Caroline Wozniacki, Rory McIlroy Celebrate Engagement
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki and professional golfer Rory McIlory became engaged on New Year’s Eve.
Wozniacki, 23, and McIlroy, 24, spent the holidays in Sydney, Australia, as the former is training for the Australian Open in Melbourne. McIlroy popped the question amidst fireworks at Sydney Harbor and received a resounding “yes” from his Danish girlfriend.
Wozniacki was the first to break the engagement news, taking to Twitter to share a photo collage of the happy event. “Happy New Year everyone!” she wrote, “Rory and I started 2014 with a bang!… I said YES!!!!”
Happy New Year everyone! Rory and I started 2014 with a bang! … I said YES!!!! pic.twitter.com/J7c2pXgsdC
— Caroline Wozniacki (@CaroWozniacki) December 31, 2013
McIlroy later posted the same collage featuring a picture of the ring, the fireworks and himself with Wozniacki. “Happy New Year everyone! I have a feeling it’s going to be a great year!!” he wrote. “My first victory of 2014 #shesaidyes!!”
The newly engaged pair began dating one another in 2011, following McIlroy’s impressive major win at the U.S. Open where he delivered a record-setting performance. A few months later, McIlroy and Wozniacki went public with their relationship. And, despite a number of breakup rumors, have been going strong ever since.
The two athletes, who’ve both been ranked No. 1 in their competitive sets, both saw a decline in their careers over the last year. However, the Northern Irish golfer appears to be getting back to his winning ways, picking up a victory at the Australian Open in early December.
Among those who congratulated McIlroy on his successful proposal to Wozniacki were fellow golfers Graeme McDowell, Ian Poulter and Francesco Molinari.
– Chelsea Regan