herald

Monday 5 December 2016

PDA alert: Loved up Storm and Ronan's love is par for the course at Carnoustie

Ronan Keating of Ireland is congratulated by his wife Storm Keating after he had holed a par putt on the second hole during the first round of the 2015 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie
Ronan Keating of Ireland is congratulated by his wife Storm Keating after he had holed a par putt on the second hole during the first round of the 2015 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie
Ronan Keating of Ireland is congratulated by his wife Storm Keating after he had holed a par putt on the second hole during the first round of the 2015 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie
Ronan Keating of Ireland embracing his wife Storm Keating on the second hole during the first round of the 2015 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie on October 1, 2015 in Carnoustie, Scotland

Get that birdie off the green.

Yes, yes, we all know Ronan and Storm Keating are impossibly happy and loved up newly-weds, but Mrs Keating's reaction to her man putting a par in Scotland was just a tad OTT.

Levelling out on one of the first holes in the first round of the 2015 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship won't propel the boyband frontman to the top of the world's golf rankings, but that didn't stop 38-year-old Storm from racing out on to the middle of the green to embrace and congratulate her hubbie.

Honeymoon

Heaven knows how ecstatic she must have been when, later in the day, Ronan made a 40-yard putt on the 18th hole at Carnoustie. I dare say she nearly passed out with excitement.

With a Louis Vuitton tote slung over her shoulder, TV producer Storm walked the green with her husband and professional golfer Lee Westwood.

The Australian native is "looking after her man" and acting as his personal stylist for the tournament.

Storm has selected all of Keating's golfing ensembles and ensured his Nike baseball caps and belts are colour co-ordinated whenever he's swinging that club. How sweet.

Keating is one of several celebrities to compete in the tournament along with 50 Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan and rugby star Brian O'Driscoll.

It is the fifth time Keating has competed, but the singer says he is a little rusty after a five-year break from the game.

"I do love playing golf in Scotland, which really is the home of golf," he told The Scotsman.

"I love the attitude to golf in Scotland and the fact that, like myself, they take it very seriously here."

highlight

Keating says competing in the golfing tournament with Graeme Storm was a highlight.

"We were leading in the tournament after two days. Just to walk down the fairway and see your name, 'Team Keating' at the top of the leader board was unbelievable," he said.

Keating cites Archerfield House and Golf Course as one of his all-time favourite courses. Which, as fate would have it, is the very place he and Storm tied the knot earlier this year.

"I'm a member at Archerfield, a lovely course, and a huge fan of the way the game is played here," he said.

Promoted articles

Entertainment News