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Rory McIlroy Calls Off Divorce from Wife Erica Ahead of U.S. Open

Last Updated: July, 8 2024
Rory McIlroy Calls Off Divorce from Wife Erica Ahead of U.S. Open

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(Pinehurst, NC) - Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy has revealed he and his wife Erica Stoll have reconciled and called off their divorce, just weeks after filing for a split and placing their seven-year marriage in jeopardy.


In a statement provided to The Guardian, McIlroy confirmed rumors that he and Stoll have resolved their differences and decided to stay together as a family. The news comes as a relief for McIlroy as he prepares to play in this week's U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort.


McIlroy and Erica, welcomed daughter Poppy in 2020 (Credit: Getty)


“There have been rumors about my personal life recently, which is unfortunate. Responding to each rumor is a fool’s game,” McIlroy said, via The Guardian. “Over the past weeks, Erica and I have realized that our best future was as a family together. Thankfully, we have resolved our differences and look forward to a new beginning.”


Last month shocked the golf world when court documents emerged showing McIlroy had filed for divorce from Stoll in Florida. Their marriage was described as "irretrievably broken" in the filings.


Speculation swirled about how McIlroy would handle the personal turmoil as he sought a first major win since 2014. But speaking to reporters on Tuesday, the world No. 2 said he and Stoll now realized "our best future was as a family together."


The 33-year-old Northern Irishman is hitting form at the right time, with two PGA Tour victories already this season. But the U.S. Open remains the missing piece in his resume.


Ending his major drought this week would be a story of redemption after the challenges he has faced recently. McIlroy appears to have put distraction behind him and is focused on letting his stellar golf do the talking amid changed circumstances in his personal life.


Teeing off Thursday alongside top-ranked Scottie Scheffler and reigning PGA Champion Xander Schauffele, McIlroy will try to ride the momentum from his reconciliation to chase an elusive fifth career major title.


“I'm really proud of my body of work over the past 15 years and everything that I have achieved, whether it be season-long titles or individual tournaments or majors,” McIlroy said on Tuesday. “Obviously getting my hands on a fifth major has taken quite a while, but I'm more confident than ever that I'm right there, that I'm as close as I've ever been.”






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