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Rory McIlroy 'files for divorce' from wife Erica ahead of PGA Championship


PGA Tour star Rory McIlroy has reportedly filed for a dicorve from wife Erica Stoll. The 35-year-old is set to feature at the PGA Championship later this week and he is one of the favourites to secure the victory in the second major of the year.

According to TMZ, McIlroy filed the documents for the split on Monday, just three days before the PGA Championship gets underway.

The pair started dating in 2014, just two years after they first met. McIlroy first met Stoll at the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club in Illinois, where Stoll was working at the time. The Northern Irishman thanked her for arrangning his police escort to the course after almost missing his tee time.

McIlroy was engaged to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki at the time but they split in 2014. The golf star then pursued Stoll and proposed to her the following year.

McIlroy and Stoll have one child together, Poppy Kennedy McIlroy, who was born in 2020. The family were all spotted together at the 2023 Masters, though their family life has largely been kept out of the public eye.

The reason for McIlroy and Stoll’s divorce remains unclear, and the golf star’s communication team have called for the pair to be afforded privacy at this time. In a statement to The Mirror, they said: “Rory’s desire is to ensure this difficult time is as respectful and amicable as possible. He won’t be making any further comment.”

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