McIlroy announces engagement on Twitter

Published Wednesday, 01 January 2014
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Holywood golf star Rory McIlroy has announced he is engaged to long-term girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki.

The 24-year-old proposed to the Danish tennis pro player as the couple rang in the New Year in Australia.

They spread their happy news via Twitter, with the duo posting matching pictures of themselves with a ring and fireworks.

McIlroy, who is golf's current world number six, told his more than 1.8 million followers: "Happy New Year everyone! I have a feeling it's going to be a great year!! My first victory of 2014 #shesaidyes!!"

Wozniacki, who is a former world number one in her sport, also took to Twitter, saying: "Happy New Year everyone! Rory and I started 2014 with a bang! ... I said YES!!!!"

McIlroy travelled to Australia on Boxing Day to be with his 23-year-old fiancée as she prepares to compete in the Australian Open in Melbourne.

They began dating in the summer of 2011.

Their announcement comes after rumours they had split in October.

Last year the Northern Irish star struggled to recapture the form that made him world number one in 2012, but he ended 2013 with a win in Australia, where he later proposed.

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Gerard in Belfast wrote (104 days ago):
Yawn, more publicity seeking. Can you imagine if everyone announced their engagement on twitter and it made headlines? Hopefully not as nobody would give a crap, and I doubt many do about this. I do hope however that news outlets start to report on "Celebrities" (and I use that term in the loosest sense possible) Bowel movements as just about anything else they do gets covered by the media for some reason.
jimmymac in canada wrote (105 days ago):
Congratulations.... Caroline and Rory,You really seem to complement each other. I hope 2014 will a year of many victories,both on the green, or on the tennis court, good luck...
N in Belfast wrote (105 days ago):
Oh my what headlining news this is! Who cares
Gavin in Belfast wrote (105 days ago):
getreal in antrim wrote (105 days ago):
Holy Christ now he's a fulltime bag carrier
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