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Caroline Wozniacki took Instagram shot at Rory McIlroy

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Caroline Wozniacki said she was looking for more followers on Instagram, and what better way to drive some attention to your account than by starting a mini-controversy?

Woz seemingly took a shot at ex-boyfriend Rory McIlroy with a post on Thursday that featured her wearing high heels.

“Out and about in Istanbul. It’s been 3 years since I have worn heels on a normal day out. #feelsgood #looksgood #shopping #highheels #sun,” she wrote on her account.

Here’s the picture she shared:

Wozniacki is 5-foot-10, while McIlroy is shorter at 5-foot-8. She probably did him some favors by wearing flats when they were together.

Cute jab, but definitely mild.

If this is all Woz is going to do say about McIlroy, then he got off lightly for someone who supposedly dumped her over the phone.

Rory McIlroy’s dad Gerry stands to win big money on old British Open bet

rory-mcilroy-fatherOne of the coolest aspects of Rory McIlroy potentially winning The Open Championship at Hoylake this weekend is that his father will cash in big on a 10-year-old bet.

As we wrote back in 2011, McIlroy’s father, Gerry, combined with three friends to place a £400 bet that Rory would win The Open Championship by the age of 25. Each person threw in £100 on the bet, and they received 500:1 odds. The payout is £200,000 — which should come out to £50,000 apiece.

We wrote about the story back in 2011 because that was the year Rory won his first major. He captured the US Open in 2011 and the PGA Championship in 2012, but the closest he’d come to winning The Open Championship was when he finished third in 2010.

Until now.

Rory is 25, so this is his last chance to make good on his father’s wager. He enters the final round on Sunday with a 6-shot lead. Those who saw McIlroy blow a 4-stroke lead in the final round of the 2011 Masters know you can’t give him the Claret Jug just yet, but he sure has a great chance of winning. And how awesome would it be for him to win the bet on the last year he can?

Nadia Forde: Rory McIlroy and I are just friends … for now

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Rumors have been swirling over the past month or so that Rory McIlroy is dating Irish model and singer Nadia Forde. While Forde denied that the two are romantically involved last month and said they had only met a few times, they have been spotted multiple times together as of late.

According to the Mirror, Forde and McIlroy were seen leaving a bar together in Dublin, Ireland last weekend. A witness spotted them “sitting together and laughing and joking all night.” What does that mean? Not a whole lot, because Forde still insists they are just friends.

“I met Rory last year through friends. He’s a lovely guy,” she told the Sunday People. “The bottom line with me and Rory is we have ­mutual friends who introduced us and we’ve been in each other’s company.”

Forde was then asked if McIlroy was her type, to which she replied, “I don’t really have a type, to be honest with you.” But even if she’s telling the truth about her and Rory just being pals, that doesn’t mean it won’t turn into more.

“I think whoever I end up with I will be friends with first,” Forde added. “The important thing is having ­somebody with ambition and drive who is hard-working. That for me is a massive turn-on.”

Ambition and drive? Check. Rory is a 25-year-old professional golfer who has a nine-figure endorsement deal with Nike. Hard-working? Well, now that he has broken things off with Caroline Wozniacki, no one can argue that McIlroy is spending too much time with the Danish tennis star and not enough on the course.

After he was spotted out with Forde, McIlroy went out and set a course record at Royal Aberdeen with an opening round 64 at the Scottish Open. He also smashed a 436-yard drive that day. He shot a 78 in the second round and kind of played himself out of contention, but you get the point. Rory is starting to look a lot better on the course. His new “friend” must be good luck.

Photos: Instagram/Nadia Forde

Rory McIlroy hits 436-yard drive (Video)

Rory McIlroyRory McIlroy came out on fire at the Scottish Open this week, setting a course record at Royal Aberdeen on Thursday with an opening round 64. The most incredible part of McIlroy’s day was the monstrous drive he hit on the par-4 13th hole.

McIlroy drove the green, which happened to be 436 yards from the tee. For those of you who can’t appreciate how amazing that is, a 436-yard hole would be a par-5 at a lot of amateur golf courses. McIlroy obviously got a perfect bounce, but even the cameras were fooled. A 436-yard drive is a 436-yard drive regardless of the wind or course conditions.

As Shane Bacon of Devil Ball Golf pointed out, 436 yards is 39 yards longer than any drive on the PGA Tour this year. The ball tends to roll more at the Scottish and British links style courses, but that doesn’t take anything away from Rory’s shot. That was an absolute bomb.

United Airlines lost Rory McIlroy’s golf clubs

Rory McIlroyRory McIlroy has returned to Ireland after his disappointing 23rd-place finish at the US Open over the weekend, but he is missing some precious cargo. McIlroy is scheduled to compete in the Irish Open in Cork this week, and he kind of needs his golf clubs for that.

Unfortunately, it appears that United Airlines somehow lost McIlroy’s magic wands. Believe it or not, 25-year-old pro golfers who have more money than they know what to do with have the same travel issues as people like us.

Naturally, United responded to McIlroy and said they would follow up once he provided a bag reference ID number (again, just like the rest of us). The airline seems to have located the clubs.

Wait, guys who are signed to $100 million endorsement deals use the same clubs twice? Who would have thought?

H/T Washington Post

Nadia Forde denies she is dating Rory McIlroy

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Rory McIlroy broke off his engagement with Caroline Wozniacki less than three weeks ago, and the 25-year-old golfer has already found himself at the center of new relationship rumors. Various gossip reports have indicated that McIlroy may be dating Irish model and singer Nadia Forde.

Gambling websites have set odds for who McIlroy will date next, and Forde is one of the favorites at around 6-to-1. However, she firmly denied the rumors in an interview with the Irish Independent.

“No, no,” Forde said. “I wouldn’t be putting money on me if I was anyone at home. I’ve heard so many stories about myself with so many different people it just becomes laughable at this stage.”

Some have even speculated that Forde inspired McIlroy to break up with Woz.

“We have mutual friends, that’s it. We’ve met a few times,” she added. “I think I’m just being dragged into something that has nothing to do with me. … Nadia’s love life is pretty nonexistent at the moment, and that’s fine. It’s not my top priority.”

As we have learned with chatter surrounding the athlete-celebrity dating game, it can be extremely difficult to separate truth from fiction. McIlroy reportedly felt his relationship was hurting his golf game, so I doubt he’s going to jump into anything serious right away. My guess is golf is his main focus at the moment, especially with the US Open starting later this week.

NADIA FORDE PICTURES

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Photos: Instagram/Nadia Forde

Did Caroline Wozniacki put a hex on Rory McIlroy?

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Prior to Friday, Rory McIlroy had been playing some of his best golf of the season in the wake of dumping his fiancee Caroline Wozniacki. McIlroy won the European BMW PGA Championship last weekend and kicked off the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village on Thursday by firing a 63 in the first round. Then, Wozniacki changed her Twitter avatar.

For whatever reason, Woz made her avatar a photo of her looking like a witch standing over her giant kettle. Chris Chase of For the Win noted that the photo was originally posted last October during a Halloween celebration.

The picture made sense in October, but what about now? If you believe in dungeons and dragons and witches and warlocks, you might find it interesting that McIlroy shot a second-round 78 on Friday, which could go down as the worst round of the day among the entire field.

What’s in the pot, Caroline? We’re onto you…

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