Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki.
Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki. AAP

On course for marriage after Sydney proposal

SPORT: Power couple Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki (pictured) have chosen the New Year's Eve fireworks display on Sydney Harbour to announce their engagement.

The Northern Irishman, who has slipped to No.6 in the world golf rankings, tweeted a picture of the diamond ring on Wozniacki's finger with the words: "My first victory of 2014 #shesaidyes!!"

Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki.
Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki. AAP

 

The former world tennis No.1 was also clearly over the moon, letting her 570,000 Twitter followers share the news by posting: "Rory and I started 2014 with a bang! ... I said YES!!!".

The couple, who began dating in 2011, endured seemingly endless speculation during 2013 that they had split.

Wozniacki, who pulled out of this week's Brisbane International with a shoulder injury, is preparing for the Sydney International and Australian Open. McIlroy's first tournament this year will be the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship starting on January 16.



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