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Golfers reveal driving ambition

08 December 2017 00:12
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As the saying goes, drive for show, putt to drive another showy car into your garage.

Lexi Thompson upheld one of the golf’s solemn old traditions this week, posting pictures of her new Nissan GT-R on Instagram.

Ideologically, if not contractually, obliged to flaunt their earnings on the roads of Florida, leading pros are thought to be almost as likely to drive a Porsche as they are to vote Trump.

Tiger Woods might have emerged unscathed — at least physically — from his fire hydrant episode because his Cadillac Escalade was rated the safest car in America, but seemingly his prized motor remains a million-dollar Porsche Carrera GT.

According to Golfweek magazine, Ian Poulter makes do these days with five Ferraris, a Rolls Royce Ghost, and a Ford GT-40.

Adam Scott can be seen cruising around his native Queensland in a $500,000 (€424,000) SLS AMG Roadster with gull-wing doors.

While Justin Thompson celebrated last season’s winning streak by springing for a customised Dreamworks Range Rover with 24-inch wheels.

Rory McIlroy mainly dabbles in BMWs and Ferraris, though he and old flame Caroline Wozniacki were once pictured in a $400,000 white Lamborghini Aventador.

John Daly is more of a Harley-Davidson man, but Bubba Watson’s weakness coaxed him into a deal for a Chevrolet dealership.

“I have purchased 37 cars in 12 years, which I’m not proud of, I guess,” Bubba said proudly, last year.

The showpiece in his collection is the 1969 Dodge Charger used in the Dukes of Hazzard, though he had to cough up for a new paint job, replacing the rooftop Confederate Flag with a Stars and Stripes.

This grand tradition of ostentatious transport even predates Twitter. Cadillac ambassador Arnold Palmer drove a classic 1974 Eldorado.


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