Caroline Wozniacki and golf sensation Rory McIlroy were spotted Sunday night sharing a dinner and stealing a kiss in London. The encounter came days after golf's U.S. Open champion split with his long-time girlfriend.
A tennis blogger happened to spot the young stars dining at the Central London location of the British chain All Bar One and surreptitiously snapped two pictures of the sporting stars. She posted the pictures on Twitter but later took them down after an attack of conscience.
After winning the Open, McIlroy cited his girlfriend of four years, Holly Sweeney, as one of his influences. He said she knew him better than anyone else and helped keep him grounded. McIlroy had broken up with her before the start of the 2011 season in order to focus on golf but later "begged" her to get back together. McIlroy released a statement on Monday saying he and Sweeney broke up sometime before this last weekend's British Open.
Wozniacki and McIlroy first were linked after engaging in a flirty conversation on Twitter last week. After McIlroy wished the world No. 1 a happy 21st birthday and marveled at how old she was getting, Wozniacki responded:
As we all know, a winking emoticon and a "haha" are the hallmarks of a burgeoning romance.
Kidding. Kidding. For all we know, Wozniacki and McIlroy were sharing a friendly glass of water and exchanging a platonic peck on the cheek. Or maybe Caro was looking for tips from Rory on how to win a major. Or perhaps she was consoling him after he performed poorly at one. Don't jump to conclusions, even though they were also seen holding hands.
There's only one thing for certain: If they go out again, McIlroy should hope the 5-foot-10 Wozniacki wears flats.
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