Sep
20
2011
Rory and Westy Go Head to Head, Banter Division
By Stephanie Wei under Twitter

The Vivendi Seve Trophy was contested this past weekend with Great Britain & Ireland winning despite a strong rally from the Continental Europeans. Rory McIlroy, the U.S. Open champ from Northern Ireland, didn’t play, but revealed on Twitter he was watching in the above screenshot of his tweet: “Is it wrong that I’m enjoying this European comeback in the Seve trophy??”

Which prompted Englishman, Ryder Cup teammate and member of the victorious GB&I team Lee Westwood to reply: “Yes it was.”

After a congratulatory tweet from Chubby Chandler, head of the management company that looks after both players, Westwood tweeted:

For those of you living under a rock, the clever “half Danish” jab was in reference to McIlroy’s new girlfriend, the world’s No. 1 tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, whom Rory took home to Northern Ireland to meet his parents last week, according to the Belfast Telegraph.

McIlroy shot back:

Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn rallied from three down to beat Westwood 2&1 on Sunday.

Here’s the remainder of the brilliant back and forth between Westwood and McIlroy, who has consistently dodged questions regarding which flag will fly by his name at the 2016 Olympics:

Who won the battle of wits? Well, McIlroy set himself up pretty well and then shot back equally well, but Westwood’s “half Danish” poke was pretty funny…let’s call it a draw.