Rory's Shocking Anti-Open, Anti-Links, Anti-Weather Comments Might Be Chalked Up To Love Woes

Though based on Brian Keogh's report, the lad hasn't done too poorly on the rebound with Caroline Wozniacki, which still makes me wonder: if an American had said what Rory McIlroy said about preparing for the Open, would he get a similar free pass from the UK press?

Anyway, you just want to know about mongrels.

In a statement issued on Monday by the Holywood star’s management company, International Sports Management: “Rory McIlroy’s long-time relationship with Holly Sweeney came to an amicable end before the Open Championship.”

Sources close to McIlroy confirmed last night that he has formed “a close friendship” with 21-year old Danish star Wozniacki. Pictures of the pair kissing in London on Monday have been widely published on the internet.

McIlroy made two visits to Wimbledon to watch the tennis following his US Open triumph four weeks ago but is believed to have met Wozniacki at the World Heavyweight title fight between David Haye and Wladimir Klitschko in Hamburg on July 2.

Now regarding this outlandish statement that there is "no point in changing your game for one week a year" and the stuff about only being a sunny/warm weather player, the Guardian's Kevin Mitchell reviews the comments and took Rory to task (gently, cleverly):

But McIlroy should realise that he is not bigger than golf, certainly not bigger than the history of the game, and that, whether he likes it or not, to be regarded as a true champion he will have to deal with the different conditions the game throws up. Rafael Nadal, so strong on clay, knew when he won on the hard court at Flushing Meadows last year he could rightly claim to be the best tennis player in the world. To get runs on the turners of the Indian subcontinent as well as the concrete of the Waca is the mark of a special batsman. Golf demands similar diversity.