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Saturday 27 December 2014

Their partners didn't triumph at Irish Open, but which golf WAG won the fashion stakes?

The final day of the Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Graeme McDowell's girlfriend Kristin Stape
The final day of the Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Graeme McDowell's girlfriend Kristin Stape
The final day of the Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Graeme McDowell's girlfriend Kristin Stape
The final day of the Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Darren Clarke's wife Alison
The final day of the Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Rory McIlroy with Caroline Wozniacki
The final day of the Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Caroline Wozniacki
Day three of the Irish Open, Royal Portrush Colf Club. Rory McIlroy's girlfriend Caroline Wozniack
Irish Open at Royal Portrush. Day two - Graeme McDowell's girlfriend Kristin Stape with Hollywood actor Bill Murray
Irish Open at Royal Portrush. Day two - Graeme McDowell's girlfriend Kristin Stape with Hollywood actor Bill Murray
Graeme McDowell's girlfriend Kristin Stape shares a joke with a policeman
Graeme McDowell with girlfriend Kristin Stape
Irish Open at Royal Portrush. Day two - Graeme McDowell's girlfriend Kristin Stape with Hollywood actor Bill Murray
Irish Open at Royal Portrush. Day two - Graeme McDowell's girlfriend Kristin Stape with Hollywood actor Bill Murray
Irish Open at Royal Portrush. Day two - Graeme McDowell's girlfriend Kristin Stape
The 2012 Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club - day two. Graeme McDowell's girlfriend Kristin Stape
The 2012 Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club - day two. Graeme McDowell's girlfriend Kristin Stape
The 2012 Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club - day two. Rory McIlroy's girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki
Day one of the Irish Open, Royal Portrush Colf Club. Rory McIlroy's girfriend Caroline Wozniacki
Day one of the Irish Open, Royal Portrush Colf Club. Rory McIlroy's girfriend Caroline Wozniacki with Rory's dad Gerry
Day one of the Irish Open, Royal Portrush Colf Club. Rory McIlroy's girfriend Caroline Wozniacki with Rory's dad Gerry
Day one of the Irish Open, Royal Portrush Colf Club. Rory McIlroy's girfriend Caroline Wozniacki with Rory's mum Rosie
Day one of the Irish Open, Royal Portrush Colf Club. Rory McIlroy's girfriend Caroline Wozniacki
Day one of the Irish Open, Royal Portrush Colf Club. Rory McIlroy's girfriend Caroline Wozniacki
Wednesday 27th June 2012. Mike Mobert, Kirstan Stape and Kenny McDowell during the Irish Open Golf Pro-Am at Royal Portrush, County Antrim
PORTRUSH, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 28: Caroline Wozniaki of Denmark the tennis player and girlfriend of Rory McIlroy watching her boyfirend from the crowd during the first round of the 2012 Irish Open held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on June 28, 2012 in Portrush, Northern Ireland. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
The 2012 Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club - Graeme McDowell's girlfriend Kristin Stape
Wednesday 27th June 2012. Kenny McDowell with Graeme's girlfriend Kirstan Stape and Srixon representative Mike Mobert during the Irish Open Golf Pro-Am at Royal Portrush, County Antrim
Wednesday 27th June 2012. Kenny McDowell with Graeme's girlfriend Kirstan Stape during the Irish Open Golf Pro-Am at Royal Portrush, County Antrim
Rory McIlroy's girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki at the start of the Irish Open golf tournament on Thursday
Rory McIlroy's girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki at the start of the Irish Open golf tournament on Thursday
Rory McIlroy's girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki at the start of the Irish Open golf tournament on Thursday
Rory McIlroy's girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki at the start of the Irish Open golf tournament on Thursday
Rory McIlroy's girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki at the start of the Irish Open golf tournament on Thursday
The 2012 Irish Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club - Graeme McDowell's girlfriend Kristin Stape
(L-R) Laurae Westwood and Katie Poulter celebrate following Europe's victory in the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on October 4, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Europe's wives and girlfriends during the closing ceremony at Celtic Manor, Newport
Amy Mickelson watches the play of her husband Phil Mickelson in the singles matches during the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on October 4, 2010 in Newport, Wales
European Team Captain Colin Montgomerie walks with his wife Gaynor following Europe's 14.5 to 13.5 victory over the USA at the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on October 4, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Europe's wives and girlfriends during the closing ceremony during the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor, Newport
Diane Donald waits for her husband Luke Donald at the third green during the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor, Newport
Christina Zimmer, girlfriend of USA's Jeff Overton, supports her boyfriend during the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor, Newport
Phil Mickelson of the USA walks with his wife Amy and teammates Matt Kuchar and Bubba Watson after the singles matches during the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on October 4, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Lisa Pavin and Amy Mickelson of the USA watch the play during the singles matches during the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on October 4, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Diane Donald watches her husband Luke in the singles matches during the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on October 4, 2010 in Newport, Wales
USA Team Captain Corey Pavin's wife Lisa rides in a buggy during the singles matches during the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on October 4, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Holly Sweeney
Dustin Johnson's partner Amanda Caulder looks on during the Fourball & Foursome Matches during the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on October 3, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Holly Sweeney
Luke Donald of Europe smiles with wife Diane during the Fourball & Foursome Matches during the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on October 3, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Singer Katherine Jenkins performs during Welcome To Wales at Millennium Stadium on September 29, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales
Singer Katherine Jenkins performs during Welcome To Wales at Millennium Stadium on September 29, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales
Singer Katherine Jenkins performs during Welcome To Wales at Millennium Stadium on September 29, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales
Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins performs on stage at the 2010 Ryder Cup Welcome To Wales Celebration Concert with members of the American and European Ryder Cup teams at the Milliennium Stadium on September 29, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales
Katherine Jenkins performs during the Opening Ceremony prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 30, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Katherine Jenkins waves during the Opening Ceremony prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 30, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Katherine Jenkins waves during the Opening Ceremony prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 30, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Katherine Jenkins
The Prince of Wales meets actress Catherine Zeta Jones, right, and presenter Steve Jones at the Welcome to Wales concert at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff ahead of the Ryder Cup
The Prince of Wales meets actress Catherine Zeta Jones, right, and presenter Steve Jones at the Welcome to Wales concert at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff ahead of the Ryder Cup
Katherine Jenkins, Dame Shirley Bassey and Catherine Zeta Jones at the Welcome to Wales concert at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff ahead of the Ryder Cup
Martin Kaymer of the European Ryder Cup team poses with partner Allison Micheletti prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 29, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Martin Kaymer of the European Ryder Cup team poses with partner Allison Micheletti prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 29, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Europe captain Colin Montgomerie's wife Gaynor (right) and USA captain Corey Pavin's wife Lisa (left) with other wives and girlfriends during the opening ceremony during the opening Ceremony at Celtic Manor, Newport
Lisa Pavin (left), wife of Corey Pavin, and Gaynor Montgomerie (right), wife of Colin Montgomerie during the opening Ceremony at Celtic Manor, Newport
Lisa Pavin leads out the USA team wives during the Ryder Cup opening Ceremony at Celtic Manor, Newport
USA's Zach Johnson (second left) with his wife Kim Johnson (left), Tiger Woods (centre) and Stewart Cink (right) after the ceremony during the Ryder Cup opening Ceremony at Celtic Manor, Newport
Phil and Amy Mickelson leave the Ryder Cup opening Ceremony at Celtic Manor, Newport
Tiger Woods (centre) and other members of the US Ryder Cup team accompanied by their wives and girlfriends on stage at the Welcome to Wales concert at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff ahead of the Ryder Cup
The European Team's Wives and Girlfriends pose together: (L-R) Front Row, Laurae Westwood (Lee Westwood), Holly Sweeney (Rory McIlroy), Valentina Molinari (Francesco Molinari), Gaynor Montgomerie (Colin Montgomerie), Diane Donald (Luke Donald), Allison Micheletti (Martin Kaymer), Marian Jimenez (Miguel Angel Jimenez), Back row Alison McGinley (Paul McGinley), Caroline Harrington (Padraig Harrington), Pernilla Bjorn (Thomas Bjorn), Katie Poulter (Ian Poulter), Anna Roscio (Edoardo Molinari), Alison Campbell (Darren Clarke), Sanna Hanson (Peter Hanson) and Jo Fisher (Ross Fisher) prior to the Opening Ceremony prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 30, 2010 in Newport, Wales
(L-R) Lisa Pavin, Amy Mickelson, Kandi Harris girlfriend of Hunter Mahan and Angie Watson girlfriend of Bubba Watson stand during the Opening Ceremony prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 30, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Team Captain of the USA Corey Pavin (R) and Wife Lisa, and Colin Montgomerie of Europe and Wife Gaynor lead out the players and their wives and girlfriends during the Opening Ceremony prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 30, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Team Captain Colin Montgomerie of Europe and Wife Gaynor stand together during the Opening Ceremony prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 30, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Team Captain of the USA Corey Pavin and Wife Lisa stand together during the Opening Ceremony prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 30, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Amy and Phil Mickelson walk together during the Opening Ceremony prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 30, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Team Captain of the USA Corey Pavin (R) and Wife Lisa and Colin Montgomerie of Europe and Wife Gaynor lead out the players and their wives and girlfriends during the Opening Ceremony prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 30, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Amy and Phil Mickelson walk together during the Opening Ceremony prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 30, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Amy Mickelson waves during the Opening Ceremony prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 30, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Luke Donald and Diane Donald attend the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at Cardiff Castle, on September 29, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales
Martin Kaymer and partner Allison Michelett attend the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at Cardiff Castle, on September 29, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales
Lee Westwood and Laurae Westwood attend the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at Cardiff Castle, on September 29, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales
Padraig Harrington and Caroline Harrington attend the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at Cardiff Castle, on September 29, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales
Ian Poulter and Katie Poulter attend the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at Cardiff Castle, on September 29, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales
Ross Fisher and Joanne Fisher attend the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at Cardiff Castle, on September 29, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales
American Ryder Cup Team Captain Corey Pavin (C) poses with America team wives as they attend the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at Cardiff Castle, on September 29, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales
Edoardo Molinari and partner Anna Roscio attend the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at Cardiff Castle, on September 29, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales meets the wives and girlfriends of the European team at the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at Cardiff Castle, on September 29, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales
Holly Sweeney and Rory McIlroy attend the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at Cardiff Castle, on September 29, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales
Corey Pavin and his wife Lisa Pavin, along with members of the United States Ryder Cup team, walk onstage during Welcome To Wales at Millennium Stadium on September 29, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales
Phil Mickelson and his wife Amy Mickelson, along with members of the United States Ryder Cup team, walk onstage during Welcome To Wales at Millennium Stadium on September 29, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales
Singer Dame Shirley Bassey and actress Catherine Zeta-Jones perform during Welcome To Wales at Millennium Stadium on September 29, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales
European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie and his wife Gaynor Montgomerie arriving at the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at Cardiff Castle on September 29, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales
Phil Mickelson of the USA with his wife Amy Mickelson during the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at Cardiff Castle on September 29, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales
United States Team captain Corey Pavin with his wife Lisa Pavin during the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at Cardiff Castle on September 29, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales
Ryder Cup: European Team wives and girlfriends
European Ryder Cup team vice-captain Thomas Bjorn poses with his wife Pernilla prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 29, 2010 in Newport, Wales
European Ryder Cup team vice-captain Paul McGinley poses with his wife Alison prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 29, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Ross Fisher of the European Ryder Cup team poses with his wife Jo prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 29, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Edoardo Molinari (left-center) of the European Ryder Cup team poses with his partner Anna Roscio alongside his brother Francesco Molinari and his wife Valentina prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 29, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Francesco Molinari of the European Ryder Cup team poses with his wife Valentina prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 29, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Rory McIlroy of the European Ryder Cup team poses with his partner Holly Sweeney prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 29, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Luke Donald of the European Ryder Cup team poses with his wife Diane prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 29, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Miguel Angel Jimenez of the European Ryder Cup poses with partner Marian Jimenez prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 29, 2010 in Newport, Wales
European Ryder Cup team captain Colin Montgomerie poses with his wige Gaynor prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 29, 2010 in Newport, Wales
The wives and partners of the European Ryder Cup team members pose prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 29, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Padraig Harrington of the European Ryder Cup team poses with his wife Caroline prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 29, 2010 in Newport, Wales
The wives and partners of the European Ryder Cup team members pose prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 29, 2010 in Newport, Wales
European Ryder Cup team vice-captain Paul McGinley poses with his wife Alison prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 29, 2010 in Newport, Wales
European Ryder Cup team vice-captain Darren Clarke poses with his partner Alison Campbell prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 29, 2010 in Newport, Wales
Rory McIlroy poses with Holly Sweeney prior to the 2010 Ryder Cup Dinner at the Celtic Manor Resort on September 29, 2010
Amy Mickelson, wife of Phil Mickelson arrives during the Ryder Cup opening Ceremony at Celtic Manor, Newport

It wasn't really the place to parade in finery and the weather certainly didn't help the WAGs in the style stakes at Portrush.

But despite low-key and practical fashions, the wives and girlfriends of the main golf stars still managed to bring a touch of glamour to the Irish Open.

Darren Clarke's former beauty queen wife Alison showed how to keep it simple, yet stylish.

On Wednesday, she stepped out at the pro-am in black waterproof trousers which she paired with a black vest. But as the weather took a turn for the worse later in the week, she slipped on her pastel pink Wellies, which she teamed with a matching pink scarf, white skinny jeans and white waterproof jacket.

Always the fashionista, she even co-ordinated her large umbrella with her outfit. The model boss and organiser of Miss Northern Ireland was well prepared for all weather eventualities, with her designer sunglasses on hand for the intermittent breaks in the downpours.

Former US Open champ Graeme McDowell was cheered on in his efforts by American girlfriend Kristin Stape.

On her first appearance at the Irish Open, the attractive brunette, who flew in from the States for the tournament in her boyfriend's home town, wore a cream cowl neck jumper and a waterproof jacket. She kept her long hair pulled back off her face.

As the week went on, she brought a dash of colour to proceedings, in an all-white ensemble, which she dressed up with an orange top and scarf.

One WAG who found herself the focus of dozens of camera lenses was Rory McIlroy's girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki.

The Danish tennis star flew in on Thursday after her early exit from Wimbledon the previous day. The 21-year-old, who was all smiles, despite her Wimbledon disappointment, stuck to black throughout the event. She kept her look casual in tracksuit and trainers, with a hint of colour in the form of a pair of white, pink and purple Adidas trainers. Caroline accessorised her practical look with a large, designer handbag, woollen hat and sunglasses. While all three WAGs put their own individual stamp on the golf style, the clear winner was Northern Ireland's own Alison Clarke. Darren's bride of three months was immaculately groomed and effortlessly styled every day as she followed her husband around.

Not even the torrential rain dampened her fashion efforts as the former Miss Northern Ireland gave a masterclass on how to look glamorous on the green.

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