Martin Kaymer’s girlfriend Alison Micheletti, who played on the Furman University golf team, is playing this week’s Ladies European Tour Qualifying School as an amateur, according to Golf365.com’s Matt Cooper.
Which may explain why Kaymer withdrew from the Chevron World Challenge. Perhaps he decided to support Micheletti or even caddie for her.
If that’s the case, it’s very understandable why he pulled out of the Chevron. And they say pro golfers are selfish!
Prior to entering the LET’s Q-School, Micheletti took part in the Murcia Ladies Open – an event also played at La Manga and part of the LET Access Series (effectively a feeder tour). She recorded rounds of 86 and 80 to miss the cut.
She has not turned professional – she is playing Q-School as an amateur – and her aspirations are unclear.
There have been surprisingly few relationships between male and female professional golfers (at least as far as we know) so it would be a novel experience to see them both on their respective tours – not to mention a glamorous and high-profile prospect for the LET.
Unfortunately Micheletti started her tournament with a round of 89 which leaves her facing a huge mountain to climb in order to progress to the final stage.