Rory McIlroy hails benefits of lads' holiday to Ibiza

Rory McIlroy in action during the third day of the PGA Championship on August 10, 2013
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Rory McIlroy says that he has 'recharged the batteries' after going on a lads' holiday to Ibiza.

Former world number one golfer Rory McIlroy has admitted that he needed to "recharge the batteries" when he went on holiday to Ibiza with a group of his friends.

The Northern Irishman flew to the Spanish island for a week after missing the cut at the Irish Open around a fortnight ago.

The 25-year-old decided to go on the trip after ending his engagement with tennis player Caroline Wozniacki in May, just days after the couple sent out wedding invitations.

"I had just over a couple of weeks off and in the first of those I went on holiday with a few of the boys, which was nice as I just chilled out," ESPN quotes McIlroy as saying.

"It was the first time in four years that I had gone on a lads' trip. It was great, chilled out and it was nice to get away from the game for a bit. It was nice to have that chance to recharge the batteries."

Meanwhile, McIlroy has been romantically linked with Irish model Nadia Forde.

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts during the third round of the 78th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2014
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