Is golf's globetrotting power couple on the rocks?
Rory McIlroy and his tennis-star girlfriend, Caroline Wozniacki (shown at right after McIlroy won the Dubai World Championship in November), are fresh off disappointing weeks in their respective careers. Last Wednesday Wozniacki was bounced in the opening round of the Malaysian Open by Wang Qiang, who is ranked 186th in the world. McIlroy, meanwhile, withdrew from the Honda Classic on Friday eight holes into his second round. The top-ranked golfer was 7 over par, and later told reporters he wasn't mentally engaged before releasing a statement that attributed his problems to a toothache. The UK's Independent is now speculating — speculating, not reporting — that the couple may in fact be having relationship problems.
The pair, who are usually very communicative with one another over Twitter, have not publicly conversed on the social networking site for several days.
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!”
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