Rory McIlroy doesn’t want to hear from anyone about his breakup with Caroline Wozniacki. And that’s why his mobile phone is off and he no longer has a computer.
“I haven’t turned on my phone for a few days and I’ve given my laptop away,” said McIlroy after shooting 4-under 68 in the opening round of the BMW PGA Championship in England. “I’m sort of living like I’m in the 1970s. It’s a tough week and I’m not really that comfortable standing here talking about it.”
McIlroy, who sits six shots behind first-round leader Thomas Bjorn, couldn’t escape every thought or reminder of his now-former fiancee.
“I don’t think you’d be a human being if it wasn’t tough especially when it’s a little slow out there and we were walking in between shots,” McIlroy said.
McIlroy hopes to get lost in the details of the golf tournament at hand. Shooting his first under-par round at host course Wentworth since 2011 will help him focus.
“I admitted yesterday it was going to be a tough week for me,” McIlroy said, “and if I can keep my mind busy and just concentrate on my golf and gym work and keep myself going throughout the week, then hopefully I’ll make it a bit better for myself.”