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Rory McIlroy plays tennis with Maria Sharapova

Posted on: March 5, 2012 11:44 pm
By Shane Bacon

We know that Rory McIlroy has the chops to win on the links. His victory last week not only came over Tiger Woods, but it made him the No. 1 golfer in the world. And his girlfriend? A former No. 1 tennis player in the world, and she was taking place in the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden.

Caroline Wozniacki asked for a volunteer to play a point against Maria Sharapova, and she just so happened to pick her boyfriend, Rory.

Watch McIlroy win a point against Sharapova and celebrate more than when he won on Sunday.


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Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: March 6, 2012 2:07 pm

Rory McIlroy plays tennis with Maria Sharapova

This was the cutest thing.  Sorry to use that word, but it was.

I actually got to watch it live last night at or something.  I had forgotten about it and came in 1.5 hours late.  I was just hoping to get a shot of Rory in the crowd when this occurred.  Very cute.  It was reminiscent of an old Harlem Globetrotters skit or something.  Made my evening.

Gary Player recently called Rory the perfect ambassador for golf in its current condition.  This appearance at Madison Square Garden certainly did nothing to make me feel otherwise.

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