| 8°C Dublin

Rory gets in swing of things with star Will

He may be golfing royalty, but Irish sporting sensation Rory McIlroy has met his match on the fairways.

The multi-millionaire golfer was left slightly star-struck after a casual meeting with world-famous actor Will Smith.

Smith was out testing his golf swing while on a relaxing holiday in Dubai with his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

Meanwhile, Down native McIlroy was hard at work as he gears up for a busy year.

Meeting the Hollywood star topped off a special week for the 24-year-old who days earlier announced his engagement to tennis ace Caroline Wozniacki.

A delighted McIlroy enjoyed a brief chat with the A-list actor before getting a snap of the pair.

"Met the fresh prince aka Will Smith today at the golf course," McIlroy told his 1.8 million Twitter followers. "Great guy and a good golf swing!"