‘It’s Been a Blast’: Former Soccer Star Has Already Choosen Role Models for His Daughters at LPGA Tour’s Inaugural Event

Published 01/22/2023, 1:23 AM EST

The LPGA Tour is in full flow this weekend, with the inaugural event, the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions keeping golf enthusiasts busy. But in addition to players, the tournament also witnessed several celebrities in the mix. Among those big names was a former soccer player, Taylor Twellman, who was all smiles after his efforts at Orlando over the weekend.

Taylor Twellman breaks down the play at the Tournament of Champions

Speaking to the reporters after the day’s play, Twellman was in a happy space and was praised the competitors at the tournament. “There’s a politeness to them. I’ve loved both, and I’ve had two different players with Mo and Celine. And so I just enjoy the way they go about it,” he said.

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Furthermore, Twellman spoke about how he wanted his two daughters to be just as good and commendable as them. “I’ve got two lovely daughters. And if my daughters are acting the way Celine and Mo are the last two days, then I did a good job raising my daughters,” he said. The former soccer player is the father to two daughters, five-year-old Rose and two-year-old Lucy.

How did Taylor Twellman fare in the Tournament of Champions?

Over the course of the weekend, Twellman fared well amongst the celebrity list at the tournament. He finished tied for seventh place with a score of 90 in the modified Stableford scoring format. Interestingly, he was flanked by two former MLB stars in seventh place, John Smoltz and Mark Mulder.

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – JANUARY 20: John Smoltz tees off on hole 5 during the final round of the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions on January 20, 2019, at Tranquilo Golf Course at Fours Seasons Orlando in Lake Buena Vista, FL. (Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire) GOLF: JAN 20 LPGA Golf Damen – Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions – Final Round PUBLICATIONxINxGERxSUIxAUTxHUNxRUSxSWExNORxDENxONLY Icon190120055

But despite his commendable top-10 finish, Twellman urged he wasn’t playing for the top spots. “And as I told both of them, I’ll get out of your way because I’m not playing for anything. But it’s been a blast,” he said.

The former U.S. Soccer national played the majority of his career in his home country before making a switch to Europe. At the onset of the century, Twellman signed for 1860 Munich, a German club with a rich history.

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However, the move never worked out for him, as Twellman resorted to playing for the reserve team. Two years later, he returned back to the USA, where he bagged a contract with the New England Revolution and imposed himself as one of the country’s top goalscorers during the period.

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Sharan Nair

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Sharan is an Engineering student with a desire to carve out a career in sports journalism. He is an ardent Tiger Woods fan and his 2019 Masters victory is what further cemented his love for the golfer. A die hard football fan, Sharan can be seen cheering for Real Madrid, and playing FIFA every chance he gets.

Edited By: Gideon Mathson

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