Happy Valentine's Day! Here are 10 of golf's ultimate power couples
February 14, 2017
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Tiger Woods and Steve Williams
Woods and Williams formed one of the most dynamic player-caddie duos in history. From 1999 to 2011, Woods and Williams won 13 majors, not to mention 50-plus PGA Tour events. The partnership came to a screeching halt in 2011 when Woods announced they were ending their professional relationship.
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Phil and Amy Mickelson
Fan-favorites Phil and Amy were married in 1996. She is a regular at tournaments and is often spotted in Phil's gallery.
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Jack and Barbara Nicklaus
Jack and Barbara Nicklaus met at Ohio State in 1957, married in 1960 and have five children. During all of Jack's success, Barbara was right beside him. She even won the Bob Jones Award in 2015, given by the USGA to recognize distinguished sportsmanship in golf. Jack won the award in 1975.
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Phil Mickelson and Jim 'Bones' Mackay
Here's a player-caddie relationship to rival Woods and Williams. Mickelson and Mackay have competed as a team since 1992 and are still going strong. Recently, they each had offseason surgery on the same day and have returned searching for more PGA Tour victories.
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Ben Crenshaw and Carl Jackson
This tag-team produced Masters victories in 1984 and 1995. Jackson, one of the most decorated Augusta National caddies ever, and Gentle Ben teamed up 39 times at Augusta, amassing nine additional Top 10s.
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Arnold and Winnie Palmer
Arnold met Winnie in 1954, not long after he won the U.S. Amateur. She was 19; he asked her to watch him play golf, and the rest is history. They married on Dec. 20, 1954, and remained together until Winnie’s death in 1999. Arnie married Kit Gawthrop in 2005.
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Tiger Woods and Mark Steinberg
Woods and Steinberg linked up in 1998 and have remained together as player-agent ever since. There have been good times (10-plus majors) and bad (Woods's public scandal), but the two have stuck it out.
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Jason and Ellie Day
Follow Jason or Ellie on social media and you'll find a slew of cute family pics that include their son, Dash, and their daughter, Lucy. Jason won his first event that Ellie attended, and the pair have been magic ever since.
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Jordan Spieth and Annie Verret
Spieth and Verret met in high school and have been together ever since. When Annie isn’t busy working at the First Tee of Dallas, you might find her at one of Jordan's events, or hanging with the wives and girlfriends at Ryder or Presidents cups.
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Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll
McIlroy and Stoll made their first public appearance together as a couple in May 2015 and were engaged in December 2015. They reportedly have an April wedding planned, but first McIlroy will try to complete the career grand slam at the Masters.
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