Professional golfers getting hitched?

2013 proved to be a year that the stars of both the PGA and LPGA tours prioritized their relationships first.  See below for a list of who’s “going to the chapel…”

Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki, a professional tennis player, haven’t been able to enjoy their relationship without the press scrutinizing their every move.  For the past two years of their courtship, when either of them didn’t perform well, it has always been because of the distraction of a relationship.  Twice in the past year, it was reported they were splitting.  He had a year of turmoil on and off the course.  Rory has said that his recent New Year’s eve engagement in Sydney, Australia to Caroline “has given him stability. I am in a great place and I’m happy. It’s shaping up to be a great year.”

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Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky, the daughter of arguably the worlds greatest hockey player, were engaged this past August and are planning to wed in the fall of 2014.  As a very heterosexual woman, even I look at Paulina, 24, and think “wow.” No wonder Dustin put a rock on her finger, and when I mean rock, I mean it is in the category of a Kardashian, Gabrielle Union rock.

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Paula Creamer gets engaged to her 33 year old boyfriend, Derek Heath.  Paula is 27 years old and is currently ranked 13th in the world.  She and Derek were introduced by their fathers, who flew together in the Navy and still remain friends.  Derek is a pilot in the Air Force.  This is the most adventurous proposals of this year- he did it while skydiving.

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G-Mac is officially a married man.  Graeme McDowell married his longtime girlfriend, Kristin Stape, in the Bahamas in October.  He proposed the year before atop a helideck at the luxurious Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai.

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Brittany Lang and Kevin Spann were engaged and married.  Lang, 27, said the two met in the parking lot of TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas.  She was raised in McKinney and still calls it home. After putting out for par at the North Texas LPGA Shootout, she was met by Spann where he got down on one knee with the Golf Channel cameras rolling.  He asked her if he could watch her play golf the rest of their lives.  The two were married on 1/11/2014.

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