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Caroline Wozniacki caddying for Rory McIlroy at Masters Par 3 Contest

Caroline Wozniacki Rory McIlroy caddie

Rory McIlroy’s caddie for the Par 3 Contest at the Masters Wednesday was richer, more athletic, more famous, and probably more attractive than anyone else’s. Yes, McIlroy had his girlfriend, tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, caddie for him at the Par 3 Contest.

“I had a good deal with Rory and get a really good pay check out of this,” Wozniacki joked to ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi. “I even gave him a special price.”

“It’s very special,” McIlroy said of having his girlfriend caddie for him. “Caroline had the opportunity to come [last year] but it didn’t quite work out in the end. I wanted her to come to Augusta and come to the Masters to see what it’s all about. It’s great that she’s here this week. It makes this afternoon special that she can be out here with me.”

Wozniacki drew comparisons between the Masters and Wimbledon, which is recognized as tennis’ most prestigious tournament.

“Obviously this is a very special tournament,” she said. “It has so many traditions. In many ways it’s similar to Wimbledon, but in many ways it’s also different.

“Hopefully he won’t give me too many looks for wrong clubs,” Wozniacki joked.

Funny to think that only a month ago people were wondering if the two were having relationship problems all because they hadn’t tweeted each other in a while. That all looks silly now. If there are any appearances of a rocky relationship, it’s probably because McIlroy and Wozniacki are both professional athletes who are constantly traveling and have little free time. They seem to be doing quite well to us. Of course, we liked it more when McIlroy’s ex-girlfriend Holly Sweeney caddied for him, but we’ll settle for Caroline.

Wozniacki later tweeted about the experience.

Caroline Wozniacki dresses as Rory McIlroy at players party (Picture)

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With Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki both struggling in their respective sports as of late, speculation began building a couple weeks ago that the couple is going through a rough patch in their relationship. McIlroy put those rumors to rest before the WGC-Cadillac Championship, and it appeared the couple was back to being their corny selves earlier this week.

On Tuesday night, McIlroy and Wozniacki attended the player’s party before the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. As you can see from the photo above that she posted on Twitter, Woz decided to dress as her better half for the event. The wig she wore made the couple look eerily similar.

How perfect. Wozniacki loves breaking out impersonations of people (see: Williams, Serena) and Wozilroy is all about posing for corny pictures together. What better way to reassure the world that their relationship is just rosie than to dress exactly alike and make themselves look like brother and sister? Thank goodness all is well.

H/T Game On!

Rory McIlroy says everything is fine between him and Caroline Wozniacki

Rory McIlroy has yet to hit his stride this season, which has left us all searching for explanations for his sub-par play. What could be wrong with the 23-year-old? The most logical answer would be that he is having trouble adjusting to his new Nike clubs and equipment, but not everyone is a logical thinker.

Considering we live in an era that is driven by gossip, many people have been quick to assume that McIlroy is having issues in his personal life. More specifically, there have been rumors that he and girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki are on the rocks.

McIlroy put the speculation of romantic problems to rest at a press conference ahead of the WGC-Cadillac Championship this week.

“I know I’ve read what’s been written,” McIlroy said, via USA Today Sports. “And like just because I have a bad day on the golf course and Caroline loses a match in Malaysia, it doesn’t mean that we’re breaking up. It’s sport, and look, I’d rather keep my private life as private as possible. Everything on that front is great and I’m looking forward to seeing her next week when she gets to Miami.”

Of course, the rumors about McIlroy and Wozniacki having relationship problems were completely baseless. In its gossip report, The Independent cited reasons such as Wozniacki and McIlroy both playing poorly. The site also pointed to the fact that the duo has not tweeted at each other much lately.

Seriously? This is what we have come to? If the world has gotten to a point where we can automatically speculate that two people have broken up because they have not tweeted at each other, we’re in trouble. Even if you don’t believe that McIlroy withdrew from the Honda Classic because of tooth pain, that doesn’t necessarily mean he is having problems at home. When the world’s top golfer switches tools, there might be an adjustment period. That certainly seems more likely than poor play as a result of fighting with your girlfriend.

Photo credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Caroline Wozniacki: It’s a ‘pity’ I was criticized for Serena Williams impression

When Caroline Wozniacki decided to impersonate Serena Williams once again by stuffing her chest and behind with towels during a recent exhibition match, it likely never occurred to her that she would be accused of being racist. Williams and Wozniacki are friends, which is why Caroline thinks it’s a shame that people would say that about her when all she was trying to do was have a little fun.

“It’s been done a million times before by different players,” Wozniacki told the New York Times. “I would never have done it if I didn’t know Serena well. Obviously I know Serena very well. She’s a funny girl, and I knew she would take it with a smile and wouldn’t have anything against it.”

Serena did take it with a smile. In fact, she defended Wozniacki against those her were calling it racist by bringing up the fact that Andy Roddick and Novak Djokovic have done the same thing in the past. Very few — if any — people accused Roddick of Djokovic of being racist. Nevertheless, Wozniacki said she will think twice before doing anything like that again in the future.

“It is because there is nothing really in that that I saw as racist or anything, so obviously I think it’s a pity you can’t just have a bit of fun,” she explained.

I tend to agree. Williams doesn’t have a big butt because she’s black. She has a big butt because she has a big butt. If you want to call Wozniacki insensitive for poking fun at her body type, that’s one thing. Calling it racist is a stretch.

H/T SI.com’s Beyond the Baseline

Rory McIlroy denies he is engaged to Caroline Wozniacki

For the second time in a month, rumors have been swirling that Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki are engaged. Last month, Serena Williams’ hitting partner made everyone believe the power couple had taken the next step in their relationship with a prank on Twitter. Then on Friday, reports surfaced that Wozniacki showed up to the Brisbane International sporting a diamond ring on her left ring finger.

According to McIlroy, the couple is not engaged. The world’s No. 1 golfer said that the rumors are untrue in a short statement on Friday afternoon.

“On behalf of Rory McIlroy I would like to confirm that he has NOT become engaged to Caroline Wozniacki as was originally reported in Australian press,” the statement said according to The Score. “Rory is in Australia to support Caroline before he heads in January to Abu Dhabi.”

Adding to the speculation earlier this week was this photo. As some of our commenters pointed out, you can see a tiny speck on Caroline’s left ring finger that could potentially be some sort of ring, but the photo is not nearly clear enough to tell.

On one hand, I’m inclined to subscribe to the “where there’s smoke, there’s fire” theory. On the other hand, Rory and Woz seem to love the public spotlight and showing everyone how much they adore each other. In fact, it even gets sickening at times. Are they really the type of couple that would keep an engagement a secret? It seems unlikely.

Photo credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki once again rumored to be engaged

Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki are once again rumored to be engaged, but this time the details are a bit more believable. Last month, Serena’s Williams’ hitting partner Sascha Bajin started a frenzy among reporters when he congratulated Wozniacki on her engagement via Twitter. Caroline denied the rumor at the time, but it has once again resurfaced almost exactly a month later.

The Australian Associated Press and other media outlets are reporting (via Golf.com) that Wozniacki showed up to play in the Brisbane International on Friday with a diamond ring on her left finger. She reportedly wore the ring at the airport but removed it before she began her afternoon practice session at the Queensland Tennis Centre. McIlroy has accompanied her on the trip.

And that’s not all. On Wednesday, we showed you this picture of McIlroy and Wozniacki showing off some corny t-shirts that they apparently exchanged with each other on Christmas. It’s extremely difficult to tell, but a couple of commenters pointed out that it looks like there is a ring on Wozniacki’s left ring finger. What do you think?

UPDATE: McIlroy’s spokesperson denied the rumor. See the statement McIlroy’s camp issued here.

Photo credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Caroline Wozniacki, Rory McIlroy exchange corny T-shirts for Christmas (Picture)

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Did you expect anything less? Any Christmas that Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki are together for is bound to include some sort of embarrassing gift. For those of you who were looking forward to it, the tennis star and golf phenom did not disappoint.

Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like coordinated T-shirts that say “Geek” and “Nerd” on them. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — you’re killing me, Rory.

Is this the nice Christmas present Wozniacki was talking about when she interrupted McIlroy’s press conference last month? I sure hope not. Then again, it wouldn’t be the worst gift one of them has ever given the other.

Photo via Caroline Wozniacki on Twitter
H/T Game On!