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Lorraine Courtney: It's a match made in heaven when successful celebs fall for each other

Published 27/11/2012 | 17:00

They were just like any other young couple in love, popping in to each other's workplace to give their support on a big day. Except that when Caroline Wozniacki congratulated her boyfriend at the weekend he had just secured a five-birdie finish and victory at the DP World Tour Championship.

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"Wozzilroy" – that's McIlroy's own sugary name for them – are one of sport's newest and possibly wealthiest power couples. McIlroy earned more than £3.5m (€4.3m) from golf last year while his assorted sponsorship deals with companies like Jumeirah and Santander are estimated to be worth about £6m a year.

Meanwhile Wozniacki is the second highest-paid female athlete in the world with an estimated income last year from winnings and endorsements of almost £8m.

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