They always say you don't appreciate what you have until you lose it. Golfer Rory McIlroy knows that feeling all too well. McIlroy broke up with his girlfriend Holly Sweeney before the start of the 2011 season so he could concentrate more on his golf game. I guess the decision was a smart one because Rory won the U.S. Open by 8 strokes last month at Congressional.

But Rory felt there was something missing in his life and that was his ex-girlfriend Holly Sweeney. According to McIlroy, it took a lot of begging, pleading and groveling to get her back, but he did.  I am sure Ms. Sweeney's decision was a bit easier after seeing the paycheck her former boyfriend just earned.