Posted May 28, 2014

Report: Rory McIlroy Broke Up With Caroline Wozniacki Over the Phone

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Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki walk together during the Masters Par 3 Competition in April. (EPA/ERIK S. LESSER)

Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki walk together during the Masters Par 3 Competition in April. (EPA/Erik S. Lesser)

Breaking up is hard to do — unless you do it in a three-minute phone conversation.

That’s apparently how Rory McIlroy ended his engagement and nearly three-year relationship with tennis star and fiancé Caroline Wozniacki last week, according to a report by The Times tennis writer Neil Harman.

Rory took the breakup in stride and won the European Tour’s BMW Championship on Sunday, rallying from seven strokes back to capture his first victory of the year.

Caroline — who reportedly thought McIlroy’s phone breakup was a joke – didn’t fare as well. She lost her match to Yanina Wickmayer, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-2, in the first round of the French Open. After the match she spoke to the media for the first time since the breakup in what SI’s Jon Wertheim reported was a “thoroughly civil and considerate back-and-forth.”

“Obviously, you’re not prepared for something like this and it came a bit as a shock,” Wozniacki said. “I just tried to prepare the best that I could, and really tried to focus on my match and on what I had to do out there.”

Wozniacki, Wertheim writes, spoke with “no tears, no quivering voice — just an abundance of likability.”

Hey, at least Rory didn’t do it via text.

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207 comments
outofbounds59
outofbounds59

Caroline should feel relieved as spending her life with a little whinny puke that has the stones that are more like little marbles.

What a class act.

Speaking for REAL men everywhere, I am certain that Rory's panties look better on Caroline.

BillMuller is definitely frustrated because he probably stands no chance to get laid either by Caroline or Rory for that matter.


BobbyphTan
BobbyphTan

Caroline is a class act. and she is not acting.  she is sincere, loving and stood by her man when he was lost.now he realizes his game can take off again,  so it is bye bye birdie! over the phone. undid three years of courting in three minutes. what a jerk... Caroline can hold up  high but this guy "escapes" behind the ropes..  I will never want to watch you play, Rory,no matter how good you think you are. you will end up as a playboy, that's all. Caroline,  he made the correct decision for you. now you can get on with your life. you are rid  of this boy-man.


BillMuller
BillMuller

It cracks me up reading all these comments,you people acting like you know these two on some personal level,he is a jerk,she is a poor thing.Fact is they are in a world we cant even fathom are shaped by it,All I can tell is neither one of them are all that much to look at,so if he is getting laid he aint for any other reason than his dollars and she needs to lower her expectations 

JimCatCabbage
JimCatCabbage

So,  Matt Newman, you would have flown halfway around the world to break up with a girl.


Sure you would, hypocrite.

Reedster
Reedster

Rory is taking an unfair beating. The bich got what she deserved....

JimmyBradshaw
JimmyBradshaw

Caroline is a class act.


Best of luck to you!


Rory will grow up . . . sometime.

Nancy OnYahoo
Nancy OnYahoo

I was recently at a popular hangout place during a major PGA event which Rory was playing in.. Rory was there as well, he was flirting and touching some of the young 20 something girls who were hanging out with him..he was acting like a Justin Bieber type celeb with the star struck girls..if I could have sent a pic of that scene to his fiance...she would have been the one to break off the relationship  

The Computer Store Owner
The Computer Store Owner

This really lowered my opinion about Rory.  I didn't have him pegged as one of the jerks on tour.  I may have to reconsider that.    But if Rory decided all of a sudden that marriage is not for him, that's OK.  If there was no way to get to Caroline in person in a timely manner due to their schedules, I guess I could understand that.  If he allotted more than a few short minutes for the call but the way the conversation started (I can only imagine) dictated that the 3-minute call was the best option, I could understand that.  It's now "wait and see" if Rory turns out to be a jerk or a gentleman.  If you are in the public eye, eventually your true nature (good or bad) will surface and be known to the world.



LisaHouston
LisaHouston

What else would you expect from a typical jerk like him ?

there`s probably another woman involved, i think Caroline

is better off without him. She can do better.

KSH1951
KSH1951

I really feel for anyone, male or female, being told your engagement is over by a phone call.  GEE, AFTER THREE YEARS TOGETHER YOU WOULD THINK HE COULD HAVE A LITTLE MORE CLASS AND COMPASSION?!

Just goes to show you, he is NOT the man that you thought he may have been:(

David L. McMillin
David L. McMillin

If a golfer breaks up with his caddy over the phone why don't you report that?

schnooz1
schnooz1

What a self centered jerk! Men like this and Tiger Woods...and many others look like winners.  But they aren't.  They become lonely and sad with no true friends.

ralphhale3
ralphhale3

He's a wee lad, with a wee mind and no heart, lacking any sense of maturity or ability to be a real man.  Why get engaged at all, if you know you're just going to end it anyway?  (BTW, he knew long ago - typical behavior for many men)  No guts to speak with her in person, so obviously he really did not care about her.  And yes, he is a rude, entitled, and selfish little guy.  Maybe that Napoleon complex thing... 

JanaDonagl
JanaDonagl

Caroline, you can do much better.  You are better looking and have more talent than this odd looking Rory who isn't much.  I met him in person and he was very, very rude.  At least go for someone with a decent personality and more money.  pssst....rumor has it he is small if ya know what I mean (wink wink)

CatherineMaisey
CatherineMaisey

I'm thinking he was afraid of her...she looks taller and a tennis players arm is extremely strong...both sports demand strength in the physical form...but it's like this...golf is like having to walk to the battle that is far away...tennis is like actually fighting the battle...seriously ....

VirgilWalker
VirgilWalker

While it would have been more manly to have broken it off face to face, I have no sympathy for her. Women have been known to be even more impersonal. Ever hear of a "Dear John" letter? They also suddenly make themselves unavailable...and the guy is left to figure it out. Or they send one of their idiot flunkies to deliver the news. Frankly, for a change, it was refreshing to see the guy stick it to one of them. I hope Rory has a Jew lawyer ready...in case she decides to act like the scorned woman, and tries to hit him with a palimony suit.

canegolfer
canegolfer

Waiting for the invites to go out and breaking up via the phone are just selfish, immature and stupid. Sort of the way he pulled out of the Honda with a toothache after snubbing advise from Enrie Els not to pull out "even if you shoot a big number." I'm just not a fan of his act.

iconkestrell
iconkestrell

It's hilarious how people in here act like they know what went on between these two people. At least he realized this before he got married and then had to possibly deal with having children and making not only his and her lives miserable but theirs as well. Maybe she's a mental case? Maybe he's just not that into her? Maybe he's a mental case? NOT getting married is often a great thing for the people involved, you know, like for roughly 55% of the people in this country who divorce?

smo7707191
smo7707191

He doesn't need her .He has loads of money and still young ,If it isn't to be then nip it in the bud right away .

there is no point in getting married if it doesn't jell together .and then divorce .

He will have no problem finding another woman there is loads of them waiting in line to be with him .....There is more fish in the sea ,as the old saying goes ,move on and forget about the past .....

macc4644
macc4644

He did her a favor.

Why does it take 3 years to figure this out?

Stupid!

jwosr98
jwosr98

Rory is an A/hole on and off the course 

The Computer Store Owner
The Computer Store Owner

@Nancy OnYahoo Perhaps his idolization of Tiger has affected his thoughts on how to carry on his personal life as well.  That is the "role model effect" in which famous people can and do affect how millions of fans develop their personal scruples.  And that's a primary reason I'd love to see a good role model as the top player.  Adam Scott seems to fit the bill.

kb0617
kb0617

That's different, Dumbass. You man up and do it in person-it's not like they just went on a few dates-they were engaged.

Nancy OnYahoo
Nancy OnYahoo

if a golfer "breaks up" with his caddy thats called firing an employee... in complete contrast, if you tell your long term companion/ lover/ fiance that your breaking up with them on the phone thats called a selfish classless coward...

Zanadu
Zanadu

Ain't it the truth, they broke it off, it's over, media it's time to move on!

Sportsfan18
Sportsfan18

@JanaDonagl  so, go for one with MORE MONEY and a LARGER wee wee...


women are just as bad as men

VirgilWalker
VirgilWalker

@JanaDonagl I see you're taking up for one of your ERA sisters. Typical that a woman would use a man's physical endowments as a means to hit him below the belt.

Sportsfan18
Sportsfan18

@CatherineMaisey Seriously...  seriously, them physically fighting was the LAST thing on his mind...


now, him being afraid of her in other ways I believe.  he probably knew he couldn't go through with it face to face or that she'd talk him out of it.


i'm NOT saying how he did it was good as it was not.  let's just say he decided to tell her in person and he was weak and she talked him into trying again.


so they remain together and are unhappy for however many more months and they finally break up later.


meanwhile, her catch becomes taken since she stayed with him.  


she was NOT treated right the way he did it but she needs to step back and think about what this showed about him and realize that however much she wanted them to work out, it's BETTER to NOT be with someone who is like that...



MelodyMason
MelodyMason

@VirgilWalker Sounds like SOMEONE'S had their fair share of failed relationships... cough, cough.  Ever think it just might be YOU???  Judging from some of your comments, I'd say that's a pretty good bet.

mimseyme
mimseyme

@VirgilWalker

You are an obvious woman hater and cannot relate to this incident, only your own hatred of all women that ever did you wrong.  Grow a pair.

JoeCool1938
JoeCool1938

@floatingisland515 Hope some "golf groupie" will get pregnant and slam him with a paternity suite. It couldn't happen to a nicer guy!

mimseyme
mimseyme

@smo7707191

I think this guy will have lots of trouble finding another woman who will always have the thought in the backof their mind that he can drop them at a moments notice without any regard for them as a human being.  She has her own success and money and will recover beautifully from this disaster of a man, but he may experience a little mistrust from women for the rest of his life.

JanaDonagl
JanaDonagl

@jwosr98  He is an super A/hole on and off the course.  I witnessed him being rude multiple times.  And he is ugly inside and out.

vlsullivan2
vlsullivan2

@The Computer Store Owner @Nancy OnYahoo I doubt if Rory's idolization of Tiger Woods is the reason Rory is a jerk. ... I idolize Thomas Jefferson, but I don't own slaves and rape them at my whim, as Thomas Jefferson did. Nor do I grow and sell marijuana; nor am I plotting to overthrow the government as Thomas Jefferson did. ... Rory did what he did because Rory is a loser. ... No other reason.

mimseyme
mimseyme

@VirgilWalker @JanaDonagl

Looks like he hit her below the belt as well.  What a crappy way to end a relationship of any kind.  If you can't do it in person, than regardless of your size, you seem very very small.

VirgilWalker
VirgilWalker

@mimseyme @VirgilWalker Real classy "lady", aren't you? Women like you are why I'm not fond of women as human beings. By the way, I CAN relate to it; that's why I feel as I do.

The Computer Store Owner
The Computer Store Owner

@vlsullivan2 @The Computer Store Owner @Nancy OnYahoo  I  said "perhaps"  and you said  "I doubt".  So technically we are in agreement.  I used to teach kids.  And I KNOW that kids imitate the behaviors of their role models.  I think there are some observant parents that can confirm this.  I used to be a Big Brother and I noticed that my Little Brother imitated almost everything I did (good and bad).  You haven't convinced me that the "role model effect" does not exist.  But I'm glad that you are not plotting to overthrow the government and purchase some slaves.

VirgilWalker
VirgilWalker

@mimseyme @VirgilWalker @JanaDonagl I still say, women are more apt to be "small" than men. It must be built into their DNA. And when they do it, they hide behind the gender line...their "right" as females.

Sportsfan18
Sportsfan18

@VirgilWalker @mimseyme why do you let a few bad apples spoil things for you.  because SOME women are bad (hey, as many MEN are bad too), it's no reason to give up on them as a whole and make a blanket statement like you're not fond of women as a whole...


there are good and bad cops, teachers, men, women etc...  if you feel this way about women, you must not be fond of cops as there are bad ones, you must not be fond of teachers as there are bad ones, you must not be fond of....


well anyone, any group of humans...


YOU have some growing up to do....

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