2014 was an unforgettable year for Rory McIlroy. He won two major titles and a World Golf Championship title that year. It can be considered as one of the most successful seasons he had throughout his career.

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While his career brought about nothing but success in 2014, that was not the case in his personal life. The golfer had a terrible breakup with his fiancée, Caroline Wozniacki, and the result was not good.

McIlroy is devastated after breaking up with his fiancée

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“I will not lie, it will be very difficult,” McIlroy said in a press interview after the separation from his fiancée. “But you know, at least when I get in the ropes,” he added. “I will try to focus only on the shot at hand.”

McIlroy Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki had scheduled their wedding in November 2014. The Irish golfer even issued an invitation card to attend the ceremony. However, they decide to end things after he realizes he is not ready for marriage and separates from Wozniacki over a phone call. “Look, I guess I’m no different than everyone else,” He said in a press interview. “Everyone has gone through breakups, and it’s obviously very difficult.

AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 09: Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy along with his canister/girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki during the 2014 Par 3 competition before the start of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images for Golfweek)

It’s hard to get over someone after suddenly ending their relationship after five months of being engaged. The golfer felt that the change would negatively affect his game. However, fans didn’t have to see McIlroy’s sad stage as long as he was back on his game in no time.

After breaking up with his fiancée, McIlroy won two major tournaments, the Open Championship and the PGA Championship. Notably, by the World Open, he became the third golfer after Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods to win three stages of a Grand Slam at the age of 25. The Irish golfer also won his first World Championship title in 2014.

Does Rory McIlroy have a partner now?

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It’s been nearly eight years since McIlroy broke off his engagement to Caroline Wozniacki. The 33-year-old is now married, and the couple have a child together.

NORTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 5: Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy and fiancée Erica Stoll pose with the trophy during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 5, 2016, in Norton, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

McIlroy married his longtime girlfriend, Erica Stoll, in 2017. Interestingly, she used to work as an office manager and volunteer operations manager for the PGA Championship of America. She met McIlroy while working for the organization during the 2012 Ryder Cup.

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Separation always leaves hard feelings in one’s heart. He was the main champion 4 times in the same position. Although it bothered him a lot, he did not give up his career because of it and became the great golfer the world knows him now.

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