McIlroy, Wozniaki are now “an item”
Rory McIlroy has confirmed that he and top-ranked tennis player Caroline Wozniacki could now be described as “an item”.
US Open golf champion Rory McIlroy confirmed on Thursday that he and top-ranked tennis player Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark could now be described as “an item”.
McIlroy, who attended Wozniacki’s second-round match at the WTA’s US Open tune-up at New Haven on Tuesday, told the media that his much publicised friendship with Wozniaki was “going so well” because “we have so much in common” and added that it would be fine to call the Danish tennis ace his girlfriend.
“Obviously, (we play) different sports, but we’re pretty much in the same position at a young age and we can talk about things that probably a lot of 21-and-22-year-olds can’t talk about.
“It’s nice to have someone that sort of understands what you’re going through.”
McIlroy had treatment on his injured right forearm at the Connecticut Tennis Center on Thursday, a day after hitting golf balls at the nearby TPC River Highlands course.
The Ulster golf star strained a wrist tendon in the first round of the PGA Championship earlier this month when he struck the root of a tree while attempting a risky shot.
“It’s OK,” he said. “But it’s not yet 100 per cent.”
McIlroy confirmed that he plans to play “maybe 17, 18 events” on the US Tour next year.
“For me, I play my best golf over here and I just want to spend a bit more time in the US,” he said.
Turning to Wozniacki, McIlroy said he would be delighted if she could claim her first grand slam title at the US Open, which starts on Monday in New York.
McIlroy said it would be “pretty cool” if she could join him as the owner of a US Open title.
Matt Wallace two shots off the lead after first round of the ZOZO Championship
Home favourite Hiroshi Iwata led the way on seven under.
Collin Morikawa looking forward to having fans back in Japan
The American is racking up the miles as he contends at the start of the PGA Tour season and the end of the European Tour campaign.
Rory McIlroy’s 20 PGA Tour wins: From the breakthrough in 2010 to THE CJ CUP last week
The Northern Irishman was supreme at the weekend, holding off the challenge of Rickie Fowler and Collin Morikawa in Las Vegas.
Billy Horschel sets out to double prize money at event aimed at boosting diversity
The 34-year-old American hosted the inaugural Billy Horschel APGA Tour Invitational at Sawgrass in July.
Rory McIlroy claims 20th PGA title with victory in CJ Cup
The Northern Irishman put his Ryder Cup torment behind him to win by a stroke from Collin Morikawa.
Matt Fitzpatrick responds to Ryder Cup disappointment with Andalucia Masters win
The Yorkshireman was bogey-free in the final round at the notoriously difficult Valderrama.
Rory McIlroy two shots off the lead after sizzling 62 in Las Vegas
The Northern Irishman shot his lowest score since 2019 to take second place heading into the final round.
Rory McIlroy looking to kick on after emotional Ryder Cup
McIlroy broke down in tears in a rare show of emotion in Wisconsin.
Jon Rahm keen to win at Valderrama for ‘historic reasons and nostalgia’
The Spaniard is hoping to perform on home soil.