“Things haven’t been right between Rory and Caroline for about a year now, he’s made that very clear,” said the friend.
“Everyone was completely shocked when he proposed, but he thought that would buy him more time because Caroline had made it clear she expected him to pop the question.
"It’s a bit like yin and yang, in terms of what I do on the course and how, when I get home, I’m able to detach myself and just be a normal person," he added.
"It’s great to have that balance, and Erica has given me that.
“Nothing happened, nothing went wrong in their relationship, he just knew he wasn’t ready to get married — especially not so soon or so young. “Instead, I enjoy economic freedom my hard work has given me.