Rory McIlroy, the 22-year-old golfer who captured the US Open title last month, and is said to be in a close friendship with the No. 1-ranked tennis player in the world, Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark.

Rumors that McIlRoy and Wozniacki had become romantically involved first surfaced in July, 2011 around the time that the golfer had confirmed his split from Holly Sweeney.

According to McIlroy's Facebook page, on 19 June 2011, he won the U.S. Open, his first major. He finished with a record score of 16-under-par on his way to an eight-shot victory, as the youngest winner since Bobby Jones in 1923. He has been cited as the most exciting young prospect in golf and having the potential to become one of the highest earners in sports in terms of endorsements. The victory lifted McIlroy's position in the Official World Golf Ranking to a career high of number four.