Fox Sports’ first year covering the US Open turned in the worst day of American sports presenter Holly Sonders’ life.

The former TV reporter retold the story on golf sensation Paige Spiranac’s “Playing A Round” podcast this week of four scrutinised days at Chambers Bay golf course in 2015, when the network’s coverage after taking over for NBC was as closely watched as the golf itself.

Sonders, 33, was criticised harshly for asking winner Jordan Spieth after his win whether he had packed a fifth outfit for a potential playoff the next day.

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“People were like, ‘Oh my God you are the stupidest person I’ve ever met,’” .

“‘What a dumb bimbo’. That was probably the worst day of my life, the next day. I remember sitting on the charter flight to the Women’s Open, watching all this come in (even by) some people who were friends of mine in the media.

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“To this day, I don’t even understand. It was a joking question to Jordan, I understood … I got destroyed by that. After that, I was like, ‘F*** it.’ If all these people I had given so much to in the world of golf are going to come down on me on that, then forget it.”

Sonders became the first victim of Fox’s coverage that was skewered by fans, reassigned from on-course interviews to the post game show a month later. The network would replace lead analyst Greg Norman with Paul Azinger in January.

“That hardened me,” said Sonders, who had become a star at Golf Channel before leaving for Fox.

“That was probably the hardest month of my life. I left the comfort of Golf Channel for a new crew with Fox, who is the best crew in the world. Everybody crushed all of us. I give the most credit to everybody at Fox. We got better and better and we were a close group.”

Sonders left Fox Sports in October 2019 and has recently launched a fitness app.

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“After 10 years of it, and the same golf crowd, I just wanted to live my life,” said Sonders, who recently got engaged to controversial gambler “Vegas Dave” Oancea.

“All my relationships failed, ’cause I was doing NFL on the weekends. I had accomplished on TV what I wanted to accomplish. It was just time to live my life.”

HOLLY SONDERS’ WHIRLWIND ROMANCE INVOLVES TOO MANY STRIP CLUBS

Some first dates can include dinner and a movie, but for Holly Sonders, her initial meet-up with “Vegas Dave” Oancea included strip clubs and a party bus.

Reflecting on the whirlwind romance Monday on Paige Spiranac’s “Playing A Round” podcast, the former Fox Sports host opened up about their Las Vegas adventure, which began on Thanksgiving night last year.

“When I date people, I usually don’t make it public, I’m usually pretty private about all that,” Sonders said, noting Oancea had contacted her about a prospective sports podcast.

Sonders, 33, who travels to Las Vegas for Thanksgiving every year, said notorious gambler Oancea proposed a date.

“Dave was like, ‘Hey, I just finished up a day of football, all the games are done, let’s meet, let’s meet at Crazy Horse,’” which is a strip club, as Sonders recalled. “And so I’m like, ‘All right, we’ll go, have a drink, whatever.’”

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Sonders said she met him and some of his friends at Crazy Horse before the party travelled to hot spot Tao and another strip club, Sapphire.

“So that’s our first date,” Sonders said. “Took a party bus home.”

The next morning, Sonders said, she and Oancea got down to business, professionally.

“Woke up the next morning and actually talked about business,” Sonders recalled. “We woke up and he was like, ‘Okay, you look like your photos,’ he’s like, ‘You’re fun,’ and he’s like, ‘You’re smart,’” she said.

“So then we talked about his business for probably an hour after that. Met up later that night at Nobu.”

Holly Sonders at the Tampa Bay Rays’ game.

outside of Crazy Girls strip club in Hollywood. TMZ caught up with the pair the following day, with Oancea telling the outlet: “It’s love.” They announced their engagement soon after.

“I never thought this day would ever happen,” Oancea posted to social media at the time.

Months after their engagement, Sonders and Oancea quarantined together in Mexico amid the coronavirus crisis, sharing clips and photos from their lockdown in Cabo in late March.

A month later, , fuelling speculation about the status of their relationship.

“The quarantine has been tough for everybody,” Sonders said, noting Oancea is staying with his parents. “Well see how everything comes out. I don’t force anything, but Dave is incredibly special to me, and we’ll see after all of this craziness in the world.”

In the meantime, Sonders is focusing on her TeamUpp Fitness app, which is geared toward fitness enthusiasts, models and trainers.

Prior to Oancea, Sonders was linked to Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury in early 2019. She divorced former Golf Channel co-host Erik Kuselias three years prior.

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Last January, Oancea pleaded guilty to a misdemeanour after facing 19 felonies for allegedly using other people’s Social Security numbers to open accounts at casinos. He has been ordered to stay out of Las Vegas sportsbooks for three years and tasked to complete community service and gambling treatment.

“3.5 years ago I was indicted by the Federal Government for 19 alleged felonies and 40 years in prison. Today I walked out with zero felonies and a free man. God is Great,” Oancea tweeted in May 2019.