The Masters Par 3 Contest just became all the more intriguing with Rory McIlroy's girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki on the bag.
While Thursday features the best in golf trying to hit greens without suffering the horrible lies Augusta can lend, Wednesday is one last moment of frivolity. It will also be a moment to remind the public that McIlroy and Wozniacki are dating.
Caroline Wozniacki @CaroWozniacki
@Thorbjornolesen yeah I am! Gonna be fun! Are you playing the par 3?4/7/2013, 11:43:31 PM
As we know, Wozniacki is as entertaining as she is talented. Most importantly, she enjoys being the center of attention—both good and bad.
You can bet that the nine-hole competition will feature the power duo heavily. At best, this will be a hilarious romp around the par-three course, filling the air of anticipation with jokes and cute-couple moments.
At worst, it will be nauseating.
Luckily, the par-three contest is just as much about great shots as it is about the whimsy taking place all around.
As Golf.com reminds, most golf stars will bring along friends and family Wednesday to caddie for them. One star that should be absent, however, is Tiger Woods. He hasn't played in the competition since 2003, but "has said he will play when his children are old enough to caddie for him. His daughter Sam is now 5 years old."
Not that this hasn't stopped Scott Michaux from asking the obvious.
Scott Michaux @ScottMichaux
So if @CaroWozniacki is caddying for @McIlroyRory in Par 3 ... your move (if you can) @lindseyvonn and @TigerWoods4/8/2013, 3:23:35 AM
As Lindsey Vonn continues to rehabilitate her knee, I will assume she is not at the Masters waiting to carry her boyfriend's golf bag.
For McIlroy, it will help having a friendly face nearby during what will be a stressful weekend. Don't forget, this young man has had a tumultuous year on the golf course, which actually served as the impetus behind an Independent report that he and Wozniacki had split.
As we know, the two are just fine, and McIlroy is going to continue being one of the best young men in the game today.
If you don't believe he is having a great time amid a tough year on tour, tune in to Wednesday's action. Something tells me these two will dominate the proceedings.
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