Here’s some photos from Kathy Willens of the ASSOCIATED PRESS, Jessica Rinaldi of REUTERS and Don Emmert of AFP of Caroline Wozniacki during her match against Maria Sharpova on Sunday at the U.S. Open in New York City.
21-year-old Rory McIlroy torched the Quail Hollow Championship field yesterday to win the PGA Tour stop with a final round 62. Like 18-year-old Japanese phenom Ryo Ishikawa, who shot 58 Sunday to win a Japan Tour event, McIlroy has heard the Tiger Woods comparisons over the years.
(Make that Rory’s formerly “quite shy” girlfriend Holly Sweeney)
Thankfully though for McIlroy, if pictures and video of his longtime girlfriend Holly Sweeney are any indication, it appears the Irish golfer is a wee more socially developed than ‘Urkel’ Woods was at 21.
So what’s the intel on Rory + Holly at the moment?
She broke through in her tennis career last summer, making the finals of the U.S. Open.
(Oh. My. GOD.)
She’s also rapidly becoming the most popular hottie in pro sports. (Danica? She’s yours.) In other words, I’m a little flummoxed SPORTS ILLUSTRATED didn’t include Woz in this year’s swimsuit issue.
What happens when you’re an attractive Danish woman who reaches the U.S. Open as a relative unknown?
If you’re Caroline Wozniacki, you suddenly have paparazzi staking you out in far-flung locations like the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius.
The occasion was a girls-only holiday with her teenage friend Angelique Keber and sisters Urszula and Agnieszka, reported by Copenhagen’s EKSTRA BLADET as her first vacation taken without parental supervision. Read more…
18-YEAR-OLD GOLFER DECLINES TIGER’S TOURNEY INVITE: A young Irish golfer has done the unthinkable and snubbed Tiger Woods:
SETANTA SPORTS slices news that 18-year-old Rory McIlroy was invited by the world-famous golfer to compete in next month’s Target World Championships in Los Angeles.But the links lad politely declined the invitation, preferring to stick with playing through his European Tour schedule.
McIlroy explained, “It was hard to say no, but we’ve written to the organizers explaining the predicament I’m in. And besides, I have 30 more years to compete in Tiger’s events.”
Not if your dissing him like that. Woods would never back out of attending such a life-changing event.