(May 21, 2014) Two-time golf major winner Rory McIlroy has broken off his engagement to former tennis world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, apparently just days after the couple sent out their wedding invitations.
McIlroy issued a statement through his management company in regard to the split:
“The problem is mine. The wedding invitations issued at the weekend made me realise that I wasn’t ready for all that marriage entails.”
“There is no right way to end a relationship that has been so important to two people.
“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.”
The Irish McIlroy, 25 and the Danish Wozniacki, 23, who had been seeing each other since 2011, announced their engagement on New Year’s Day.
Wozniacki, currently ranked 13th on the WTA Tour awaits the start of the second tennis major of the year French Open, which begins on Sunday.
McIlroy is preparing to participate at the BMW PGA Championship.
McIlroy, speaking to a group of reporters in a news conference in Wentworth said: “Look, I’m no different than anyone else. Everyone has been through breakups and it obviously has been very, very difficult.”
Transcript of news conference: bit.ly/1m6upaw
It’s a hard time for me right now.Thanks for all the sweet messages!Happy I support Liverpool right now because I know I’ll never walk alone
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) May 22, 2014