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Sunday 26 April 2015

Caroline Wozniacki to caddie for Rory McIlroy at US Masters

Rory McIlroy with other half Caroline Wozniacki
Rory McIlroy with other half Caroline Wozniacki
Golfer Rory Mcilroy, right, comes onto the court with Caroline Wozniacki looks on in the BNP Paribas Showdown exhibition tennis match Monday, March 5, 2012, at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Golfer Rory Mcilroy, left, tees up a tennis ball to hit to Maria Sharapova as Caroline Wozniacki looks on in the BNP Paribas Showdown exhibition tennis match Monday, March 5, 2012, at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Golfer Rory Mcilroy, left, prepares to hit a tennis ball to Maria Sharapova as Caroline Wozniacki looks on in the BNP Paribas Showdown exhibition tennis match Monday, March 5, 2012, at Madison Square Garden in New York.
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Golfer Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland joins his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on the court against Maria Sharapova of Russia during the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden on March 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Golfer Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland joins his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on the court and returns against Maria Sharapova of Russia during the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden on March 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Golfer Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland joins his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on the court during her match against Maria Sharapova of Russia at the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden on March 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Golfer Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland is encouraged by his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark to join her on the court during her match against Maria Sharapova of Russia during the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden on March 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Golfer Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland joins his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on the court and plays a shot against Maria Sharapova of Russia during the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden on March 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Golfer Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland joins his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on the court against Maria Sharapova of Russia during the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden on March 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Golfer Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland joins his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on the court and returns against Maria Sharapova of Russia during the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden on March 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Golfer Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland joins his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on the court during her match against Maria Sharapova of Russia during the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden on March 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Golfer Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland is encouraged by his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark to join her on the court during her match against Maria Sharapova of Russia during the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden on March 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Golfer (L) Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland joins his girlfriend (R) Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on the court and plays a shot against Maria Sharapova of Russia during the BNP Paribas showdown at Madison Square Garden on March 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Golfer Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland is encouraged by his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark to join her on the court during her match against Maria Sharapova of Russia during the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden on March 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Golfer Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland joins his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on the court during her match against Maria Sharapova of Russia at the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden on March 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Catch the birdie: Rory McIlroy and girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki
Rory McIlroy with his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki
Golfer Rory McIlroy, pictured here on Saturday 23 March 2013 watching his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki play in the Sony Open tennis tournament in Florida, is no longer ranked no 1 golfer
Rory McIlroy with his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki at the Ulster v Leinster rugby game at Ravenhill, Belfast
SINGAPORE - NOVEMBER 11: Caroline Wozniacki, girlfriend of Rory McILroy of Northern Ireland watches play during the fourth round of the Barclays Singapore Open at the Sentosa Golf Club on November 11, 2012 in Singapore. (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)
Golfer Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland joins his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark on the court during her match against Maria Sharapova of Russia at the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden on March 5, 2012 in New York City.
Day one of the Irish Open, Royal Portrush Colf Club. Rory McIlroy's girfriend Caroline Wozniacki
Day one of the Irish Open, Royal Portrush Colf Club. Rory McIlroy's girfriend Caroline Wozniacki with Rory's dad Gerry
Rory McIlroy joins his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki on the court during the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden in New York yesterday
SINGAPORE - NOVEMBER 09: Danish tennis star, Caroline Wozniacki watches her boyfriend Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland play a shot during the continuation of the weather delayed first round of the Barclays Singapore Open at the Sentosa Golf Club on November 9, 2012 in Singapore. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Rory McIlroy will be joined on course at the US Masters by girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki.

The Danish tennis ace has agreed to caddie for McIlroy in the traditional Masters Par 3 Competition, an eve-of-tournament event played in front of tens of thousands of spectators at Augusta National in Georgia.

Former world number one Wozniacki is making her first visit to the Masters and McIlroy's delighted she'll carry his golf bag into action on the hilly Par 3 course.

"I just want to get her into one of those white boiler suits the caddies must wear at Augusta," quipped the Ulsterman, who is returning a compliment to his girlfriend today.

Wozniacki invited McIlroy to join her on the tennis court during a break in play at an exhibition match in New York's Madison Square Garden last year and play a point against her opponent Maria Sharapova, which he won.

In keeping with tradition, Wozniacki will be expected to play a shot off the ninth and final tee across an expanse of water, hopefully to the green. "It's gonna be fun," Woznaicki tweeted, who is not the first women's professional tennis star to caddie in this event.

Chris Evert was on her then husband Greg Norman's bag in 2009.

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