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Week-long bachelor parties, Tom Brady meets the Kordas

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Week-long bachelor parties, Tom Brady meets the Kordas

It’s been a busy week on golf social media.

Nelly Korda, Paulina Gretzky

Hello, friends!

I am feeling very excited about the past couple of days on social media. Forgive me in advance for getting a little TMZ-y this week, but I followed the Gretzky-Johnson Bachelor(ette) festivities very closely and am here to share that with you all. But first, we have a few housekeeping items to go over.

Checking in on Daniel Berger

The man may have lost a five-shot lead on Sunday at the Honda Classic, but the kid is alright. He shared this view from his boat on Monday morning to prove that not only is he alive and well, he is experiencing good vibes. Thanks for the update, Boog.

Daniel Berger’s Monday morning view

Daniel Berger

Happy (belated) Tony Finau Day!

It was Tony Finau Day in Utah last week, and he and his wife, Alayna, celebrated with this video.

These two are quickly becoming my favorite social media follows in the golf space. Not many golfers are willing to dance on camera like that, and Tony not only enjoys it, but makes it look cool.

Tom Brady meets the Korda sisters

It’s Seminole Pro-Member week down in Juno Beach, and there are a ton of stars teeing it up in the event. Photos from the exclusive event are usually scarce, so thank you to Nelly Korda for posting this photo on her Instagram story last night. If I could be a fly on the wall for any golf event, I think it would be this one.

As a New England sports fan, I’m jealous of the Korda sisters. As a huge golf fan, I’m extremely jealous of Tom Brady. And shout out to Jimmy Dunne in the background just admiring all the talent.

Kelley and Jon Rahm’s big announcement

Jon Rahm announced that he and Kelley are expecting baby No. 2 this summer! Golf broadcasters love to discuss how much perspective a baby brings golfers, so I’m looking forward to seeing what they say about the impact two babies can have.

Kat Zhu says yes to the dress

Collin Morikawa’s fiancee, Katherine Zhu, had a successful trip to the bridal shop last week. Also, this has got to be some sort of record for the number of PGA Tour weddings that will occur this year, right? Keith Mitchell just got married, and we’ve got the Zhu-Morikawa, Sims-Koepka and Gretzky-Johnson weddings on deck. It’s difficult to keep track of them all!

Katherine Zhu said yes to the dress

Katherine Zhu

The Bachelor(ette) party of the century

In last week’s Rogers Report, I mentioned that Paulina’s bachelorette in St. Barth’s had just begun. In my experience, most bachelorette parties are 2-3 days, but this one was a week long. Incredible. I’m equally in awe and exhausted from following this crew’s every move on social for the last seven days. Let’s break the trip down.

Before I get into the details, allow me to introduce you all to the wedding party. I don’t recognize everyone in the photos, but here’s who I do know, from left to right:

Second from left: Paulina’s stunningly handsome pal, Jeremy Cohen. Was based in LA, has recently reloacted to NYC. If you follow Paulina, you’ve seen him before.

Third from left: Sam Maddox. Austin Johnson’s wife/ Paulina’s future sister-in-law.

Fourth from left: Kristina Melnichenko. Paulina’s long-time best friend.

Middle, white dress: the queen herself.

Right of Paulina: Sara Gretzky, wife of Ty Gretzky and Paulina’s sister-in-law. Co-host of The Netchicks podcast.

Ok. Now that we’ve got that covered, let’s get into it. Let’s start with the voyage over to St. Barth’s!

Paulina heads to her bachelorette

Paulina Gretzky

Nothing gets the party started like a private jet (As a loyal Delta member, I have no idea if that’s true)! Either way, this was the perfect way to kick off my vicarious vacation last week.

Bridal party gifts

Paulina Gretzky, Kristina Melnichenko

How about these gifts! The seat on the left reminds me of what I’d wake up to as a child on Christmas morning, except the gifts here are cooler than a new puzzle and box of Crayola markers. And everything was ready for them as soon as they arrived.

The set up in St. Barth’s

Paulina Gretzky

I’ll let you take a look at that bar menu, but I think my favorite item is the “No ReGretzkys.” Clever! Also, Paulina literally had a throne on the trip, which is iconic. Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s get to the partying.

I quickly realized this was not only Paulina’s bachelorette, but it was DJ’s bachelor party as well! He had a similar, yet not as extensive, balloon set up.

DJ’s bachelor set up

Paulina Gretzky

DJ’s lineup included his brother and caddie AJ, Paulina’s brothers and a few pals.

DJ’s bachelor party

Paulina Gretzky, Jeremy Cohen

It wouldn’t be a proper bachelor party for the two-time major champion if there weren’t some flips off a boat involved. Don’t try this at home, folks.

At this point, it had been a few days since the wedding party was gifted anything. But worry not! Paulina took care of that.

Paulina’s Prada gifts

Paulina Gretzky

Yes, that is a car filled with Prada bags. Paulina seems to have gifted a few designer items to everyone at the event.

Gifts from Paulina

Sam Maddox, Austin Johnson

Can you imagine? I’m not a big purse gal, but these are pretty cool. I was sad to see the week end, but it was so much fun following along. Also, no one really wants my take on this considering I’m usually in bed by 10 p.m., but I think AJ and Jeremy were the MVPs of this trip. Every Instagram story showed them dancing and full of energy. I’d like to be friends with them in my next life.

The Bachelor(ette) celebrations

Paulina Gretzky, Jeremy Cohen

It’d be natural for you to wonder who watched DJ and Paulina’s kids that week. Surprise! They were there, too.

Just kidding. They had probably the coolest babysitters in the world, Wayne and Janet Gretzky, which worked well because they had Grandparents Day at school. Shout out to Janet for sporting Adidas’ limited-edition Wayne Gretzky-inspired golf shoes in the school hallways.

After all of this marvelous content we received, I am really looking forward to the wedding week posts. If the past week was any indication, we’re in for a thrill.

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Claire Rogers

Golf.com Editor

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