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Rory McIlroy and the 6 Most Famous Golf Couples

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 17:  Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark watches Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland during the during the final round of the 2013 DP World Championships on the Earth Course at the Jumeirah Golf Estates on November 17, 2013 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)
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Phil OscarsonContributor IIINovember 27, 2013

The rumors have been flying recently concerning a possible break-up of one of sports' most prominent power couples, professional golfer Rory McIlroy and tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki. Whether they are true or not, we do not know, but the story itself gives us a nice excuse to take a look at some of the most famous relationships—both past and present—featuring professional golfers.

 

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn

 

Tiger Woods is one of the best golfers of all time and certainly one of the most famous athletes in the world. So when he announced on Facebook that he was dating Olympic gold medallist skier Lindsey Vonn, any shock was only due to Woods’ recent relationship history, rather than whether such a matchup made sense.

 

Adam Scott and Ana Ivanovic

 

Definitely sports’ hottest couple for awhile, Scott and tennis pro Ivanovic broke up at the end of last year. The separation seemed to work wonders for Scott, who then went on to win the 2013 Masters, his first ever major and also his first major tournament following the break-up.

 

Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky

 

The daughter of hockey great Wayne Gretzky recently got engaged to American PGA Tour player Dustin Johnson.

 

Greg Norman and Chris Evert

 

Yet another golf-tennis pairing, these two retired greats have a lot of sporting success including 20 major titles between them (although in fairness, 18 of those belong to Evert). They were married in 2008, but unfortunately the union only lasted fifteen months. Too much greatness for one marriage?

 

Nancy Lopez and Ray Knight

 

LPGA legend Nancy Lopez has been married to World Series champion Ray Knight for 30 years. Lopez, who has three majors herself, said that the two helped each other through both the ups and downs of their careers.

 

Sergio Garcia and Martina Hingis

 

This relationship slipped under the radar for many people, and no wonder, as the pro golfer only dated tennis star Martina Hingis briefly in 2002.

 

You can follow Phil Oscarson at @philoscarson or read more of his posts at GolfZing.com.

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