Golfer Rory McIlroy has called off his engagement to tennis player Caroline Wozniacki saying just days after sending out wedding invitations that he was not ready for marriage.
The couple announced their engagement on Twitter in January when the world number 10 golfer from Northern Ireland proposed following a New Year's Eve fireworks show in Sydney.
In a statement McIlroy, 25, said "there is no right way to end a relationship that has been so important to two people".
"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."
McIlroy is preparing for the BMW PGA Championship on the European Tour at Wentworth in England.
Looking clearly distraught, he told a news conference on Wednesday he won't withdraw from the event, but admitted it's going to be difficult trying to concentrate on what he needs to do in the tournament.
"There is never a good time to end a relationship, I guess. I made a commitment to be here and I thought my duty was to play in this event," he said.