Golf pro Tiger Woods has gone to the bullpen after splitting with his wife Elin Nordegren and his new lady has ties to Cardinals country.
According to various reports, Woods' new gal pal is Alyse Lahti Johnston, daughter of former St. Louis hurler Jeff Lahti. She's a 22-year-old college student and aspiring golfer from Palm Beach, Fla. with blonde hair and blue eyes that give her a bit of a resemblance to Tiger's ex.
Jeff Lahti pitched his entire, five-year major league career with the Cardinals. He made his debut in 1982 and was 5-4 with a 3.81 ERA out of manager Whitey Herzog's bullpen. He made two appearances in the 1982 World Series, giving up four hits and two runs in 1 2/3 innings as St. Louis beat the Brewers to win the Fall Classic.
Compiling a 17-12 record with a 3.12 ERA in his career, Lahti's best season came in 1985 when he was 5-2 with a 1.84 ERA and led the Redbirds with 19 saves during the regular season following closer Bruce Sutter's defection to the Braves. He was the winning pitcher in game five of the 1985 National League Championship Series, the game in which Ozzie Smith hit his "go crazy folks" home run.
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Unfortunately for Lahti, rookie Todd Worrell emerged down the stretch and took over as the St. Louis closer. In 1986 Lahti pitched only 2 1/3 innings before his career came to a sudden end.