Rory McIlroy says dumping his girlfriend help him become a better golfer
There has been a lot of speculation that Rory McIlroy’s break up with Caroline Wozniacki has helped his golf game. He ended the engagement after the wedding invitations went out. It sounds a bit crude but the facts are there to support that claim.
Now Rory has basically admitted that being a free man has helped his game out a lot:
I think what happened has been for the better in terms of my golf.
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 keep doing it.
As talented as Rory is, this is horrible news for the rest of the tour. Since the break up, Rory has won two majors, the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, and made a comeback as the #1 player in the world. Sometimes you have to drop the extra baggage you are carrying around to realize your potential.