Sunday 23 November 2014

When Rory McIlroy met Will Smith

Published 05/01/2014 | 19:53

Newly engaged golfer Rory McIlroy might be back to work on the golf course, but that doesn't mean it's all work and no play.

The Irish golf sensation, who this week announced his engagement to tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki, met A-lister Will Smith on the green in Dubai.

McIlroy is working on his swing while Smith is holidaying in the Emirates with wife Jada Pinkett Smith.

"Met the fresh prince aka Will Smith today at the golf course," Rory said on Twitter this evening. "Great guy and a good golf swing!"

Smith also enjoyed indoor skydiving with actor Tyrese during his sun soaked holiday.

And while McIlroy gets back to business, it has been revealed that he and Wozniacki are planning on a long engagement.

Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki
Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark (L) works as the caddie for her boyfriend, Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, during the Par 3 Contest ahead of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark attend the US Golf Writers Dinner on April 10, 2013 in Augusta, Georgia
Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark is seen wearing her engagement ring from Rory McIlroy as she speaks to media during day two of the Sydney International at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre on January 6, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland talks to his fiance Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, after coming joint second after the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 19, 2014 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki attend the Dubai Duty Free Race Day at Newbury Racecourse on April 20, 2012 in Newbury, England. (Photo by Indigo/Getty Images)
Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki at a friend’s wedding
Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki are sighted at the Sony Tennis Open 2013 at Crandon Park Tennis Center on March 19, 2013 in Key Biscayne, Florida. (Photo by Uri Schanker/FilmMagic)
Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki arrives at Sony Open Player Party 2013 at JW Marriott Marquis on March 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
Caroline Wozniacki and Rory McIlroy attend the 2012 US Open party hosted by Poland's Consul General at Beaux Arts De Lamar Mansion on August 25, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Norfleet/Getty Images)
Chatting casually as Rory plays.
Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki during day one of the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final.
Rory McIlroy with his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki at an Ulster rugby match at Ravenhill.
Rory McIlroy with girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki. Photo: Getty Images
Golfer Rory McIlroy with former girlfriend and world number one tennis player Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark.
Rory and Caroline visit Sydney together. (Twitter: Caroline Wozniacki)
The couple enjoying heights in Australia. (Twitter: Caroline Wozniacki)
Caroline does her best 'Rory' impression. (Twitter: Caroline Wozniacki)
Eating breakfast in New York, the Twitter photo that confirmed their relationship was still on during the summer. (Twitter: Caroline Wozniacki)
Caroline Wozniacki Party - Copenhagen...Rory McIlroy in Denmark to support Caroline Wozniacki at her home tournament, the e-Boks Open. Caroline Wozniacki and her family hosted a party at Zen nightclub in Copenhagen, Monday April 9th, 2012. Rory and Caroline arrive at Zen. PHOTOGRAPHER ANTHON UNGER / POLFOTO...E
When questioned about marriage plans Caroline once said: 'I think that question will be for him to answer.'
Rory McIlroy stands with his caddie, and girlfriend, Caroline Wozniacki. Photo: Getty Images
Rory McIlroy with girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki
Rory McIlroy and girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki

His new fiancee is also expected to return to the tennis court from a shoulder injury in time to participate in the Australian Open in the next two weeks.

And the pair -- both in the top echelons of their sport -- won't have very much spare time with their schedule of tournaments throughout the year, from this summer's Wimbledon for Wozniacki to a likely appearance by McIlroy in the Ryder Cup in Gleneagles, Scotland, in September.

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The sporting couple, whose on/off relationship has attracted huge attention, announced their engagement on their Twitter accounts on Tuesday night, shortly after Rory went down on bended knee after the New Year's Eve fireworks in Sydney, Australia.

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