EXCLUSIVE: Nancy Lopez And Ray Knight Splitting After 27 Years

Jul. 20 2009, Published 9:40 a.m. ET

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Golfing legend Nancy Lopez and Baseball star Ray Knight are splitting up after 27-years of marriage, sources tell exclusively.

Lopez, a former LPGA star, and Knight, a World Series MVP, were one of sports most prominent couples in the 80s.

One source said the bond is "really strained" and that the longtime couple have already separated

Lopez specifically is looking to "make it legal," a source said of the rift.

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Knight and Lopez reside in Albany, Ga., and have grown apart, says our insider.

"They no longer share the same interests," the source said.

Lopez is considered one of the greats in the history of women's golf and the best player from the late '70s to late '80s having won 48 LPGA events.

Knight, a two-time All-Star was the World Series MVP in 1986 when he was with the New York Mets.

The couple have three children together.



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