North Irish golfer Rory McIlroy finally split with his girlfriend of two years, Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, reportedly after Wozniacki tweeted an unflattering picture of him. The pair had been going through rocky times recently.
A photo of the PGA champion sleeping with his mouth agape was the final straw, according to the Irish Independent. One source said, ”Rory was very upset by it and even Serena Williams pointed out – albeit in a joking way – it was a pretty mean thing to do.”
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) September 16, 2013
Golf legend Gary Player felt the need to add his two cents about the relationship to ESPN. He said, “If you’re a young man like Rory, you can’t play with worries. You can’t have managerial problems, you can’t have women problems. You’ve got to be out there and have a free mind. And that’s why Arnold [Palmer], Jack [Nicklaus] and I won something like 55 majors between us. Because we had three wives that were very, very special.”
He continued, “He’s got to find himself a wife that’ll help him, actually almost dedicate her life to him being a success. And that’s hard to find today, because women are extremely independent today. It’s a very different time than when we were around.”
McIlroy’s management made no comment when CBS Sports reached out to them. Wozniacki is reportedly still upset over the split. One source said, “There were a lot of tears. She still has her profile picture on her social-networking site set as the two of them in happier times, but I can tell you the pair are no longer an item.”
Hopefully Wozniacki will exercise more discretion in oversharing in future relationships.