Who is Rory McIlroy's wife: Meet Ryder Cup saviour Erica Stoll

Rory McIlroy and Erica Stoll got married in April 2017 at Ashford Castle in County Mayo, Ireland.

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Sun, 16 May 2021
Who is Rory McIlroy's wife: Meet Ryder Cup saviour Erica Stoll

Rory McIlroy was joined by his wife Erica Stoll and their daughter Poppy after he won his first PGA Tour title since 2019 at the Wells Fargo Championship.

It was great to see the Northern Irishman together with his family at such a big moment for him, as he made a welcome return to form in North Carolina.

Stoll is originally from New York, but she moved with her family to Palm Beach, Florida in her teenage years. She is a former employee of the PGA of America as the Manager of the Championship Volunteer Operations in 2011.

The couple lead a low-profile and private life together, but it is said that they used to know each other as early as 2012, the same year as the Ryder Cup at Medinah.

When McIlroy was famously late for his tee-time before his Sunday singles' match with Keegan Bradley, Stoll was one of the people to help save his blushes and made him aware that he had to get to the golf course.

The police escort then arrived and safely delivered the Northern Irishman to the course, where he beat Bradley and contributed to Europe's historic comeback win in Illinois.

The pair got to know each other from the golf circuit and spent time together in 2014 before becoming engaged in Paris in 2015. They were then married in County Mayo, Ireland in 2017.

McIlroy and Stoll's daughter Poppy was born in September 2020 and the couple had started a family. If the scenes after his win at Quail Hollow were anything to go by, they are clearly leading a happy life.