Maria Rodriguez is a 'Model' Golfer

You've probably already "met" Maria Rodriguez, even if you don't realize it. She's the golfer behind a viral Instagram video that's been making the rounds recently, including being featured by Golf Digest. Here is that video:

Things you can do with a big butt and a good golf swing 🍑⛳️ @nanimerchi

A video posted by @marirodriguez on

Maria Rodriguez is the one hitting the shot; her University of South Florida teammate Maria Merchan is the one whose booty is the "tee." (Is that brave, or nuts? Kids - don't try this at home!)

Rodriguez is in her junior season as a member of the USF women's golf team. She's originally from Cali, Colombia, but moved to Florida to attend high school at the IMG Academy. Her brother Carlos plays on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica.

Maria didn't make the tournament day roster as a freshman, but last season was a breakout one for her and she made the roster in all nine of South Florida's tournaments. Maria had 5 Top 25 finishes, including two in the Top 10, with a best finish of second place at the Florida Challenge.

And if you look at her Instagram page beyond the video she posted that's currently getting so much attention, you'll learn something else about Maria: She's a model. Or at least she's working at being a model. And if that's what she wants, then these photos she's shared on Instagram say she has a great chance to make her mark in that realm, too:

In addition to her Instagram page linked above, you can follow Maria on Twitter or check out her website.