Rory McIlroy's love split with Caroline Wozniacki behind his world-beating form, reckon fans
Rory McIlroy's decision to break off with Caroline Wozniacki is the best move he's ever made for his career.
That's the general consensus among fans of the 25-year-old Northern Irishman following his fourth major win in three years.
While the world's number one golfer was celebrating his US PGA triumph, his former fiancée was pictured enjoying a pampering session ahead of a US television interview.
The statuesque blonde posted a photograph on Twitter, showing a hairdresser tending to her long locks.
The Dane tweeted: "Getting my hair and make-up done so I am ready for my interview with @grahambensinger."
The tennis star looked stunning in the Twitter selfie but it's unlikely to make McIlroy regret his decision to call it a day.
According to friends and fans, McIlroy's game has improved dramatically since the shock announcement that the engagement was over.
The once golden couple of sport were at the top of their games when they started dating but both began to experience a dip in form as the relationship progressed.
Just three months on from the split and both are back on form, with McIlroy going on to play his best golf in recent months to win two majors.
Peter McMillen, a member of Holywood Golf Club who has known McIlroy from childhood, said: "Finishing with Caroline is the best move he's ever made.
"He just seems a lot happier now that he's back with his chums and he has no distractions now, so he can concentrate on his game."
Ormskirk man Dave Mitchell, visiting Holywood Golf Club for the first time, agreed that he'd done the right thing by ending the romance.
"I suppose he has less distractions now," he said. "His form has certainly picked up since they split so it has to be a good thing."
And Stephen Crooks, Head Pro at the club, said McIlroy was "brave" to call off the engagement.
"The fact that he ended it when the relationship was so public shows that he has strength of character," he said.