Is Rory McIlroy engaged to Caroline Wozniacki?

Caroline Wozniacki
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Caroline Wozniacki sported a shiny diamond ring on her left ring finger on Friday as she warmed up for her first tennis tournament of the 2013 campaign.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Friday, December 28, 2012 | 1:19 p.m.

Not to get all TMZ on you or anything, but tennis star Caroline Wozniacki showed up in Australia this morning with a big new diamond ring on her left ring finger. That has sparked plenty of speculation that she and Rory Mcilroy might have gotten engaged.

Wozniacki, who is playing in the Brisbane International as a warm-up to the Australian Open, had the ring on at the airport and as she prepared for her afternoon practice session at the Queensland Tennis Centre, according to the Australian Associated Press, but took it off before she played.

McIlroy, by the way, is with her in Australia. The two have been dating for about a year and a half, and speculation that an engagement might be in the cards began when Wozniacki playfully interrupted McIlroy’s press conference at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai about a month ago to ask him: "If you win this week, am I going to get a really nice Christmas present?"

"Have you not already got a lot of nice presents?" McIlroy replied. "I have been looking, I have been looking. But it won't take winning this week to buy you a nice present – I'll get you a nice present anyway."

I'm not completely convinced just yet. For one thing, Wozniacki is a bit of a practical joker, and this could all be a ruse to get a rise out of the media. Also, lots of European women wear their engagement and wedding bands on their right hands, not their left. So I guess we'll have to wait and see if there's an official announcement anytime soon.

Update: Now that I think about it, this ring might have made its debut in a photo that McIlroy and Wozniacki tweeted out on Dec. 24. Take a good look at the photo, and tell me if you see a diamond barely visible on her left hand.