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Rory McIlroy dumped Caroline Wozniacki during a three-minute phone call?

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Given the nature and timeliness of Rory McIlroy’s decision to not only call off his impending nuptials with Caroline Wozniacki but to dump her altogether, it could be argued that the young golf superstar has not painted himself in the most flattering light.

The story regarding the breakup already had some troubling components, including the detail that McIlroy broke it off with Wozniacki mere days after the couple sent out wedding invitations. The act of mailing the invitations caused the golfer to realize he wasn’t ready.

It was later reported in the days that followed that McIlroy put the kibosh on the romance in order to save his golf career.

And now, with the recent batch of news indicating that McIlroy elected to end his relationship with the tennis star on the phone certainly does not help restore the golfer’s image as an all-around nice guy.

Via The New York Times:

McIlroy publicly announced the end of the engagement, which he said he called off because he realized after the wedding invitations had been sent out that he was not yet ready for marriage, on May 21 after breaking the news to her over the phone.

It somehow manages to get even worse with a report that appears to confirm the above accounting of the breakup from London’s The Times. Not only that, reports indicate that said phone call consisted of a three-minute conversation and was so strange that Wozniacki thought it was a joke initially.

“Except that the last time he called, less than a day after telling her how much he loved her, it was a three-minute conversation she thought was a joke.”

Good grief, man. There’s only one response to that troubling allegation about how Rory summarily and apparently dismissively put an end to his long-term relationship with Wozniacki.

¬†McIlroy appears to have gotten over the breakup relatively quickly — at least as it relates to his professional life and keeping the personal stuff outside the ropes — as he won the first tournament he competed in post-breakup, the PGA BMW Championship, over the weekend.

Wozniacki, meanwhile, may be reeling a bit following the devastating news, as the 23-year-old No. 13 seed dropped her first round match at the French Open, losing to Yanina Wickmayer, 7-6 (5) 4-6 6-2, the first time she has been ousted in the first round since her debut at Roland Garros in 2007. Ouch.

[H/T Eye on Golf]