Everyone knows Danica Patrick as the greatest female race car driver ever. We know her as the first woman to win an Indy Car race and as the highest female finisher in the esteemed history of the Indianapolis 500. We know her as the first woman to win a pole for the Daytona 500 and as the marketing machine that took NASCAR by storm three years ago.
But do you know Danica Patrick the golfer? More than likely, you don’t.
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Danica is also famously dating fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Rickie Stenhouse, Jr. The two met while competing in the NASCAR Nationwide series and announced their relationship shortly before last years’ Daytona 500.
Having a relationship off the track can make this challenging on it…
…but perhaps the most dangerous test is still of off the track. According to an article on SportsOnEarth.com, “They waded […] into perhaps even more treacherous relationship waters: Stenhouse is teaching Patrick to golf.”
The two-time Nationwide Series champion and reigning Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year, Stenhouse is an avid golfer and according to Patrick is “in his element” on the course. The two even spent Stenhouse’s birthday last year at the site of the 2014 U.S. Open, Pinehurst Resort.
— Danica Patrick (@DanicaPatrick) October 2, 2013
— Danica Patrick (@DanicaPatrick) October 3, 2013
No word yet on Patrick’s progress on the course, but if her learning curve is anything like it is on the track, Danica ought to own a respectable handicap in no time.
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