What are Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, and all the golf troll websites and blogs to do? The latest damage to the golf industry is the announcement that Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn have broken up. It’s yet another in the growing trend of hot WAGS leaving golf. Forget declining equipment sales, bankrupt golf courses and tanking golf real estate. Golf has a bigger problem, the HWIGS (hottest women in golf) and HWAGS (hot wives and girlfriends) exodus.
Golf media outlets depend on drive-by click bait T&A articles for their traffic. After all, how many times can we fix the same hacker’s slice or produce yet another top driver list comprised of drivers by companies that pay the most in advertising dollars?
If you recall, golf lost a hot WAG in Caroline Wozniacki, Rory McIlory’s now former girlfriend and fiance. You know, the hot tennis player. On March 31st 2015, now known as black Tuesday to golf magazines, Amanda Dufner and Jason Dufner announced divorce.
And now Vonn is leaving. Red alert.
Surely Golf Digest and Golf Magazine, along with many other golf media outlets who produce such classy T&A content, are holding emergency meetings as we speak. They don’t want to go the direction of Back9Network, which essentially went belly-up when easy access to photos of Amanda Dufner dried up.
I predict a new content classification from the Golf Digests and Golf Magazines of the world, “Hot FWAGS.” Ah yes I can see the intern-written non-spell-checked Instagram re-post slide shows now: Get ready for “Hot Former Wives and Girlfriends.” They might even go “Hot WWLITSCAAGCS,” hot women who live in the same city as a golf course. Perhaps HWIGWLWFNMOAGC: Hottest women in golf who live within forty nautical miles of a golf course.
I also expect to see more “in depth” coverage of the hot WAGS and hottest women in golf that are still around, like Rickie Fowler’s model girlfriend. And don’t forget the puntastic “sexy golfer Blair O’Neal hits out of a wet lie.” I get it. So smooth.
While I can’t be 100% sure about who or where the golf media outlets turn to for their hot women wives girlfriends and all that, I can guarantee we’ll see yoga pants.