Rory McIlroy announces engagement to Caroline Wozniacki on social media

    Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki announced their engagement on New Year's Eve.

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    • Golfer Rory McIlroy and tennis star Caroline Wozniacki get engaged
    • Took to social media as New Year began to make announcement
    • Pair have been dating since September 2011
    • Both endured difficult 2013 seasons in their respective sports
    Golfer Rory McIlroy and tennis star Caroline Wozniacki ushered in 2014 by announcing their engagement on social media.
    In a sign of the times, they used their respective Twitter accounts to spread the news to their millions of followers, posting pictures of themselves with a ring.
    Northern Ireland's McIlroy, who ended 2013 as the sixth-ranked golfer in the world, tweeted: "Happy New Year everyone! I have a feeling it's going to be a great year!! My first victory of 2014 .shesaidyes!!"
    Former world number one Wozniacki, from Denmark, reported: "Happy New Year everyone! Rory and I started 2014 with a bang! ... I said YES!!!!"
    The pair have been dating since September 2011, but if media rumors were to be believed their romance has endured some difficult moments, particularly as both slipped down the rankings in their respective sports in 2013.