Contact Us

Rory McIlroy Begs Girlfriend To Come Back

Getty Images

Relationships are tough, but are they really tough for a golfer who just won the U.S. Open?

That’s the question Rory McIlroy tackled in a documentary this last weekend aired over on the BBC Northern Ireland. McIlroy, who won the U.S. Open last month by eight shots at Congressional, broke up with his girlfriend, Holly Sweeney, before the start of the 2011 season to focus more on his game.

He told the BBC that he quickly realized that was a mistake, and that he must get the 22-year-old from Northern Ireland back.

“I had to do a lot of begging and grovelling to get her back,” McIlroy said. “Holly is fantastic. I have known her for six years and for someone my age that is a huge chunk of my life. She keeps my feet on the ground and knows the things to say to me. She has been such a great support. She takes my mind off golf and everything else that is going on.”

This isn’t the first time Rory has mentioned Holly when talking about the U.S. Open. After the win, McIlroy mentioned that Sweeney was a huge reason he was able to win that event, and it seems that the two are very happy with each other. It’s also good for your golf game when you have somebody there that you love and can trust, because we all know how hard it is to keep our minds at bay when playing 18 holes.

I will say this — I’ve had my fair share of relationships start and end. I’ve never won the U.S. Open, which is why a millionaire, who is becoming more and more famous by the millisecond, convincing his ex-girlfriend to come back to him is surprising.

But, still, kids in love. Can’t beat it.

Best of 100.5 The River

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Sign up for The River's Loyal Listeners Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The River's Loyal Listeners Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.