Caroline Wozniacki congratulated 2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth, was she trolling ex-fiance Rory McIlroy?
Caroline Wozniacki is the No. 5 women’s tennis player in the world, and is a former No. 1. While she hasn’t been making headlines in tennis the past couple weeks, she has been making headlines elsewhere in the sports world.
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During the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship game, Wozniacki was spotted with another sports superstar, former Wisconsin and current Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, conjuring up rumors that the two could be dating. Which is absolutely awesome.
J.J. Watt wouldn’t be the first big athlete Wozniacki has dated, however. The 24-year-old tennis star also dated world No. 1 golfer Rory McIlroy for quite sometime and the two were even engaged last year, that is until the Northern Irishman broke off the engagement with a phone call back in May of 2014.
Is Wozniacki still bitter? Probably not if she’s found a new man in Watt, but that didn’t stop her from (maybe) throwing some shade at McIlroy via Twitter after the Masters the concluded this past weekend.
Jordan Spieth, 21, won his first major tournament and the green jacket at the Masters on Sunday after he got off to an early lead posting a Masters record first round score of 64 last Thursday and the young golfer never turned around. He posted a 66, 70, 70 on his final three days, tying the Masters all-time scoring record (Tiger Woods) at 18-under par, defeating Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson by four strokes.
It was a great win and Wozniacki, who is golf fan especially after her time with McIlroy, took to Twitter to congratulate Spieth on winning golf’s greatest tournament.
While Wozniacki probably could’ve just said the first part, she added “Extremely impressive how he came out firing from the start and never looked back!” Is she throwing shade at her former man McIlroy who hasn’t been able to win the Masters yet in his young career?
Rory has won the U.S. Open, British Open and PGA Championship (twice), but he hasn’t been able to complete golf’s grand slam yet of winning all four majors. His most notable chance was back in 2011, when McIlroy was 12-under par after the first three days and just needed to build a modest round compared to what he had already done in the tournament. But, he choked and choked hard on the final day, posting an 8-over par 80 to send him all the way back to 4-under for the tournament, giving Charl Schwartzel the win, who finished at 14-under for the tournament.
Wozniacki up 15-love, in tennis terms, after that jab. McIlroy did something similar in 2012, when he was 4-under and looking good through two rounds, but posted a 77 and 76 on the final two days, ruining his chances at a victory. And, again in 2013 when he posted a 79 in the third round, taking him out of the running to win the tournament.
So, was Wozniacki throwing shade at McIlroy by congratulating Spieth by telling him he came out firing and never looked back? Oh, absolutely. Rory is a great golfer, the best in the world in fact, but he chokes at Augusta National time and time again missing out on winning a green jacket, something Spieth was able to do in his second time at the course.
Of course after Twitter caught onto Wozniacki’s possible trolling, she denied she had any rude intentions.
Yeah…I’m sure, Caroline. After all, the guy deserves it if he ended your engagement via phone call. Like come on, I didn’t even do that in seventh grade. But, who’s the real overall winner? McIlroy ended his engagement in May of last year, and then went on to win the British Open, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship all back-to-back-to-back and become the world’s No. 1 golfer. It was a great troll, if that’s what it really was. (It definitely was).
h/t Bleacher Report
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