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Rory McIlroy calls off engagement



For those of you who thought Rory McIlroy’s relationship with Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki was a distraction, you can cease your worrying. Rory McIlroy announced in a statement early today that he and his fiancé have split and cancelled their engagement just days after mailing the invitations.

Discussing the decision in a press conference ahead of the BMW PGA Championship, the former world No. 1 was clearly shaken, saying, “I think I’m no different than anyone else. Everyone has been through break-ups and it’s obviously very, very difficult.”

McIlroy, who has fallen to 10th in the Official World Golf Ranking, hasn’t been seen in public with Wozniacki since the Masters when she (complete with pink hair) caddied for him in the Par 3 contest. Although the golf superstar tweeted a photo of the two having dinner less than a week ago.

Wozniacki, for her part, is yet to comment on the situation. However, McIlroy has signaled that he has little more to say about the matter and the decision has an element of finitude.

As he said in the press conference:

It is obviously quite a difficult time for Caroline and myself and I think the statement really said it all. It was mutual and amicable and we both thought it was the best for us, the best for both of us. It’s time to move on and I think I’ve said all that I need to say.

We don’t know the specific underpinnings of McIlroy’s decision (and really, it’s none of our business). However, the statement he released breaking the news had a few dubious quotes, including: ‘The problem is mine,’ and ‘The wedding invitations issued at the weekend made me realise that I wasn’t ready for all that marriage entails.’

Whatever the issues, as of today, Wozzilroy is no more.

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  1. AIPM

    May 25, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    … Well that settles the doubts of falling off the face of the earth because of the breakup.

  2. froneputt

    May 23, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Rors has handled a tough situation in a great way – positive and briefly. Looking at his last 3 years, too much was going on — change in management, lawsuits, fiancé’ — distractions and the highest levels of golf tend not to go hand in hand. Wish him well in his goals.

  3. rntolent

    May 22, 2014 at 11:18 am

    All i know is…when I broke up with my fiancee, I picked up golf and within 3 years, shot 75. This will only do his game good IMO. You could also say its better to do it now, than realize once married that you fancy waitresses and end up with a 9 iron to your face.

  4. dapadre

    May 22, 2014 at 6:52 am

    I sincerely hope we are not seeing the start Rors disintegration, since as a golf fan that would deprive us of seeing what COULD have been.

    I like Rors. I followed him even before he was on the radar so to speak, as we get a lot of amateur coverage here in Europe. What I used to love about Rors was the fun you saw he was having. I cant explain it but it was a kind of I don’t care attitude, Im just playing golf. Just having fun, even laughing at some mishits. As golfers, the best rounds you played were those where you didn’t really think of it, just played.

    For those who saw it then, knew this kid was good. Reminds me of Joost Luiten (remember where you heard it). Then I don’t know what happened, he changed. He started making remarks ( I fancy Tiger) and behaving in ways (almost cocky) that made you scratch your head. He fired Chubby and left on not so nice terms. Then signed with Nike, then had issues with the advisory team that got him the Nike deal and for which he left Chubby. His frustrations on the course (Honda Classic 2013) etc and this, makes you wonder.

    Old stars Faldo, Player have said he needs to focus on golf and loving it again. I don’t know about you but I honestly don’t think he is enjoying the game any longer, not now at least. You hardly see him really smile and enjoy himself in the carefree way he used too. Is the $250 million monkey on his back weighing heavily on him. You know Nike wants to see returns. Would love to see the old Rors back, but we may all be unknowing spectators to a “what could have been” scenario. I sincerely hope not.

    • Tiger looks like me

      May 24, 2014 at 8:03 am

      I believe “she” was a distraction. My prediction is no.3 and maybe even 2 in the world by early 2015. Nike’s stock will go up and we all get to test out his new signature irons soon as

  5. John Smirnoff

    May 22, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Wozniacki is not a freaking Danish tennis player, her family is POLISH.

    • ParHunter

      May 22, 2014 at 5:24 am

      She was born and raised in Denmark and has a Danish passport. I think that makes her Danish! According to your definition there aren’t any Americans either, only English, German, Mexican etc

    • Mx

      May 22, 2014 at 6:04 am

      She has Danish citizenship, therfore she is danish…

  6. marcel

    May 21, 2014 at 11:10 pm


  7. Fred

    May 21, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    I would consider an an 11-year-old qualifying for a major LPGA event as golf-oriented news. Rory, calling off his plans to get married, is not. That said, who knows, maybe he’ll get his game back now.

    • W

      May 22, 2014 at 2:28 am

      “maybe he’ll get his game back now.”

      that’s golf-oriented, ain’t it? That’s probably what he’s thinking! doh

  8. Rich

    May 21, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Bit harsh fella’s! Big news but I’m sure he’ll bounce back.

  9. Ryan

    May 21, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Good job Rory. That chick was a bit weird.

  10. Paul

    May 21, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    It’s because he switched to Nike.

    • Carl

      May 21, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      True that!

    • MHendon

      May 22, 2014 at 12:30 am

      What’s that got to do with anything. Anybody and I mean anybody would have done the same thing. What did he get something like 20 million? And don’t hand me this crap Nike’s clubs are inferior because they’re not all major OEM’s make equally good equipment, it just comes down to personal preference. The only issue I have with Rory joining Nike is he’s playing second fiddel to Tiger and would be any other manufacturers marque player.

  11. Billy

    May 21, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Go RORS

  12. Ben

    May 21, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    isn’t golf a cruel enough temptress? 😉

  13. George Hanson

    May 21, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Dodged a bullet. The b**ch/hotness ratio was not in Rory’s favor. High maintenance; he will be okay.

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