|Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki at the Olympic Village|
in London last month (Alexander Hassenstein / Getty)
So much for Rory McIlroy’s golf game being in the gutter because of his romance with tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki.
McIlroy, as you likely know, utterly steamrolled the competition at the PGA Championship last weekend, winning the last Major golf tournament of the year. All the missed cuts and double bogeys mean nothing now, and his relationship with Wozniacki – whose career has definitely gone south since hooking up with Rory last year – is going strong.
Fellow Northern Irish pro Graeme McDowell said last month that the Rory-Caroline romance – they’re nicknamed Wozzilroy – was perhaps taking a toll on his game, but that he’d soon snap out of his funk. McDowell, a major winner himself (and romancing an American designer to boot), was right.
"There's no doubt, all the traveling is wearing him down a little bit and we are seeing a little bit of fatigue," McDowell told a program on the Golf Channel.
"But he's a fit kid and he's a young kid and he has all the talent in the world. It is only a matter of time [before he comes back]."
And what’s a round or two over par when you’re in love?
"He's very happy with his personal life and Caroline is a great girl," McDowell said. "He will be okay. He's had a tough 12 months. Let's be honest, the boy's in love. He's crazy about her. It's not a bad problem to have."