Press pack in middle of Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki love match
Caroline Wozniacki brought the house down when she spiced up Rory McIlroy's post-round news conference at the DP World Tour Championship by asking her boyfriend what she was getting for Christmas.
The Danish tennis player, a former world number one, interrupted the normal talk about birdies and bogeys and five-irons and three-woods with a question out of the blue from the back of the room.
A smiling Wozniacki, dressed entirely in white, took the microphone from one of the reporters and asked McIlroy amid roars of laughter from the assembled media: “If you win this week am I going to get a really nice Christmas present?”.
The world's number one golfer pulled his cap over his eyes before telling his girlfriend: “Have you not already got a lot of nice presents? I have been looking, I have been looking. But it won't take winning this week to buy you a nice present — I'll get you a nice present anyway.”
It drew another smiling response from the golf-watching Wozniacki: “That must be because I'm an unbelievable cheerleader.”
McIlroy prompted more giggles from the floor when he said: “You're a better tennis player”, to which the Dane replied: “That's not very nice.”
An expensive gift is sure to be heading Wozniacki's way next month with McIlroy having already banked almost $13m (£8m) in official earnings by winning the money-lists on both sides of the Atlantic.