Rory McIlroy shows brief interest in US model whose attempts to woo top golfer went viral
Published 16/08/2014 | 13:01
Rory McIlroy briefly showed an interest in a US model who went viral after shamelessly attempting to capture his attention on the golf course last week, by following her on his social network.
The professional golfer got in contact with 25-year-old model Ashley Bongiovanni yesterday after the clip of her gently adjusting her hair in his direction during the US PGA Championship was shared online.
Every girl loves a foreign accent or two, new favorite of mine? Irish— Ashley Bongiovanni (@AshBongiovanni) August 5, 2014
Rory, also 25, followed her on his Twitter account yesterday, but changed his mind just hours later and unfollowed her again.
The Ohio model describes herself as 'a little bit of everything rolled into one' on her Twitter account.
Good luck to @McIlroyRory this week at Valhalla! I'll be rooting for ya— Ashley Bongiovanni (@AshBongiovanni) August 4, 2014
In the past she has offered clues about her interest in the golfer, admitting that she loves the Irish accent.
"Every girl loves a foreign accent or two, new favorite of mine? Irish."
She has also been closely following his career, wishing him luck before games and congratulating him after wins.
In June Rory made the shock announcement that he had ended his relationship with fiancé Caroline Wozniacki after two years of dating.
He has since been linked to models Nadia Forde and Sasha Gale.