Fox News presenter who called McIlroy a 'leprechaun' unrepentant

One Fox News presenter is really not a fan of the Irish golfer
One Fox News presenter is really not a fan of the Irish golfer

A Fox News reporter who branded Rory McIlroy a 'leprechaun' on air has stood by her remarks.

Lisa Montgomery made the remarks recently while reporting on McIlroy's recent ankle injury.

As she was finishing the segment and passing over to another presenter, she was heard saying: "He's a leprechaun, I can't stand him."

However, in a statement, Ms Montgomery said she didn't like Rory McIlroy because of the way he treated ex-girlfriend and tennis superstar Caroline Wozniacki.

She said: "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 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.”

McIlroy's participation in the upcoming Open at St Andrew's is still in doubt after he posted images of himself on Instagram on crutches and in a cast boot. 

He revealed that he ruptured his left ankle ligament while playing football with friends. 

McIlroy posted: "Total rupture of left ATFL (ankle ligament) and associated joint capsule damage in a soccer kickabout with friends on Saturday. Continuing to asses extent of injury and treatment plan day by day. Rehab already started..... Working hard to get back as soon as I can."