Did they really split up? Rory McIlroy calls Caroline Wozniacki his 'girl' in tweet after she won the Luxembourg Open

McIlroy himself finished second in Korea on fine sporting day for pair

Rory McIlroy has given a strong hint that he and Caroline Wozniacki are still very much an item, despite last week’s reports of a break-up, referring to her as “my girl” in a celebratory tweet lauding her Luxembourg Open victory on Sunday.

McIlroy, who himself finished second in the Kolon Korean Open on Sunday, send out a tweet praising tennis player Wozniacki on the 21st title of her professional career after she defeated Annika Beck in straight sets.

“#21 #luxembourg #mygirl @CaroWozniacki,” the charming golfer tweeted. Neither of the pair confirmed the rumoured split, while Wozniacki still uses a photograph of her and McIlroy together as her Twitter profile picture.

Wozniacki, currently ranked ninth in the world, completed a confidence-building week in which she only lost one set by dominating throughout against her 19-year-old opponent.

She wrapped up the match in 1hr 14min to secure her first title this year.

McIlroy, meanwhile, fought back from 10 shots off the lead to share second place in Korea, playing some remarkable golf including five birdies in his four-under-par round to end one behind winner Kang Sung-hoon.

It was a strong finish after what had been a frustrating third day for the world No 6 at the Woo Jeong Hills Country Club course near Cheonan.

The only blemish in the final round for McIlroy, who was playing his first tournament for a month, was a bogey at the 16th. He said: “I could have shot anything, absolutely anything. I only missed two greens and had so many chances, but it was like the story of yesterday – I just didn’t hole enough putts. I created so many more chances today that it could have been 61, 62. It just wasn’t to be. I didn’t birdie any of the par fives, which was disappointing.”

The tournament ended in bizarre circumstances after a controversial penalty for Kim Hyung-tae gave Kang victory. Overnight leader Kim was on course for victory standing on the 17th tee but was told by an official he had been penalised two strokes for grounding a club in an area deemed to be a hazard on the 13th hole.

Arts and Entertainment
Supporting role: at the Supreme Court, Rhodes was accompanied by a famous friend, the actor Benedict Cumberbatch
booksPianist James Rhodes on the extraordinary legal battle to stop the injunction of his memoirs
Sport
Sam Allardyce
sport
Sport
Steven Gerrard scores for Liverpool
sport
Arts and Entertainment
Bob Dylan
art
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine
Letterman's final Late Show: Laughter, but no tears, as David takes his bow after 33 years

Laughter, but no tears, as Letterman takes his bow after 33 years

Veteran talkshow host steps down to plaudits from four presidents
Ivor Novello Awards 2015: Hozier wins with anti-Catholic song 'Take Me To Church' as John Whittingdale leads praise for Black Sabbath

Hozier's 'blasphemous' song takes Novello award

Singer joins Ed Sheeran and Clean Bandit in celebration of the best in British and Irish music
Tequila gold rush: The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product

Join the tequila gold rush

The spirit has gone from a cheap shot to a multi-billion pound product
12 best statement wallpapers

12 best statement wallpapers

Make an impact and transform a room with a conversation-starting pattern
Paul Scholes column: Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?

Paul Scholes column

Does David De Gea really want to leave Manchester United to fight it out for the No 1 spot at Real Madrid?