as Tribute During Phoenix Open (Pictures)

Golfer Billy Mayfair is from Phoenix and lives in Scottsdale — a born-and-bred Arizona native. He went to college at Arizona State, so he decided to use his second round Saturday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open as an opportunity to pay tribute to Pat Tillman.

Tillman is a former Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year for Arizona State who played for the Arizona Cardinals but left them to join the Army Rangers. Tillman was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan and is widely considered to be a hero and role model.

Mayfair put the jersey on for the 16th hole and his drive hit the pin, lipping out in what was nearly a hole in one. He ended up with a birdie on the hole. Mayfair is several strokes off the lead, but no doubt he’s the fan favorite after that tribute.

Pictures of Tiger Woods’ Deserted Golf Course in Dubai

Tiger Woods’ name was supposed to back a golf course in Dubai that he was designing, but the project has been put on hold because of the global economic recession. Six holes were completed (as you can kind of tell in the pictures), and you can really get to see how incredible of an accomplishment it is to build a course in the middle of the desert.

The estate was to house a $1 billion golf course, surrounded by a complex of 100 villas, 75 mansions, 22 palaces, a boutique hotel, a golf academy and 30,000 full-grown imported trees.” Lofty aspirations, but I would also like a platinum coated toilet and a bidet that sprays Evian water. It just isn’t happening. Hopefully they’ve realized how absurd a billion dollar golf facility in Dubai is. Not even oil can back that.

Photos Courtesy Golf Digest

Dustin Johnson Denies He is Dating Natalie Gulbis, Says ‘I’m a Single Guy’

Call this the Dustin Johnson/Natalie Gulbis update part three. Last weekend Gulbis was following Johnson around for the Tournament of Champions at Kapalua and according to Golf.com, confirmed she and Dustin were dating. Here was the exact excerpt from the story: “Following Johnson’s 73, Gulbis confirmed they were dating but said with a laugh, ‘I’ll let Dustin handle our PR.’ Reached Saturday evening, he declined comment.”

In our story, we noted how Johnson pulled out of this week’s Sony Open to handle some things at home. The New York Post later said he was going home to settle matters with Amanda Caulder, his college girlfriend. We wondered if Gulbis’ announcement had killed Dustin’s game, and it appeared as if that was the case.

Well Johnson is tired of people talking about his business publicly, and he addressed the media to set things straight.

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Was Dustin Johnson Relationship with Amanda Caulder Burned by Natalie Gulbis?

Earlier this week we passed along the news of golf’s new super couple, Dustin Johnson and Natalie Gulbis, getting together. Gulbis was spotted following Johnson during his third round on Saturday and confirmed the two were dating. Gulbis deferred to Johnson for further public comments, but he declined to talk. Now we know why.

According to the New York Post’s Page Six, Johnson still had yet to tie up a loose end with his current girlfriend Amanda Caulder when the news of the Gulbis relationship leaked. Gulp. What’s worse is that apparently Caulder’s relationship with Johnson began in the same fashion — he was still involved with a previous girl at the time supposedly — so this seems like Karma.

The info explains two things: one, why Johnson was so quiet about his relationship with Gulbis. Two, why he pulled out of this week’s Sony Open to take care of some stuff at home. It all makes sense now. This guy just needs to be more forthcoming. Good thing he’s stupid long, if you know what I mean.

Natalie Gulbis Confirms She and Dustin Johnson are Dating

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about celebrities, it’s that they react to dating news by making some of their own. With that in mind, perhaps it was the news last week that Ben Roethlisberger was getting engaged that inspired golfer Natalie Gulbis to go public about her relationship with fellow golfer Dustin Johnson. After all, the 28-year-old hottie once dated the sexual predator who dons a number seven jersey for the Steelers on Sundays.

The relationship between the two golfers was confirmed by Gulbis after she was seen following Johnson throughout the back nine of his third round Saturday at the Tournament of Champions. Johnson has declined comment about their relationship, but it’s worth noting he pulled out of next weekend’s Sony Open “to take care of some things at home.” Who knows what that means.

All I know is that these two will join the long line of infamous athlete-celebrity couples here at LBS, and when you think of the two of them together, remember that Tiger Woods once described Johnson’s game as “stupid long.” Take that to mean whatever you wish and bid the couple a wonderful future, though we’re not sure what odds you would get in a casino for them to stay together for the long haul.

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