McIlroy and Wozniacki split: The ups and downs of sports power couple 'Wozzilroy'

Rory McIlroy, accompanied by his girlfriend and tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, at the Serapong course in Sentosa Golf Club on Nov 8, 2012, Day 1 of the Barclays Singapore Open.-- ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR 
Rory McIlroy, accompanied by his girlfriend and tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, at the Serapong course in Sentosa Golf Club on Nov 8, 2012, Day 1 of the Barclays Singapore Open.-- ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR 
Rory McIlroy is comforted by his girlfriend and tennis player Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark at the seventh hole on day 1 of Barclays Singapore Open 2012 at Serapong course in Sentosa on Nov 8, 2012.-- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Rory McIlroy is comforted by his girlfriend and tennis player Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark at the seventh hole on day 1 of Barclays Singapore Open 2012 at Serapong course in Sentosa on Nov 8, 2012.-- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Rory McIlroy celebrates with his girlfriend, tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, on the 9th hole during the Par 3 Contest prior the start of the 78th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia on April 9, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Rory McIlroy celebrates with his girlfriend, tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, on the 9th hole during the Par 3 Contest prior the start of the 78th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia on April 9, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Rory McIlroy hugs his caddie/girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki after she made a birdie putt on the ninth green during the 2014 Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia on April 9, 2014. -- P
Rory McIlroy hugs his caddie/girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki after she made a birdie putt on the ninth green during the 2014 Par 3 Contest prior to the start of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia on April 9, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki hugs her boyfriend Rory McIlroy near the clubhouse during the first round of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia on April 10, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki hugs her boyfriend Rory McIlroy near the clubhouse during the first round of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia on April 10, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Rory McIlroy kisses his girlfriend, tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, during the Par 3 Contest prior the start of the 78th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia on April 9, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Rory McIlroy kisses his girlfriend, tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, during the Par 3 Contest prior the start of the 78th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia on April 9, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

Golfer Rory McIlroy has called off his engagement to tennis player Caroline Wozniacki on May 21, 2014, after a relationship that lasted two years and nine months. The couple had been engaged since the start of the year, and invitations to their wedding had been sent out.

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

The couple's relationship was not exactly a smooth-sailing one, with break-up rumours spreading towards what would apparently be their final few months together. We look at the ups and downs of this sports power couple through the years:

July 2011

McIlroy and Wozniacki meet at a boxing match in Germany. According to the Daily Mail Online, Wozniacki tweets this after the match: "Fantastic fight! Also met Rory McIlroy, who was sitting just behind me :) Really down to earth great guy :)"

Around this time, Wozniacki was the world's top tennis player while McIlroy was fourth in golf.

August 2011

The couple reportedly starts dating.

It also marks the beginning of McIlroy's many @CaroWozniacki mentions on Twitter.

November 2011

"Wozzilroy" is official, with the name engraved on a golf club McIlroy had made for Wozniacki.

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December 2011

The happy couple spend their first New Year together in Thailand and send out a tweet to their fans worldwide.

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February 2012

Their first Valentine's Day together.

March 2012

Obviously inspired, McIlroy wins the PGA Tour's Honda Classic and becomes the world's No. 1 golfer.

August 2012

Wozniacki shows her support and takes pride in McIlroy's performance at the PGA Championship.

September 2012

McIlroy is just as supportive.

November 2012

Wozzilroy are in Singapore for the Barclays Singapore Open.

December 2012

McIlroy earns the title PGA Tour Player of the Year, and gives credit to Wozniacki.

"She's definitely been a great influence," McIlroy was quoted saying in a MyPaper report.

March 2013

Tiger Woods reclaims the World No. 1 spot in golf, bumping off McIlroy.

June 2013

Business Insider releases an analysis of the Wozzilroy in their respective sports. Their conclusion: They are destroying each other's career.

August 2013

Uh-oh. Rumours of a break-up spread like wildfire. But McIlroy tweets this:

October 2013

The Daily Telegraph says Wozniacki is "absolutely devastated" by the Wozzilroy break-up, but no less than the tennis player herself dismissed the report.

December 2013

Another New Year's Eve together, but McIlroy has a big surprise for Wozniacki.

March 2014

Sources reveal that McIlroy and Wozniacki are planning a wedding in New York in November.

May 2014

McIlroy issues a statement saying he has called off his engagement to Wozniacki just days after their wedding invitations were sent out.