December 08, 2007
Anna Rawson is a rather good looking Australian girl who has been working as a model....but is now joining the LPGA Tour.
The Australian ended the Final Round of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament this past Sunday, netting three birdies, which made her first on the conditional status list of the LPGA.
Thus far this year, Rawson placed second at the Swiss Open on the Ladies European Tour. She was also named "The Most Popular Golfer" on the Ladies European Tour by GOLF Weekly readers and earned the "Golf Babe of the Year 2007" award at Eindhovensche Golf in the Netherlands.
Of course, Anna Rawson's entry into the LPGA Tour is nothing to do with the fact that the people running the tour know that male golfers watch it for the eye candy of the players: nor anything to do with hte fact that the advertisers will pay for such an audience. No, no, perish that thought. The thing is though, that actually is what attracts th viewers, whether you like it or not.
None of which isn't to say that Anna Rawson deserves her spot on the basis of her golfing ability:
Well, women's professional golf has just advanced on my list of favorite sports from No. 109 to No. 63 ... just ahead of cheese rolling, but still behind rugby and Calvinball. The dramatic upsurge in the standings is due to Anna Rawson, who earned her LPGA tour card this week. We are absolutely certain that she totally deserved it and was not rewarded ahead of more deserving amateurs. Nope.
She was also named "The Most Popular Golfer" on the Ladies European Tour by GOLF Weekly readers and earned the "Golf Babe of the Year 2007" award at Eindhovensche Golf in the Netherlands, before playing in the KLM Ladies Open.
As GQ writer Benjie Goodhart said about Rawson, "They say Tiger Woods made golf popular with people who previously felt excluded from the game. This player could make golf popular with people who hate golf."
ABOUT ANNA RAWSON
Anna has been a stellar golf talent since she was 13, as well as a much sought-after model. After winning the National Dolly Magazine Cover Girl Contest, Anna began her modeling career, making her a rarity in sports, with an impactful mix of femininity, raw athletic talent, and intelligence . Anna graduated from USC before turning pro in golf and is noted for her fashion on the golf course. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.
For more information you can try her website which is, of course, www.annarawson.com.
And why not, a few photographs of Anna Rawson: she is indeed somewhat toothsome, is she not?
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