Tiger Woods may (or may not) be a changed man since his divorce from model Elin Nordegren, but one thing does remain the same — he still prefers blondes.
Woods has reportedly been getting cozy with 22-year-old Alyse Lahti Johnston, an aspiring golf pro, recent Ohio State graduate and Nordegren doppelganger. Though she doesn’t look like your typical lady golfer, the girl’s got some connections.
Coincidentally, she is the stepdaughter of Alastair Johnston, who is on the board of IMG in addition to several other golf-related businesses. IMG, of course, is the sports agency that represents Woods. When Johnston decided to begin training for the LPGA tour, her stepfather hired a private coach who then introduced her to the 35-year-old golfer.
According to Radar, Johnston moved to Windermere, FL to live with her mother and stepfather after graduating from OSU last year. She is originally from Cleveland, OH.
No word on whether Woods is ready to settle down again but according to a Johnston pal, the blonde beauty is just looking for a good time.
“She sent a BBM to a mutual friend of ours saying she didn’t consider herself Tiger’s girlfriend,” a former classmate says. “They were just having a good time hooking up.”
Adding that, “She is a really nice girl, smart and super friendly. And she’s also a bit of a wild child. She definitely likes to have fun.”
Wild child, indeed. Johnston was arrested in October on suspicion of DUI with a less than flattering mug shot. According to the Daily Mail, she ultimately pled no contest to a lesser charge of reckless driving and was ordered to take a DUI course. She was also charged with an improper lane change at her final court date in late January.
We’re not sure a casual fling with someone 13-years his junior is going to be helping Woods’ reputation rehab. But hey, to each his own.