How does this former women's World Cup star scratch her competitive itch these days? Plenty of golf

As the rain hammered down on TPC Scottsdale this week and fans fled to find cover, retired U.S. women’s soccer star Carli Lloyd trudged towards a muddy ravine on No. 5, unperturbed. While other members of her group went on the cart path to avoid the mud, Lloyd and PGA Tour golfer Nick Taylor were the only players who risked ruining their shoes.

Even as the rain threatened to loosen her grip on the club, Lloyd hit a smooth pitch shot that stopped about 10 feet away from the pin. The two-time World Cup winner smiled and passed her wedge to caddie and husband, Brian Hollins.

“Golf is a great way to stay involved in a sport. My husband plays so it’s something we can do together,” Lloyd said before play was suspended at the Annexus Pro-Am of the WM Phoenix Open. “I just want to get to the point where I can comfortably play a round of golf and be good one day.”