Is there anything Rory McIlroy can’t do?
With his latest win at the PGA’s Honda Classic, Rory McIlroy is now the number one ranked golfer in the world.
On Monday night, however, the 22-year-old from Northern Ireland tried his hand at a different sport, winning a rally against Maria Sharapova during his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki’s tennis exhibition.
Wozniacki, a former No. 1 tennis player in the world, summoned McIlroy from his courtside seat at Madison Square Garden and handed him the racquet in a lighthearted moment before the final game of her match, which she eventually lost 3-6, 4-6.
McIlroy resisted at first but then placed the tennis ball down on the blue surface, addressed it as if hitting a golf chip shot, then picked it up and started a friendly rally with the number-two ranked Sharapova.
After trading some gentle shots Rory rallied with a one-handed backhand before Sharapova returned his lob wide.
Afterwards, when asked if he was surprised by winning the point against a former Wimbledon champion, McIlroy joked:
“I’ve won a few off Caroline.”
Watch the video below as Rory McIlroy wins a point against Maria Sharapova and then celebrates more than when he won the Honda Classic on Sunday.
Source & Image:ESPN