Rory McIlroy Adds Rumored Split with Girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki to Troubles

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterMarch 4, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 26:  Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and her boyfriend and golfer Rory McIlroy smile as they arrive during the Olympic Village arrivals ahead of the London 2012 Olympics at the Olympic Park on July 26, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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It was only a matter of time for the sports world to connect the dots from Rory McIlroy walking off at the Honda Classic to the golfer possibly walking out on Caroline Wozniacki. 

While searching for clues as to the funk Rory McIlroy has been in, The Independent (h/t CBS Sports) happened upon quite the theory. 

As the report reminds us, McIlroy left the Honda Classic and initially gave a rattled mental state as the initial cause of his shocking departure. 

Later, he would go on to claim pain in his wisdom tooth made it necessary for him to leave. The Independent decided to dive into the realm of the personal as a possible explanation for his tumultuous time. 

It seems Wozniacki had a rough time a few days ago as well, losing to Wang Qiang at the Malaysian Open. 

While the top seed losing in the first round is surprising, the peculiarities continue. It seems Wozniacki and McIlroy, two people who are rather chatty with one another over Twitter, have not mentioned each other since February 21 when McIlroy tweeted this out:

Two top-tier athletes going through a mess of a time in their respective sports is hardly news, and neither is a presumed Twitter silent treatment. 

However, the usually candid Wozniacki had some interesting answers in a recent interview (per The Independent):

Last week, the Danish beauty was questioned about her future with the Co Down golfer.

Asked if there were any marriage plans on the cards, she replied: "I think that question will be for him to answer."

When asked if she would accept if McIlroy proposed, she laughingly brushed off the question, saying: "This is getting personal!"

With nothing but a bizarre departure and an excuse many are treating as tenuous, we are left to get a little creative in explaining away the woes of the best young golfer in the sport, as well as a recent hiccup from one of tennis' best. 

As of this writing, both Wozniacki and McIlroy continue with a Twitter avatar that features a couples shot. 

This may be reading too much in between the lines. Still, the last thing McIlroy needs at the moment is more negativity—even if it is only rumored. 

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