Kira Kazantsev Photos: Most Beautiful Women in Golf 2017

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Former Miss America Kira Kazantsev impressed Tiger Woods with her short game.
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Kazantsev was previously named Miss New York in 2014.
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A first-generation American of Russian decent, Kazantsev learned golf from her father at a young age.
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"My parents are from Russia, so my dad’s kind of a super serious, staunch guy. So he didn’t really know much what to do with his little girl. So we played golf."
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"I played for the first time when I was about three years old on a vacation in Florida. I really got into it from age seven to twelve. I played really seriously in junior leagues in San Antonio, Texas, and when we moved to California. I didn’t pursue it a
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"I definitely started out because of my dad. It was just a great way for us to have fun together on the golf course. We didn’t have to talk too much because you have to be quiet on the golf course, so it was perfect."
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