Rory McIlroy has regained his status as the No. 1 golfer in the world during his incredible run over the past few weeks. McIlroy has a chance to win his third tournament in a row and second-straight major at the PGA Championship on Sunday. Did breaking up with Caroline Wozniacki allow McIlroy to rediscover his game?
The 25-year-old believes calling off his engagement has helped his swing.
“I think what happened has been for the better in terms of my golf,” McIlroy told reporters over the weekend, via the Daily Mail. “I’ve put a bit more time into it and it has refocused me. I mean, what else do I have to do now? I go to the golf course, I go to the gym and it’s just my life at the minute.
“I worked pretty hard before but the past couple of months I’ve really just buried myself in my game. It obviously works pretty well, so I am going to have to keep doing it.”
The results speak for themselves, though I doubt McIlroy would have called off his engagement just days after sending out wedding invitations just because of golf. He didn’t dump Woz for golf, but it was obviously a consideration.
Meanwhile, a certain ex-girlfriend recently started following McIlroy on Twitter again. Maybe one of our all-time favorite golf WAGs had some advice for Rory.