McIlroy and the tennis player were a high-profile pairing for nearly three years, showing up often at each other's tournaments and in their Twitter timelines. The two got engaged in Australia on New Year's eve before the start of 2014, but less than five months later -- and just days after their wedding invitations had been sent out -- they called off the engagement
. "It is quite a difficult time for Caroline and myself, and the statement really said it all this morning," McIlroy said prior to the BMW PGA at Wentworth. "It was mutual and we both thought it was the best for us, the best for both of us. Time to move on, and I've said all that I need to say."