Despite getting a £100,000 engagement ring, Rory McIlroy decided to break up with Caroline Wozniacki because she was a “distraction” to his game in 2014.

The main four-time champ, Rory McIlroy, started dating Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki in 2011. They got engaged, but Rory called off the wedding and broke up with her, and the reason was shocking.

The former No. 1 guy even asked her parents’ permission before asking the question, but later realized he wasn’t ready for marriage and what followed.


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Rory McIlroy has split from Caroline Wozniacki

Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki were happy together. Fans saw Wozniacki wearing a £100,000 ring during the Australian Open. Everything was planned, and according to Victoria McMahon of MirrorThe wedding venue was in New York, and former US President Bill Clinton was on the guest list.

Rory proposed to her on a boat in Sydney Harbor on New Year’s Eve. according to McMahonRory declared that Wozniacki was the right girl for him.

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But the tables turned, and Rory broke up with Wozniacki. Apparently, she was distracting him. Her presence was making Rory’s game erratic, and he was unable to concentrate. Rory announced the separation days after sending out wedding invitations.

May 9, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Rory McIlroy looks at the green at 1 during the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament. Mandatory credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

According to a source, Rory missed his training rounds and spent time with tennis star Wozniacki. Rory’s game has been affected since he started dating Caroline. Rory’s source said, “Rory’s game wasn’t consistently good in the time he was with Caroline. He was a guy who was in love and would fly around the world to see her play in tournaments or meet her. He missed the practice rounds. It was a distraction.”

Not only this, his personal life was also at a complicated stage due to all the legal battles with his previous management company. It was a long feud that lasted all season.

Hard time for Caroline Wozniacki

According to reports, they had to break up mutually. This was confirmed by the golfer. He said Caroline had a discussion and ended up making that decision mutually. He wished Wozniacki all the happiness.

Although the decision was mutual, Caroline Wozniacki had a hard time accepting it and moving on. She received support from her friends, family and fans. She was so thankful as the tennis star tweeted his thanks to everyone.


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According to a tennis source, this breakup gave Caroline a hard time. She competed in the Roland Garros Championships, which began in Paris. The breakup was tough with all the competition that was coming its way.

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They have both come forward and are doing well today. Rory McIlroy joined Tiger Woods and together they opened a project that will launch sometime in 2024. Caroline Wozniacki retired from tennis in January 2020 and is now an ESPN commentator.


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She moved on from a golfer and married David Lee. They were named the most romantic couple by Vogue in 2018.

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