The love story between golfer Rory McIlroy and tennis player Caroline Wozniacki is over. They started dating in 2011 and got engaged in Australia on New Year’s Eve. McIlroy addressed the breakup at the BMW PGA Championship:
“It is quite a difficult time for Caroline and myself, and the statement really said it all this morning,” McIlroy said at Wentworth. “It was mutual, and we both thought it was the best for us, the best for both of us. Time to move on, and I’ve said all that I need to say.”
“The problem is mine. The wedding invitations issued at the weekend made me realize that I wasn’t ready for all that marriage entails,” McIlroy said. “I wish Caroline all the happiness she deserves and thank her for the great times we’ve had. I will not be saying anything more about our relationship in any setting.”
The breakup is a surprise to everyone since the couple was very happy to be with each other a few weeks ago at the Players Championship. Wozniacki even withdrew from Rome to see him. McIlroy said he will not pull out of the event, but admitted it will be hard to concentrate.
“Look, I’m no different than anyone else,” the native of Northern Ireland said. “Everyone has been through breakups, and it’s obviously very, very difficult. But look, I’m here to try and concentrate on this week and answer questions about golf, and that’s what I’m going to do.”
Wozniacki will compete in the Roland Garros French Open in Paris on May 25.
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