Former "Big Break" competitors get engaged
All you romantics out there who have faithfully endured season after season of ''The Bachelor'' and ''The Bachelorette'' with the hope of seeing true love blossom, listen up. You've been watching the wrong show. You shoulda been tuning into ''The Big Break'' instead.
The Golf Channel's flagship reality show produced its first engagement (at least as far as I know) on Monday when Mallory Blackwelder and Julien Trudeau announced their betrothal on social media. The two met when both participated in ''Big Break Ireland'' back in 2011. Neither won, though Trudeau made it to the final, and Blackwelder will appear again this fall on the latest installment, called ''Big Break NFL.''
''So happy to be able to say that @Jules_Trudeau and I are ENGAGED!!!!,'' Blackwelder tweeted. ''I am the happiest girl in the world!''
Being a guy, Trudeau was a little more laid back, tweeting that ''As far as 24-hour stretches go, the last one was decent.''
Yeah, no kidding, Jules.
Since his appearance on the show, Trudeau has gone on to become the caddie for fellow Canadian Graham DeLaet, who this year has become a serious contender on the PGA Tour – DeLaet tied for second, one shot behind winner Adam Scott, on Sunday at The Barclays.
It's Blackwelder, though, who has the real golf pedigree – her mother is former LPGA Tour player Myra Blackwelder and her father is Worth Blackwelder, a longtime professional caddie who is currently on Cristie Kerr's bag. Mallory, trying to follow in her mother's career, is playing on the Symetra Tour this season.
The fiancé and fiancée have disclosed few details about their upcoming nuptials, but Blackwelder made one thing clear. ''I'll be a Trudeau in life but stay Blackwelder for golf,'' she tweeted.
OK, now I'm confused – I thought golf was life?! Oh well, no matter. Congrats to the happy couple.
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