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Rory McIlroy Responds to Report He Broke Up with Caroline Wozniacki

Mike ChiariFeatured ColumnistAugust 25, 2013

Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki have been one of the most well-known and maligned couples in professional sports in recent years, and while reports suggest that their relationship has come to an end, McIlroy is unwilling to confirm.

According to Ian Mallon and Jerome Reilly of the Irish Independent, the tennis star is "utterly distraught" over McIlroy's decision to break up with her.

Mallon and Reilly are also reporting that a source close to the situation told them, "They're done, it's over."

Despite the persistence of this rumor, the two-time major winner from Northern Ireland questioned the validity of the sources that reported the split in the first place:

I'd love to know who this guy source is... Seems to pop up in the papers all the time and is wrong 99.9% of the time!

— Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) August 25, 2013

McIlroy was also asked about the potential breakup following the second round at The Barclays, according to Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Postbut he claimed that things between him and Wozniacki were "all good."

"Uh-huh, yeah, it’s all good," McIlroy said. "Just because we changed our Twitter profile picture doesn't mean that we’re not together. But yeah, it’s all good."  

Wozniacki also took to her Twitter account to address the rumors surrounding the couple. 

Since my profile pic made big headlines I better change it again lol.. #dontbelieveallyoureadinpapers

Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) August 25, 2013

While the relationship was largely celebrated by sports fans across the world, it became commonplace for some to blame McIlroy's poor performance this year on his involvement with Wozniacki. While it's unclear if his on-course showings were in any way impacted by his relationship, it is no secret that McIlroy has struggled mightily in 2013.

After winning the PGA Championship last year and ascending to No. 1 in the world, most golf fans assumed that he was ready to become the face of the sport. McIlroy has no wins in 14 tries on the PGA Tour this year, though, and he was particularly bad in majors.

Wozniacki hasn't exactly excelled on the court either, as she has slowly declined since becoming the No. 1 female tennis player in the world back in 2010. The Danish bombshell has yet to win a Grand Slam title—and, quite frankly, hasn't even come close.

Until either McIlroy or Wozniacki admit that they've called it quits, rumors of their demise must be taken with a grain of salt. If it is true, however, it will be interesting to see how it impacts their respective careers.

 

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