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Laura Baugh

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The Resume

    (May 31, 1955- )
    Winner of 1971 US Women's Amateur
    Winner of LPGA Rookie of the Year (1973)
    Wrote autobiography 'Out of the Rough'
    Commentator for The Golf Channel
    Starred in commercials for Ultra-Bright toothpaste (1970s)

Why she might be annoying:

    She was an alcoholic.
    She often came to tournaments drunk.
    She would hide mini champagne bottles everywhere.
    Her first marriage lasted less than a year.
    Her second marriage (to fellow golfer Bobby Cole) was unstable, as they ended up being remarried before she left him in 1998.
    Despite being an outstanding amateur player, she never won a pro tournament, and could safely be considered the Anna Kournikova of golf.

Why she might not be annoying:

    In the 1970s (and into today) she looked cute and dainty while most other female golfers looked masculine.
    She has won awards for her toothpaste commercials.
    She had seven kids, and is in remarkable shape.
    She fought her long battle with alcoholism in the late 90s and wrote a book about it.
    She brought herself to rehab.
    In an effort to show that the 'L' in LPGA didn't stand for lesbian, at seventeen, she appeared in an LPGA advertising campaign calling her the 'Fairest of the Fairway.'

Credit: Eric Hartman

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 18 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 60 Votes: 56.67% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 30 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 22 Votes: 59.09% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 28 Votes: 60.71% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 62 Votes: 41.94% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 33 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 63 Votes: 53.97% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 139 Votes: 73.38% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 210 Votes: 59.52% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 538 Votes: 65.61% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 959 Votes: 67.99% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 325 Votes: 63.38% Annoying