Dallas and Tulsa, Billy Mayfair's rottweilers
Billy Mayfair's love affair with rottweilers began when he and his future bride, Tammy, starting dating. A rottweiler named Tallie was Tammy's constant companion, and after the Mayfairs eloped in 1994, Billy, Tammy and Tallie traveled on Tour as a trio. Tallie died of cancer in '96. To cheer up Billy, Tammy surprised him on their second anniversary with a female rottweiler puppy, whom they named Dallas. A few days later the Mayfairs got another female from the same litter. They named her Tulsa, in honor of Billy's victory at the '95 Tour Championship at Southern Hills. The dogs have cruised down Magnolia Lane with their heads hanging out of the car and were most memorably seen cavorting on the 18th green of Valencia Country Club after Mayfair defeated Tiger Woods in a playoff at the '98 Nissan Open. But the dogs have been homebodies since the Mayfairs had their first child, Maxwell, last November. Road-tripping these days consists of loping next to Tammy as she runs with a baby jogger.