Both Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy have struggled in recent months, and Northern Irish golfer Graeme McDowell says all the traveling McIlroy is doing to be with his tennis-playing girlfriend is part of the reason for his issues.
“There’s no doubt, all the travelling is wearing him down a little bit and we are seeing a little bit of fatigue,” McDowell said on the Golf Channel Thursday as he co-hosted the Morning Drive show, according to Irish Golf Daily.
“Yes, his performance in the big events this year have not be really up to his standard,” McDowell said. “But he is going through a little bit of a voyage of discovery right now – for all the right reasons.”
Though McDowell was critical of McIlroy, he still believes in his countryman.
“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].
“He’s very happy with his personal life and Caroline is a great girl. He will be okay,” McDowell believes.
We had a feeling things were headed for the worst when the two began calling themselves “Wozzilroy,” and when they took this obnoxious picture. That was all last year. Since then, McIlroy has struggled mightily as has Wozniacki, though she says their relationship is not to blame.
McDowell says McIlroy is the one doing most of the traveling to meet Caroline because he is one person whereas she has a big entourage. In other words, it’s easier for him to go where she is. So far it seems to be coming at the cost of his success, but like McDowell says, it’s not a bad problem to have. Rory is young enough where he can figure out how to balance his life. At any rate, we still believe he made a mistake by leaving the lovely Holly Sweeney.
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