Golf: Rory McIlroy announces split with tennis star Wozniacki ahead of wedding

Rory McIlroy called off his engagement to Caroline Wozniacki (pictured) on May 21, 2014, just days after sending out wedding invitations. -- PHOTO: AFP  
Rory McIlroy called off his engagement to Caroline Wozniacki (pictured) on May 21, 2014, just days after sending out wedding invitations. -- PHOTO: AFP  
Rory McIlroy (pictured) called off his engagement to Wozniacki on May 21, 2014, just days after sending out wedding invitations. -- PHOTO: AFP  
Rory McIlroy (pictured) called off his engagement to Wozniacki on May 21, 2014, just days after sending out wedding invitations. -- PHOTO: AFP  
Caroline Wozniacki walks with her fiancee Rory McIlroy following the third round of The Honda Classic at PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, on March 1, 2014. World No. 10 golfer McIlroy called off his engagement to Wozniacki
Caroline Wozniacki walks with her fiancee Rory McIlroy following the third round of The Honda Classic at PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, on March 1, 2014. World No. 10 golfer McIlroy called off his engagement to Wozniacki on May 21, 2014, just days after sending out wedding invitations. -- PHOTO: AFP 
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki chats with her boyfriend Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland near the clubhouse during the first round of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, on April 10, 2014. World No. 10 gol
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki chats with her boyfriend Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland near the clubhouse during the first round of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, on April 10, 2014. World No. 10 golfer McIlroy called off his engagement to Wozniacki on May 21, 2014, just days after sending out wedding invitations. -- PHOTO: AFP 
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waits with his caddie/girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki during the 2014 Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, on April 9, 2014. World No. 10 gol
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waits with his caddie/girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki during the 2014 Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, on April 9, 2014. World No. 10 golfer McIlroy called off his engagement to Wozniacki on May 21, 2014, just days after sending out wedding invitations. -- PHOTO: AFP
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waits with his caddie/girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki during the 2014 Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, on April 9, 2014. McIlroy called o
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waits with his caddie/girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki during the 2014 Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, on April 9, 2014. McIlroy called off his engagement to Wozniacki on May 21, 2014, just days after sending out wedding invitations. -- PHOTO: AFP

VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - World No. 10 golfer Rory McIlroy called off his engagement to tennis player Caroline Wozniacki on Wednesday, saying just days after sending out wedding invitations that he was not ready for marriage.

"There is no right way to end a relationship that has been so important to two people," the two-time Major winner said in a statement on the eve of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

"The problem is mine. The wedding invitations issued at the weekend made me realise I wasn't ready for all that marriage entails.

"I wish Caroline all the happiness she deserves and thank her for the great times we've had."

The couple, known as "Wozilroy" to their fans, announced their engagement on Twitter in January when the Northern Irishman proposed following a New Year's Eve fireworks show in Sydney.