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Giants to give away Rory McIlroy bobblehead dolls (Picture)

If you are unaware of LBS’ highly-publicized man crush on Rory McIlroy, welcome aboard. This is likely either your first time visiting the site or one of only a handful. Although we were much bigger fans when he was still dating ex-girlfriend Holly Sweeney, we’re still very much on board with Rory. That’s why we fully approve of the Giants and their McIlroy bobblehead giveaway, despite the fact that it may be a bit of a stretch.

On June 12 when they host the Astros, the Giants will be holding “Irish Heritage Night.” With McIlroy already in the area that week to defend his U.S. Open championship, the Giants have decided to honor him by giving away the nifty bobbleheads you see in the photo above. It’s rare that you’d see bobbleheads of a golfer given away at a baseball game, but it certainly beats this lame giveaway the Dodgers have planned or this creepy bobblehead the Rays gave out last season. Giants fans should be grateful to be a part of it.

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Rory McIlroy says he was more nervous meeting Tiger Woods than Barack Obama

When Rory McIlroy was a young boy aspiring to someday become the best golfer in the world, Tiger Woods was in a class of his own.  Like every other young golfer, McIlroy admired Tiger when he was a teenager. Now 23 years old and one of the top golfers in the world, McIlroy has met a number of famous and powerful people, including the president of the United States. Interestingly enough, he says he was more nervous meeting Tiger than he was when he met Barack Obama.

“I think the first time I met Tiger I was a little star struck,” McIlroy said according to Eye on Golf, noting that he was 15 years old when the meeting took place. “I watched him on TV winning majors by 15 and 12 and doing things that no one else could.”

“It’s funny, I was talking about this last night. I was more nervous meeting Tiger than I was meeting Barack Obama.”

Considering he once went undercover just to get close to Tiger and watch him play, it doesn’t surprise us that McIlroy was star struck. He was also 15 years old and had yet to enjoy life as a celebrity, so it makes sense that he was more composed when meeting Obama. Nevertheless, McIlroy’s comments remind us of how dominant Tiger used to be. Golfers wanted to be him and woman wanted to be with him. As we all know, it’s that second part that has his game all out of whack.

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Rory McIlroy wins a point vs. Maria Sharapova in her charity match against Caroline Wozniacki (Video)

Rory McIlroy has been on top of the world since Sunday afternoon — no pun intended. With his win at the Honda Classic in Florida, the 22-year-old McIlroy became the second-youngest golfer ever to be ranked No. 1 in the world, behind only Tiger Woods who did it when he was 21. On Monday night, he attended a charity tennis match between his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki and Maria Sharapova. Toward the end of the evening, Sharapova found herself in a dance-off with a young girl and a man from the audience. Wozniacki wanted in on the fun, so she asked if there were any hot guys in the stands who would like to dance with her. As you can see, McIlroy’s hand shot up. The two did not dance, however.

Instead, McIlroy came onto the court and Wozniacki handed him her racquet and two balls. At about the 2:25 mark, you can see Rory going through a volley with Sharapova and eventually winning a point against her. I’m sure Maria was giving it her all. Perhaps giving up junk food has not only propelled McIlroy to the top of the golf world, but also made him a solid tennis player.

Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy giving up junk food as terms of a bet

For the time being, Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki have new diets. Perhaps the diets will help the tennis star and the golf star elevate their games to a new level, because according to Woz, the couple is giving up junk food. As Sport24.com shared with us, Wozniacki and McIlroy have a bet going to see who will cave and eat their favorite junk foods first. Caroline says she has given up mostly sweets while Rory has agreed to cut out chips, popcorn, and soda. The bet is supposedly for a “considerable amount.”

“Let’s just put it this way,” Wozniacki said. “I wouldn’t do it for a pair of sunglasses. I wouldn’t put myself through that.”

They could be betting big bucks, or maybe Woz is going to give Rory a custom tennis racquet that reads McNiacki if McIlroy ends up winning to go along with the custom club he gave her.

“Actually I think I’m going to win,” Wozniacki said. “I’m stubborn so I’m not going to give up. And I trust him, yeah. He’s such a bad liar, so I would tell right away if he had eaten something unhealthy.”

Is this the cutest couple in the world or what?

Rory McIlroy once posed as a photographer to follow Tiger Woods

Teenagers do some crazy things. Just ask their parents. Whether it’s coming in past curfew or sneaking out to meet a girlfriend or boyfriend, we have all been there at some point. When Rory McIlroy was a teenager, he did some sneaking around of his own. As he prepares for his sixth straight Dubai Desert Classic, McIlroy recalled an interesting story from the 2006 tournament when he missed the cut by a stroke.

“I remember I played on Thursday morning, and then on Thursday afternoon Tiger Woods was playing,” McIlroy said according to ESPN in the U.K. “I came out in the afternoon and took one of the photographer’s cameras off of him and was able to follow inside the ropes, which was pretty cool. That was my first real taste of Dubai, and I’ve been coming back every year since.”

Remember when Tiger was so good that teenagers would pretend to be photographers just so they could get a look at him? Perhaps that guy is on his way back, but it is interesting to see how far McIlroy has come in just six years.

Back then Rory idolized Tiger. Now, he’s one of the best golfers in the world and and is oftentimes compared to Woods. On top of that, he is dating a Tennis star and has a hot ex-girlfriend who still pines for him. It’s amazing how quickly things come together.

Caroline Wozniacki Says She Gets Useful Advice from Rory McIlroy

Aren’t the perks of an athlete-athlete relationship just fantastic?  Actually, I have no idea.  I’m just a sports blogger.  My fiancee is a psychologist, which could either come in handy or lead to my inevitable demise later in life.  That’s not the point.  The point is Caroline Wozniacki said she has learned a thing or two from her boyfriend Rory McIlroy.  As you may remember, McIlroy suffered one of the most brutal collapses in tournament history last year at the Masters.  Apparently both he and Woz have been able to learn from it.

“You can’t really do anything about the past,” Wozniacki said according to the Belfast Telegraph, noting that she has taken valuable advice from McIlroy. “You just need to look forward. You have a tournament now, and you want to do the best you can. That’s it. Then if it goes well, it’s great. If not, you have the next one.”

Aren’t they just the perfect couple? One minute Woz claims she’s the real superstar in the relationship and the next she’s admitting to taking advice from Rory.  They aren’t No. 1 and No. 2 in the world for no reason.  Wozniacki did say, however, that she believes golf can be more taxing on your mind than tennis.

“I think it’s more mental than tennis,” she explained. “You do one wrong movement and the ball goes in the trees or somewhere and it’s difficult.”

When all you ever do is think about each other, isn’t it always mental?  In case you can’t tell, I still miss Rory’s ex girlfriend.

Caroline Wozniacki: I’m the Real Superstar in Relationship with Rory McIlroy

Caroline Wozniacki is the top-ranked female tennis player in the world and she jokes that she’s the real superstar in her relationship with golfer Rory McIlroy.

“I tease Rory, saying, ‘That’s how it is when you go out with a superstar,'” she told The Mirror.

Woz says she did not expect news of her relationship with Rory to blow up the way it did, but she’s used to the attention.

“In Denmark, I’ve been in the public eye for a long time and you just learn to live your life and not think too much about everything around.”

Both athletes have said that being with one another helps them because they each understand what life is like in the spotlight. We’ve thought that their relationship was kind of lame, especially when they stupid things like this and this. We at LBS still play for Team Holly.