Report: Rory McIlroy dumps girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki

I'm guessing we won't see Caroline Wozniacki at the 2014 Masters. (USATSI)
I'm guessing we won't see Caroline Wozniacki at the 2014 Masters. (USATSI)

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According to multiple reports Rory McIlroy's relationship with tennis player Caroline Wozniacki is officially over. 

According to the Irish Independent the two split up shortly after Wozniacki posted this photo of McIlroy on Twitter.

"Friends say a photograph posted by Caroline on Twitter, which showed her boyfriend in a deep sleep, was one of the final straws for the number-one golfer."

The paper also noted that Wozniacki was particularly crestfallen about the breakup.

"'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,' a source told this newspaper."

"Rory has a lot of respect for Caroline and their time together was good, but he feels it's time to move on now. And he wishes her nothing but the best."

Gary Player, for the second time this year, weighed in on McIlroy's situation with Wozniacki earlier this week.

"If you're a young man like Rory, you can't play with worries," Player said. "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.

"I can tell you, many of the pros that have done well divorced several times and they never quite reached the heights they could have if they had the wives that we had. So I've experienced this and seen this. Now I think he's on the road to success.

"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."

I dont know why Player so often feels the need to weigh in on this but it will be interesting to see how the breakup affects McIlroy, if it all.

His new management team did not offer any comment stating that they do not comment on McIlroy's personal life.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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