Rory McIlroy announces break up with Caroline Wozniacki
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Rory McIlroy announces break up with Caroline Wozniacki


Rory McIlroy isn't ready for marriage.

The two-time major champion announced Wednesday he has broken off his engagement with Danish former world No. 1 tennis player Caroline Wozniacki.

"The problem is mine," McIlroy said in a statement ahead of this week's BMW PGA Championship in England. "The wedding invitations issued at the weekend made me realise that I wasn't ready for all that marriage entails."

In a news conference at Wentworth on Wednesday, McIlroy looked distraught as he tried to deflect questions about the statement. Ultimately, McIlroy said the breakup was "amicable."

McIlroy proposed to Wozniacki on New Year's Eve in Sydney after several British and Irish tabloids reported their demise. The couple, particularly Wozniacki, had been adamant the reports were unfounded.

"There is no right way to end a relationship that has been so important to two people," concluded McIlroy's statement. "I wish Caroline all the happiness she deserves and thank her for the great times we have had.

"I will not be saying anything more about our relationship in any setting."


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