Thursday 25 December 2014

Pretty in pink? Caroline Wozniacki sports wacky hairstyle as she caddies for fiancé Rory McIlroy

Published 09/04/2014 | 23:32

Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki applauds her fiancee Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, during the par three competition at the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki applauds her fiancee Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, during the par three competition at the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki watches her fiancee Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, during the par three competition at the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki stands next to her fiancee Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, during the par three competition at the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki waits for her fiancee Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, during the par three competition at the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki walks with her fiance Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, during the par three competition at the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki walks with her fiancee Rory McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, during the par three competition at the Masters golf tournament Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark (L) works as the caddie for her boyfriend, Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, during the Par 3 Contest ahead of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar
South African golfer Louis Oosthuizen's daughter Sophia runs down the first fairway during the Par 3 Contest ahead of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Zach Johnson (L) of the U.S. shakes hands with compatriot and Masters rookie Roberto Castro after Castro almost had a hole-in-one on the ninth hole during the Par 3 Contest ahead of the 2014 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
Former Masters champion Arnold Pamer of the U.S. gets a kiss while walking down the first fairway during the Par 3 Contest ahead of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Former Masters champion Tom Watson (L) of the U.S. reacts after his caddie sunk a putt on the ninth hole during the Par 3 Contest ahead of the 2014 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
Former Masters champion Arnold Pamer of the U.S. gets a kiss while walking down the first fairway during the Par 3 Contest ahead of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Former Masters champion Arnold Palmer gives a thumbs up to fans along the ninth hole of the Par 3 Contest ahead of the 2014 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
Former Masters champion Gary Player (L) of South Africa watches as Jack Nicklaus of the U.S. reacts to his tee shot on the first hole of the Par 3 Contest ahead of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Former Masters champions Jack Nicklaus (L), Gary Player (C) and Arnold Palmer (top R) walk past fans during the Par 3 Contest ahead of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Former Masters champion Arnold Palmer is greeted by fans during the Par 3 Contest ahead of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Golfer Victor Dubuisson of France shakes hands with former Masters champion Gary Player (C) of South Africa as former champion Jack Nicklaus (L) of the U.S. looks on during the Par 3 Contest ahead of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Golfer Zach Johnson of the U.S. laughs while two of his children do push-ups during the Par 3 Contest ahead of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake
U.S. golfer Harris English hits from the sand on the second hole during a practice round ahead of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Shocking pink hair she may have, but that didn't stop former world number one tennis player Caroline Wozniacki doing her best as fiancé Rory McIlroy's caddie today.

US Masters tournament favourite Rory McIlroy had fiance Caroline Wozniacki acting as his caddie for the second year running at the Augusta Par Three Championship.

The former world number one tennis player sporting some shocking pink hair but finishing the round in style by holing a long birdie putt on the ninth.

Most players treat it as light relief and invite family or friends to act as their caddies, including the 'Big Three' of Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player, who would be back together to hit ceremonial drives as honorary starters for the tournament proper on Thursday.

American Ryan Moore has no qualms about carrying the "curse" of the par-three champion into the 78th US Masters after winning the traditional pre-tournament contest on Wednesday.

Moore completed the nine-hole course in the grounds of Augusta National in six under par to finish two shots ahead of Fuzzy Zoeller and Kevin Stadler, who is creating history this week as one half of the first father-son pairing to compete in the same Masters with father and 1982 champion Craig.

Since the contest started in 1960, nobody has ever become par-three and Masters champion in the same week, a fact which sometimes sees players deliberately not shoot the best score possible.

That was not the case for Moore however, who made six birdies and missed short putts for three others. "I legitimately could have been nine under," the 31-year-old said.

Asked about the "curse" of the par-three winner, Moore - whose best finish in five Masters appearances was a tie for 13th in 2005 - said: "I'm not afraid of it. You never know, someone has got to break that curse at some point in time, so hopefully it's me.

"It was fun having my boy out there and playing a round with a couple of friends. That's what it's for, to kind of make you relax a little bit and just go and enjoy yourself the afternoon before."

Former champion Mark O'Meara and non-competing invitee Stewart Alexander - the 1986 US Amateur champion - recorded holes-in-one on the second hole, while Australian Matt Jones aced the third just three days after qualifying for his Masters debut by winning the Shell Houston Open.

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