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Golfer McIlroy breaks off engagement with Wozniacki

Golf star Rory McIlroy has broken off his engagement with tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, he announced today.

McIlroy pictured with Wozniacki last year. Credit: PA

The Northern Irish golfer and former world number one said the relationship ended after he realised he was not ready for marriage.

"There is no right way to end a relationship that has been so important to two people," McIlroy said.

He added: "The problem is mine. The wedding invitations issued at the weekend made me realise that 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. I will not be saying anything more about our relationship in any setting."

St Andrews Golf Club to vote on admitting women

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews may be in for a drastic change as the men-only institution votes on the issue of admitting women.

Held as the spiritual home of golf, St Andrews has come under increasing fire for excluding women members but things could finally change in September when the club's 2,500 members will decide whether to open its doors to all after 260 years.

Former American President Bill Clinton enjoys a round of golf on the Old Course at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews.
Former American President Bill Clinton enjoys a round of golf on the Old Course at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews. Credit: David Cheskin/PA

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club has traditionally been the guardian of the rules of the game since 1754, although since 2004 it devolved responsibility for the administration of the game and the Open championship to the newly-formed The R&A.

Last year the R&A was criticised for choosing Muirfield, which has a male-only membership policy, to host the Open championship with Scoland's First Minister Alex Salmond refusing to attend.


Clint Eastwood saves life of choking man at PGA party

Clint Eastwood proved himself to be a real-life hero when he saved the life of a choking man at a party.

Eastwood attended a volunteer party on the eve of the PGA Tour when he noticed tournament director Steve John choking on a piece of cheese. The 83-year-old actor quickly performed the Heimlich manoeuvre.

Clint Eastwood pictured in October last year.
Clint Eastwood pictured in October last year. Credit: Misha Gulko/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

"I was drinking water and eating these little appetizers, threw down a piece of cheese and it just didn't work," John said. "I was looking at him and couldn't breathe.

He recognised it immediately and saved my life."

Eastwood is a prominent figure at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, formerly as an amateur contestant and now as chairman of the Monterey Peninsula Foundation. It has raised over $100 million for charity as the host of the PGA Tour event.

"I looked in his eyes and saw that look of panic people have when they see their life passing before their eyes," Eastwood told The Carmel Pine Cone. "It looked bad."

He said it was the first time he had used the Heimlich manoeuvre.

Bernard Gallacher 'making a good recovery'

The Ryder Cup-winning captain Bernard Gallacher is "making a good recovery" after being admitted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in a "critical condition."

His daughter, the TV presenter Kirsty, has tweeted:


Thank you all so much for your kind messages of support, it's been quite overwhelming. Dad now making a good recovery. X


Westwood begins final bid for victory at The Open

Lee Westwood is looking to close in on a first Major title at The Open Championship at Muirhead. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
The English golfer led the scoreboard by two shots heading into today's final round. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Westwood has teed off and will play the final round with American Hunter Mahan. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Westwood chases first Major victory at The Open

Lee Westwood takes a two-shot lead over Americans Hunter Mahan and Tiger Woods into the final round. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Lee Westwood could cap a remarkable weekend for British sport with his first Major victory at The Open Championship at Muirfield.

The Englishman leads the field heading into the final day's play at the Scottish course.

British sports fans will also have Chris Froome's impending Tour de France win and England potentially wrapping up victory in the second Ashes Test to cheer today.

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