16 Oct 2013

McIlroy tight-lipped after split with Wozniacki

5:59 am on 16 October 2013

The former world golf number one Rory McIlroy was reluctant to talk about his reported split from from his long-term partner Caroline Wozniacki, on his arrival in South Korea for his first tournament in a month.

McIlroy, the star attraction at the OneAsia Tour's Korea Open starting tomorrow, would only say that he would like to keep his private life just that, and he's keen to return to tournament play.

It's been a lean year for the 24 year old Northern Irishman who is 60th in the European Tour standings and in danger of failing to qualify for the season-ending Dubai World Tour Championship, which he won last year.

McIlroy's struggles on the course this year have been well documented, and he admits that given a chance to wind back the clock he might have done things differently.