We see them often in the moments after the final putt drops. The spouses and partners of the world’s best players celebrating victories in front of TV cameras on golf’s biggest stages.
What we don’t see all that often are the sacrifices and the daily acts of support that wives, husbands and partners offer without much fanfare. On social media many share those details increasingly more with their fans. But you may not know that among the significant others at golf’s elite level, there are college coaches, former Division I golfers and basketball and tennis players, long-drive champs and social media gurus.
Here’s a fun look at some of golf’s great power couples:
Michelle Wie and Jonnie West
Wie announced her engagement to West, the son of NBA legend Jerry West, in March using #WieGoesWest on social media. West is an executive with the Golden State Warriors. Wie, who won the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open, had surgery on her right hand in October.