Originally Posted by inthehole
interesting - they're too young ... probably for the best for each of them
I don't think they're too young, in terms of age. They may be too young in terms of maturity in the "real world". Rory has great composure on the course and appears to be very professional, but none of us know how he is off the course and how much of "real life" he has experienced beyond the ropes.
Maybe Rory felt he simply wasn't ready for this type of commitment when weighing the potential consequences that it could have on his, what seems to be, promising career. Maybe he had to make a selfish and entitled decision to withdraw himself from her so that he could continue focusing on golf as much as he possibly can. It's like the star QB in HS who starts getting "too serious" with his chick. He starts losing a little bit of focus and determination, perhaps missing some opportunities to put in extra practice, etc. because his lady is eating into that schedule.
On the flip-side, maybe Yoda (Tiger) called him up and said "Dude, I just got your wedding invitation. We need to talk... sit down and let me tell you about this crazy ass time that I had with a Denny's waitress one night after The Player's Championship.." Rory's mind was blown and he realized he could have all of that with no consequences. Now he's listening to Sweet Caroline in a bar with 7 girls, bloodshot eyes, smoking cigars and smelling of Jägerbombs and Lovespell.
Who the hell knows?