Which a number of Irish people, like McIlroy consider a derogatory term.
Today on FNC, Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery said she was the one that made the off camera comment about the world's number 1 golfer. But, if you were looking for an apology, you weren't getting it.
“Yesterday at this time I used the word leprechaun to describe golfer Rory McIlroy. I love sports, I love golf, but I am not a fan of Rory’s. Mostly for the way he treated tennis great Caroline Wozniacki and discarded her like a piece of chewed gum when he broke her heart and broke off their engagement in a short phone conversation. That’s worse than breaking up on a Post-it. Now to be clear, neither Harris (Faulkner) nor Jenna Lee used the term and I don’t want them to get the credit for it. I called Rory McIlroy a leprechaun and believe me I wanted to call him much worse. As you know, some of my best friends are leprechauns and they also have tremendous sense of humor. Thank you.”
Not sure that Rory is laughing.
McIlroy is known on tour as a down to earth really nice guy. Rory has been straight forward and honest about his break up with Wozniacki. He was not ready for marriage and backed out. It was a better option than going through with something you were not ready to do. He put all the blame on himself and never had a bad thing to say about Wozniacki. And it should be pointed out, that Wozniacki has never said a bad thing about Rory.
So while Kennedy can diss Rory all she wants, the truth is she does not really know much about the guy. And when she got caught on camera making a snide remark, she really couldn't step up to say she was sorry.
Kennedy should have done the same.