Why they’ll mesh: Sergio’s hot and then he’s cold and he’s up and then he’s down on the leaderboard. Katy can totally identify with that, in fact she wrote a No. 1 song about embodying this complicated dual state that often affects those in the public eye.
Sergio’s pretty smooth so he doesn’t need any pointers on making new buds, however Katy’s a firecracker so we’ve got some advice for her. Don’t tell him the real story behind “I kissed a Girl,” especially while Sergio is putting.
Boo Weekley and Beyonce Knowles
Why they’ll mesh: Jay-Z’s boo and the golfer who got his nickname from Yogi Bear’s amiable sidekick have plenty in common. Both of them have intensely loyal fan bases and they both know how to entertain.
Here’s a conversation starter for Beyonce to break the ice with Boo: “You won the Verizon Heritage in back to back years, why did you get so dialed up about that tour stop?” As for Boo, don’t rattle on about hunting and fishing unless you want to land a mention in Beyonce’s song sequel to “If I were a boy”:
♫If I were a deer, I’d dodge Weekley’s bullets. I swear I’d be better than Bambi♫
Camilo Villegas and Shakira
Why they’ll mesh: Golf Digest once called Villegas "the most ripped player on tour.” Spiderman’s smoldering strokes have taken the golfer well beyond the sport into fashion spreads and coveted spots on “most eligible” hot lists. His sashay happy countrywoman with the truth telling hips has also received tons of camera love. This Colombian duo will get along as famously as arroz con coco.
Jim Furyk and Jason Statham
Why they’ll mesh: Jim’s a pretty darned accurate driver and Jason Statham plays a pretty darned good precision driver and bone snapper in those Transporter flicks.
Icebreaking ideas for Jim: Don’t just gush on about how much you loved the Transporter trilogy, otherwise he’ll get grumpy and think you could be an obsessed wack-a-doo. Try a white lie and tell him that the current Crank series turns your crank more.
*A version of my above story was originally published in Golf Canada Magazine