At the PGA Championship three weeks ago in Wisconsin, Ryder Cup Captain Corey Pavin and reporter Jim Gray had an ugly confrontation in the media room over comments Gray claimed Pavin had previously made to him about Tiger Woods.
(Lisa Pavin already straightening the iron play of plenty of U.S. golfers)
It was during that nose-to-nose that we were introduced to Pavin’s wife Lisa.
From GOLF DIGEST account of the incident:
Gray confronted Pavin immediately following the press conference and not only angrily wagged a finger in the captain’s face, but also put his hand in the face of Pavin’s wife, Lisa. Pavin grabbed Gray’s wrist and moved it away. Said Pavin: “He got upset, and his eyes were a little odd, and he put his hand in front of my wife, Lisa, and I just took his hand and moved it away and said, ‘That’s my wife. You keep your hand away from her.’ He got a little crazy.”
It was later reported that Lisa Pavin recorded the conversation between the two - a recording that included videotape and may now explain why Gray was holding up a hand in her direction.
Today the magazine Avid Golfer unveiled the above cover photo of Lisa along with a lengthy profile piece on her. If she looks quite a bit younger than Corey, it’s because she is. 14 years his junior. The couple married in 2002 when he was 42 and she was 28.