Rory McIlroy admits he may end up skipping this week's Tour Championship as his wife Erica Stoll is expecting the couple's first child "within a matter of days."
McIlroy, who is the defending FedEx Cup champion, qualified for the PGA Tour's 30-man season finale at East Lake after finishing 12th in the FedEx Cup standings.
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"We're about to be parents very soon, so we're obviously super excited," said McIlroy.
"We've been sharing the news with friends and family, obviously, but I didn't think it was something that I really particularly needed to share out here. It's a private matter, but we're really excited and can't wait for her to get here."
As for competing in the Tour Championship, which starts on Friday, the two-time FedEx Cup winner claims he will not hesitate to withdraw from the tournament as soon as he receives the call.
"Yeah, definitely, just depending on what happens," said McIlroy in response to whether he would pull out of the event.
"I'm going to play in many more Tour Championships and it's only going to be the birth of your first child once. That trumps anything else."
McIlroy finished tied 12th at the BMW Championship at Olympia Fields last week, but it marked an eighth consecutive tournament since golf's return at the Charles Schwab Challenge in June where the Northern Irishman has failed to finish inside the top 10.
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