PHOTOS: How golf’s elite celebrated the holidays

We love the holidays and so do golf’s leading tour pros. Check out how some of the game’s biggest names said goodbye to 2016 and rung in the New Year.

No prizes for guessing where Lee Westwood saw in 2017.

Happy New Year everyone! ?????

A photo posted by Lee Westwood (@westwood_lee) on

Two-time Omega Dubai Ladies Masters starter Paige Spiranac got into the festive mood with a Christmas onesie.

World No.1 Jason Day just did it by switching to the Swoosh, announcing an apparel deal with Nike with a gangsta New Year’s day billboard style Instagram post. Here’s hoping the Aussie can get through 2017 in good health.

Don't make a New Years resolution. #Justdoit @nike @swingoilofficial @lexususa @rolex @taylormadegolf @netjets

A photo posted by Jason Day (@jasondayofficial) on

Meanwhile women’s No.1 Lydia Ko was a little more festive.

Four-time Omega Dubai Ladies Masters champion Shanshan Feng was looking forward to a break from the sticks as well.

Finally it's holiday!! ✌️✌️Wish all of you a Merry Christmas! #happyholidays

A photo posted by Shanshan Feng (@shanshanfeng_golf) on

Sir Nick Faldo was apparently prepped for an interesting Christmas day.

Greg Norman, chillin’ with wife Kirsten Kutner, on the way home from a break in Bhutan.

Talking of legends, how about nine-time major champ Gary Player renewing his vows with wife Vivienne after 60 years of marriage. Easily the classiest golfing act of 2017 thus far from the Black Knight.

“Rolling into ’17 like…” – Rickie Fowler re-posted our absolute favourite social media pic of 2016 after seeing in the New Year with, well, no one particularly special it seems. Might we see an influx of female admirers outside the ropes when Fowler defends the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship from January 19?

Rolling into '17 like ?

A photo posted by Rickie Fowler (@rickiefowler) on

Cheers to 2017 from LPGA star Blair O’Neal.

? Cheers to 2017!

A photo posted by Blair O'Neal (@blaironealgolf) on

ICYMI: How could you possibly top Tiger’s “Xmas tradition that my Kids love” – the classic “Mac Daddy Santa”?

Xmas tradition that my kids love. Mac Daddy Santa is back! -TW

A photo posted by Tiger Woods (@tigerwoods) on

Leave it to ‘Beef’. What a lad.

Xmas tradition that my mates love. Mac beef santa has arrived – AJ

A photo posted by Andrew 'Beef' Johnston (@beefgolf) on

Daniel Berger and Jordan Spieth chillin’ Hawaii style…

NYE Hawaii style #2017 #Makena #hammer

A photo posted by Daniel Berger (@db_straitvibin) on

…While LPGA star Lexie Thompson gets in a final 2016 workout.



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