Last week, Rory McIlroy called off his entire relationship to Caroline Wozniacki. Then he proceeded to win the BMW PGA Championship. (So…good career move?) Today, a new detail of the breakup has emerged. The “how he done it” is now public and ending it by way of a three-minute phone call is kind of a terrible look for him, but how was he supposed to do this when the two weren’t in the same country at the same time? Over Skype? Instead he went with a tried and true phone call, ”Hey, it’s over. Yeah, the entire relationship. But look, I’m running low on minutes this month. Gotta Jet. Best of luck and shit.”
According to the NY Times
McIlroy publicly announced the end of the engagement, which he said he called off because he realized after the wedding invitations had been sent out that he was not yet ready for marriage, on May 21 after breaking the news to her over the phone.
The last time [McIlroy] called, less than a day after telling her how much he loved her, it was a three-minute conversation she thought was a joke.
OOOOF. That’s a tough way to go down. Although a phone call is very impersonal, I’ve seen worse maneuvers put into play. My friend in college would have the soon-to-be ex-girlfriend come over to our house, he’d sit her down and break her heart in his bedroom and then HE would storm out of the house in tears. Fake tears. It was a move for the ages. One that I hated him for on several occasions. His thought process was make them think the decision tore him apart. On second thought, I guess that’s better than a three-minute phone call void of any and all emotion.
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