He dated Holly Sweeney for nearly a decade before falling in love with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki.
The two became engaged only to break up a short while later.
Like many couples before them, they started out as "good friends" and transitioned into coupledom.
“He thinks she is lovely but she’s just not his type,” a friend told the Irish Independent. He’s not looking for a girlfriend anyway.” Mc Ilroy’s ex, Caroline Wozniacki, certainly fits the “sporty girls” profile.
The Danish tennis star was set to wed Mc Ilroy before he called off their engagement in May after sending out invitations to their never-to-be wedding.
Forde was not seriously hurt in the crash, Mail Online reported, though her car flipped “six times” during the accident.
Forde made a vague reference to the incident on July 15, posting on Instagram that she was feeling “very loved and very very lucky,” while posting an image that read “I am the luckiest girl in the world.” While stories are surfacing about the single-since-May golfer’s budding romance with the brunette, Mc Ilroy’s friends are insisting that the two are not dating.