Lexi Thompson upheld one of the golf’s solemn old traditions this week, posting pictures of her new Nissan GT-R on Instagram.
Ideologically, if not contractually, obliged to flaunt their earnings on the roads of Florida, leading pros are thought to be almost as likely to drive a Porsche as they are to vote Trump.
Tiger Woods might have emerged unscathed — at least physically — from his fire hydrant episode because his Cadillac Escalade was rated the safest car in America, but seemingly his prized motor remains a million-dollar Porsche Carrera GT.
According to Golfweek magazine, Ian Poulter makes do these days with five Ferraris, a Rolls Royce Ghost, and a Ford GT-40.
Adam Scott can be seen cruising around his native Queensland in a $500,000 (€424,000) SLS AMG Roadster with gull-wing doors.
While Justin Thompson celebrated last season’s winning streak by springing for a customised Dreamworks Range Rover with 24-inch wheels.
Rory McIlroy mainly dabbles in BMWs and Ferraris, though he and old flame Caroline Wozniacki were once pictured in a $400,000 white Lamborghini Aventador.
John Daly is more of a Harley-Davidson man, but Bubba Watson’s weakness coaxed him into a deal for a Chevrolet dealership.
“I have purchased 37 cars in 12 years, which I’m not proud of, I guess,” Bubba said proudly, last year.
The showpiece in his collection is the 1969 Dodge Charger used in the Dukes of Hazzard, though he had to cough up for a new paint job, replacing the rooftop Confederate Flag with a Stars and Stripes.
This grand tradition of ostentatious transport even predates Twitter. Cadillac ambassador Arnold Palmer drove a classic 1974 Eldorado.