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Who is Rory McIlroy’s wife? Meet Erica Stoll

Get to know Erica Stoll, the former PGA of America employee married to Rory McIlroy

 

Rory McIlroy is one of the world’s best players. He is a four-time major champion, having won the PGA Championship twice and the US Open and Open on one occasion each.

Often by his side at tournaments is his wife Erica Stoll. The pair were married in 2017 and have one child together.

Here’s everything you need to know about Erica and her relationship with McIlroy.

Who is Rory McIlroy’s wife Erica?

Erica was born on September 10, 1987, in Irondequoit, New York. She grew up with her sister Natalie in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

An avid tennis player in her teenage years, Erica attended West Irondequoit High School until 2003, before enrolling at The Rochester Institute of Technology where she graduated in 2008.

After picking up her diploma, Erica worked as the manager of the Championship Volunteer Operations for the PGA of America in 2011. It was here, when Erica was working for the PGA that she would meet her future husband McIlroy.

How did they meet?

Erica first met McIlroy at the 2012 Ryder Cup. Still a PGA employee, Erica famously helped the Northern Irishman make his final round tee time after he overslept and nearly missed it due to a time zone mix-up. Erica helped the pro golfer out by getting him a police escort to Medinah in Illinois.

McIlroy started dating Erica in 2014. This was just a few months after he called off his engagement to tennis player Caroline Wozniacki. He has since recalled first meeting Erica during an interview with Golf Channel.

“Erica that week was always the one key person checking us in and out,” he said. “She was there at transportation, so she was always in the car park over there. But yeah, it’s still cool to look around and think about that week, and obviously everything that’s happened since then. It’s pretty cool.”

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When did they get married?

After getting engaged in December 2015, the pair were married on April 22, 2017. The ceremony took place at Ashford Castle in Galway, Ireland, and was attended by a host of stars including Chris Martin, Niall Horan and Ed Sheeran. Fellow golfers Paul McGinley, Sergio Garcia, Shane Lowry, and Padraig Harrington were also in attendance.

Although there was plenty of buzz surrounding McIlroy and Erica’s wedding, the couple managed to keep details relatively quiet.

“He’s obviously one of the world’s best golfers and a huge celebrity in Ireland, but Erica very much keeps herself to herself and she’s not into being out there at all and I think that’s the way they wanted to keep the wedding, so fair play to them,” Lowry told the Irish Independent after the ceremony.

Do Rory McIlroy and Erica have any children?

McIlroy and Erica now have one child together, a girl named Poppy Kennedy McIlroy who was born in 2020.

Anything else?

Before the 2024 PGA Championship, it emerged that McIlroy and his wife Erica would be divorcing. He chose not to answer any questions about his private life at that tournament and in subsequent weeks.

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However, McIlroy and Erica called off the divorce in news that was announced two days before the start of the US Open.

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Matt Chivers

Matt Chivers

Now on the wrong side of 25, Matt has been playing golf since the age of 13 and was largely inspired to take up the game by countless family members who played golf during his childhood.

Matt is a member at Royal Cinque Ports in Deal playing off a 5 handicap, just a pitching wedge away from his hometown of Dover where he went to school and grew up. He has previously been a member at Etchinghill and Walmer and Kingsdown in Kent.

Having studied history at the University of Liverpool, Matt went on to pass his NCTJ Exams in Manchester a year later to fulfil his lifelong ambition of becoming a journalist. He picked up work experience along the way at places such as the Racing Post, the Independent, Sportsbeat and the Lancashire Evening Post.

Matt joined NCG in February 2023 and is the website’s main source of tour news, features and opinion. He has reported live from events such as The Open, the Ryder Cup and The Players Championship, having also interviewed and spoken to the likes of Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Lee Westwood, Graeme McDowell, Henrik Stenson, to name just a few.

Consuming tour golf on what is a 24/7 basis, you can come to Matt for informed views on the game and the latest updates on the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, LPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour and LIV Golf.

What’s in Matt’s bag: Cobra LTDx LS driver, Cobra LTDx 3-wood, TaylorMade P7MC irons, Ping Glide 4.0 wedges, Odyssey putter.

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