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Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland talks to Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, after coming joint second after the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 19, 2014 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki break off engagement

Yahoo SportsMay 21, 2014

In a bit of surprising news on the relationship front, Rory McIlroy has called off his engagement and ended his relationship with tennis star and girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki.

McIlroy issued a statement saying that he has called off the engagement after already sending out wedding invites to guests, saying the invitations actually triggered something internally that made him realize he isn't ready for marriage.

“The problem is mine,” he said in a statement sent out by his management firm. “The wedding invitations issued at the weekend made me realize 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,” he added. “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.”

McIlroy and Wozniacki got engaged on New Year's Eve, and while rumors have swirled at times about the young couple, anytime the two were seen in public it looked like they were having fun together.
Shane Bacon