Tiger Woods has his first steady girlfriend since his divorce from Elin Nordegren became final, as the golfer is seeing Alyse Lahti Johnston, a 22 year-old Florida woman.
But since the two started being seen together a few months ago, whispers have grown around the golf world that Lahti Johnston is simply dating Woods in hopes she can catch the eye of Martin Kaymer, the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world.
"People want to be with the best," said former British Open champion Stewart Cink. "We saw all the tail Tiger got when he was No. 1. And now it's Martin's turn up top. You really can't get any hotter than Martin Kaymer right now. I mean, that guy is an international superstar! If I was Tiger, I would be very skeptical of this girl's intentions."
"It's not just the fact that Martin is ranked No. 1 while Tiger is only No. 3," said Steve Stricker. "Martin also has impeccably pleated pants and I'd guess at least 300 different colors of polo shirts. Throw in that German accent and an incredibly awkward manner around girls that can be interpreted as being shy, and he's got golf groupies all over him. They want in on that total package."
Kaymer has yet to win a PGA Tour event this season and has finished 20th or worse in his past two tournaments, as he has been indulging himself in sweet, sweet golf tail from Scottsdale to Palm Harbor.
"Last year his greens hit in regulation percentage was off the charts," said Jim Furyk. "That makes the girlies get wet. But he needs to balance the women with the golf or it can all fall apart. Just ask Tiger."
Lahti Johnson insists she is not angling for a piece of Kaymer.
"Tiger and I are just getting started," she said. "There's no commitment. One of us may decide the relationship isn't right. And that's fine. And if that happens, I'm going to get me some Rory McIlroy. He exudes sex."