Wozniacki: What Rory and I have is 'very special'


High-profile sports couples are all the rage these days in golf – at least at the top of the world order.

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn have gotten most of the ink recently, especially once the Olympic skiing star began showing up at his tournaments.

But what about Wozzilroy?

After all, Rory McIlroy has been dating former tennis No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki since summer 2011, and their relationship has remained steady despite disparate schedules and logging plenty of airline miles.

“Golf and tennis follow the sun; we go around the world to pretty similar places,” Wozniacki said in a recent interview with the Irish Times. “It’s not easy, but we make it work. When you know, you know.' 

“I think what Rory and I have is very special,” she continued. “He’s trying to work it out with his schedule, I’m trying to go see him when I can, so in that way it’s been working out well so far. We speak every day but we never have a set time where we have to speak. We just do it because we want to.”

In a recent interview, Vonn said that her relationship with Woods was like “living in a fishbowl.”

The 22-year-old Wozniacki, however, said she’s grown used to the intense media spotlight and accepted the fact that she and McIlroy, 24, are both favorites of the paparazzi.

“It’s not really difficult to deal with and I don’t really pay attention to it, to be honest,” she said, according to the report. “Because we’ve grown up and been used to the media, separately, it’s nothing new. It’s not like it’s been put on us all of a sudden. Also, the way we’ve been raised, we just do our thing and get on with it.”