Rory McIlroy seen kissing Caroline Wozniacki – Secret affair or a date?
What appears to be an unending spree of in and outs in the relationship, Rory McIlroy is reported to have been hanging out with the tennis star Caroline Wozniacki and is ready to dump his girlfriend Holly Sweeney.
McIlroy and Sweeney broke headlines just after the 22-year-old Irishman’s record breaking victory at the US Open and the champion attributed his success to his longtime girlfriend Sweeney.
McIlroy and Sweeney have been together for the last seven years after McIlroy decided to part ways with his girlfriend in order to concentrate on the sport. Sweeney appeared at Augusta earlier this year to console with the player when he caved in the final round, giving away his four-shot lead to the champion Charl Schwartzel.
The duo was seen together at several occasions while McIlroy had decided to take a break from mainstream sport in order to enjoy the returns of his celebrated victory. On one occasion McIlroy admitted that he even had to beg Sweeney to get back with him after his stupid decision to hold her back for the sake of better performance.
Recently McIlroy thrashed Sweeney in his latest statement, criticizing her notoriety for expensive shopping sprees and over spending. He drew comparisons with Wayne Rooney’s wife Coleen Rooney and stated that he wanted his relationship with Sweeney a bit more private.
“How would I feel about her becoming like Coleen Rooney? That's a risky strategy,” McIlroy said. “We're going to have to live our lives in the public eye. I don't want that and neither does she but it's something we're going to have to learn to live with,” he added.
McIlroy was spotted with the Russian tennis star Wozniacki on Sunday night in London, and the pair were embracing and kissing each other in an intimate moment, a shot captured by a tennis blogger in UK. Close associates with McIlroy have also confirmed that the player shares some interesting similarities with the tennis star and the duo is likely to hang out together for a while.
McIlroy has been a fan of tennis himself and has a personal standard tennis court in his backyard. He is also a close friend with Rafael Nadal of Spain as well as the English Wimbledon star Andy Murray. Nadal also texted and congratulated McIlroy on his victory at he US Open and remains a big fan of the young golfer.
McIlroy’s representatives, the International Sports Management Company (ISM), also issued an official notification of the break up.
“Rory McIlroy’s long-term relationship with Holly Sweeney came to an amicable end before the British Open,” an ISM spokesman said.
McIlroy fared badly in the recently held Open Championship at Royal St. George’s, carding an aggregate score of seven-over. He won the US open with a record eight-shot lead and was coming into the third major of the season as one of the favourites.