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Golfer Rory McIlroy wins the British Open

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy captured his third major after winning the British Open by two shots at Royal Liverpool on Sunday. The 25-year-old held off the challenge provided by a red-hot Sergio Garcia and Rickie Fowler to record a 17-under-par total of 271.

Rory McIlroy wins the British Open Credit: PA

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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."

Rory McIlroy takes to Twitter to announce engagement

Sports stars Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki have announced their engagement on Twitter.

Northern Irish golfer and current world Number Six McIlroy told his more than 1.8 million followers:

Danish tennis player Wozniacki added:

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Rory McIlroy wins US PGA

Rory McIlroy has captured the second major title of his career with a record, runaway eight-shot victory at the PGA Championship.

Rory McIlroy won his second major title of his career Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

McIlroy, 23, who started the final round with a three-shot lead, carded a flawless six-under-par 66 that gave him a 13-under total of 275 in the year's last major.

Britain's David Lynn, competing in his first PGA Championship, birdied two of the last three holes for a 68 to finish alone in second.